Friday, July 08, 2011

Create: For the Home & and ETSY update!

i recently had the thrill of having an altered clock published in the current issue of Create: For the Home and have been waiting patiently to share with you. :)
the clock was non-functioning when i found it sitting on the shelf of my local thrift store---already painted that lovely neutral taupe color with gold-leafing on the edges. i scored it for a whopping $1.91 and made it my goal to make the gold-leafing look like it was meant to be rather than sanding it down and giving it a new paint job.
i must say, i'm pretty pleased with how well the Twig products from Little Yellow Bicycle allowed the gold to blend right in. i carefully selected some antique-gold embellishments from Karen Foster Design to pull it all together.

i used a nice coating of mod-podge on all the paper and sticker embellishments to ensure that this would be a decor item that could take the beating of being shipped through the postal service. i was delighted to unwrap it and see that it held up without incident. :)

if you have your own copy, you can find the project and instructions on page 61.

i'm still debating on whether to put it in my etsy shop-----which i'm thrilled to say is no longer empty! YAY!
i just finished loading *almost* all the cards you've seen on the blog here in the last several months. i still have a small handful to list, along with an overflowing pile of handmade yo-yo embellishments.

my goal is to have those in the shop by next weekend. *fingers crossed*

ps......don't forget about the Fiskars giveaway two posts down. entries close Saturday evening at 11:59PM Eastern.


  1. That is gorgeous!! I love the colors you chose..and the gold blends perfectly! :)

  2. congrats! It's really cute/pretty!

  3. Love what you did with this clock!!

  4. You just amaze me!!! This is too cool!


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