Monday, October 11, 2010

Finally making headway

The first Saturday of this month I finally got to hang with the girls and have some creative time. We called it a scrap shower since we combined Scrapbooking (and other creative endeavors) and a baby shower for one of the girls. My friend Rebecca made the cutest cupcakes with paper butterflies on top.  Should have grabbed a picture but you can visit Rebecca's blog to see.

I worked on making some artwork for Mom. You know how moms can be. They think everything you do is great and mine wants to put everything on the walls. I made this and had words on it but didn't like the way they looked so peeled the pieces of paper back off. I really like the little rectangles of previous layer exposed that happened as a result.  The tree stamp is a nice big one from Donna Downey and this is a 12x12 piece of watercolor paper.  I had fun using a mixture of paper, fabric, wallpaper, postage stamps, buttons and paint.

On another note, I finally made some headway on the wood floor. Started out Satuday figuring outy first few rows and cuts and found out that the table saw I borrowed didn't have a neccessary piece to keep the boards straight for longer cross cuts so off to Lowes to get something else (after researching and ordering on the Internet of course). Ended up with this awesome one that can do rip cuts and cross cuts. It's called a hardwood floor saw and is somewhat convertible. I'll have to take a picture of it. Rebecca came over Sunday and was an immense help in keeping me on track with my cuts and with all the glueing we had to do. It's only a small start but I am on my way.

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Rebecca said...

It even looks pretty in the photos!

So glad I could help!

joanne said...

It is so nice to see your artwork again. I love this piece!

I have to tell you how much I look forward to your updates on your floor project. I am still just jaw dropping in awe with each update.

Can't wait to see the next one :)

laurel said...

Thanks again Rebecca!!

Jaw dropping in awe of how long I'm taking. ;-)

It's good exercise in a stretchy sort of way.

Thank you for liking my artwork. Love yours and your photography. It's past time for me to pop over and catch up.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful piece... love it!! And the floor is looking SO pretty! :)

ELK said...

hi laurel wood floors look really nice but especially relish your art as always!!