Friday, March 27, 2015

FiskaFriends 2015 Blog Hop

Happy Friday Friends.

Today we are celebrating a friendship of Crafters brought together by Fiskars.

This hop runs from Friday 3/27/15 to 3/29/15 11pm PDT. 

All of the blogs on today's hop are former Fiskateers. 
Even though the community is no longer, our friendship of 140+ has continued.

I want to thank Jean Bullock for keeping us all organized.
The 2015 FiskaFriends hop Sponsors who have been very generous.

Eileen Hull Designs logo

How do I win a hop prize you ask?
All the rules are posted here:

My project for today's hop is in progress.  

I spend a lot of time hanging out on Pinterest 
and found idea for hanging jewelry or other items using old drawer pulls.  

I found some antique looking pulls at Hobby Lobby on clearance some time ago a
and just stuck them in my stash.   

I know you've been there.  That idea in progress forever.  LOL

Last weekend I was poking around Michaels and found these neat little wood pieces.  
Then it was all about deciding which design I like.  
Me, not being able to make a decision, bought one of each.
They were only a $1 each. 

I sanded each of them and then decided I would group them in a collage.  

I took photo to remember what I came up with. 

Since I've been dabbling in Mixed media.
I wanted to go with that idea/theme.  

Also, I had to consider the background wall color which is a deep purple.  

So, as of today.  Here is where I am with the project.

You might notice that I changed the direction of the rectangular pieces.  
That was sort of an accident.  
After I created the white butterfly piece, I discovered my directional error.  

The one in the top left is not done. 
 I think I will be dry brushing it with a purple color and then use a background stamp on it. 
I also feel the purple oval needs a little something.   

The drawer pulls will then be mounted in the center of the oval and square ones.  
The rectangle ones will have the pull mounted towards the top.

I still need to cut the screws on the pulls as they are too long.  
And of course make a decision of which pull to put on each piece.  
Oh.... and to find two more drawer pulls.  

I will be sure to share when I am done. 
 Maybe by the end of the weekend.

If you get lost head back to the FiskaFriends main page 

And don't forget to comment.... More comments... 
means more chances to win a prize from Flying Unicorn 

I also have a little give-away.  

For my give-away just leave a comment here on my blog.  
(Unfortunately, I will only be able to ship to a US address) 
And if you can... please follow my blog.  

Here is the entire line up of my talented friends...

  1. Jean Bullock, #8889, 
  2. Susan Slomski, #6150, 
  3. Cindy deRosier, #4113,
  4. Tifany DeGough, #5942, 
  5. Cheryl Waters, #002,
  6. Jean Marmo, #7358, (
  7. Teresa Godines #6857  (You are Here)
  8. Michelle O'Driscoll #7586
  9. Nancy Carroll  #11488
  10. Maya Oren-Dahan #351
  11. Amy Martin Jones #8546
  12. Karen Poirier-Brode (Ladydoc) #2858
  13. Tanya Napier #5407
  14. Pamela Haskin #8040
  15. Stasia Sloma #9314
  16. Tracy Moloney  #6773
  17. Kim Chenez #5612


  1. I cannot wait to see finished work. What wonderful inspiration!

  2. What a nifty idea, Teresa! I'm getting all kinds of wonderful art findings here! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! It wonderful to see our Fiskateers together!

  3. Great idea..thanks for sharing :)

  4. What a neat idea. I look forward to seeing your finished project! How will you cut down the screws?

  5. Those look great! I can't wait to see what they look like when they are done. Just to be sure I don't miss it, I am now following your blog :)

  6. We must be sisters by different mothers. I do the very same thing when I go to Mike's or HL. Probably why my craft room is a disaster. I get totally confused by BlogLovin-but will sign up to follow you. I love this idea-just starting to play with mixed-media-and I want to see how they turn out!

  7. I love your in progress project! I think it's great you are using items that were on clearance or in the bargain bin. I love to find treasures like these at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores in the clearance aisles! I can't wait to see the finished project! Thanks for sharing and I'm following your blog now! :)

  8. great work - I love the drawer pulls you've found - I think I may need to head over to my local Hobby Lobby and see what is there. can't wait to see the finished project. thanks for being part of the blog hop

  9. fantastic project!! thanks for sharing

  10. Happy FiskaFriends Birthday to you Teresa! I love the project you are working on and can't w to see how they turn out!

  11. Great ideas - I knew I need to go to the thrift store again! Thanks for sharing!
    Janelle R

  12. I LOVE Pinterest too! Your collage is coming together beautifully. Love the idea. TFS :)

  13. These are awesome!! Can't wait to see them with the pulls on them! I am following you via bloglovin' and will be waiting to see the finished product! TFS! (I am in the US)

  14. I love this project. What a great idea. I never thought about using drawer pulls in such a creative way.

  15. Fabulous pulls! Never thought to decorate some

  16. Cute projects ! and yep ... Pinterest! So many "pin"tersting things !

    patty 2832

  17. These are gorgeous, love the colors and I am sure they will be great when they are all done.

  18. Loved this! So glad you shared!

  19. I keep hearing about Hobby Lobby drawer knobs and I love the ones you found.

  20. Teresa, what a great idea! I love looking around on Pinterest too! So many great ideas like this one.

  21. That is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see the final version, meanwhile it looks great! Love it!

  22. How cool! These look amazing!!

  23. I love the way you think. What a great project thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  24. What a great transformation. Love the color choice.

  25. Hey sis.... This is an awesome project. What a great idea. I am really loving these. I love the butterfly. It's my favorite. but the flower is really neat too. I cant wait to see what the finished product looks like. And hey... Dont include me in your giveaway... for one your my sister and I will just come steal your stuff when I want to use it, once I get back to CA and I already have that set. LOL. HUGS

  26. LOVE your progress so far Teresa!!!
    I can TOTALLY relate to having lots of Pinterest ideas swimming around in my head, enjoying a bargain and to having works-in-progress :) I have a BIG chipboard "smile" waiting to be altered and a canvas design idea that is screaming to be created.
    THANK YOU for sharing your Work-In-Progress, looking forward to seeing it when it's finished, THANK YOU for being part of the Blog Hop too!!!
    PS - I'm an Aussie, so please don't include me in your prize draw

  27. What a great project you have in progress! Can't wait to see your finished project! I have only heard about Hobby Lobby...still haven't got the chance to visit one! Wish we had a bigger option here! Michelle #7586 PS:fellow blogger from Canada don't include me in your prize draw! Already following you!

  28. What a great idea! It looks fabulous - can't wait to see the finished piece.

  29. Great idea and lovely art on the wood pieces. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  30. Susan Allen #2072March 29, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Very creative.

  31. Fun project! Love that you joined the blog hop.

  32. Your project is looking great- looking forward to the finished project. I love the knob and pull section of HL. It's so hard to make a decision!

    Tanya #5407

  33. I think we all have had directional error at one time or another. lol, they look beautiful and cant wait to see what they end up finished. Thanks for the hop.

  34. Great idea! They should look awesome.

  35. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those knobs...when I re-do my kitchen I'm thinking of putting a different knob on each cabinet. Can't wait to see yours when they are finished. Thanks for sharing Fiskafriend!

  36. LOVE your project! awesome idea!