Sunday, April 7, 2013



Hello blogger friends!!  Hope you are having a good Sunday.  I am having a relaxing day after a great Saturday filled with friends and new crafty things.  I am learning a little about the art of needle felting.  It's quite relaxing although you need to stretch your hands and arms after a while LOL!!  Soon I will be posting a new project featuring something made with this new art I am learning.

For today I have to share a cute gazebo I finished this past week.  The file is from A Little Hut.  It reminds me of the gazebo at my parent's home and it brings a lot of good memories about my dad and all the good and cherished times we spent with him there.  

I cut the gazebo in Kraft paper and spent a lot of time stamping a wood grain pattern, then running all the pieces through the Big Shot to emboss a wood grain texture and then sponging each piece a lot with Walnut Stain distress Ink.  I have to tell you all this process took more time that to actually assemble the gazebo but it was worth every minute ;). It main seem difficult to put it all together but it's not.

Here is the work in progress:

After I assempled the piece, I noticed that the columns were a little fragile.  To correct this I stained a bamboo skewer with walnut stain ink and created some columns to reinforce the structure.  I love the look they gave to the gazebo interior and this idea worked perfectly.  The gazebo is very sturdy and it will survive for a long time as part of my home decoration.

After it was finished I decided it needed some grass and flowers, you know how I love colors!!  So I used two of the freebies A Little Hut shared recently with us.  They can be found now under the single images section.    I had to purchase the bike since I missed a lot of the freebies, but it was worth it.  

I love how the ceiling looks, don't you think it looks like real wood?

And finally, here is my gazebo in all of his glory:




Hope you liked it and get motivated to make one ;)  I had a great time making it and will definitively will be making more, I have a few gifts to make ;)

This is all for today, but here is a sneak peek of what I am currently working

Thanks for the visit and see you soon!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


 Hi,  I have always wanted a cute small house with a wonderful garden and colors that makes me smile.  That's note the case, I live in an apartment and even silk flowers dies around me.  Instead of the burden of owning a house and all the things that comes with it, I made myself a cute little house using the Peony Cottage kit from SVG Cuts.  I have had this kit for a while and this past weekend was the perfect time to build this cute thing.

Just in case you are wondering, I used the Sweet Blossom stack from DCWV.  I was lucky enough to find it at a local store on Saturday.  It has the perfect colors for this kit ;)

Here are a few details of the front and sides of the house:

And as you can see, it's a box.  I used some vellum to cover the windows and then inserted two led tea lights.  The effect is so cute!!  Perfect to decorate your home.

If you have any question just leave a comment and I will gladly answer you.  

Thanks for the visit!!