Friday, January 21, 2011

Shabby Chic Totes and Bags!

My new addition to my little shop is this tote. It's totally romantic, shabby chic and unique! I have been doodling these designs for bags for months. Finally, I couldn't resist any more and I decided to do my first one.

It was hard to decide which one to do first. And as usual my creation revealed itself to me. First, teal/turquoise is my favorite color. Then I love whimsical polka dots. And the roses are an obsession!

This tote is very versatile. It's made of cotton canvas and has no dividers or pockets. So you can stuff it full!

Deep enough to be a baby bag, shopping bag. But not so big that you couldn't use it as a purse. Just right!

I added a tie top with black grow grain ribbon.

Those are my handmade large fabric roses with some small pink ones too.

Look I can now make my fabric labels!! I got my "Cinderella Moments" stamp from Lisa at She's also on Etsy!

 Ready for my next one!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Shabby Chic Barn

I made another barn! I had this idea pop into my head while I worked on Ann's barn. So here are some pictures:

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Little Barn

It was all snow yesterday here in Texas. So I had plenty of time to concentrate on finishing a little barn. This is not a dollhouse miniature. It's one of my cardboard model houses.

This was Ann's idea. She contacted me on Etsy about another barn I had made and sold. This barn is 11" tall x 7 1/2" across x 10" deep.

It has a mix of handmade leaves and flowers from my hand dyed paper, mosses, and these amazing little flowers with little purple balls I found at the store. (See the broken window?)

This is the back. At the bottom there is a tiny little hole for an electric cord  to light the inside.
It looks like a little animal made it in there!

I used plastic for the windows on both sides of the barn. And I left the front window without "glass."

I left the doors ajar for you to come in. Or for the light to shine through!

I let the barn dictate it's own color of paint. It started out with white and a couple of blue corrugated pieces. I then applied a little brown, black and silver. The finished color is so authentic that I decided to stop right there!

Here's one side of the roof. It's a white base with brown on top. Looks totally like rust.

The other side of the roof is different, not corrugated. These are silver boards with a little rust treatment.

Wanna see how it looked when I started?

This is the inside of the place. It looks just as rustic.

 Here's the barn with a string of Christmas lights in it.