Friday, August 19, 2011

MPTS 1st. Blog Hop : Parisian Wall Hanging project

 This is "More Paper Than Shoes" first blog hop!  There will
be a huge giveaway too on Anna Fearer's blog!
 Hello My Friends,
 This is my first time ever participating in a blog hop and I am really excited! I just recently moved and I now have my very own craft studio ( I used to craft in my bedroom in my old house). So I decided to create something for my new room to hang on my kinda bare walls. I altered a frame and made a wall hanging . I do have to say Anna's flowers are just amazing to work with! I received the shades of yellow collection from her. I did add some shimmer to the flowers with my Lindy's sprays.The image I used was found in my stash of goodies and it worked out perfect for this! I cut a piece of heavy duty chipboard to fit inside the frame. I then added some of my shabby chic fabric and some lace to the piece of chipboard.  I cut an Eiffel Tower with my Cricut and covered it with gold German glass glitter, then added some pearl swirl bling over top. The old jewelry pieces I added were from my stash of pretties! The cameo came from my friend Doreen. I used a ton of lace because I ♥ Lace! Yep, I am a vintage shabby chic girl!

Here is the list of items I used to create this wall hanging:
1 Frame
Lace ( lots of it)
Anna's flowers
Pearl swirl bling
Mulberry flowers
An image of your choice
Old jewelry pieces
 1 Eiffel Tower die cut
Gold German glass glitter
A piece of fabric
Heavy duty chipboard cut to size
Beacon Fabri-tac glue ( the best glue ever!) 
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!
I hope you all have a Happy Crafty Day!
Your next stop is Angela , go see what beautiful project she made with Anna's flowers! Don't forget to leave a comment and follow each blog hop participant to get you name added to the giveaway on Anna's Blog! Also, Anna is having a sale in her store here is the coupon code for 15%off mptsbloghop
See what these
talented ladies design using MPTS flowers from the store!

Blog List:

Anna -

Patricia -

Marlene -

Charlene -

Kristen -

Doreen -

Patti -

Angela -

Juliana -

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Altered Thread Spool

Hello My Friends,
I made this altered thread spool for a challenge in one of the groups I am in. The challenge was to alter something round, so I gazed around my craft studio and my eyes rested upon this large thread spool. I know that about 8 months ago altering thread spools was totally the fad in the craft world, but I am just getting around to altering mine, lol! I made my thread spool to hang from my shadow box shelf ( it has pegs at the bottom).

I wrapped the spool with pretty paper and then added a vintage wedding dress applique to the front with some mulberry roses.

On the top of the spool I took 2 of the fan buttons ( a Walmart find) cut the shanks off, added some ruffled lace in between with the ribbon for the hanger, and then glued the buttons together back to back. I added some mulberry roses and pearls spray around the bottom of the fan buttons for an added touch.

On the bottom of the spool I added the charm instead of a tassel. The charm I received in a swap and it went perfect with this lil crafty project! Of course, I added some lace to the bottom rim kinda giving it a lace skirt.
I just love how my thread spool turned out! It looks absolutely adorable hanging off my shelf!

Make sure you stop back on Saturday, August 20th because I am participating in a blog hop! There will be an awesome giveaway too!!!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me,