Monday, November 14, 2011

Angels and Snowmen

 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!!!

37 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your Christmas creations are darling and really have put me in the spirit of all things lovingly handmade!!

Love Pinterest but haven't found the time yet!!

XO,
Jane

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Karen I love your angels and I love your snowman!! Wow what a difference in him :)
Ohhh girl Pinterest is crazy!! I get lost there!

artistamyjo said...

What besutiful bottle angels!
I bought one of those snowmen too at TJ...........now I know what to do with it.
Thanks for sharing.......Hugs

oldgreymare said...

Your snowman is wonderful. You clever girl.
Pinterest is addicting. It should come with a warning label. I have to limit my time there, or the lousy 5 hours I sleep would become 3!
xx
z

ImagiMeri said...

I found Pinterst a couple of years ago, and thought it was cute, but I just don't have any time for endeavors of that nature. It's like Flikr on steroids, and I still can't find the proper time for Flikr. Thanks for loading up my background, and my goodness your new header is stunning. I gotta get me one of those snowmen.....he's adorable. I could make one, but then I'd be copying, and that's no fun. I'm hoping to hook up with you soon, if you're not too crazy with Christmas. It looks like my mom will be going to a nursing home, and then on to assisted living from there. After I get about a week of rest, I'll contact you and see about playing on the computer.

Hugs,
Meri

Petite Michelle Louise said...

don't get me started on Pinterest! oh my...I've been addicted for awhile now! i'm off to see your boards and to Pin...Pin..Pin! LOL! :)

Marilyn said...

Your snowman looks so much happier!♥♫

Cyn said...

your snowman looks wonderful! Please ..please...you didnt say the "P" word did you? lol..every since I heard of Pinterest a few months ago...well..i loose many hours to browsing lol

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fabulous job you did on that snowman, Karen! I love your version of him so much better! I love these types of pieces and I love snowmen, too.

Sandra Kaye said...

Wonderful job!! :):) hugs

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hmmm wonder if TJ Max has any more of those snowmen . . . I love the way you "did him OVER." I'm making more shabby stars - LOVE your bottle angels!

Vicki said...

Love the snowman make over! I can't wait to follow you on Pinterest and see all your favorites.

cheriew said...

I LOVE Mr. Snowman!!! I am a snowman freak, but I would have passed the TJ Max guy right by unless I had talent like you. He's wonderful. Great JOB!!

artbywendy said...

your snowman is amazing! what a difference! and I love your bottle angels! I'm going to check out your pinterest..who needs sleep!

Kim said...

I love the snowman and I'm gonna have to check out Pinterest!

Robin said...

Oh Karen, your angels are just precious! And that snowman is much improved over the original....love those buttons on the front. Have a great week.

Hugs,
Robin

Teresa said...

That snowman got a huge makeover! You are the Sandra Lee of "Semi-homemade" crafting --Hee, hee!
I would never think to do something like that--I am thankful you did (you just gave me some great ideas);)

mon-coin-joli said...

OH OH OH !! j'adore , cet ange est super joli, et ce bonhomme de neige est magnifique, quelle belle déco de noËl !
bravo pour pinterest !
biz
Nicolette

sissie said...

OH MY Karen!
I am in love with your bottle creations. They are so lovely. And, that snowman just melts my heart!

hugs
Sissie

Tammy said...

Your After snowman is GORGEOUS! You did such a nice job embellishing him. What a treasure.

sweet violets said...

The angels are beautiful!!! But the snowman, now he caught my eye for sure......gonna copy that idea!!! hugs...cleo

The English Romantic said...

Hi Karen,
Your angel is so pretty and I love the made over snowman.
I haven't caught the Pin interest bug yet but saw some of my work on there!!!
Have lots more fun in your studio,
Hugs, Angela.

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

I love the angels and what you have done with the snowman.

I am obsessed with Pinterest. I think you will do very well there. Pin your things to your own special Desert Cottage board. It will drive people to your beautiful blog. You always show just the kind of things that are well loved there.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Karen
The snowman turned out much better after you dressed him! He's the perfect image of a vintage frosty guy.
I enjoyed viewing your Pinterest, haven't got involved yet myself as I haven't read up on how it works.
Have fun with your crafting this week.
Judith

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

Karen,
Your bottles are beautiful, but that SNOWMAN!! I thought he was kinda cute before, but OMG! The after is AMAZING!! I soooo want one! I can find the original if I could just have access to your stash of goodies! ;) HA! - Becky

KarenHarveyCox said...

Karen,
These are beautiful ornaments. I love Pinterest, a wonderful way to create inspiration in an instant.

Have a lovely day.

Karen

Coleen said...

Love the angels Karen. Had to pin them to my "Bottle Art" on Pinterest. So cute I may have to make some.

Coleen in Ukraine

Miss Sandy said...

Love the angels and the snowman has a great character, love his makeover!

I adore pintrest too, such a great source for ideas.

Have a great evening!

Stampin D Amour said...

Karen - LOVE the bottle angels! When I first saw the photo of the prim snowman, I thought it was another creative project you made, I never find cute stuff like that at TJ MAXX, now I'll have to go look for sure...super cute make-over! :)

-pamela
mybooth96.blogspot.com

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Your creations are precious! I'm addicted to Pinterest, too! I can't get enough of that site!

Sezoentje-Sonja said...

Oh Karen, i love your angel bottle's, beautifull!!!
I am follow you again, my old blog has bene hacked buth a wile ago i started a new one. Now your back on my readinglist :))
Is it possible to chance my blogadres on the where bloggers create list?
This is the new one
http://sezoentje-sonja.blogspot.com/
Love from Belgium,
Sonja

Kasia said...

I love... absolutely love your angels and I adore the snowman! A change for the better indeed! :D Lovely!
Ive heard about pinterest too... though I never opted to try it:)

Hugs,

Charlene said...

I WANT HIM!!!!!!!!!! You are soooooooooooo right about how he was & YOUR LOOK!!! Perfect! HUGS!
Charlene

Grace said...

beautiful! I love everything!!!

vicki said...

Hi Karen- that sweet snowman totally rocks!! I would say that you have outdone yourself-- but no-- this is just the level on which you create-- always fabulous! Love the bottle angels too-- I know your Halls are going to be beautifully decked this year--
Vicki

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I have also sent an invitation and got nothing!! LOL!!
I belong to a free online photo sight and I download my "inspiration" photos there and keep them in Private albums . Only 3 of my friends have access to them.
So I can look at all the lovely things whenever I want!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Charmingdesigns said...

love what you did to the snowman

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...