Monday, July 29, 2013

Altered Bottles

It's my goal to have a few things for sale in my Etsy shop for the holidays. So I've been working on a few things that have been rattling around in my head for a while now. I figure if I make what I like someone else may like it too, or at least I hope so. Inspired by the beautiful altered bottles that I've seen around I tried my hand at a few.

 I had these really pretty rain glass bottles that I thought would be pretty altered. This is how they looked naked.

I printed images onto a transparent paper in sepia and glued them to the fronts of the bottles.

To this one I added a crystal knob as a stopper and added a tiny vintage beaded earring on top of the knob, then I tied vintage seam binding in a silvery brown around the top and added a little rhinestone chain and a cross to the  top of the image.

I added lace and a blingy button to this one and a crystal knob with a pearl, rhinestone chain and a tiny crystal.  Rhinestone chain embellishment was added in a v shape to the bottom of the lace. Vintage crinkled seam binding in cream was tied around the top.

This is two different images put together, first I printed the French script, then the image of Mary was cut out and layered over it. I added a cross to the crystal topper and a little rhinestone chain and tied it with vintage silvery brown seam binding.

I'll have more to share soon. Thanks for looking. I'll be joining  these ladies this week,

                                              Savvy Southern Style


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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Garden Arrangement

Hydrangeas, Roses, Liatris and Balloon flowers are blooming, but the heat is really beating everything up. I figured I'd better hurry up and make an arrangement using all of these things before they all dry up! I snipped a few blooms, totally at the wrong time of the day, don't do that.

Flowers should be cut early in the morning not late afternoon. Oh well it's too dang hot for me
 early in the day. I have to wait for the sun to move around to the back of the house to do my gardening. The back isn't planted yet, just grass back there, totally my husbands job.

I decided to take the pictures outside today. any time that I get to play with flowers is fun times for me.

It was in the ninety's  today and very sunny.

I wish flowers bloomed all year round.  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by, Ill be joining these ladies this week,

                                 Savvy Southern Style

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