Outdoor Decor

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Dreamcatchers – new listings in the shop, they go quickly.  Visit soon as the shop will be in Vacation Mode by the end of this week – July 1 – July 30.
http://etsy.com/shop/eclecticat444decor

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I have an Obsession!

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I make things everyday! I love making things it’s my passion and my fuel! I put my heart and soul into everything I make! I make the art and cards I would buy! If you want great handmade quality check the shop! You will find “one of a kind” gifts and decor! Have a fantastic day! From me and my sidekick Frankie Cat!

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New items (dreamy, whimsical dreamcatchers) just a sneak peek!
Link above to shop now and follow on Facebook and Instagram so yo uh can stay up to date on SALES and listings!

ACRYLIC Ideas!

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Here’s just a quick snapshot of what’s in my shop and what ideas came when using the so called tree ornament shaped like a light bulb!

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In December I was busy making Christmas Ornaments and I bought a few light bulbs ornaments, well, not just a few, I ended up ordering a case and misread the quantity! I ended up with 36 and Christmas was over when my shipment arrived.

I begin with an idea,  then it becomes something else. – Pablo Picasso

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So I decided to convert them into hot air balloons and various eclectic, whimsical decor pieces! Its been such a fun & Inspiring process! My shop is stocked with these Cuties and I even have a completely different style too…like the electronic/IT gadget pieces which I personally love & appreciate having worked in IT department.

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And being a music lover I just had to fill this one up with Vinyl record and sheet music! This particular one is a hanging ornament, but it can be converted into I piece that stands on the desk! Just adhere a washer with E6000 industrial bonding glue or I can do that for you!  If you are interested in any of these just visit my Etsy shop Eclecticat444decor. These make great gifts! And right now through February 29, I am throwing in a   FREE greeting card or tag with any purchase! 
Here’s the link.
http://etsy/shop/eclecticat444decor

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Happy Friday! Hope you have some fun ideas for a fun weekend!

P.S. I have more ideas for the “light bulbs” coming very soon…new ideas always in the works!
Please leave comments,  feedback, I love to hear from you! I can customize these somewhat so if you have any ideas let me know!

New Shop Adventures

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Getting ready for a new adventure! I’d like to go into more detail, but I still have preparations to make! Have a target date and a busy month ahead with family and holiday, and very little time off from my regular job! So it’s a hustle effort for sure!  I’m so grateful to family and friends for their support and  I will be sharing more as I go along this exciting journey!

Transylvania Vintage-Gothic Style Handcrafted (Altered) Book

Who can resist a great looking book, went “Dracula” style with this one!  I love Halloween and finding fun, unique, one of a kind décor! And sometimes that’s hard to find, so I was inspired to start making my own. Each altered book is a “one of a kind”. I love making these and I take a lot of pride in preparing all the bits and pieces carefully with quality materials.

Altered Book

Altered Book

This book is stained and painted with various acrylics and Tim Holtz Distress stains and paints and then covered with grungeboard which has been prepped with distress inks/stains and then various papers are embellishments are applied including a wax seal for that old world feel. I’ve added a brass hardware hinge and other jewelry (chain, key, cross) The book is sealed shut (not intended to be opened) includes 5 pull out handmade cards.

Handmade Tags

Handmade Tags

The are decorated as well on the back – all of the cards are handmade as well. The tag can be pulled directly out of the book and used as a bookmark for your own favorite book! The books I used are all old books and I’ve given them a re-purpose (aka upcycling). Makes for a great conversational piece and will look great on a mantel above a fireplace or on a bookshelf or in a haunted house!  This is my kind of “old-world” realistic décor!

Back/side of book

Back/side of book

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An Artist’s Soul

FB_IMG_1440386911242I absolutely love this!!!!  (source: unknown, share if known)

I appreciate handcrafted items because I make things myself and so many times I’m just “winging” it, I’m in inspired by others artwork, but then I sit and just start putting together whatever comes to mind, it is really from my heart and soul and I try to give it my very best!  On occasion I will sketch something out, but most often I just get an idea and go with it.  My most recent crafty projects right now are Halloween spell books (old, books I alter), so stay tuned and I promise before Halloween gets here I’ll share one or two.  Next time you meet an artist, I hope you will take the time to stop and think about this quote because it’s so very true.

Cat’s Got Craft!

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Well, Frankie and I have been getting our craft on! So I’ve not held up my plans to blog more! Plus I’m really holding out (going on 3 yrs now ) for a iPad or laptop, the phone just isn’t cutting it and home PC is slower than molasses!  October is an extra good crafting month! I’ve got spellbooks, potions & tags all in progress!  And a couple mixed media canvases on the side! I love sharing and hopefully I’ll do some tutorials in the near (or far) future!  Here’s a sneek peek….

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                       Happy Haunts