Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tarrytown in the Fall

Tarrytown is a beautiful little town on the Hudson River. It has many small shops and places to eat. Fall is my favorite time to visit Tarrytown.  In addition to the beautiful foliage they have scarecrows made by their kids that decorate the lamp posts and a Halloween parade. I thought you'd like to see some of the cute scarecrows.

                                                        To learn more about Tarrytown.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Make a beautiful Ornament

  Supplies you'll need:
Clear glass ornament
Photo copy of clip art cut out
Welbond Glue
Acrylic paint to match glitter
Decorative yarn or ribbon 

1) Pick which clip art you'd like to use and cut it out, then cover the front of the image with Weldbond glue . I use Weldbond because I've tested it and it works on glass surfaces and dries clear (if you have another glue that works this way you can use it, and let me know in the comment area I love learning about different glues)

2) Take the glass ornament and place the image on to the back then rub the back of the image until it is smooth.

3) Now take the sequins and dip the the fonts of them in glue and stick them on the back and check on your spacing as you go. (Spacing should be visually pleasing)

4) Let dry. You'll know it's dry when you can see your image and sequins clearly from the front.

5) Now spread glue over the entire back, try to keep a smooth glue line along the middle of your ornament. Sprinkle with glitter until the entire back is covered. Let dry. Shake off excess.

6) Paint over your glitter with Acrylic paint, this will seal in your glitter and give a nice finished back. Then finish the side glue seam with a nice ribbon or yarn.

7)  Also use them to tie to on top of your ornament to add more interest cut them at different lengths and let them hang below your ornament on the sides.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Clip Art

 I'm putting Christmas clip art on this week because next week I'm going to show you how to make this beautiful ornament.

 You'll need to do two things;
1) Print the clip art and then photo copy them at a copy store, because your printer ink will smear when you rub glue over it.
2) Buy or collect the supplies listed below.

Supplies you'll need are:
One or more glass ornaments( I got these at Micheal's)
decorative yarn or ribbon
Acrylic paint close to the color of glitter you chose 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving I hope you have a wonderful one shared with friends and  family.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Thanksgiving Cornucopia Care Package

 My Son can't come home from College for Thanksgiving so I'm sending him a little treat.
The cornucopia is made out of Rice Krispie treats covered with fondant.

                            The oranges are real. The grapes, strawberries and cherries are marzipan.
                                           The acorns are cookies, and the berries are candies.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Great Windows and Store Displays in NYC

A Dress made out of spoons. The writing said "eat drink and be marry". 

This dress would be great at a wedding by the dessert. 
                                      The colors in the gloves made this just to cool to pass up.

                                        What a beautiful mosaic I couldn't take my eyes off it.

              What a weird window I had to stand in front of it for a few minutes to see if it was really Kusama, a        Japanese artist who is designing for Louis Vuitton.  I think it could be possible for her to do  performance art in a New York window. This would fit with her style.

                                    This Moose was covered in cut paper.  The horns were painted papier mache'.

       The top of this dress is all paper and the bottom is tulle. What  a cheap way to come up with a new   dress fast!

                                                    I loved this display it's just a bit creepy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Incredible Lace a Lost Art

This Fall I went  to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City  and I saw a very small but impressive lace exhibit.  

  This lace was made in Brussels and is thought to have been bought  by Empress Maria Theresa to give to her daughter Marie Antoinette. 

Laces were worn by noble men on the ends of their scarfs.

 This hankie was made by Emma Radford from Devon England it's called Honiton Lace. Queen Victoria used this style of lace for her wedding dress in 1840. 

 This lace was developed in Austria at schools started by Empress Elizabeth it was popular in the mid 19th century.

                            To see or learn more here's the link to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monday, November 12, 2012

The White House

I thought it would be fun since we all are just winding down after a crazy election to tour the White House.
                             Just click on the link below and use your mouse to go on a virtual tour.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hornby Island, BC Canada

Hornby Island is one of the most beautiful Islands in the North West. It is full of parks and beaches. It is rather hard to get to because you have to take three different ferries which also makes for a beautiful trip. Here are some pictures and if you click on the first and last photo or link you can see more. 


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