Monday, August 23, 2010

A Cookie Jar.....and some Mini tiles.....

I know, I know....I said I was leaving......But then I saw Nikki's Perfect mini mushrooms and remembered that I really wanted to show you this:

Isn't it Awesome:) A couple of weeks ago, when Cora and I were in the thrift store, we found this Mushroom Cookie Jar and I Fell in Love!! That was until I picked up the top and saw that they wanted $15 dollars for it. If you haven't figured out yet, I'm a cheapie...So I told myself that if it was meant to be, it would come down in price and I would find it later.....When I went back, it was still there....but it was also still $15.....................And I walked away, again. Then the next day we were at another thrift store and There sat My Mushroom Cookie Jar! And it was priced at $5.99!!! Cora looked at me, and said, Now you have to buy it!!! SO I did, lol. Isn't it the best! The bf is not totally impressed, he forced a smile, and said Yup.....it's very 70ish, lol. I think that was his way of being polite, lol.
Here's the back of it:
**When i was in high school, I got this bright idea one day! I wanted to turn a hat stand, with an umbrella shoved down the top.....into a mushroom. It was so fun! My friend and I sat in the garage for hours paper mache'n this massive mushroom, only to give up and never finish it! Terrible, I know! ......LOL......Maybe one day I'll come across another hat stand and an umbrella.....Or maybe it would be fun to do in mini.......


Speaking of Minis.....I have been working on something.......Polymer clay tiles. So far, I'm not impressed. LOL. The first batch I burnt! But didn't kill...if you know what I mean. It adds age and character to them, and the bf tells me this is ok. But they are far from what I had envisioned. That's the one thing about working with clay, sometimes you never know what you're going to get.


Then I decided to start working on a blue and white set. I kinda like these, but they were not what I had wanted either. I'm going to for a much more natural look, not so many strips......And I must of not rolled the clay well enough, because I ended up with little air bubbles. The bottom of these are white......


And then after I cut the above tiles, I started to wear down a little, and cheated....these next tiles aren't backed, and I cut them after they had been cooked, which turned out to be harder than just cutting them before I cooked them. Lesson learned!

Anyways.......I will play some more when I get a chance......I want some like the ones I used in Cora's bathroom.........and I want some natural looking stone ones.

Ok...think I'm done now....
((Must remember to show you the pie plate I found too! LOL))
There's always one more thing, isn't there, lol!!!!!

Until Next Time...........

7 comments:

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

I love the cookie jar. You could make some mini mushroosm to match the ones on the pot for one of your houses.
I found this info on clays that look like stone.
http://jaedworks.com/clayspot/polyclay-faq/stone.html

Then i found this tutorial
http://www.jaedworks.com/clayspot/techniques/stone.html

This ladies site could have something somewhere on how to make clay look like stone.
http://www.beadvideos.com/

It could work out expensive though if you need a lot.
Could you not make them from the tops of egg cartons and paint like casey does.

I used polymer clay to make the circle floor tiles and painted with acrylics. You could do that too.

Sans! said...

You really work very well with clay. Have always loved the patterns you come up with :)Bon voyage!

Kim said...

I LOVE that cookie jar! I like the tiles too- I agree with your bf- the first ones do have a bit of character from the burning- you should save them, you might end up having the perfect project for them.

Ana Anselmo said...

I like the cookie jar, mushrooms make me remember magic forests, elfs and fairies
Have a nice trip
Lots of hugs
Ana

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena, "quien la sigue la consigue" y tua has coseguido tu seta y mas barata jejejejeje
Me encantan los colores de las tejas, espero ver como finalizas el trabajo.
besitos ascension

Liberty Biberty said...

LOVE the mushroom jar!
Mercedes

Ara said...

I absolutly love the blue tiles! Both batches! I could see them in some rich bathroom that has gold plated fixtures! -ara