Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Keepin' busy

Inspired by a photo from Pinterest I made these little personal Christmas trees, using 100% repurposed wood, unused drawer pulls and, of course, some paint that I have kicking around at all times. These lovelies would look wonderful on a shelf, in your cubicle or office, or as a little Holiday reminder in your kids' rooms.
I will be making a whole load of them for Freedom Clothing Collective, but will also make them available in my Tiny Poppies Etsy store. They should be making an appearance within the next two weeks. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fabulous Etsy Find

I did a post about this Etsy store about two year's ago and kept stalking it ever since. Finally, two days ago I made my long coveted purchase. It took a while until Marc and I could both decide on the pattern for our very first Wilderness Project as the artist calls it. And here it is, bold and beautiful in orange with subtle aviary pattern. I can't wait to have it in our house.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Up and Coming

Here are the pictures of the two pieces I scored this past Sunday. I do have a general color direction for both of them, but that may change last minute - you never know with these things. I have already removed all the hardware from the glass door cabinet and it is ready for sanding and painting. That may happen today, depending on how other projects currently on the go penn out.
Tomorrow, I will reveal my latest Etsy purchase. Can't wait to share it with you.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mr. Bear

This past Saturday Freedom Clothing Collective attended the Barns Art Market at the Toronto's Wychwood Barns. One of the studios displaying their works was halohalo and they were offering silkscreaning demonstrations to the visitors. I really liked this print and thought how it would make a nice addition to my mini art collection by local artist. I may chose to paint out the frame in the future but for now I will just have to make do.
Tomorrow I will share with you two new gems that I came across this Sunday and that will soon undergo some much needed Poppyfication.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In the Works

My friend's mom scored this baby for me last Saturday. I couldn't wait to start working on it, and here is the sneak peak of what is going on. The week is crazy, but I hope to have it done by the end of it when it will find it's not home at Freedom Clothing Collective - only temporarily I hope. There are a few more pieces in the works at the moment, and I am hoping to have them all revealed in the course of the next week or so.
Enjoy your Wednesday friends.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Before and After

This time it is for my house. Two years into this adventure and this is the first piece I did for myself. Not that I had extra time to do it, but I decided to squeeze it in between two projects, as if I didn't do it now, another year would go by and other things would be given priority. The before picture is a bit fuzzy and I apologize for it, but hopefully you can see all the holes that were drilled and that I had to fill in. As it stands now, there are some knobs missing on the side doors and down the road I would like to change the pulls on the bottom drawer, but that may have to wait until i find something suitable. For now this will do. Next on the list for me is my coffee table, but that may have to wait, or not, will see how things go.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mail from Barb

And this is what arrived last week in the mail. A few notebooks, and a metal letter P along with a hand written note from Barb Blair of Knack Studios, who was and still is my inspiration. I entered her contest a few weeks ago, just for fun really, and who knew that I would be the one to scoop this sweet treat.
Thank you Barb, my ideas and thoughts will now have a new home in these cute notebooks that won't add an extra pound to my purse and the letter "P" will move into my studio as a reminder of the awesome career path that I chose to take thanks to you.