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OWLS, OWLS, OWLS!!

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My sister, Carrice, loves owls. She has collected them for as long as I can remember. Through the years I have bought her a fair amount of them but now I have decided that I will make her some very unique ones. Here are some of my first attempts. As you can see they are made from dishes, old hardware, jar lids, etc. No rules here!! I thought I would post a few before I head back out to the shop and make some more. Don’t tell her, they are Christmas gifts!! I happen to know she wants to do a whole wall in her kitchen with Owls, so I plan to help out with that. 😀

picked up 3 new 'bodies' to play with.  Can't wait to get started!!

picked up 3 new ‘bodies’ to play with. Can’t wait to get started!!

this is the VERY busy corner of my kitchen where they are all resting for now.

this is the VERY busy corner of my kitchen where they are all resting for now.

this one is made from a tray and some jar lids, his feet are little girl hair clips.

this one is made from a tray and some jar lids, his feet are little girl hair clips.

this little guy was made from a kitchen spatchlar and some bottle caps

this little guy was made from a kitchen spatula and some bottle caps

This fella was made from a glass platter and was so heavy I had to use a plate holder to hang it.

This fella was made from a glass platter and was so heavy I had to use a plate holder to hang it.

this skinny guy sports and old pair of earrings as well as bottle cap eyes.

this skinny guy sports and old pair of earrings as well as bottle cap eyes.

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Christmas Craft Challenge

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This past Christmas my husband and I went home to VA where my dad and two sisters still live. We took our RV and camped in Newport News Park and had everyone over (at one point there were 17 people!) to celebrate and hang out around the camp fire. My two sisters are wicked funny and love to gang up on me. (I am the baby….) They love my crafty stuff and decided to give me a craft challenge. I’ve never seen the food show Chopped, but the premise is that you are given certain ingredients and have to prepare a meal using all of them and any items from the pantry. Well….. my sisters gave me a gift box with several strange items in it and challenged me to create something using each item plus what I have in my own stash. I have had a blast putting this together. I like to think I am getting the last laugh on this one, though. I was able to make TWO pieces from everything so each sister is getting an original tacky art work by yours truly!! I will be terribly hurt if they don’t hang them up in a prominent spot in their homes. *cue wicked laugh*

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Mistress Mermaid

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Living in Florida I manage to collect a ton of seashells so it only seemed natural that my next mermaid would be sporting some!  She was a blast to make.  Much more fun than the mosaic mermaid.  On this one the hardest part was the bra top AND the FACE.  I am REALLY bad at drawing faces – so you see I took the easy route!  My mermaids are all about silliness and fun, but if you’d like to check out some really beautiful ones go to my friends site www.LucyDesignsOnline.com and see the fantastic work she does.  Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy.