Thursday, June 23, 2011

A few Sea-Inspired Crafts

Hello beach beauties!!
I hope that you are enjoying your summer so far.
We have been busy here and the weather has been a bit on the PMS side, going from HOT one day to COLD the next!!
It is raining right now and chilly but it looks like the next week is supposed to be beautiful.

Yesterday really wasn't a beach day with scattered showers popping up all over so after doctors appointments we decided to paint on the deck.

I have not receive the shark sheets yet from PB kids so I have not picked out any paint for the furniture, but I tried my hand at another knock off for my sons shark room.

I love these, but at $50 buck a pop I decided that a home-made one might be better at this point.
I started with the Tiger Shark.

So, we got out the paints and went to town.
I had everything so this cost me nothing!

After I drew the shark on, I filled in the background first and then filled in the shark and fish.

I used Sharpies for the writing, I think the next one I will see if I can find paint pens because the only colors that really showed up were the dark colors.

Once again he is happy with his shark.
Well as happy as the cheesy smile says. :)

It didn't turn out too bad but the the fish look like the Gold Fish Crackers!

Also yesterday I finally made my driftwood yacht from a huge piece of driftwood that I picked up last year and a new piece (mast) that we found at the beach the other day.

I used some leftover fabric that was lying around for the sails.

Very simple, very plain.
I like it.

Now I just need to find a spot for my yacht.
Too bad I can't sail away on it.



Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Both of your projects turned out so well! Your son looks really happy about that art!

Beach House Living said...

The wall looks darling and nice boat too.

Val said...

Wow, how fun is this????? I love it and what a great artist you are. I'm totally going to do a fun project like this. Always, inspiring me!!

Kristen said...

I am in LOVE with your blog! Soo glad I came across it!
That shark idea is too cute!

Karena said...

Michelle this is the greatest. I love sea inspired images and pieces for spring and summer especially!

You have budding artists in your household!

Just picked up seashells and Seashell napkins at PB


Art by Karena

Finding Home said...

Love. I think it came out fabulous!! And I happen to love goldfish crackers! Oh and how much does your daughter look like you in that picture! Take care my friend, Laura.

At The Picket Fence said...

You are so amazing Michelle! I just love your artwork (and especially your son's grin!) and that yacht is fantastic! :-)

ANNE said...

It does NOT look like a goldfish cracker, its definitely sharky! And the yacht is wonderful, you did a beautiful job!

Beach Coast Style said...

wow!! everything came out really good I love the painting now maybe I should get my pens, paints and markers out! I just love the sail boat and the next time I am at the beach will look for cool driftwood pieces.

AshTreeCottage said...

Great job ~ especially that precious yacht!

Susan and Bentley

simone said...

Hallo Michelle, you are the greatest! You should sell some of your art. It is so pretty.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I like your crafting style and the sail boat is my favorite.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Michelle- So talented! The shark looks so cool! What a lucky son!

It's raining here, too. And the kids are bored.


{ The Painted Home } said...

Love it all Michelle!
d e n i s e

Anonymous said...

These are great Michelle, and it's always good when the kids can be involved.


Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Let's sail away on a driftwood yacht!! Will it keep us safe from sharks?! Your creative juices are endless!!

Seaside Style said...

Hey Doll! Great job as always! They both came out soo cute Glad you finally got to make your drift wood boat as well.! The cheezy smile is priceless. Would he like some shark teeth to go in his room?
Um I already know the answer to this! LOL. I need your address to send him some.


Tanya said...

That looks perfect! Even better that PB :) Great job.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

awww - I love the little boat. You could probably sell them!

NanaDiana said...

Really, really cute knock off!!! Love your take on it...and the sail boat is really sweet! xo Diana

Deborah said...

Hi hunny!
This looks like so much fun!!
Your shark picture turned out fabulous!!!
Your little one looks like he's so happy with it!!!
I love Pottery Barn for inspiration :)
Your talent never ends :)
And that yacht is gorgeous and dreamy...
you are so creative!
Im glad to hear the sun is on its way to you sweetie!!

Deborah xoxoxooxoxoox

beachcomber said...

love the shark art and the driftwood yacht is gorgeous! i will have to try to make myself one of those. good to see the kids getting in on the creating.
cheryl x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Michelle
Love the kids' art.. clever munchkins... a chip of the old block yes? and your driftwood boat is delightful... I've always loved them... so sweet..

