Sunday, March 25, 2012

I Enjoy Being A Girl

Sometimes being 13 is not all that great. But, with a retreat like this one in your favorite colors with cool furniture and your friends (alive and pretend) to keep you company, things could be worse.

Credits: Furniture is Plan Toys bunk bed painted white; Modella chest (one of my new favorites) and bubble chair (clever Monika uses a craft ball for these...they are usually very expensive!) from my friend, Monika; AG Minis desk, chair, and side table; CB2 ornament chair. Bedding and pillows are made by me. Accessories are Barbie; teenager and backpack from my work friend, Maria; erasers; cute characters, plant, and shoe from my friend Neomi; AG Minis; books and drink container from my friend, Oese; bulletin board from Michaels; re-ment; spray bottle lid, and Disney. Garfield is from my son's old toys...Garfield was one of his favorite comics/cartoons when he was little.

Funny, this is a scene that took me longer than any other I have ever done. I had to find all those pics to put up on the bulletin board. I remember what being 13 is like...though it was a loooonnng time ago. I had to make the silly pushpins by cutting pins and gluing on a bead...beastly, messy job. Tried to make the comforters look both downy and still hang right...lots of try and fail. I would have loved a room like this, especially the cool chairs.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Es Ist Mir Wurst or In Der Not, Schmeckt Das Fleisch Auch Ohne Brot

My husband suggested that I should just make a cool, modern scene as my next project. Of course, I could not resist adding a bit of goofiness (and much loved German I have heard since I was a child) and all the beautiful Wurst from my friend Monika.  So here we have modern coolness with sausage.

The translation of the title is: "It does not matter to me" and "When necessary, meat also tastes good without bread."

Credits: Room is a wine box. Sofa and coffee table are Bozart Kaleidoscope House. Sideboard (now one of my favorite pieces) is from Monika as are the shells on stands and the sausages. Chairs are from Oese (also my favorites) as are the books. Flooring is a placemat. Wallcovering is scrapbook paper. Mirror is from local consignment shop. Empty frame is scrapbooking item. Other frame is a beading item. Plant is from my nephew, Nicholas. Buddha is from our local Tibetan store. Trays are vintage German from my childhood. I made the pillow. Sidetable is two blocks from The Scrap Box, a local source for discards from businesses and factories around Ann Arbor.