Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Dream Street...

Happy Saturday! I have a couple more projects to share with you that I created for the Dream Street booth at the Craft and Hobby Show this year. I believe the show starts tomorrow in Anaheim, CA! How exciting, I wish I could be there and meet all of you peeps, but for all of you who are going, have fun!

The first is a little topiary that I created by hot gluing little empty ribbon spools together. I covered the spools with the papers from the Lullaby line, then added a few tiny photos with twine. The top is 3 ribbon spools that were from K&Co. I left a bit of the ribbon on those and painted the tops and bottoms white. Added a few butterfly buttons by Making Memories also with the hot glue gun and a "baby girl" rub on by Melissa Frances.
(Pics are of my sweet Kati when she was born. The bottom one is Taylor holding her after we came home from her being in ICU for 3 days. Kati was born with a heart condition, it was such a scary time!)
Next is a wire holder that I found at AC Moore in the wedding section. It had many branches that you add to it all around the base pole to hang wedding favors on. I decided to just use 2 of the branches. I found a wooden love sign and a chipboard house that I covered with the Forever Family papers by Kelly Shults of Dream Street. Added some photos of my hubby and I and my girls, and then I felt like it needed more pattern to it, so I decided to add some little paper curls to it also. The home rub on is by Melissa Frances. The little rose was created by twisting ric rac around in a circle and stitching it together at the bottom. I hung the love sign with twine from the swirls on the tree and made sure to hot glue everything together really well.
Thanks for looking! I'm off to paint some more! We are changing all of our trim to white in our house (as you can see in my love project photos) and I'm really loving the clean, crisp feel. Working on our hallway, then will move onto the living room next...hopefully after the weekend. It's such a lot of work! Have a great weekend,

31 comments:

Sherry said...

WOW, your creations are stunning!

Sue said...

What beautiful and creative projects...makes me want to dumpster dive for all those ribbon spools I threw away...yuck just kidding but these are just gorgeous

Leigh said...

Gorgeous work, Dani!
So creative!!

Erika M. said...

Can I just tell how talented you are! Those projects are amazing!

Erika M. said...

Can I just tell how talented you are! Those projects are amazing!

Michelle Lanning said...

just gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous! Your work is always classic, clean, and beautiful!

Susan Coish said...

Beautiful projects! You are so talented!

finnabair said...

every visit here is a great inspiration - its impossible not to love your works:)

Char said...

Dani-

You are sooooooo inspiring :-) Love your talent!!

Marlou said...

oh these are absolutely gorgeous Danielle :) x

Jennifer said...

oh my gosh...your altered items are awesome!!!

Leonie said...

They are both gorgeous Danielle.

Eleanor said...

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

Heather Prins said...

I just love that spool project! You are so creative!!!

T said...

Just found your blog! OMGosh girl I love your projects. I always wanted to do something with those enpty spools that ribbon come on but never thought of anything..now you have given me ideas...Thanks for sharing your talent.

Staci said...

Dani, I want to come back in another life as you ;-) Seriously, your work is gorgeous every single time. That ribbon spool project is one of the most amazing things ever!!

Andrea said...

These are awesome! and beautiful! I Love your style!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

OMG.. amazing projects! I dig the wire hanger.. hope I can find something like that too! *hugS* You're genius Dani!

Anabelle said...

Love these, Dani. That topiary is the cutest thing and that sign is fabulous!!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

these are just stunning - love all your creations

~Nancy~ said...

Oh wow.. girlie.. you keep amazing me with your gorgeous projects!!! You're so creative!!! WOW!!! Just love to stop by and look at all of your beautiful things!!! Have a great Sunday! XOXO

Kelly Todd said...

Gorgeous projects! Can't wait for the Dream Street release. Cheers!

Juliana said...

You are just so creative girl!
I just showed my DH and he was amazed too! LOL!!!

DeeDee said...

WOW, how lovely!!! Now I know why I've been saving my empty spools!!! TFS!! HUGS!!

Babydoll said...

Great projects! I love that little wire holder.

Sherry said...

I love your two projects. What an awesome idea!

fifine51 said...

Your projects are so fabulous ! I love all the little and beautiful details ! Congrats !

Virginia said...

Love your projects! That ribbon spool tower is so creative and original. Thanks for sharing all your cool ideas with us!

Wahkuna Maelyn said...

I love your idea using the ribbon spools! So so creative! What a great way to display such adorable pictures! :-)

Naomi said...

So glad I stopped by. You have fabulous stuff posted. I'll be back!!
Naomi