Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Projects

 I have been creating quite a bit this Summer!   The above photo is a sneak peek at an amazing piece I bought for $30 and transformed using a fabric medium!

I am so thrilled with the results!  It will be published in an upcoming feature called "Grunge Gone Glam", Restoring a forgotten period piece to new found splendor....


 I have been so inspired lately to create with vintage religious items.  Something moves in my spirit when I work with old prayer cards and devotional books, etc........









I opened up my Shabby chic Shack for a meet the artist event and filled it with more of my new creations for sale....







This is a gorgeous Parisian perfume box I picked up and used a beautiful embroidered trim, vintage millinery and trim to make it special.........




I adore making home made soaps and bath products...this is what I call my rosebud layer cake lavender soap!


I took time to work on a project for myself too.  I was gifted with this wonderful little figurine and as a photographer, I fell madly in love with it!  I had never seen one like it with the one closed eye and the little camera!  I knew I wanted to create some kind of special assemblage with her so............



I used an old candle stick holder.....




a cool vintage camera I found in Kansas for $6.00 that I felt would be the perfect size.......




I painted them and embellished it and it came out like this!!




I even had some fun decoupaging the back.... 

Hope you are smiling this Summer.  Take some time to relax and enjoy!!  xoxo


4 comments:

Ellie said...

WOW. Loving it all.

Jeanne Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, that oink cushion is so amazing and so is the pillow. Did you make both of these? I would love to know how you made the pillow if you created it; just love the style!

Patty Antle said...

Love your projects, Karen.

Karen Paige Hillman said...

Thank you sweet Blog friends! Jeanne, the pillow is a vintage piece I found in Kansas for $5.00 if you can imagine that! I LOVE it too and think I might not ever find another like it! But I plan on trying to recreate some like it and will let you know when I do! I had a pair of pink velvet curtains I picked up at the Goodwill and had an amazing friend who does slipcovers fashion the cover for me and Calico Corners made the inside cushion for me! They are such wonderful people at Calico Corners! So easy to work with!! xoxo