Good morning! I hope y’all are doing well and staying warm . . . it’s a whopping high temperature of 26 degrees here today (I miss my shorts and bare feet)! Let’s see, since I was last here my sister and I walked our first 5K. I finished in 47 minutes, which I’ll take since I didn’t jog, run or trot at all . . . just walked. I’m especially proud of my sister! Two years ago she fell and broke her leg right below her knee. She had 4 surgeries in the first week and has since had two more and a bone graft. (okay I’m guessing at the number, I might be off one or two surgeries but I’m sure she’ll pipe in and let me know for sure) For her to get up and start walking with a 5K is extraordinary . . . I’ve been walking all summer long and get lots of exercise chasing Hadlee around the house everyday . . . but for my sister . . . WHOA Nellie! She did fabulous and it made her believe that anything is possible now. I’m so proud of her!!!!
Let me see what else? I had a crafty Monday with my sister and we made ICE Resin pendants. We haven’t finished them up quite yet, but I’m pretty darn close to having mine all complete . . . then I can show you what I did! Honestly, I’m thinking I need to open up an online store and start selling some stuff off . . . anyone interested?
I’ve also been working on some gift boxes for an event my sorority is having and I’ve been gathering my thoughts to create a special 70th Anniversary gift . . . so much going on in this BAD mind of mine!
The other day I was cruising around Pinterest looking for some weight loss quotes (those Daily Inspirations on Facebook) and I happened across a shadowbox. I loved it . . . instantly . . . and pinned it for myself because I knew that I had to try my hand at it!
Yesterday I was finishing up in the studio after a Quietfire kind of day, and remembered that I had a small wood frame in my alterable stash. It’s something I picked up at Hobby Lobby one day a few years ago, probably with an idea for it at the time . . . but it never came to light. I decided to fill my afternoon with paint and stencils!
Here’s my finished project.
Here’s what the frame looked like before I started.
The frame was painted white, antiqued with a gray paint and then lightly sanded to add some texture to the frame. I found one larger jingle bell buried deep in a drawer in the stash closet, which I took outside and spray painted with oil rubbed bronze, then hung it up to dry while I finished the frame.
Suzanne Cannon, owner of Quietfire Design, recently created a Silhouette cutting file of her hand-calligraphy “Believe” which I knew was going to be the sentiment inside the frame. The file with cut from vinyl so that I could make a stencil in order to paint the lettering inside the frame.
To finish the frame, embellishments were added to the jingle bell and it was hung from the inside top of the frame. Can I just say . . . I’m loving this little frame and think I need to make a few more!
I guess that’s all I have for today . . . Believe it or not, I will be back tomorrow with another new project! I know . . . don’t faint!
I hope y’all have a great day!