And so I pass along these tidings of "pretty creations" that I happily cobbled together over this past year to adorn my own walls. I can no longer spend 35 bucks on pretty, but manufactured wall decor that was quickly slapped together in some God awful sweat shop in China, nor do I have the funds to buy one of a kind art pieces at speciality shops, though I love to look and admire.
So I made my own.
I loved doing it.
We did some painting recently and had to take my creations down.
I realized I had quite a collection.
A plan formulated in my harried little brain.
I imposed on my very sweet and talented sister in law who happens to own a very cool artsy bead shop called soul shine studios in Corning's downtown Market street.
These creations are now for sale , flanking her shop's walls.
Any distant blogger soul interested can contact me via email or follow the link above at Soul Shine and can speak directly to the store's owner.
Click on the pics to enlarge. I hope to have full descriptions, including my how to, that you can view via a Cloth, Paper, Scissors website link, that I belong to, very soon.
Here they are:
"The French Connection" the French text translates "small pleasures in little doses"
"Paris in the Spring"
"Captured Beauty": my originial photographs on an old window
"St. Paul Inspiration": my interpretation of 2 Corinthians 4:8
"New England Proverb" on a metal barn star
the quote reads: use it up/ wear it out/ make do/ or do without
"A Family Advent" a 25 pocket sewn Advent wall hanging for your family to count down to Christmas with. Includes a pink ball hanging rod (not pictured)
"French Christmas Charm": a quilted charm table mat with sewn on hanging tabs on the back
"Keeping Christmas" my mixed media craft supplies for you to make your own Christmas creations with.
Including sets of (5) Antique Christmas Hymn Sheets: some plain, some slightly distressed, some with a "modge-podged" veneer
Vintage Christmas Ball included.
Hand stamped Christmas images on muslin fabric strips , various lengths
There it is: my Four Daughters Designs Collection.
More items will be added at Soul Shine Studio weekly.
Here's to hot glue guns and creativity.