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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Handmade distressed writing desk

Here it is, I finally finished this little gal today!  Took me 5 days on the finish to get it just right.  You can't see the finish in these pictures so much but it matches a piece I purchased at Star Furniture.  The grandma's attic collection.  The top is done in a mahogany satin finish.  I added the hardware to the top so that it would stay up when you open it.  This was a fun project and I think I'll be making a few more of these.  If you haven't tried wood working then you really should.  If I can produce something like this then so can you!
Here are Ana Whites plans:

Ceramic painting not just for kids.

 Here are pictures of my Ceramic projects.  These are all dry brushed.  The Nativity set has 14kt gold accents.  This Nativity set is a large set; the tallest piece being around 9 inches tall.  The little barn I made using old fence pieces.  I love Nativity sets.  It is amazing how paint can bring a ceramic piece to life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hempstead 2012 Quilt Show

Me and a friend of mine went to the Hempstead quilt show.  Here are my favorite quilts.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

This little piggy pig pot holder

Pig Potholder!I'm part of a group called Secret Sisters.  We send out a little love each month and on birthday's and sometimes "just because".  I've had this SS for about 6 months now.  I try to hand make something each month for her.  This month I made her a little pot holder and sent a movie, pop corn and candy so she could have a movie night with the kiddo's.  I had never heard of Secret Sisters before and am so pleased to be a part of something that puts a smile on someone face.  That unexpected little surprise in the mail, well I love it.  Here is the pot holder.  She posted she loves it so much she wants another one so off I go to try and recreate this thing.

You can get this pattern at http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/this-little-piggy-potholderpot-holder/113428

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bon Appetit Rustic Kitchen Island

So as you must be able to tell by now that I'm a glutton for anything crafty ..I can't get enough.  And I probably make something most everyday.  My mind is always ready to tackle something new.  I found this plan on http://ana-white.com/2012/07/easy-kitchen-island and wow she has tons of really cute plans that I intend on making some more of.  I decided against the wheels on this one and I didn't take pictures of the whole process as I should.  I also added corner block on the inside to attach the top rather than the given instructions.  I used oak for the corner block so that this piece would be sturdy for many years to come.  I used all pine and this thing is one heavy mama!  I hand painted the Bon Appetit onto the front apron, that was sure time consuming but I think well worth it in the end.  What do you think?