Nov 21, 2011

LESSology Challenge #6 Guest Designer: Maggi Flynn


Our guest designer for LESSology Challenge #6: Hanging Mobile is the fabulous Maggi Flynn! :)

Hi everyone!

My name is Maggi and I run a little blog called Just Add Glitter and Stir where I talk about my crafty endeavors: crochet, mixed media, scrapbooking and anything else I can put hook, glue or glitter to. I am thrilled to be guest designing for LESSology this month! I just love repurposing items to use in (and on) my projects. My current favorite thing to do is find canvas wall pictures at thrift stores, Gesso over the pictures and use them for my own nefarious creative purposes. lol Sometimes you can find them for less than a dollar which really appeals to my wallet since blank artist canvas can be expensive.

But today I'm here to show a mobile I created from an old wooden embroidery hoop, cardboard, fabric remnants, jewelry pieces and who knows what else I stuck on there. lol Under piles and piles of whatchamacallits and doodads in my craft room, I came across a piece of Wonderland fabric given to me by my good friend Deb. We're both big Alice in Wonderland fans and this fabric remnant became the inspiration for my "Wonderland Mobile":

I started with a wooden embroidery hoop to which I Mod Podged a piece of fabric, stamped onto it with red acrylic paint using star punchinella as my stencil, added some Stickles and sheet music (accented with Distress Inks).  I then stitched on the fabric and created the hanger using Punchinella and a clock jewelry pendant for the top of the hoop. The crown, glitter flamingo and Hatter brad were unearthed from my crafty stash. :D

For the outside of the hoop, I crocheted around it using blue acrylic yarn. The pink and blue tassel trim (from Gauche Alchemy's ACME kit) was mounted onto a piece of cardboard, cut out and attached to the hoop and cards using silver jewelry wire. I then attached a key to tie in the Wonderland theme.

The fabric featured graphics of playing cards with various characters on it so I cut two of them out, then I Mod Podged those onto pieces of cardboard. I stitched around each "card", added Stickles, more stenciling with star punchinella, added small pieces of distressed sheet music and wired a crystal to the bottom of each one.

This was one of those projects that I'd work on for a while, go to something else, come back and do a little more, stop and start, stop and start. lol Do you ever have projects like that or am I the only crazy crafter out there??? :D

I did have a lot of fun making this for LESSology and want to say thank you to Yvonne and the LESSology team for letting me show it off. Thanks for having me on the blog today! :D

Now, as I like to say: Go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!


Altogether now...."Awesome project Maggi! " Are you totally inspired to make your own hanging mobile now? We would love to see your entries for LESSology Challenge #6: Hanging Mobile! :) Please leave some love for our guest Maggi.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Veryyyyyyyyyyyy cool!! I love love love Maggi and loving what she created too!! GORGEOUS! So happy she is with us this month! :):):):):):):):):):):)

In the Light of the Moon said...

Love this cool idea...especially the stitching detail!!

Carmen Wing said...

Very, very, very cool Maggi. Love that bright blue and the pink together and am not usually a pink person! As you know ;)

Angi Barrs said...

WOWZA...what a cool project. I love Alice in Wonderland. The design is gorgeous. Thank you so much for guesting with us. :)

Maggi said...

Thank you for the lovely comments and thanks again for having me on the blog today! :D

Linda said...

Oh Maggi this is very cool. Love the theme!

~amy~ said...

how super spectacular!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, how cute is this!

Audrey Pettit said...

So very, very cool, Maggi!