"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A few more wintry projects to share

Hi y'all! I guess you've figured out by now that I didn't do Valentine's this year. My daughter had an ovarian tumor removed Jan 28th (benign thank God!) & the grands have been staying w/ us while she recuperates. There was no way I was going to rip apart the house & switch it over for Valentine's so I just skipped decorating this year. I have been crafting for the holiday though (the paper romance ezine was soo much fun!) & will share those projects later this week.

But today I wanted to share a few more winter projects that I made. First, my little top hats.... LOVE them!
I think the parisienne one is my favorite although I wish that I had distressed it up some more. And I wish the coarse glitter I dabbed it with showed up better in the pic. (The rhinestone piece is a vintage shoe clip.)

Sorry about the glare in this picture but teh sun was coming in the window, very strong.

I used a round piece of sheet music for the top of the sheet music hat...it worked out perfectly! Aren't the little crocheted flowers sweet? I recently bought a big bag of them while thrifting & added pearl center. I gave this top hat an all over dusting w/ fine glitter but again, it doesn't show up very well in the pic.

Here's the sheet music round if you want to use it. Irfanview (you can find it on my sidebar under blogging helpers) can resize it to whatever size you need.

And of course I made a wintry altered spoon.

As well as a little winter cottage. I covered the roof in pages from an old french paperback & then covered the whole thing in glitter. I bleached cheap bottle brush trees & then rolled them in white paint. One of my Dept 56 snowbabies calls it home.

The grands have gone back home now (WOO HOO!!!! ;o) ) & my art/craft group has been rescheduled for Friday night. It's gonna be a good week!


The Muse said...

ok...my heart is lost....my soul is singing...those hats...Oh Cami...

i just have to sing with the joy they inspire!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love those hats...did you buy a box for the base of the hat...that is precious!
The spoon is adorable too...great ideas!

QueenBe said...

Love the hats.... I can see them with pastel glass glitter for Easter, too.

Collected Treasures said...

Cami....just adorable hats....and so clever.....glad your daughter is ok...

Debra said...

Oh my gosh! How wonderful! What talent you have!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your little hats, they look great. And I'm so glad your daughter is doing well. I'll see you Fri. night. Hope your having a great day!
Hugs, Pat

Janet Happy Girl said...

I just love the little wintry cottage...it is adorable.

Jenny said...

Those hats...oh my, those are amazing. Really amazing. Wow.

Linda said...

What charming little hats- thanks for sharing the sheet music round! I'm so glad to hear your daughter is doing well!

Karen said...

Hi Cami!!! OH YAY! I am so glad I helped even just a little bit in getting you to complete your special spot in your home. Just for you! I love my studio. I don't even have to be doing anything - I can just sit and gaze.
But - much to do! Especially with a baby shower for my niece coming up in 3 weeks! And also "Petticoats and Parasols" in April! YIKES!
I'm counting on you to POST PICTURES! You go Girl!
Hugs! Karen
Some days are diamonds

Barbara said...

Cami, The Hats are awesome and I copied the sheet music if that is ok.

Can't wait to try to make several.

PS Happy for you and your daughter, hope she has a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Oh!!! Such beautiful creations! I found your blog because you so kindly signed on as a follower of mine! I don't know how you found my little "home" but I'm glad you did!
I will be back to visit you often, will sign on as a follower of yours and am definitely adding your lovely, inspirational place to mine. I hope you get lots of visitors coming over here from mine.

Cozy Little House said...

This is all so creative and sweet! That little house! Oh my, I was beside myself over that.

Kiki said...

So much charm and magic here.!!.lovely lovely creations! Stellar!Those crocheted flowers are adorable..perfect for a fairy!!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

All of it is very cute. I love the writing on the top hat, what is that? An old letter or copy? Very cool. Your little winter cottage is sweet too. Are U coming Friday? Lisa

Lori said...

Cami, i am sorry to hear about your daughter's tumor, SO happy that it was benign...how wonderful for all of you:)
i just adore your creations...i love top hats...i always give my snowmen one to wear when i make them...they make me smile...i love your little snow cottage too, that is just so sweet!!!

Sherry said...

Oh how pretty Cami! I came over from your sweet comment. Glad to meet you. And we really are neighbors I am currently in Roanoke. Any rent houses in your neighborhood? We are still looking. I love your blog. I read through your Christmas posts but will come back later and read more. My sweet Cowboy is cooking dinner and we are about to eat. I love the photo's you've shown so far and can't wait to see the rest of your house. Or at least the kitchen. I love kitchens. I love visiting and getting ideas from everyone. Hopefully if I ever get to move my next house will allow me a place for all my white!
Thanks for coming by I'll be back soon.

Melissa Miller said...

Cami I adore your beautiful top hats. ~Precious! You are talented.

I hope your daughter is doing well now. My prayers are with her.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Barb said...

WOW! What creativity!!
Thanks for sharing. Ü

Katy ~ said...

I am so happy to hear that your daughter is doing well. What a concerning time.

Luuuuve the top hats. I'm thinking I need one to go with my boa!

Knitty said...

Hooray for the good news of your daughter's tumor!

I was happy to see the sheet music this in this post as it gave me an idea for something I am working on. A different direction from what you've shown, but an inspiration still! I can't show it yet as it is a surprise for a friend. :)

The baby's due date is March 12th. Getting close!!!


Fabulous creations! So enjoyed seeing you last night and watching your creative process. And the Impossible Pie - yum!!! Look forward to seeing you again and keeping up with your lastest artistic ventures. And so glad your daughter is healing quickly. ~ Angela

cindy said...

Love the hats...those are just so cute!

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