4/5/09

A Movie And A Project

I watched Marie Antoinette last night...and wow!! The costumes were amazing...and I love all of her hairstyles...and hats. But, I think that poor woman had a really sad life. I'll stick to my jeans and role of a housewife. Not as glamorous...but much easier!


I found this cute oval tin at the thrift store and decided to make a pin cushion. It's great because it's bigger than my last one.


Last night, I tried something else new to me. I made a topiary. I used a little clay pot...just painted it with white acrylic paint.

I painted the styrofoam ball so the hot glue would stick to it better, and not melt the ball. I wrapped a dowel with some pretty soft green ribbon...used floral foam in the pot to hold the dowel, and topped it off with paper crimps.

I inked the pot and used a script stamp all around it.

Then, I glued on paper roses and added poofs of cream tulle all around the ball.

I just kept adding to it until the whole ball was covered.

I tied a bow to the dowel, using the same pale green ribbon and added some flower stamen to the pot.

It was a fun project, and I think it looks very spring-y.
Today, I'm going to do some cleaning...and a little bit of scrapbooking...or maybe alot!
Have a sweet Sunday.

6 comments:

Forever Vintage said...

I like what you did. I think it turned out very pretty and springy.I was feeling crafty yesterday, probably because we got more snow and there isn't much to do outside. So I bought a few things in hopes of making some new pillow covers.I'm not the best sewer but I can sew a straight line!..we'll see how the day unfolds!

Stephenie said...

I love your pin cushion! You did an amazing job. That topiary tree is tdf...Just so pretty.... I loved that movie also..
Stephenie

Utah Grammie said...

To think Kirsten Dunst can look that good with gray hair (powdered wig?)I haven't seen the movie, but maybe I should :-)

Loved the pot and topiary - And the pin cushion?? Adorable! You have a very creative eye - now I must look for darling tins to try this ;-)
Have a great NOT SNOWING!day...

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Thank you for leaving my Mika a message while we were gone on our trip.....so cute....
Great idea for the tim...the pin cushion is great...and I love your topiary creation...just beautiful....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh, I love that topiary you made. I have done a fall topiary for my MIL a long time ago. I know it was fun to make. But looking at your pretty pink one, I'm inspired...
Sonia
PS. I have heard so much about Marie Antionette this last week or so, I really need to go get that movie!!

Viola said...

What a lovely little tree, Debi!! Looks wonderful!