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Monday, January 9, 2012

I’m Still Flippin’ Furniture

Hello my blogger friends.  Hope everyone is having a great start to 2012.  I have been keeping up with as many of you as I can and have been so inspired by all of your projects and tips.  Thanks for sharing.

I wanted to get a little personal today and share something I recently shared on FB.  I have been having terrible problems with my back and since we’ve tried everything else I think surgery is going to be in my future. Sigh.

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As a result I have not been cranking out the furniture pieces like I usually do.  I had a couple of good days lately and really accomplished a lot but today I was just down flat on my back!
Now I know you have your own problems and that is why I haven’t said much about what’s been going on but I felt that I needed to let you know and ask that you stick with my little blog through the next few months.  I will be mixing it up a little and sharing more home d├ęcor items, crafts, etc… projects that do not require lifting, crawling, excessive bending…you get the picture.

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I will have about three furniture pieces to share with you in the next few days and of course my Free Graphic Wednesday. I have trouble just sitting and doing nothing and I’m  always making something or trying new crafts.

Here’s one I just finished.

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I love doing all kinds of crafts but paper crafts are a fairly new challenge for me.  This is a butterfly wreath I made with a large butterfly punch.

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First I punched out the butterflies.  I then glued a piece of purple tulle to the center of the butterfly and held it over a candle to curl it.  After that I attached small silver beads to the antennas and then glued silver, German glass glitter to the edges and center.


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I then took a 10” wire wreath and wove my opalescent ribbon in and out of it for a base.  I glued the butterflies on to the wreath with hot glue putting them in various directions.  It took 26 butterflies.

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I made 3 small bows and glued them onto the wreath and lastly I made a small HOPE banner for the center.  I believe it would make a lovely gift for a girls room or any shabby chic cottage home don’t you? 

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I hope this inspired you to start punching out butterflies! My daughter and I are considering making more paper crafts like this and selling them on Etsy.  What do you think?  I did list this piece on Etsy you may see it here. It is kind of lonely sitting there all by itself lol.  Hopefully I’ll have more soon.

Again, please bear with me on my furniture flipping I’m still working just slower and I will be sharing more craft projects along with the furniture.  Thanks so much for being my followers and all the best for 2012.



P. S. Here’s a tip.  After you finish the butterflies spray them with a clear sealer that does not yellow and it will stop the glitter from falling off. Smile


Sharing with the following lovely ladies.




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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peggy, I will be saying prayers for you. I had surgery on L4-L5 many many years ago and was so glad I did. It is not 100%, but so much better than it was. Just be patient with yourself and give it time to heal and then be gentle with it when you can.

lin lbprich@bellsouth.net

Clydia said...

So cute! Sorry to hear about your back. Praying your back at it soon!

XOXO,
Clydia
threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

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