Saturday, January 30, 2010

On a Craft Roll


Here we go with yet more craft ideas. Right now I think I am using crafting as an escape from all my boring housework. When I am gluing or painting, drilling or cutting, it seems like there's no such thing as ironing, or mopping, dusting or folding, and that's how I like it! Of course reality always hits hard and I can't stay in denial forever..... but maybe just a little longer.





Shells glued onto sandpaper.





A cute frame I picked up for 10 cents at a garage sale.









I have yet to put my own photos in this frame but the black and white are passable 'till I get around to it. I had the wooden plaque, the shell and the stick-on letters lying around the house, so no expense here.






How cute are these tiny flower pots!! I have a few ideas what I could do with them.


I painted the shelf today. It was apple green before.



25 comments:

Janean said...

absolutely FAB!!!! everything's PERfect. what color is the stripe on your wall? i'm looking for a warm gray or taupe.

all of the little flower pots are darling and can't wait to see what you do with them. yay.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

The framed shells are incredibly cute!! I have so many beautiful shells which I collected on a wonderful journey and I don't quite know how to use / display them without being cheesy. What you do is NOT.

♥ Maria-Thérèse blog.afiori.com

brismod said...

The 10c frame is a winner, Ange.

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Ange - just love what you've done there. You are on a real roll and its awesome. Personally i feel like i have run out of mojo now i am back at work, well decorating mojo that is - Mel xxx

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, We will have to start calling you Martha, you are a crafting, painting machine..what do I do with my time..Love the sandpaper idea and the frame and shelf are lovely, cheers Katherine

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Love that seashell on sandpaper idea!! The frame is Gorgeous! Love that cabinet too! It's all Beautiful! You really should think about opening a business.. Crafts & Your Upholstered Furniture!

Hope you guys are having a Great Weekend! We are almost knee deep in snow here right now & it's still falling!! :)

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Katrina Chambers said...

That looks great! So fresh and white. Thanks for the email. Loved the post! Just really is amazing, and such a small world. The house doesn't look at good as you had it anymore :(

Kellie Collis said...

All so pretty. I can never get enough white!! x

Wendy said...

This looks great! So many great ideas in one little frame! I never would have thought to use sandpaper and I love how you added the hooks to the top to hang it by the chain!!
so pretty!!

charm design said...

Thank you very much for your beautyful comments.
I like your blogg too......

Sandra said...

That looks fabulous Ange, can't believe you got that frame for 10cents, it's gorgeous. Love the others too.
Can't wait to see what you do with the flower pots.

Linden Townhouse said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Ange! I am now following you. Linden is my Mom's maiden name. It's been used a lot in our family as a middle name for the next generation as well as a first name for a boy.

I thought you might also like this blog:

Jenny's Hem och Harmoni on blogspot. She's fabulous!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I have never thought of using sand paper as a background! Great ideal, I may be stealing that one soon. Thanks for your sweet note. I hope two post on my living room was not two too many...xoxoxox

Tina said...

Hi Ange - thanks so much for finding me:) I am so happy you did, as I love your blog - you are so crafty, I LOVE IT:) Your gorgeous shells in the frame are genius and look so wonderful!! I am studying as an external student at The University of New England here in Armidale. Looking forward to following you in 2010. Have a lovely day - Tina:)

Ange said...

Yep - I'm for the seashells and sand paper too... The best defence against housework is to take up home improvements. Welcome to the club Ange!

Chrissy said...

Seashells and sandpaper???Who would have thought of that,looks lovely!! All the best,Chrissy

AK-Magnolia House said...

I love the framed shells. I am going to pass the idea on to my mother in law. We have tons of shells here in Grand Cayman.
Great creativity!
AK.

homeandharmony said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am so glad to have found yours too. I love your description of yourself... we have a lot in common!

Julie Johnson said...

Thanks for encouraging me on my blogging start! It's been so fun to "meet" new friends. Love your crafty ideas. So fun!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment and I would love it if your gave my butterfly art a try. Let me know if you post about it.

The frame you found from the garage sale for 10 cents turned out so pretty with the shells!

Tracey said...

Skip the house work...you're definitely on a roll...it all looks so fabulous!!! Everything turned out so great!!!

:) T

Elie's Papel said...

Great ideas... love the frames river rocks!!!

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, I love what you have done here. I love the shells and the rocks. So beachy...so me!

Natasha said...

Hi Ange! Sorry I haven't been over for a while but, well, you know how it is...back to school, house-work avoidance, shopping etc!

Glad to see that you have been keeping busy and thanks for sharing these great ideas. I might just have to borrow that seashell picture idea! Now if I can only find a 10cent frame!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and best wishes,
Natasha.

Struggler said...

Shells on sandpaper = 100% brilliant!