Saturday, October 25, 2014

Apothecary Altered Book

Outside Cover

 Inside cover page
Half page with pockets
Open Pocket page
Open to Apothecary shelf
 Close-up of inside
See detailed working photos on October 15 post

Thursday, October 23, 2014

'Fire Starters' or 'Nailed It'

I have long admired these little genius fire starters
No denying how pretty and handy they will be, Especially since the weather is turning and our furnace is NOT WORKING AGAIN...
I think you will agree that I NAILED THIS ONE TOO!!
Thank You Pinterest for all the inspiration and how to's
Disclaimer- I did NOT do the beautiful samples. Click on the photos to follow the link to the real entrepreneur's of fire starting with fashion.
First I gathered together all the dry coffee filters {they go up like roman candles} and various nut shells, bits of birch bark, wood chips coffee and tea grounds etc.
Melted the ugliest old candle in a pot...on a very dirty stove, by the looks of things. But, alas I am being real. I do not have a maid, and do fail at times to get the last mess cleaned up before making a new one.
Pour the hot wax onto the carefully arranged filter pile.

I figure one tablespoon should be enough. I let them sit for a minute before scrunching them up to hold a shape. I think we will all know what I mean when I shout 'NAILED IT'...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Public Service? or Enabling?

And we all know at one time....
We have thought about hiring this guy!!!
I watch enough CSI type programing to go Deep...Really Deep....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apothecary Altered Book....Begins

This is what I have been working on

It takes day's drying time in between layers
 Lots of pre planning and details
 A selection of bottles
 A bit of imagination
Some necessary secret ingredients
A touch of magic
 A cabinet of mysterious collectibles
 The 'Dead Witch Scrolls'
And some 'Highlander Lure'....those who know will know...part of the special chant involves the word....'Seamus' Aye....
 Check back on October 27th to see the full project
 just in time for 'All Hallows Eve'

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Curiousity or Two

 Without actually admitting to the idea that I am adding to my ummm collection of unique things. {or telling you that I had to wrestle it from the hands of a very nice woman I know - You know who you are} Here is the warming bowl.
I  would love any information that anyone might have about this item. Like approximate age? where it might have been used?
The bottom has one word on it 'copper' and you can see the copper coming through. I think it has some sort of silver plate on it.
 The filling spigot doesn't have the cap. It is very heavy in hand. The bowl is permanently attached.
And then there is this interesting little frame. I looks very old to me. Appears to be all joint and groove put together.
The back looks like this, those clasps pivot so it can be opened. Then the canvas backed liner actually splits in half on a hinge?
 Again if anyone has any ideas or has seen these before? I would appreciate any and all feed back. Have a great day. It is these items that keeps me digging through other peoples abandon treasures. LOL Its a sickness.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tunnel Books and Bit-Strips

 Santanna and her Best friend Alexis since kindergarten. They make 'bit-strips'.These make me laugh out loud and it is amazing how they match up the personalities. Had to scrap book them for sure.

Rhiannon and Santanna, this one just cracks me up, they are so like their mom. Whether they think it or not.

A tunnel book for the 'Paper Traders' group I play with. One is destine for the swap, one is a keeper, Love the Graphic 45 Halloween!
 Front Cover
Tunnel Book Inside
 Back Cover for Dedication
Front Cover
Tunnel Book Inside
 Back Cover for Dedication