Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ta Da....

He's done and up for sale on!

This turkey started out as this plain gourd and grew into this happy turkey.

I really enjoyed painting this little guy. He came to life as soon as I painted his face. I hope you like him. He'll make a great addition to a home as a centerpiece or just an accent.

His tail feathers were so easy to make. I used corn husks and painted them and glued the edges together. I added a piece of braided raffia as an accent.

I did some splatter paint all over him including his front tail feathers. I think he brings a nice fall feeling to this season.

Have a super Fall season everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Turkey Gourd...a sneek peek

Do these look like turkey feathers? Well they are and they are the final step in my Turkey Gourd. I completed my gourd this morning and all I need to do is put the final coat of sealer on and he will be ready to pose for his picture. Please check back tomorrow for his debut. He is very cute and I hope he makes all of you smile!

Have a great day and keep warm if you are in a cold climate.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Embossed Leaves

I've been experimenting with my leaf stamps and pretty metallic embossing powders this week. I created a few new designs for the Etsy shop and I thought I'd share them here. Fall is my favorite time of year so it's always fun to create during this season. I plan on using these metallic leaves for my Thanksgiving cards and I bet they would look great on placecards for the holiday Thankgiving table too!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Busy time of year

I've been creating a few fall scrapbook items for my Etsy shop but mainly painting. I have almost completed a Turkey gourd. He's a real cutie and I will be posting his little face here soon....hopefully by this weekend. I have a few more small touches to add to his tail feathers and his special 3 coats of urethane and he'll be off to add a smile to my table. It's hard to believe that October is almost over and November is around the corner. That means I need to get to painting some snowmen to share with all of you. I have plan to make a few penguins too so please check back soon :-)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Settling Down

Things are getting back to normal here after I completed the Michigan Breast Cancer 3-Day. I can now concentrate on some items for the shop. Here are a few things I have completed but I will be doing quite a bit of painting this week instead of making scrapbook embellishments. Before you know it the snow will be flying and fall will be over. I better begin painting some Santa and Snowmen gourds soon. It's going to be the season!

Have a super week :-)


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Crocheted Pumpkins

I decided I wanted to make crocheted pumpkins this fall so I created a pattern for them. I'd like to use them on a few fall scrapbook pages. This is what I came up with. I think they are pretty cute. I'm going to make a few more sets and I think I will add some small orange seed beads within the stitches for some texture. I have also been making a few journaling blocks for some Halloween pages and have listed those in the Etsy shop as well. Fall is a great time of year and I just love creating decor for this season.