Monday, June 21, 2010

Keeping me busy!

My mind has been on over load, so I've been trying to keep it busy making things......

The images were stickers, and I just painted the inside black to stand it. I did them in white first, but they didn't make the bold statement I wanted them to..... and now the do.


I made some 'Nikki' inspired mushroom jugs for Marshmallow Manor....


.....and what would a collection be without a dragonfly jug?? Mercedes sent me this sticker a long, long time ago.....glad to finally be able to use it.


I made some silver ones. These would be perfect for Ara's Addams Family, or Kate's Sweeney Todd room, and would even look good in one of Sans dolls' hands!


Here's to show you how little the little ones are. I have a real collection of jugs in my own home.....I have big colored ones.....and a bunch of white creamers. There's just something about pottery that I Love! So it would only be natural to have some in my miniatures, too. The base of this jug was made from a bead.


Very girlie, don't you think??


So lets talk about the hutch that it's sitting on. It's another gift that Mercedes sent me some time ago. This past weekend, I sanded it down, painted it this baby teal color, white-washed it, then sealed it.......and somewhere during the drying cycle......it ate the paint back off. The bf says it make it look older like this, but I was really wanted to get rid of that red!


And this is the other project I worked on this weekend. It was a dresser that once lived in Cora's first house..... Over the years we lost a drawer, so I decided I'd take all but the top drawer out and paint it. I sanded it first, then painted it, then sanded it down again. I haven't sealed it yet, because I didn't want it to run like the other one did. I think with this one, I will use a spray sealer, and hopefully it will look the same when I'm done.

I really like how this one turned out!

And another view........
So, that's about it for now......

I'll be back some time soon with a new tutorial. Just have to get it right first!
Until Next Time..........

13 comments:

Janice said...

The jugs are such a great shape. How clever to make them with beads for the bowl.
I think the mushroom ones are my favourite.

Caseymini said...

Katie, Love the dresser with the missing drawers! All of the pitchers are great!

Sans! said...

I love your little jugs especially their mouths. The silver ones next to the single pink jug especially look like ladies at the Ascott in their elegant hats. I kept wanting to make some but I still have those you made me earlier to use. :)

I am going to also remodel these little side tables/cupboards one day. :)

Merry Jingle said...

I love the jugs, especially the round and oval ones, have to try some myself :) And the dresser turned out really nicely, you've been a busy bee :)

Kim said...

oh those mushroom jugs- Katie, they are fabulous! I am in love with them! Love how the dresser with no drawers turned out too- maybe you should make some little wicker baskets to fit into the cubbies :)

Ascension said...

La comoda te ha quedado fantastica y las jarritas me encantan las ovaladas.´besitos ascension

My Wee Life said...

The jugs have turned out amazing and I love the dresser. Off to practice lots more!

Debbie said...

Katie you've been busy. Love the jugs, they've all come out wonderfully. But I really Love what you've done to the Chest of Drawers. xxx

Peach Blossom Hill said...

I love, love, love the wonderful pitchers and jugs! I love them in miniature and in life size! And I was just the recipient of a fabulous swap from Mercedes!

You won my giveaway of the blue chaise, wire table, peaches and blue hydrangea! Please send your address to me at joraines@gmail.com and I'll send it to you as soon as I can! Congratulations! I hope you can use them!

Jody

Doreen said...

I love those jugs. What a great idea to use beads as a base. Marlie had posted jugs a long time ago and I always wanted to try them but I never got around to it. Right now I am in a min slump and can't seem to get going on anything.

Carolyn said...

It's all just wonderful...I love the colours on the furniture and the jugs are adorable!!

Tallulah Belle said...

Love, love, love the jugs. You should sell the...they are fab.

The cupboard turned out really well too.

Margaret said...

I just found your blog and love the jugs, everyone seems to be making them, I must have a go. Also love distressed furniture, the shelf unit is my favourite.