I did find some time to do a couple quick projects and I do mean quick! These were both easy and fun! The first project I did was make some prim grungy eggs. An idea I got from one of my forum friends! Finally got them made...with Easter being right around the corner I wanted to have them done. I am really happy with the way they turned out. Some of you may already know how this project is done but for those of you who don't I will give you a brief rundown. You just start with simple plastic Easter eggs....the ones that snap open and closed. Then I took Modge Podge and brushed it on the eggs....cut cheesecloth squares (that I dyed in coffee first) and stuck it to the eggs. Then I brushed Modge Podge over the cheesecloth and then I rolled the egg in cinnamon and apple pie spices! My little boy said "what's smells so good Mom"?! :) And that is it....done and done! And they do smell good..all evening my family has been asking me "What smells so good in here". I tell them to "go look in that bowl over there"! Haha! Here's how they turned out. Notice the little blackened beeswax animals in the bowl too...those are from a great website called Gramma Frans Fixins The little bag of animals included a couple bunnies, a lamb, a rooster, a horse and a few others...oh they are so cute~ so I thought I would toss them in with my eggs~
Time for something different...again! :) I had some little green apples in this bowl on my doughboard. I switched them out for some blackened prairie cakes (also from Gramma Frans Fixins) And I also switched the braided cloth out underneath for this little stitchery with houses and trees on it. I am constantly changing and rearranging!
My next project was a set of shaker boxes. I got this set of paper mache boxes from JoAnns Fabrics. I didn't take a before picture...But here are the after pictures. I took one picture with the flash on because it showed the detail so much better and I took one picture with the flash off because I like the softer colors.
I have one more set of paper mache boxes....the next size bigger than these...can't wait to do those too!
That is about it for me this time. I have so many ideas in my head and so many things I want to get done...but unfortunatly there is not enough hours in a day. And the more projects I get done..the higher my stack of laundry gets! :( Speaking of laundry..that is what I am off to do now! Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~