Friday, June 10, 2011

What I am working on…

I have been busy, busy, busy doing shows with no time to take photos of some of my new work. So I decided to put my lunch time to good use and take a few new picts. Check them out:

Burlesque Betty, red peacock clip

Sophia peacock clip

Audrey, peacock and purple peacock feather clip

Chloe, peacock and green hackle feather Clip

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scrabble Drink Coaster Tutorial


Did your P go under the sofa? Lose your S over a heated game? Do you have a Scrabble game sitting around that is missing letter tiles? Well I have the perfect tutorial for you!

Recycle those Scrabble tiles and make clever and quirky coasters. A set would make a great Father's day or house warming gift.

Supplies:
16 Scrabble tiles (makes one coaster)
Xacto or Utility Knife
Ruler
E-6000 Glue
4” x 4” piece of thin cork that can be cut with an Xacto Knife*
Paper towel

*Note: I used Project Cork that I purchased at a Joann’s Store however you can also find it on Amazon. If you use this cork you want to unroll it and sit it under a heavy book so to remove the curl that the roll causes. Plus if it is very thin you might want to double it up.

  1. The coaster will be four tiles wide and four tiles high. Take your Scrabble tiles and figure out what letters you would like to use. I choose to use four 4-letter words that have something to do with beverages. Here are some suggestions:
    · Beer, Brew, Hops & Pint
    · Stir, Lime, Iced & Salt
    · Wine, Pour, Vine & Cork
    · Java, Shot, Bean & Teas

  2. Lightly sand the back of all the tiles so the glue has a stronger hold.

  3. Using the E-6000 (in a well ventilated area), put an even layer of glue on the back side of the first tile. Glue it to the upper right hand corner of the cork making sure the top and right edge is flush with the cork.

  4. Take the glue and run it along the right side of the tile you just placed. Be sure not to use too much glue.

  5. Glue the back of the second tile and place the it to the right of the first. Squeeze the tiles tightly together. If the glue oozes out the top or sides wipe it off carefully with a paper towel.

  6. Glue the remaining tiles in place, remember to place a bead of glue between the edges of the tiles that are adjacent to each other.

  7. Let the tiles dry overnight.
  8. Trim off the edges of the cork and pour yourself a drink.

Peacock Treasury!


Today I was pleasantly surprised to be included in a Peacock Treasury on Etsy, go check it out!

Come to Honfest this weekend!


Come see me (Design by Night) and my girls from Kiss n Makeup at Honfest this weekend. I will have a table in from of Kiss n Makeup on the Avenue (827 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211).

Honfest is Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12. The fun starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. For more information visit www.honfest.net.