Friday, January 11, 2013

My little "Valentine " corner ....another new design ...after a year, a finish .

After a week of "purging" my craft room...drawers, totes, trunks...I needed to do something FUN ! ( well, I'm sure you would all agree, it really is kind of fun to get rid of stuff you don't need , and organize )...So, I dug out my Valentine's goodies and did a little "Re-Do" on my little tree I had my Gingerbread Man ornies on...It started out as a full, bushy,3 1/2ft., artificial tree that my good friend, Kim grabbed for $1 at a garage sale..Last year I gave it a military haircut and chopped it down to about 3 feet...if you look in this pic from from this year's Christmas decorations, the branches were still too long for the height...
I cut the branches down a few inches...The box I had it in was red with stars and said Merry Christmas...I wanted it to be for all seasons... I painted it antique white, stained and sanded just a touch..Voila !! A Tree For Every Season now ! Here it is lit up :
And here is my little Valentine Corner:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This rug was started almost 1 year ago, as a challenge rug...I showed a pic of it in my last post as I had started working on it again...got it finished but still need to steam and bind it :
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lastly...I get inspiration from all over and alot of it from everyday items I see, in my home or on the web...as I was enjoying taking a quick peek on Pinterest, I checked out a Board that a gal had, and it was just titled " Hearts" ...every shape size and color of heart..Made from every material you could think of...wood, fabric, paper, and iron...One pic stuck out, and it was a chippy painted brass plate that goes on the door where the lock is...( don't know what it is called ?)...then there were pics of heart molds, butter molds, jello molds..etc...an old locker with fabric hearts in it...Well, there was my inspiration !! I combined all the different elements I saw.. Most of the time, I try to do up my initial "rough" sketches in my notebook, that way I have them in one place and it's fun to flip through the pages of my doodlings, mixed in between important phone messages I received during the day...recipes...lists...thoughts jotted down , some good some ...well...maybe not so good....lol. Here is the new design I am working on :
~~~~~~~~ I'll be playing around with my wool this weekend...sorting, maybe a little dyeing.... what are your plans ??? Whatever they are...Have fun...be creative !! Robin

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Just love the valentine tree! And the valentine corner is very cool!
Michelle

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are turning in to one fast hooker!
Hugs :)
Lauren

janet said...

I love the Valentine tree..The whole corner is soooo nice..I like that red basket too..Have a wonderful weekend..

Primitive Stars said...

Wonderful little love corner, so sweet.......Blessings Francine.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I LOVE your Valentine tree. I LOVE everything you have on your Valentine tree too.
You are am amazing wool hooker.
You work is beautiful!
Happy Hooking,
Tricia

moosecraft said...

Love the new design... and the applique mat pattern on the side bar... and the rug and your valentine tree! You're a creative genius! :-)

Marisa said...

PRECIOSO .PAZ Y AMOR

Raymond Homestead said...

Like your Valentine tree. I should make me one!

TeresaM said...

Your tree looks great Robin!!! I started a rug yesterday... its only 15 by 15 so I sure hope I can have it finished by Thursday! It's going to be a real challenge for me!
Another prim perfect doodle!

annie said...

love your sweet tree, it looks wonderful! and your rug, you did a great job!
the heart design is wonderful with the shell shape and lock!

annie said...

love your sweet tree, it looks wonderful! and your rug, you did a great job!
the heart design is wonderful with the shell shape and lock!

Simple Pleasures said...

I love your little Valentines Day tree, so cute.
xoxo

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Love your valentine corner...and that new doodle is a winner...love it!! ---Jan

WoolenSails said...

Your decorations are wonderful, I keep my prim lady out, all year long. I am making some small stitcheries this weekend.

Debbie