Monday, April 4, 2016

Dog-Sitting, Peat Pots, and Berry Baskets

Yes, it's been awhile since I last posted. 
Here's what I've been up to this time. 

Dog-sitting this little imp.

Maisie

Creating Spring/Easter treasures for my Etsy shop.


Last Spring I produced a few of these chicken wire nest baskets.
I love the design, but I thought it would be fun to create them in a different color. 


Moss green makes me happy. 


And rather than stay with German glass glitter for the eggs, 
I opted for Bronze mica flakes from Meyer Imports.
A great bold, yet sophisticated effect.

And more feathers is always a good idea.

I also decided to make twigs by wrapping thin wire, 
bending it into shape, then painting it. 
Real twigs are so fragile and I didn't want
to worry about them breaking.


The final touch was creating a bow using this luscious wired 
French Ribbon in an antique Moss green.

My other creations involved playing with vintage
wooden berry hallocks.
I bought them a while back, but hadn't come up
with a good design yet.
Finally figured it out. All I needed to do was
craft handles by twisting rustic wire.


Just for fun, I thought I'd give them some age,
using the rusty vinegar method.
Some of them turned out darker than I wanted,
so I decided to paint them 
with sheer coats of mossy green. 



Finally, I accented them with thick crepe paper bows and 
Spanish moss, which I hand-dyed for just the right tints.

Up next?
My rustic creations using old-fashioned milk bottle caps!

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4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love all of these. Very pretty

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  2. These are gorgeous! Your creations are always little works of beautiful art. It's all in the details. Thank you for linking them up with Talk of the Town.

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  3. These are so pretty - I especially love the ones made with berry baskets!
    Thanks for sharing them at Talk of the Town - I pinned it to the Knick of Time party board!

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  4. You have such a hard job pet sitting. I would spoil those babies so bad their owners couldn't stand them. They are adorable, all of them. Your crafting is wonderful too.

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