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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My new wall art! on: September 12, 2009 05:12:29 PM
I got the idea for this project on a craft blog featured on "One Pretty Thing" recently and decided it was just the thing for a large blank wall in the house we've been in for a little over a year.  I wanted to use papier mache letters but I could not find what I wanted, so I started with the wreath.  I found the font I wanted and DH enlarged the letters correspond with the size of the wreath.  Then I traced the letters on foam board and cut them out with a utitlity knife.  Next I hot-glued a long strip made from cereal boxes and taped together along the edge of the cut out letter (to give the letter depth, so it wouldn't be flat).  I painted the cardboard edge brown and then glued scrapbook paper to the foam board.  Lastly, I "antiqued" the letters by rubbing some watered-down paint around the edges.  We hung them above the sofa, and now our house is really a home, a place I dearly love to be!  The paper in the "H" is a dog bone pattern, for our three beloved dogs; the striped paper in the "M" matches my window treatments, and the music paper in the "E" represents our love for music (my husband and I met in music school and will have been married 32 years this December!).  Thanks for looking!

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Non-sugar Panorama Easter Eggs on: April 09, 2009 10:40:44 AM
Hi and Happy Easter!
I made these panorama eggs from papier-mache for myself and my mom.  Back in the 1960's, my mom took cake decorating classes and we ran a family mini-business at Easter making panorama eggs from sugar and decorated with meringue icing.  We had a lot of fun doing this but they don't tend to hold up for too many years.  So these brought back good memories for us.  I made the bases from the end of the egg that was sliced off.  Enjoy!

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Garden Bunny for a lucky child! on: March 25, 2009 10:33:48 AM
Hi all,
This is my first post!  I just finished this bunny to be given to a hospitalized child at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta this Easter (our church collects hundreds of plush toys to be sent there).  Anyway, both my husband and I are unemployed, so, having all kinds of time on my hands but not much $$ in my pocket, I went through my extensive stash of fabrics and unmade patterns and voila!  this cute bunny was born.  It was made from McCall's pattern #6034, copyright 1992.  Hope you like!

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