Monthly Archives: July 2012
Yesterday this sweet group of ladies joined me at my home for our bi-monthly craft day. This was our “butterfly” project from Pinterest. Almost everyone chose to work on a canvas, first applying a base of paint or paper, and then creating a collage of butterflies (most of us). Some decorated their butterflies with layers of trims and some left their butterflies plain. Some built up more layers on the canvas with paint or ink before adding their butterflies. Some aren’t quite finished with their canvas yet!
It was a very fun project and a very fun afternoon with eight of us around the table. We had to add a leaf to the table to make more crafting space this week !
Friday was my weekly garage saling date with Heather. We didn’t find a lot this week, probably because we didn’t find a lot of garage sales. I guess it’s too hot for most people now. Here are the lovlies I found:
At one garage sale I found:
2 rotary cutters with a bunch of spare blades, $5
A beautiful hand crocheted throw, $7
At an estate sale I found:
A round antique linen tablecloth with a wide lace border, $8
That was it for this week.
In the midst of preparing for another garage sale I took some time out to host another craft day on Thursday. This time we tried staining glass items using Pebeo Vitrea glass stain that we bought at Michael’s.
Most of them turned out well, although some of the glass pieces seemed to sort of resist the stain and the color ran a little.
We didn’t particularly care for all the colors, such as the reds. I especially like the deep turquoise items. Some of the stains came out frosted and some clear, but we don’t know why.
We dyed jars, candlesticks, clear glass balls, and vases.We also tried mixing Mod Podge with food coloring – it turned out well too. It comes out looking frosted.