Saturday, July 13, 2013

She's Crafty

Hi, everyone!  If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that you've never read a 'DIY' post here.  That's because I do not consider myself a 'DIYer' in any way, shape or form!  I have talented friends who are true artists-they can paint, sew, and repurpose things in amazing ways. In the past I've made some jewelry and sold it at our shop, but usually the most creative I get is just decorating with my 'junk'-that's my thing.  (Here are some of my necklaces that we've sold...)

Anyway, that's all gonna change today!  So drumroll is my first 'craft post'!
Every now and then my friend Melissa (a TRUE artist, btw) and I get together for a 'craft day'.  We pick a small project and spend the day gabbing, laughing, eating, and creating, which we did the other day.
Melissa had picked up these frames at Goodwill for a buck and we went to town  transforming them into little works of art.
This is what they looked like 'before'...just plain and not too exciting.

We spray painted them a creamy color and distressed the edges with sandpaper a little...

...glued a 'script' fabric to the glass...

...attached a clothespin (of course I had to 'bling' mine up!)...

and each added our own personal touches, using Melissa's stash of ephemera.  I chose somewhat of a bird theme.  Here is my finished frame...

It was a simple but fun project, and I'm happy with how it turned out.  I've placed it on a shelf in our office, to remind me that I'm 'blessed'!

Here we are after an exhausting day of creating (whew!) and a lunch of Melissa's homemade lasagna-yum!  (This photo is courtesy of her 4 year old, Hugh :)

So there you have it-my first 'crafty' post-ha! (Please don't laugh at me, all you serious 'DIYers'!)   Hope you enjoyed my little project.
(Melissa would love you to stop by her blog recycledchic and say hi!)
Have a wonderful day!


  1. I did enjoy your project! It is a great idea! Love the way it turned out, making me wonder what I have on hand that I could use to create a project like that.

  2. Well I do believe that you ARE a crafter after all now! Your frame is so cute and unique. It's always more fun to craft with friends too. Maybe you've started something now.

  3. I'm not much of a DIY'er either, hooking up with a friend is a great idea! These are darling! These are the sort of crafts I would enjoy, where you can let your imagination go. I think your jewelry is beautiful, too. And LOVE your hairstyle! :)


  4. Great job! Love it! Heading on over to her blog now! Enjoy your day!

  5. see, you are a diyer, and a great one at that! love your jewelry and frame! and hugh has a future as a photographer:)

  6. Cute! Blessed we are. What a fun day. Thanks for sharing and I am now following your friend, too.

  7. Susan,
    This is great. Those frames turned out so cute and it looks like you had so much fun making them. I think you may have found your new "post" we talked about. This could be a good thing to post once a week. Miss DIYer!!!

  8. You did good!! I was more crafty in my younger days, but now I love the hunt and the decorating!
    Mary Alice

  9. So cute...the picture of the two of you AND your fun project!

  10. I love what you's so cute! Love the necklaces that you made too. I love making necklaces too and they do sell well at shows. Great picture of the two of you!

  11. Awesome project. And what a beautiful picture of you both at the end...


  12. Cute! A photocopy of an old, family letter would look sweet too. I wouldn't want to use the real thing.

    It sounds like it was fun for you.

  13. I love "crafty" people!! I think your project was creative and turned out very nice! The necklaces...Fabulous!! What a pretty pic of you and your friend too!! I will be checking out your friend Melissa's blog asap! Blessings~~~Roxie

  14. so fun! too cute...great job!!
    are you hooked yet??
    be blessed

  15. you got to start somewhere, and your project turned out so cute. You will be building furnitures in no time :)

  16. Well, you did an awesome job! Love your necklaces you made!! Enjoy your day, Gail

  17. Congrats hit it out of the park on your first "crafty project" it so!!!

  18. What a fun way to spend the day with your friend. Your framed art turned out lovely and perfect for your home.

    Can't wait to see your next project.

  19. Great idea! I love it! On my blog i posted a summer DIY with tin cans...very easy to make.

    Have a great day!

    Hugs, Pietrik

  20. I think your craft project came out really cute. Love the sweet frame and bird. Now following you on GFC and hope you'll visit!

  21. Great project Susan! I've gotta make one of these. You did a perfect job of leading us to a successful project!!

    Keep on craftin' & Junkin'!
    Blessings, Edie Marie


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