Saturday, June 11, 2011

Strange Saturday 'Stuff'

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Today has been a strange day to say the least.
Still feeling a bit down...
So I carved out some me time and painted these mini birdhouses

Not what I originally had in mind when I bought them...
I was in a pinkie pie
shabby chic kinda mood
with a bit of ZeBRa thrown in!
Here's another view

Think they will be listed in my Zibbet shop tomorrow.
Unless, you are interested now...
$3.50 each
$9.50 for the set of 3

Then... still feeling 'OfF'
I grabbed the fabric samples I bought a while back 
Two bucks a square...I think I got a good deal considering
the cheapest yard of each of these was about $60.00

Most were Laura Ashley and Waverly

My favorite are the two embroidered peices

I backed one with a remnant from the bench fabric used here.
It was from the velvet curtain panel.

The other is a seafoam green and carmelish gold velvet stripe...
I even attempted to add fringe to that one!
It was backed with a dupioni silk in seafoam.


Hubs laughed as I drag out an old couch pillow I had stashed to reuse the stuffing.  That stuff can be expensive!  I saved it when we got rid of the couch to originally made the dog a bed... sorry Stasha.

Here is the finished pillow with the teal back on the couch.  The couch is a rusty colored old set, but in good condition.
I wasn't sure if I could pull off adding the pops of blue to that living room because of the couch...
until I found that fabric!

The other photo didn't upload.  I'll show you that one later.
I've got some more stuff coming up for ya,
but for now
I think I may just go to bed.

Maybe tomorrow will be a better day!

Linkin with Luv with...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite SpecialPhotobucket


Ruth said...

Love the splash of zebra on the birdhouses. Very sweet!! I agree that pillow stuffing is expensive. Great idea to save the couch cushions.


Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I love your zebra bird house. I actually have a few stashed away and yours actually gave me a few ideas. I'll be adding you to my pinterest board. Thanks for the inspiration!

meijo's JOY said...

The bird house are so darling...

Linda said...

I love your bird houses. The zebra bird house is my favorite.

Dollie said...

I hope you are feeling better!! Love those pillows :)


andie jaye said...

art's always good. craft away that stress. i'm hoping that by now things have evened out a bit (?) still thinking of you dear

Screaming Sardine said...

Dang, woman! You sure are beautifully creative when you're feeling a bit down. These are awesome. I'm a bit partial to the birdhouses, since I love them. I love how unique you made yours.

Hope you're feeling better.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Not to say you should be down more, but I will say it brings out some more creative juices. Those are so cute, I love how you did them all so different. Great looking fabric too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Daniella said...

such fabulous projects!! Even though you say you were "off", you seem very "on" to me!!

A Few Pennies said...

Love those bird houses! Great to tuck in the garden, flower beds and big pots too. Your fabrics are beautiful--what a bargain for quality fabric.

Anonymous said...

hope you feel well soon, love the bird houses,, very pretty,,

theoldboathouse said...

Wow those bird houses are very cute! Just became a follower. cheers Katherine

Becolorful said...

A great mix of styles. Who would have thought shabby chic and zebra? But it works! I must say, though, that you are selling them way to cheap. They are darling and worth much more.
Thanks for linking them to Motivated Monday at BeColorful and I hope you will visit again.

Screaming Sardine said...

Hey, Kim -

Thanks so much for linking up. I featured you over at Screaming Sardine.

I hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend!


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