10/8/14

One Thing Leads To Another

Isn't that the truth? I was crocheting a hat for my grandaughter recently and as I was doing so, I thought to myself... "self, you should make a cute hat stand to show this hat off when your finished with it." So, the crocheting was set aside and I was off starting a new project. I took an old Styrofoam head and totally made it over into something that I now l.o.v.e.
 I used metal tape that I ran through my Big Kick embossing machine to cover the head form. I used a very ornate embossing folder on the tape to give the form a nice vintage look. Along the edges of the cut pieces of the metal tape, I used pins to keep the tape in place. I think it gives the piece a look of having rivets.
 After finishing and loving the results with the Styrofoam head... that made me grab the Styrofoam torso I have and cover that with the same treatment. Here you can see the beginning stages of that project... one thing leads to another... and another.
I also had my two grandkids playing with some metal tape too.... I had them both create a photo frame. Here is my five year old grandaughter very proudly holding her finished frame.

Now, I am needing to get back to my original project of crocheting my grandaughter's hat!
big hugs,
 

6 comments:

Niky Sayers said...

What a fantastic side track! Love the head and oh my what a little cutie!!!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: your granddaughter is very lovely. Very pretty. Great job. You are very creative. Keep in touch

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Cheryl! Had no idea metal tape was even out there.. Where have I been, under a rock?
What a fantastic joy you have done on all three.. I really love the he heard.. This must have been a boat load of work, but the results came out beautiful!
I would like to try my hand with this tape.
blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

p.s. Your granddaughter is adorable!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have heard of and seen the metal taped used before, but never used it myself. You did a great job.
Your Grand is a cute one and looks like she also did a great job on her frame.

Linda said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the tins that you made! That is awesome what you did with the head form too! Your Grandaughter is so cute and her frame is beautiful! You are so clever!!
Linda