Thursday, September 16, 2010

Artsy Cuffs and Photo Play



My thrifty trip home was lovely...
...yesterday was one of those perfect days to be on the road...
...beautiful clear skies...no traffic....no time table.

I did manage to find a few little things but have not had time to photograph them as when I got home...
...there were dishes to wash, laundry to do, beds to change and...
...the cat box.

And then dinner.

Sigh. You know the drill all too well!




In any case, remember these 3 tin kitchen cutters that I found this summer?

They fit on my wrist like bangels...
OOOoooo.....

My idea is to make them into funky artsy cuffs....
...and wear them to Silver Bella!




Here's my start...
It looks like a little crown...doesn't it?

OK, stop laughing at me.
I'm determined to create something spectacular out of my kitchenware.




Meanwhile, I updated my Picasa software and now have the capability of using Picnik to alter my photos.

The above is my very first altered photo.
I have no idea what I am doing but oh my goodness...the possibilities!

Uh oh....
...now I will never get anything done around here!

Well, the boys finally got somewhat of a supper last night and their shirts ironed.
Starla is happy with clean kitty litter.

Things are getting back to normal.

:)

24 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

I can see a cuff, in that crown already!
Debbie

KATHY said...

Your photos are lovely....Kathy

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

it sure ain't easy juggling work, chores and family and friends and animals! interesting cuffs and happy photo manipulating...

texasdaisey said...

You always have the coolest ideas. Love this one!
Debbie

Diane said...

Laura, clever! Sparkly and yes, just right for Silver Bella!
Hugs, Diane

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love your little crown! Inspiration, love it!!!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

gail said...

Laura-I love your idea! It looks great. Also I'm impressed by your picture. I have picassa and picnic, but still haven't figured out too much. I've played a little, but you are right-more to take up time that I don't have right now!
gail

Ozma of Odds said...

...oooohhhhhhhaaaahhhhhhh!! I adore your wrist crown!! Look out, as it may just be the big hit at silver bella ~ and then even more creative souls will be at your fingertips!LOL!!!
xo, Rosemary

Dagmar said...

I think it looks just like a crown...how cool it is for you to share it with us. I love your blog. It is so beautiful.
Ox

E. Charlotte said...

I like your cuff idea! I enjoy making jewelry out of items originally intended for much different uses!

Picnik is great, isn't it? I've had a lot of fun on there!

La Petite Gallery said...

Laura,
Wonderful idea about the cuffs. The lace is beautiful. Back to cleaning, Ta-Ta.

yvonne

La Dolce Vita said...

repurposing just gets in the blood!! lol!

Andy's Attic said...

Oh, Laura, you clever girl!! What a great idea...I love bracelets and old kitchen things. I could see myself wearing something like that...show us more when you get them, OK?
Annette

Annemary said...

jolie la couronne bonne idée de toute façon tu es la REINE des BLOGS !!!!!plein de bisous doux à +

Doni said...

Oh how adorable! GREAT IDEA!!! You probably just started a huge fad that will sweep blog world! Better get yours on Etsy first!!
Blessings, Doni

Chemin des Muguets said...

Hi Laura,

Finally able to catch up with your doings-after time at the lake with my old fashioned computer dial up connection.

I love your cuffs, and your image experimenting.

You go girl!

Love,

Marjorie

Lynn Richards said...

Ahhh, so nice to hear someone else trying to juggle everything. It gets pretty crazy at times, doesn't it???
LOVE the altered photo through picnik. Now where to find the time to set it up.....
xo
lynn

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Laura,
I love your photo!
Big Hugs, Yvonne

Jane said...

I think turning those cutters into cuffs is such an inspired idea. You will be the bell of the ball at Silver Bella.
Jane

Anji Johnston said...

Please don't be to 'normal' - I like you just the way you are! These photos are wonderful as is your artsy cuff idea - I think it looks very regal. I hope your parents had a good trip back, how lucky you were to be able to spend some quality time with them. So looking forward to seeing all your other finds on your trip back. Hugs

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura! What a nice idea and what nice pictures you made!!!! I'm curious about your last finds...hope to see them soon!
It's raining today..I'm afraid I won't be able to go to the beach this week end!
Wish you a nice one!
Hugs
Vale

Lululiz said...

What a brilliant idea for funky bracelets! Now why do things like that not occur to me, sigh.

Bleudelavande said...

Ooohhh my godness, I love so much your little crown!!! Such a great idea!!! Tank you for the inspiration!!!
Have a nice day my friend

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I've been on a cuff kick too. I had a Bella party and gave them out as favors. Love your "crown" and look forward to seeing you wear it in Omaha!