Friday, May 9, 2008

My week of spoons

I bought the new Cloth, Paper Scissors mag and so had to try the spoon books it showed in there. I went to Bears Blessings, an antique store downtown, and got lucky and found a bag of old spoons (13) for $5.00 and I bought a knife too. In the bag were two gravy ladles and so I turned them into mirrors. I didn't take a pic of the back but here is the front of one and a close up. I am going to add two tiny silver and enamel bees when they go half off at Hobby Lobby.


With the other gravy ladle I made the spoon mirror below. The little girl is my red headed sister with her finger curls. I bought a teddy bear charm and painted it to match for the front.

Below is all the spoons I did this week. I made 3 spoon books. I used dye inks and painted or dabbed all the spoons a different color. I figured out the words for them and printed them on my computer. I wrapped the three small baby spoons with colored wire and beads. I wrapped the 4 spoon book with a varigated ribbon and put a bow at the top. The spoon book with 3 spoons and the knife I wrapped in wire and beads and on the baby spoon put tiny safety pins and on the knife I put a jasper stone cross. I colored all the silver rings that hold the spoons onto the big rings with dye the color of the big rings and then put some fiber on the big rings. I doubt I'll make any more but it was fun to try it once.







7 comments:

justthesmallstuff said...

These are all beautiful as are the rest of your mirrors. My favorite is the little girl, and I love the spoon books. Charleen

Ties That Bind said...

beautiful Kat! I need to go spoon hunting I see! Thanks for sharing :-)

Dana said...

Kat, your spoons are beautiful. My favorite book is "We've Come a Long Way". I love the 3 spoons. The one for Gay's step is lovely, too.
Also - glad to see you using your drawing skills!
Dana

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Fabulous Spoons Kat! You are really on a crafting roll :)

Lorri said...

Gorgeous fun with the spoons. I just posted a spoon message on my blog :)

Nelly said...

Your spoons are fabulous! And wow what a buy! I love finding such bargains.

TonyaA said...

Love these! I have been wanting to do some of these myself.