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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Summer Update

I am sorry to have been so long in updating my blog!  We have been home for a couple of months from Florida but I have been very busy!  I have been gardening and playing golf and crafting!!  The bird house above was built by my hubby for our house in Topsham.  We had it hanging from a tree for the summer.  He actually made 3 of them.  One had a bird family in it for a while.   I decided to upcycle this bird house for an indoor planter.   I added the base it is sitting on to give it some height.  Since I seem to kill any indoor plants - I used artificial plants for my planter.  The artificial ones look so real!!
I used Iron Orchid Designs molds and stamp to decorate my bird house.  I just love the way it came out!!

Iron Orchid Designs (IOD) makes beautiful molds you can use on most anything.  The above Bird is one of there designs.  The detail is just fabulous.  I used air drying clay in the mold.  

The also make transfers!   The riser above was made from one of their transfers called WildFlower Botanicals.  They are so easy to use!  They provide the tool to just rub them on.  I then sealed it so it would not come off!  Really alot of fun to add to anything- even furniture!

I am getting used to a much smaller craft room but I felt I didn't have enough drawers to all my stash.  I had purchased a couple of these units from Michaels in Florida and I really liked them.  So I decided to get some for my craft room here in Maine.   Hubby helped and put them together.  Love, love how they look and how much room they give me!!  

Here is a picture of the most recent IOD Mold I purchased. I haven't even used it yet but I can't wait!!  If you are not familiar with this company - you can go to Youtube or Pinterest and see lots of videos on how to use their fabulous products.   Now, I didn't post any of the cards I made this month but I am still doing card making for sure!  Next month I will share some of my cards along with more upcycled items!!   Hope everyone is happy and healthy!