Monday, January 22, 2007

Office Joke - Penguin Felt Mask

It's silly, I know, but sometimes you see something that you just know will be funny and you just have to run with it. My co-worker has a Far Side desk calendar that we check daily....on my desk, I have Dilbert and a Spanish Phrase a Day. So anywho, Tuesday (we had Monday off...yippee!) we check the Far Side for the weekend and see the most hilarious cartoon:

Being crafty, you know what I had to do...

It's not the best craftsmanship, but for all I knew, the guys at work would throw it around or simply toss it. The mask is made with felt and embroidery floss and I even added fusible interfacing to the inside of the beak to keep it firm and prevent it from flopping over too much. I actually looked at the cartoon when I was putting the mask together so I could come as close to the drawing as's not exact, but I think it's kinda cute!

I left the mask on my co-worker's desk with the original Far Side cartoon I used to design my penguin mask. My co-workers thought it was hilarious, and the mask is still hanging out in the office...don't worry...some of the guys did actually put it on...too funny!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fabric Hint

Hmmmm....what could all this pretty fabric be for?

Hmmm...I wonder...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

My Weekend Project - Shabby Chic Style

I've been looking for a printer stand for awhile...not necessarily a true printer stand, but anything furniture-wise that I could put a printer on. Right now, it's propped on some plastic drawers, but the top of one is caving under the weight of the printer, get the point.

So, as soon as I saw this dresser at the Salvation Army, I saw the potential in it to become my printer stand...with some nice paint, scrapbook paper, and decoupage.

Here's, basically, what it looked like before:

I had already taken off the knob (see below) and 3 little colored domes that are fit just above the drawer (you can kinda see where they used to be by the indentations)

Not so cute's ok, just not my thing

Same thing w/ the feet

All sanded and primed now! Ready for some pretty paint!

All painted up...still not thaaaat cute we're getting somewhere! I used some pretty, floral scrapbook paper to do a decoupaged finish to the top of the nightstand and the front of the's far from perfect, but I love it! Now, all I need is a new knob...hmm...

That's when I run into this...argh! Who knew a store could have so many!? I went with a cheap acrylic's just for me and for a $10 difference, it doesn't matter too much...I still found the look I was going for.

All done! Yay!, do I really want to stick a stinky ole' computer on top of my super cute handiwork? Decisions, decisions...any ideas?

Monday, January 01, 2007

Kick Off the New Year With Jewelry!

You've toiled away for the last couple months, picking out the perfect presents for your friends, family, and loved ones, so you should treat yourself to a little somethin, somethin to congratulate yourself. And, just in time, I'm having a sale on your favorite DCL jewelry designs so you can save up to 40% on those designs you've been drooling over

Check out the Pacific Dream collection - now on sale at up to 40% off - these designs will look so hot this spring with all the white fashion that is sure to be hitting it big again this year!

Shop today so you can get first pick at the sale items AND if you shop before January 31st (11PM), you can save an additional 10% off your entire order by using discount voucher "NewYear10" at checkout!

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