Lady Buggington has made herself known. I have been hiding this beauty inside, hanging on my door to the garage, waiting for the right weather to come outside. Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota, and I thought an effort to welcome CUTE bugs would be well worth my time. Heaven knows the ugly ones will start appearing any day now ;0}
I made this sweet lady out of 1/4" mdf and a little bit of beaded plywood. She is a simple one, but the splash of red on my porch complements the flurry of activity in the neighborhood just fine. I love the swirls that make up the wire antennae. I think that thick, flat floral wire would be a nice way to make the antennae, but I was a little impatient and wanted my girl complete like yesterday! This 16 gauge black aluminum wire did the job.
After she was all painted and sanded I sprayed her down twice with a nice clear spray paint. I love the stuff. I might as well invest in the Rustoleum company because I use a couple cans a week with my orders and all my new stuff.
Speaking of new stuff, I found a fabulous Garage Sale Store in Eagan, MN. I say it is fabulous because, unlike all the chain thrift stores in these here parts, it was actually affordable. This lampshade would have cost me $7.99 or more at Savers or Goodwill. It was $3.00 at the Garage Sale Store, and then 50% off after that.
That low, low price was what made it possible for me not only to purchase the lampshade, but to reduce it down to this wire frame. I bet you can't wait to see what I make with it, can't ya'? Hopefully later this week I will get the chance to tackle that small sewing project.
Things have been so crazy lately I am finding it harder and harder to get real work done. I don't know if it is just spring, or the fact I now have teenagers that have to be driven all over the state, but I find myself wanting to just sit and rest OVER CRAFTING!!! What is this world coming to!?!
Don't worry. I have plenty of projects up my sleeves. There is a whole pile of started Memorial Day/4th of July projects sitting here, dozens of patterns waiting to be written, photos to edit and post, a stack of sewing projects...Whew! Just the thought makes me want to retreat to the couch and play a couple more rounds of Candy Crush.
I will be back. After all, Lady Buggington isn't the only Bug buzzing round my porch. See you soon with more little critters and hopefully a pattern to go with them!