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I love this....

I love this blog, The Graphics Fairy! All FREE, really awesome print quality graphics. I use it for cards and tags mostly. But, she also has things to print and frame. If found this cool ski the other day for a canvas I am making for a ski trip picture.

Check out this egg print.
It seems very spring like!


Feature Friday: Button Bouquets

Today is Friday! Yay! And I would like to feature my fellow crafter and friend, Lyschel Burket. She makes the awesome little button bouquets that I thought would make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts or just because. So sweet! I asked Lyschel to share a little about herself and her wonderful craft. And you can check it all out at her ETSY shop, A Believer’s Beauties by clicking here. Read all about it below!

My name is Lyschel Burket and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom with two amazing little girls. I find my sanity at my craft table in the corner of my living room. Although it looks like mayhem to most, it is a sanctuary to me. I wish I could say that I have always loved crafting but that would be a lie. I started crafting after college when I was single and living on my own. I found myself needing something to do to keep my mind occupied and crafting seemed to be the perfect medicine. I love to “dabble” in all different types of art, from ceramics to wool felting, but I enjoy working with fabrics the most. I mean who doesn’t love to just go and stand in a fabric isle and look at all the patterns? Anyone? Just me huh?:)

I get my inspiration from the Lord and the beauty he puts around me. Many of my pieces come with a background story of how the image came to me, or the story behind a specific verse I have stitched. I love when things become more than just an object to look pretty but they become a story. Another unique thing I love to bring to my crafting is the repurposing of things. I love to take something simple and repurpose it like saltshaker as a vases or an old barn window as a frame. It’s weird how I have an eye for making something new out of something ordinary.

My latest creations are the button bouquets. I began making them with just button flowers. Putting several buttons on wire and putting them in a vase. People loved them and they were very unique. I got the idea from my mother -in-law who had made one from old buttons herself. I then began to play with them and adding wool and felt flowers to the mix. More recently, I have started mixing fabric yo-yo’s in. I just love the versatility of them. I love how something so small can bring such color and joy to a space. They are the flowers that never die!

They are great gifts or personal touches to your space. If you would like a custom one made for you please don’t hesitate to ask.

Check out the button bouquets here!

Thanks Lyschel for sharing!


Starting 2011 off Right!

This year is the year I do something about our very sad master bedroom. To get motivated, I ordered a canvas from Canvas On Demand to go over our massive king size bed that I have been pondering about what to do over it. I am not an interior designer, but I LOVE art and old things and pretty things, so maybe I have hope to make a nice space?! I am crossing my fingers that I find a really nice salvage pediment from the Heritage Alliance in Jonesborough or part of a fireplace to make the shelf for the canvas to sit on. I need to think about a room color next because the yellow is awful! :) Any suggestions for nice, calm bedroom paint colors?

And I want to also mention that the awesome canvas photo is done by Anna Hedges Photography.

16x24 canvas for master room above bed. Photo by Anna Hedges.

Image of similar shelf I hope to find

Benjamin Moore's Aura Hazy Skies

Image of bed-Ours is a toast color.
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