Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fun little paintings...


Thursday, June 12, 2014

June Newsletter!

Happy June! We hope you are having a great month so far and are excited to share our news with you.
June 12th, 19th, & 26th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm
July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm 
This summer we are focusing on tips and techniques for drawing portraits, learning about a different portrait artist each week.
Although, we don't yet have information on every class we are holding this fall, here's one not to miss: MPCC Party Decoration Class on October 25th from 10am-noon! Learn how to make tissue poms, fan-fold pinwheels, buntings, and more! Materials provided. Please contact Mid-Plains Community College Valentine Campus to sign up. 402-376-8033 or nollettej@mpcc.edu
Our DIY this month comes from my current obsession with lace. :)
I've been making a lot of these little beauties lately and here's how: First, pick out some pretty lace, trim lace is the easiest to work with for this. The wider your lace, the larger your flower will be. And make sure it's long, you will probably need about a yard for 1-2 inch wide lace. Thread a needle with thread the color of your lace and knot the end a good 3-4 times. Run a loose basting stitch through the bottom of the lace trim.
Every so often, scrunch your lace together, sliding it down to your knotted end of thread, but not too tightly. When you've finished, knot that end and cut off the extra thread. Cut out a circle (about 2 inches in diameter) of felt in a color that matches your lace. Using fabric glue, start gluing your lace down along the outside edge of the circle (I had super wide lace so mine is closer to the center than usual). 
Continue gluing down, spiraling the lace into the center of your circle. Then attach a hair clip or pin to use as an accessory, or glue or sew it on to whatever project you want to. If lace is a little too girlie for you, check out our similar DIY for making burlap flowers here
We hope you have a great start to your summer!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Repurposed Vintage

Love sign made from repurposed vintage items, displayed on headboard
 cute little vintage typewriter desk
 kitchen island
 stool covered with vintage yard sticks
mid-century modern dresser turned desk