Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Shabby Lanes Shops Magazine is Here

The Summer Issue of the Shabby Lane Shops Magazine is just in!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

my 1st mosaic project

I love all the beautiful items the mosaic artists make, I had to try it.  This is my 1st attempt, please dont judge me, it has many problems & needs a bit more grout, but here was the process.

This table is very old, was my parents they had tiled it years ago.  I cracked out the tiles & upolsetered it & used it as an ottoman.
Then I wanted a mosaic top & here you have it
It was fun crashing up all the tiles & china.
Then spent hours & hours trying to fill all the little holes.  Even the kids helped!

The grout process, I ran out twice, 3 gashes on my fingers & still need to add more grout!

Like I said, there are many flaws, the oval in the center was supposed to be a circle, the tiles are not all the same thickness, so there are low spots, but I enjoy my colorful shabby mosaic table on my front porch!

After some finishing touches, it will be the perfect accent for my morning coffee & my nite time Merlo, now if I can just keep the kids icepops off it!!!

mybe lollypops are ok....
Happy summer time, the lightning bugs are out & warm weather is here, ENJOY it!!!
~ Bunny

Monday, June 21, 2010

Vintage Alphabet Party ~ I, J & K

This is my first time joining in this event.  Sounded like fun & I have a couple I's & J's in one piece!

I image, vintage image from my digital collection.  I luv her!
J jewels, vintage jewels & pins I found treasure hunting! 
J junk!  If you can call this incredible frame JUNK!  It was gold & dusty
I also added glitter & crystals & paper roses & her shawl.
But the frame & image were Vintage
I don't have a K, is that ok??  We can name her Katie, then I have a K....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Some things I have been working on . . .

A dear friend of mine is throwing a shower for her daughter that is getting married in the fall.  She is very victorian & vintage at heart, just like me.  She asked me to design a few things for her.  Here is what I did.

I designed Menus, Thank you's & Place cards.  The thank you has a vicorian image of a Mom & Daughter, so beautiful!
Its special touches like this that make a shower or special event so wonderful!
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Here is what I did with one of the frames
I added Swavorski Crystals, Paper Roses, Vintage Jewelry, and a beautiful image of a Lady

I have others I will create soon. . . .

~ Bunny