Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tag Swapping

I was asked by a couple of gals a little over a month ago to join a tag swap over at le Petit' Crop Shoppe.
Lindamae is hosting this quarterly swap.
I haven't participated in a swap in quite some time, so I thought, what the heck I'll give it a try.
I've been putting all my efforts into my booths lately, that I've neglected my papercrafting.
This opportunity gave me a chance to reconnect with my punches, scrapbook paper, and cricut. 
 I hope the gals enjoy my tag creation.


Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Chair For My Mother

I am lucky to have a mom who still enjoys handmade items from me even at my age.
I sooooo love this about her. 
Besides, I get my craftiness from her, so the apple didn't fall far from the tree. 
I saw a chair makeover on a local site, and knew my mom would love a similar look.
My booth mate had the perfect chair.
She painted it "cloud" blue from our line of handmade chalk-like paint and removed the seat.
Love, Love, Love~
I distressed and waxed it to add a little more "shabbiness."
 I made a quick trip to the local Michael's Arts and Crafts store and purchased a precut letter "M" and a burlap bow. (Don't forget your coupon.)
I attached the materials to the back of the chair.
I added a beautiful fern from Home Depot in the "seat" part of the chair frame.

I tried it out on my porch for a couple of days before giving it to my mom.
My mom had the perfect spot on her patio. (My mom has a knack for decorating, that unfortunately, I didn't get.)
Happy Mother's Day!
Thanks for stopping by~

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