We're back from our week long hiatus from blogging. I hope you got everything you wanted for Christmas and that it was everything you expected it to be. I finally got my tree decorated two days before Christmas (that might be a record for me) so each night since, the lights have been on so I can enjoy it before it comes down on New Years Day. I promised my husband that next year I wouldn't wait so long to decorate!
Loving the SIMPLE bottle brush tree display I did on the mantle. When the fireplace it on each night the hanging stars flutter in the air coming from the fire.
Santa brought me a Silhouette Cameo. I have never owned a cutting machine before...not too much a gadget girl. But Santa thought I needed something new. So I will try it out this week and see what it can do. Hope I can figure it out! Any advice will be appreciated!
Of course we've seen the NEW 7gypsies collections...just fabulous.
I know you are going to like what they are offering this winter! I am also sure the sneak peaks will begin in the next few weeks so we will keep you posted on that.
Today, I'm going back into the archives to a project that I don't think I have ever shared before here. It's a wall hanging I created for the show booth a few years ago but since it's made from many found things I thought it still relevant to today's trends.
I started with a base piece of black foam core. I gathered the photo folder in the right bottom corner, the book spine at the bottom center and the book cover second from the top left. Those items were a set size that couldn't be changed. Then added each individual piece like a puzzle until I had a mosaic of pieces that fit the foam core. It did let the pieces at the top run past the foam core about 1" so I could add the eyelets used for hanging the piece. When I look at it now, I wish I had created it in a frame instead of the hanging method but there is always something one might change about a piece so at some point you have to say, done and walk away.
As I said before, the 7gypsies Design team is currently working on samples for the trade show booth. For me, that means I have three projects (that I cannot divulge) due in the mail by Friday. So I better get to work!