Look at this bed! It is a bunk bed with a pull out trundle. We have handmade mattresses for all three so that an extra doll can sleep in the trundle bed. We also made 2 bedspreads and pillows and I handpainted pretty flowers to match the bedding. Just for the doll lover!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I have this great old student desk. All wood and in great shape structurally. We painted this as a demonstration in Wayne. It is great to talk to the people about old furniture and painting while I am at a show. I enjoy it. We did it a creamy white and added black cherry roses. It was fun. Hope to demonstrate next week in Paramus. http://www.handpaintedbycookie.com/
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I have a friend who is moving and she asked me if I could paint a cradle for dolls. I said sure because we are friends but also have mutual close friends and I really wanted to be a part of this big event in her life. And maybe take a little work off her shoulders. She stopped by and took this very large cradle (human size) out of her truck. I was surprised! She explained how she would like to arrange baby dolls in it and how sweet it would be in the corner of the room.
We have been working and getting ready for Wayne Hills. It seems as though people are coming out and shopping, even though not spending as much, they are still shopping to celebrate Christmas. We are working on "Black". We have sold all our black pieces and have rushed to finish more for the Wayne Hills Show. We did a simple glass top table, an art deco style end table/bookstand and a telephone bench. And of course, we did lots more doll beds. That is our phrase for this season "doll beds". Need directions to show visit www.handpaintedbycookie.com
Monday, November 17, 2008
These great beds sold over the weekend. One is a bunk bed with mattress, bedspread and pillow and one is a sweet little pink bed with Rachael Ashwell bedding. I love the pink rose print from Ashwell. I am out now but hope to find more. Love the colors. www.handpaintedbycookie.com
We did a craft show on Nov 16 at Paramus Catholic HS. We were not sure what to expect with the news telling us how bad the economy is. We even thought maybe this year people may stay home. We were pleasantly surprised that people came out. In fact, the place was pretty packed. Definitley as busy as last year. We sold alot of plaques. And a few doll beds. That seems popular this year. We are getting ready now for next week in Wayne Hills.
One of my crafter friends who does amazing tags, checkbook covers, credit card holders, etc asked if I could liven up her blue tent. She thought it needed a little "pizazz". I painted 4 shades of blue flowers on it and added some yellow accents to brighten it up. Now when she is at a fair, people will have no problem finding her.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I have been painting alot of china. Today I finished 4 more teapots (adult size) I have to bake the enamel paint now so that it is permanent. I really like to paint the china. It took me awhile to get used to it because the surface is slippery and the paint that you have to use is much thicker, almost like pudding. But I think these will be great gifts. You can't find anything like this anywhere else. So many things say handpainted on it and it is a decal. I also did alot of the silver and silverplate vintage trays. I think it is great to find a second life for them.
The snowmen are here! We do these every year and write the name in the scarf on the ornament. People really like them because they are inexpensive and a good teacher/neighbor/whatever present. This year I am going to do some gingerbread men to mix it up. The plaques we do every year also and write names on them. This year we got a lighter wood so that you can hang it in the window with a suction cup. We have alot of condos around the store and wanted to do something that they could use also. http://www.handpaintedbycookie.com/
I have been painting doll furniture for Christmas. Something new for me. They have these great little bedrooms with armoires that are dovetailed and actually miniatures of the real thing. I like to do these because I can paint them all kinds of girly colors and actually overdo them and they look great. I love pink and I painted these a pale pink with lots and lots of flowers.