Monday, June 29, 2009

We took Rufio to the park yesterday for a break from work and things.......and Rufio enjoyed it. See his new hair cut? It has been very hot here, so he needed a trim for his deep black hair! Hehehe, and he is sticking his tongue out at you if you are making fun of him! :0)
Who is the cutest boy? RUFIO!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This is a fabric wall hanging for a swap (1 for 1). We were to create a fabric piece that could be hung in the colors that the recipient would like.......her color choice was pastels. We could do whatever theme we wanted! This is my piece for her! Everyone have a good week.
Hugs, Patti

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My friend DEBBIE KASTE created this purple bird for a friend's birthday after seeing my previous post! What friend would not be tickled "purple" to get this sweet tweet for their birthday!!!! FUN! GREAT JOB DEBBIE! I am going to help Debbie begin a blog soon and add her to my links so you can see more of her beautiful artwork.

Also please visit Nellie's Needles,

as she is the woman who created this bird and instructions for all our joyful use. Kind and sharing!!!! Let her know how much you are enjoying them and create your own! FUN, go to the right side of her tool bar and find the pattern and many birds for inspiration! Hugs,Patti

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Behave or misbehave, it is always a toss up! Hehehehaha............Rufio is so cute, and Amber aint half bad either! :)

My bud Laura invited me to a bird making party with some of her quilter friends! My bird from the night is on the right, standing alone! WHAT FUN this was.....and the inspiration for these are Nellie's, visit her blog and see pattern and instructions...........she did an amazing job with this all! Debbie, that gal who went over it all with us, had all these birds in stages......sitting on the piano for us to see! Hehehe, they all needed wings, beaks ,eyes etc. Are they not already adorable!!

Nellie the creators blog......

BEFORE and AFGTER of my chair completed! This was a rummage sale find for THREE DOLLARS! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! I sanded more of the white paint OFF, and I added some collaging to it, recovered the chair seat and painted some high lights of color....just a fun project. Now it can be sat on and is pretty to look at (to me:0).

Close up of collage with vintage ledger paper, fabric from the cushion,cheesecloth, buttons, metal embellishent says TOGETHER, and birds in the flowers.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Here is my chair so far!
You can see that I sanded a bunch off of the high points of the scrolls and hen even on the edges and legs. I am collaging the back there and will be adding a few other things yet......I want to add some buttons and threads....the collage contains some cheesecloth,vintage ledger papers and fabric(flowers) from the chair seat that I recovered as well. Now that is a rummage sale find right? I am having fun with this little project and think it will be a fun altered piece of furniture. :0) Have a great week everyone. Hugs,Patti

Saturday, June 13, 2009

This is a really cool chair I got at a rummage sale! I am going to age it a bit with sanding and then I am going to collage that center panel and recover the seating with some new material!
IN TIME! :0) Isn't the wood scroll work pretty? This is the before picture! And after to come .....don't expect it too fast! :0)
Have a great weekend. Hugs,Patti