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I'm glad you arrived, please do come in.. I hope you enjoy my Homemade crafty items. Feel free to leave a comment and if you have any questions I'll do my best to reply. I've been having better luck with my Mojo but still have a tendency to get lost in the game. I lose my mojo and I just wait for some inspiration to hit and then I'll scrap again. I'm sure others know what I'm talking about. We just plain run out of ideas for a moment! Sooner or later things are kicking back into gear! YAY! For those that stop by and leave comments, I greatly appreciate it. Even stop by just to say Hi.. I will try to get back to your blog too. I hope you have a great day, I hope you enjoy your visit! Sherry

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Started Simple But Ended Dramatically!

My FIRST Victorian style hat.  A challenge I made for myself, just to see if I could do it! 

The next few pictures shows you some steps on how I completed my hat.  I wanted it to resemble hats found here...    Check it out and see if I qualify for a true Victorian style hat.   

I been working on this for a couple of days..  it started from a very cheap flimsy hat.  I bought it in from Michaels last year and it came in a set of 4.

As you see its just pops up but is very flimsy.  I challenged myself to see if I could turn this hat a true Victorian style one.  I have my work cut out      for me, could it be possible?

First I started with added a bigger brim, cutting a circle out of construction paper and clued the hat to the new brim.   Then I had to give the hat support so I glued construction paper to the inside of the hat covering the rippled layers, as well I covered the outside of the hat.. leaving tabs to clue.  I then added a top circle.. which I have not shown. 
Making it with satin like material.. I covered the brim with a draw string on the inside and on the outside.. which tucked nicely under the construction paper.  

I then did a repeat of the material over the top of the hat and it too tucked nicely inside the crease.  Wanting it to be perfectly smooth, I added some 4 inch wide white ribbon and then at the bottom I also added another piece which covered the crease and any material that didn't get tucked nicely inside.  Worked perfectly!  

Using tacky tap I taped the inside of the hate and pulled the material tight giving it a more professional look.  That tape is so good but boy when you use it make sure you got it where you want it because its so sticky you can never get it off, paper especially I had some moving room with the material.  I decided to add beading draped nicely around the edge, I thought that added a very feminine touch.

NOW the fun begins,  I wanted it to be very fancy and victorian style as you see so many Victorian style  work on I wanted to join the theme.
 TAADAA!!    The front, full of roses and rose buds  and fluffy feathers to finish it off!
Now What hat can go without a hat pin???  Making the pin to match, it fit perfectly.
The pin is a 6 inch bouquet accessory and bought at Michaels in the wedding isle. 

And to finish it off my creation.. I filled the back full of pink crinoline..  and although it's hard to tell.. the crinoline is full of light pink sparkling gems.     I hope you enjoyed my Victorian hat.   Thanks for stopping by and please let me know who's visited and leave me your thoughts.  I'd love to hear what the Victorian girls think of my work.     
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Are you Curious????

I've been working on something for the last couple of days...  I just wanted to show you what I started with... now if your curious enough,  you'll come back later to see once I finished and post the final project..OH what could it be???

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Nameless Layout

I've been working on my new layout but couldn't think of a name so for now it will remain nameless.
Thank you for stopping in..  I hope you enjoy all the sparkle.  This a self portrait of me taking in 2007.

Here are a couple upclose shots I just love that little hat, it was a hair clip but after removing the clip it fit perfectly with this layout..   Of course if I have the hat I have to have a hat pin to match.  The butterflies I got from Michael. 

This is one of my homemade flowers which I made sometime ago, and found that it matched perfectly with this layout.  It even picked up on some of the sparkle that, that collection of flowers had.  Top white layer has just as much sparkle too but just the way the camera finds it.  The inside had a white prima flower with a rose in the center.    

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my newest nameless layout.  Feel free to leave a comment and to come back again.  I appreciate the time you take to stop by.  Hope you have a wonderful day.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Layout

Finally got a new layout.. Reds, orange, peach tones or yellow are not my favorite colors but wanted to attempt a layout out of my comfort zone.  I've learned its hard to look past the colors. lol  But I completed this layout for my MIL, this is my hubby's family.   Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Experimenting with Colors

I'm sure, by now, you all know just how much I truly love flowers.  There is something so peaceful, so comforting, and fulfilling when starting flowers from seed and watch them grow as you take tender care of each plant.  Now that I'm dealing with problems in my spine I can no longer grow flowers and care for the large number I used to grow for myself.   SO painting them and making them has somewhat filled that void.   As you will see there are lots of homemade flowers on my blog, I've been restless the last week  and decided to try some more..  I've only done a couple different colors, but experimenting with different colors, and ideas I enjoy immensely.  For those of you that enjoy looking at homemade flowers here are a couple more I've done.  I've been painting up a bunch of different colors and probably will experiment some more in the next few weeks.    Can't have flowers in the winter, so I'll have fun and try making them.
Thanks for looking. Please feel free and leave your thoughts or even just a HI.    Always nice to know I have at least one or two visitors.

Let me know what you think.

Of course being that Pink is my favorite color  I thought I would try a different one
this time.

Thanks for stopping by,  I Hope you have a wonderful day.  I'll post again, once
I'm finished.  Take Care