Thursday, July 17, 2014

Handmade Farmhouse Signs

Last week a friend stopped by for a visit and a quick lesson on using a Silhouette Cameo machine.
I say quick lesson because I have barely tapped into everything that this machine can do.
I'm anxious to see what she creates using her Silhouette.
She's super talented.
She quilts, paints, repurposes and has an adorable daughter, Zoe,
who makes an occasional appearance.
You can visit her blog The Speckled Dog here.
After her visit, I was motivated to use my Silhouette to make a few new signs.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Handmade Drop Cloth Rag Wreath

I have made numerous burlap ribbon wreaths this past year using wire forms.
(you can see some of them here)
While working in my shop one day last week the wire wreath forms kept catching my eye.
I got to thinking about what else I could make with them, other than the burlap wreaths
 and then it hit me.
I could cut a drop cloth into long 4" wide strips and use it as the ribbon instead of the burlap.
Well, that's not what I did, but I may still try that idea soon.
Here's what I did instead.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Horse Collar and Horseshoe Sunflower Wreath

Last Christmas I made a wreath out of an old, worn, leather horse collar .
I added a couple old horseshoes to it, some greenery and a burlap bow.
It really turned out nicely.
Feel free to take a peek at it here.
Recently, I found another horse collar at a flea market for a reasonable price,
so I brought it home.
I had a couple more old horse shoes and decided to make another wreath.
This one is perfect for Summer and will even work into the Fall.