Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Grayslake: A Tale of Many Projects

In addition to the time spent in my sewing room last week, it was all hands on deck for our first round of holiday projects. Here's a peek at just two of my favorites:

We made these Snowflake Magnets from vintage chandelier crystals and an assortment of great old papers from our scrap stash. I love how they turned out -- each one different, just like real snowflakes!

We also made four different types of photo holders using vintage bottles, metal odds and ends, thread spools and rulers. Here are the thread spools; my son was in Indy for the final band concert of this season; I was wishing he was there to help, because he would have loved using the dremel to make the tiny holes in the top of each spool! We had those little wire holders since the beginning of the year; anyone have an idea of what they are? I have no clue.
In addition to the projects pictured, we made a batch of our signature Vintage Holiday Vignettes and handmade Holiday Banners, plus embellished Wonderland Jars and tiny feather trees. My mom, aka Granny Elf, was a huge help in getting everything finished -- an extra pair of hands for cutting, pasting, tying, you name it, makes everything go that much faster.
Many thanks to our wonderful customers for taking just about everything home! We'll be hard at work this week on another round of projects -- plus more furniture and smalls -- for next Sunday's Wheaton Antique Show; check the show sidebar for details and come see us.

P.S. As I mentioned in the comment section of the post on these burlap basket liners, we ended up going with stencil numbers to embellish them; here's the photo I promised. I think I'll use this post for Transformation Thursday this week, so if you're reading on Thursday or after, remember to click the button on our sidebar to see all the other great projects listed this week! xo



9 comments:

Gardener's Gaze said...

Beautiful. I love the Snowflakes!!

Anita said...

I LOVE it when you make stuff- uch great ideas....I need to get busy...one more paper to write and then...ahhh...

Jill said...

I really like your spool photo holders. I've made my own wires like that put in wood. I have oodles of spools--you've got me thinking! Thanks for the inspiration!

Candace said...

I love the snowflake magnets! Where on earth can I find some old chandeliers!?

pk said...

Those snowflake ornaments are so pretty!

pk @ Room Remix

Leanne said...

I love the snowflakes. They're all so pretty and unique. Thanks for sharing them. I'm having a giveaway this week if you'd like to stop by.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey guys -- Thanks for your nice comments! I tried to come by and visit everyone, but I couldn't find your blog address, Leanne, and Kimberly -- love your site, great photos and projects, but your protocol wouldn't accept my comment. Think I got everyone else. Hope you will all come see me again! xo

Shannon said...

So great! The snowflakes are truly amazing. I love the way they turned out.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Those snowflakes are perfection!!! You crafty thing. :)