Monday, February 2, 2009

Some new projects.....

My new favorite projects are working with these wonderful paper doll images. You can find the templates at Mirkwood Designs, I found this out through Scrapologie (she's one of my favorite bloggers, please go check her out!)
I decided to do a French series in honor of my best friend, Melanie, who loves all things French!

This is a wooden, 3 piece hinged stand that I made my first doll on. Once you get going on these it's hard to know when to stop, I found myself adding more and more!

This second paper doll is on a collage hanging (I haven't added the hanger yet), but she's also French and I used Making Memories "Sabrina" paper, so I guess her name is Sabrina.
She's Violet's sister....it was both of their dreams to perform on the stage in Paris, and I'm so happy they made it!

This little stash is from an Estate sale I went to on Friday, teeny tiny pop-up book, leather baby shoes, and my 8yo dd spied the oh-so-cute pink baby rattle! She's got a great eye!!!
This is a shelf make-0ver (she before pics below). It cost $7, and was a hideous "nautical" shelf.
Melanie made me buy it, I really didn't want to, but she had faith that I could transform it into something pretty. I like how it turned out so she'll get to sell it or use it in her antique shop.
This is the before shot, above, not too pretty, huh?
Here's another fun shaped tool caddy that I'll have Mel sell also, it's a great size for supplies in your studio.
And last but not least, here is a magazine holder that I refinished by painting it and wallpapering....these are great to hold either wallpaper rolls, or all your favorite magazines, sheet music, well you get the idea.
I've got more to show, but gotta run for now.
I hope you all have a fabulous week. I'll post again in a day or two.
Whew, I almost forgot! Go to Melanie's http://www.all-my-favorite-things.blogspot.com to enter a fabulous giveaway, you won't want to miss this one!
Cheers,
Gail

4 comments:

Candy said...

Wonderful, fabulous, make-overs. Who knew the light house could be soooo cute and the doll head is perfect.(good eye Melanie) and your 8 yr. old has a good start on spotting little goodies.
Will be back to see more later.
Candy

melanie's all my favorite things said...

the tower the tower the tower...how I wish I had just kept my mouth shut and bought it for myself...perhaps when I turn 50...it will be mine:)
love the blog...sooooo pretty!
melanie

Jamie said...

Gail you have been BUSY! Awesome art dolls and all the makeovers are perfect! I really love the shelf reinvention:) Thank you for my award sweetie. It made my day! Love, Jamie

Coleen said...

great transformation!!! and i love the magazine holder very much!