Sunday, February 24, 2013

Back To Haight-Ashbury

I've had a trio of tea tins that I've been dying to cut into....and I knew just what I wanted to make!  This bracelet reminds me of something one of the flower children may have worn while hanging around the Haight-Ashbury district back in the 60's....full of color and what else--FLOWERS!!

And these, my friends, are what has kept me going until the wee hours creating in the studio!  Behold "Rolo Sandwiches"....a dirty little secret of mine!  Here's what you do:  Put Ritz crackers face down on a cookie sheet (I used whole wheat to make myself feel SOMEWHAT better!).  Top them with a Rolo and put them in a 350 degree oven.  Bake until just beginning to melt (usually 3-5 min.).  When they come out, top them with another cracker...let 'em cool until just warm and then prepare to be addicted!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Let's Be Blunt

I recently won a grouping of tins on Ebay which I bid on for one MAIN reason....THIS TIN!!  I thought I would fall over when I saw the gorgeous colors and scenery...I'm such a sucker for that stuff!!

Isn't she GORGEOUS??!!  Look at that hour glass figure and cool, come hither look!!

I've decided I need to have a room painted either the color of this peacock or the mountains in the background...maybe both!! It amazes me that someone went to the trouble to design a cigarette tin with this type of detail and color. 

I'm obsessed with making these hearts...combining bits and pieces from other tins I have laying around...then stitching them together with wire

The crusty little heart along side of our Mexican bombshell is the edge of an old laxative tin.  I sealed this heart because I didn't want it chipping off anymore.  I love the way it all looks so nicely aged

Here's our peacock on the back...he was aged and got a patina bath!  Like it?  It's going in my Etsy shop!!