This is the time of year when I really enjoy being in the studio. I get to make things that I normally wouldn't make the rest of the year. After making the last bottle angel I had so much fun, I had to make her a friend. She got a rusty star ornament for her halo and wooden scrolly wings.
Now I just have to find a place to put them!! (They may wind up staying with me in my studio since I don't really have any Christmas decor in here) Once again she was made from covering an old bottle with old bits of lace and encaustic wax.
I've also been having fun embellishing a "vintage" snowman I got at TJMaxx last week. He was cute, but not exactly what I wanted. His aqua colors just didn't go with the decor of my house and he was... well... just to simple for my taste! So here he is "before"....
And here he is "after." I love the way he turn out! He will be getting a prime position on my mantle this year along with a few other snowmen I have collected.
On another note.... I have finally jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon!!! I heard about Pinterest a year and a half ago while attending the first Creative Connection Event. I got home and sent them an email requesting an invitiation. I got.... nothing. So I tried again and got .... nothing. So I gave up and forgot about it. Then over the past few months I kept hearing from everyone how awesome it was! So I tried again and got... NOTHING!!! Finally after lamenting to my friend Charlene from My Hearts Ease about how Pinterest didn't want me, she sent me an invitation and presto!!! I am now officially addicted!!!! (thanks Charlene)
I have been having so much fun! The photos that are out there are amazing and can put all my favorites in one place to look at whenever I want to! It's also wonderful for saving tutorials and projects that inspire you so you will be able to find them again later. If anyone is interested in seeing the boards I have created you can click here or on my new Pinterest link on the left sidebar.
Have a wonderful week my friends!!!