Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inspired by sweetness

I recently got this adorable paper with cute little ladybugs all over it.  The company is My Little Shoebox and it is just the sweetest!  I decided to make a picture frame for a co-worker whose wife just had a baby girl.  Last month, the Year of Color blog featured the stripe theme so I thought I'd apply it to this project.  The back of the paper had some cute little mushrooms which were too small to cut out so I decided to make my own out of felt.  I then stitched the "underside" of the mushroom and added some rhinestones for polka dots.  

No project would be complete without one of Kim's wooden cut outs.  The heart in the center is also a cut out I bought from her.  It gives the project some nice 3-D dimension.  
I also started on this project today.  I bought this lampshade frame from La Maison Rustique at their August barn sale last year and it has sat in my studio ever since, just waiting to be turned into something better.  I gave it a good coat of turquoise paint and created some inspirational tags to hang on it.  When I get them completed, I will post the finished product.  
I can't believe summer is almost over!  I am trying to cram in all the creativity I can before it's put on the secondary list of commitments!  What things are you trying to do before our waning days of summer are gone?


  1. Isn't the new My Little Shoebox paper just the cutest thing! I just picked some up at Oasis. Enjoy the rest of your summer...I know its coming to a much too soon ending! See you soon in September!

  2. Congratulations on your blog!
    I look forward to following you
    Journey & seeing your amazing art.
    I look forward to seeing you soon.

  3. hey there cutie.
    woo hoo.
    im so glad you started your blog.
    its gorgeous!!!
    see ya soon