Category handmade

Domestic Goddess

Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper.

I started with a burlap base, that I made sturdier by sewing a piece of chipboard between two pieces of burlap.

The background scene is from Bo Bunny’s new “Soiree” collection. These papers are so soft and pretty, I am in love! It’s like a mix of “Shabby Chic” meets “Fixer Upper”. Anyway, back to the project.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

My plan was to add one of my vintage pattern girls to the scene, and lo and behold, I have one sitting down (of course I do). I gave her some depth by adhering with pop dots.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

Then I layered on the trims and embellishments – all available at The Crafty Scrapper. These new fabric flowers from Maya Road are so soft and elegant.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

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Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

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Being Together…

…is the best gift of all.

I made this altered tin (an old Altoids box) as another addition to our constantly expanding Christmas collection.

ZunkyChic Christmas altered tin

I’ve had this sewing pattern sitting on my desk for months. The original image has the girls playing pin the tail on the donkey, and I thought their poses were just perfect for holding ornaments while they decorate the tree.

ZunkyChic Christmas altered tin

I gussied up their outfits with glitter and gave them each a beautiful ornament to hang on the tree.

ZunkyChic Christmas altered tin

I bleached, dyed, and glittered a bottle brush tree. I added ornaments of jewelry beads and vintage mercury glass beads. The little girls remind me of my sister and me when we were young.

I also made a set of gift tags to go inside.

Zunky Chic Christmas tags

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Tis the Season

ZunkyChic Christmas Card

I had very different plans for this year’s Christmas cards, but then I saw this very cool paper in the clearance section of my favorite scrapbook store, and I couldn’t resist. I knew I could make it look Christmas-y, and I loved the muted tones, which match so well with our holiday decor.

So, I got to work on a new design and here is what I came up with:

ZunkyChic Christmas Card

I used white cardstock for the base, layered the patterned paper with tulle, vintage sheet music, and wax paper that I tore into pieces.

I printed my vintage postcard image onto fabric and then stitched it on top. A stamped sentiment and some vintage mica flakes complete the frosty look.

ZunkyChic Christmas Card

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Christmas Fairies

Each year, I design a new Christmas ornament for our tree, and make a few to share with friends and family. This year, I also swapped with the very talented Audrey Pettit.

Here is my ornament:

ZunkyChic Christmas Fairies

I made the mushroom from paperclay, and then painted and glittered it once it dried.

I made the two little fairies using vintage images from my stash.

ZunkyChic Christmas Fairy Ornament

I attached the mushroom to an ornament clip base (the kind used to put candles on your tree). I gave the little fairy at the base her own little garden to tend.

ZunkyChic Christmas Fairy Ornament

And here is the ornament that Audrey made for me:

Audrey Pettit Snowman

Isn’t he adorable? Audrey sews the most wonderful holiday projects, and makes all kinds of beautiful paper crafts. I was so lucky that she agreed to swap with me! I hope we’ll do it again soon.

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Lovey Dovey

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is another card that I made for this sweetest of days.

I again used felt, lace, and fabric for the background. I added a paper doily and an image that I’ve saved for years that I cut from an old calendar. I knew I’d have a use for it some day!
 

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