Thursday, October 29, 2009

two little projects.

what does one do with a perfectly good frame for which the glass is missing?

Take these things
add a bit of glue, and spend a little time happily arranging buttons when you should be cleaning up your kitchen after dinner....

and this is what you get:

I just love buttons. And now I can have them hanging on my wall!

Since I pretty much LOVE that amy butler paper (seriously, I love it so much I even bought the whole pad of it at FULL PRICE. It was a breakthrough) I knew I wanted to find as many ways to use it as possible. So I took an old frame I had, painted and stressed it, and then filled it with this bit of "artwork":
I love the colors and the textures, and how it's so simple and almost child-like. It was such a fun thing to work on (again, when I should have been cleaning up the kitchen. Point being: I'd rather craft than clean. Wouldn't anyone?) The only issue I have with it is that line on the left side. No matter what I did I couldn't get that to disappear and lay completely flat. Oh well. The good thing is that it's not nearly as noticeable when it's hanging on the wall.

The tree trunks are made out of garden twine, which I bought rolls and rolls of at Target for $1. I love garden twine! It's so versatile!

I also love the little bird, which was actually added as an afterthought. Birds are just so lovely, and I might be a bit obssessed with them.

These trees now hang behind our couch. I couldn't get a good picture of it on the wall with the lighting in our living room, but here is what it looks like against our yellow walls:

Give me some pretty paper, some glue, and an idea, and I'm a very happy girl.

And, I am pleased to report that yes, my kitchen did eventually get cleaned.


Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

So cute! I need to do a project like that for the nursery - that would be adorable! Love those Amy Butler patterns!!!

Tristan said...

wowzers..the talent!!

that looks so cute!

I'm having a sure to enter!

RachelRuelas said...

fantastic! I love LOVE the tree and bird craft!!! ADOARBLE! How do you have the time with three girls?!

Kurt and Alisha said...

I love your projects. They are adorable. How you find the time with 3 little ones amazes me.

Band of Brothers said...

Talia! The picture came out incredible! How inspiring! That paper is so lovely, I might have bought it full price too:)

and yes, I would way rather craft than clean too. It's becoming a problem. My house is a MESS. Ug.

Kourtni said...

CU--UTE!! So you!! I love it. You are amazing. The crafting diva. *love ya*

SoFiA said...

Such a great craft you made there!
Love the trees and bird.

{and yes - i'd rather be crafty than cleaning... haha}

Kayla said...

You crafty gal you! I love it!

Lydia said...

you are so talented!! You know how I feel on this subject. lol
xoxoxo -Brattina

Sunny said...

I don't know if I can read your blog anymore. It makes me feel so inadequate, haha! You just ooze skills. But it IS very inspiring and I really want to try something new and crafty sometime. :)

Sarah said...

Wow that is awesome!! How do you not have an etsy!!?!

sarah marie p said...

Oh, the button frame is uber adorable! And the trees + twine + birdie is so pretty! I love that paper! It's too cute! I looked for Amy Butler paper cutouts at Michaels and I couldn't find it. I must hunt for it again or order it online. It's soooo pretty! I am loving your artwork you creative crafty lil genius!

Mommy Diffee said...

Oh I just love them Talia =) I so got like 10 of the 1$ twine at Target ... I use it for SO much! I think I have an idea to use it for my Christmas bows this year also =)

.jimaie.marie. said...!!!!
i love BOTH of these!! I think I just might have to copy you on the button thing, I have so many of them that I've been saving up for a similar project and this has inspired me to get my booty in gear!

And um, I want that framed paper art. Even tho it looks so simple I have a feeling I would STILL mess it up, WHY can't i be more crafty?! ;) lol! NO but really it turned out SO CUTE!!

thatmom said...

Talia, this picture is so sweet. I love how it looks against the yellow walls!

Your photography is more gorgeous every time you share it. I love what you are doing with the lighting.

Lindsey Leif said...

tooooo cute. talent, girl you got it!!!!!!!

Katie said...

how stinkin' cute are you!? I love those!