Have a fabulous weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Love of the Sea said...

These came out great. Your kids are so cute and are quite the budding artists!! Looks like it was a fun afternoon. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, you've done very well, you creative girl you! A little boy and his sharks, he's got to be loving his momma!

Pamela said...

Sooo darling and I love the boat!!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

loving the yacht! it would look perfect in my house if you decide to sell or trade for art! yes. i areally am this shameless.

your blog is always a joy to behold.


Kelle Dame said...

You've been busy! I love your little yacht! I would totally go for a sail...I'm not sure how far I'd get, but I'd look fabulous! Keep it coming!

Heaven's Walk said... can't sail away just yet! You've got some serious flea marketing to do this weekend, girlie! (And NO, you can't drive the boat.) lolol! Your projects are soooo sweet - and how fun that your kiddos helped out making them! :) LUV that sweet sailboat!!!!! You should make a bunch and sell'em! See ya Sunday,Crash! ♥

xoxo laurie

Connie the crafterbug said...

You did an awesome job! I actually like the black writing better!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I always love a good knock-off! Your tiger shark artwork turned out fabulous! And the best part, you got to do it with your kids!!!

Brandi said...

hi Michelle, my super talented friend. i love your painting. so bright and cheery. your little helpers are adorable. your backyard is so pretty. looks like you had perfect painting weather. love your sailboat too. do you have room on it for one more? lol!!

Muskokangirl said...

Michelle, you guys did a fabulous job on that Shark!! You have given me a bit of inspiration to create one for my daughter's room, her walls need some pieces on it and i haven't been able to find anything for the drift wood sailboat, love it! I have been looking for one everywhere for on top of our armoire in our did you attach the sails?? Guess I'm heading to the beach looking for some driftwood this weekend!!

Red Gate Farm said...

I love the goldfish cracker fish! (They are one of my favorite snacks after all). It looks great and is worth so much more than the $50 bucks that Pottery Barn charges!

I love your new yacht. I've been thinking about trying to make one of these myself. My daughter and her boyfriend both sail and I think it would be a great housewarming gift for them when they move into their new apartment...

Hope your weather is great for the weekend,

sandra said...

Hey michelle!

LOVE both projects! You are a very clever girl indeed! I've been keeping my eyes open at the thrift stores and garage sales for anything "shark" inspired! Let me know if you need more driftwood!

Your kidlets are gorgeous, just like mom!
Sandra said...

You are so darn tootin' creative! Great job!

Martina said...

I love both - the shark and the driftwood boat. Also, your delicate writing on the shark turned out just right! Amazing Michelle. Have a happy friday!

A Cottage Muse said...

I miss the days of arts and crafts with my kids!
Your projects look great Michelle and I can't wait to see them in the room!
Have a great weekend!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Hey Michelle! Sorry I've been MIA lately. It's been a busy summer. But I think of you often and always hoping you are doing well and enjoying your summer, too. :)

Your PB inspired artwork is perfect. Looks like the real deal. And a much better price, too. :) And your talent always amazes me...your driftwood boat is perfection.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS!!! What fun things to create now that we FINALLY HAVE SUMMER! This morning is the first one that we have SUNSHINE! THINKING of you and the beach as I look at all your fun ideas....enjoy every BLUE MOMENT of water and fun my beautiful friend!!! Anita

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your artwork is fantastic!! Besides saving money the artwork is so much more special being made from mommy's hands rather than just being ordered from a catalog.
I am loving your driftwood sailboat too. I look forward to seeing where you place it in your beautiful home!

Passionate for White said...

Loving that Yacht - simply beachy!

Kristin said...

Great recreations Michelle! Your children are very talented. Loving the driftwood sailboat...I've been wanting to make one as well for Coop's pirate room...if I could just find some driftwood LOL

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Love your yacht. I have only found one piece of driftwood in all my beach walking days. It was last summer out in the Hamptons. I snatched it up! said...

Adorable coastal crafts, sweetie! May I join you on your yacht? I'm needing to sail away too :O)


Privet and Holly said...

Love what you
created! The cutest
things are your
kiddos, though....
xx Suzanne

Jessie said...

CUTE projects, Michelle! I tried to post a few weeks ago about your son's bedroom, but Blogger was being a PAIN in the you-know-what! I love PBK, and saw all the cute stuff they had for boys this summer. I am excited to see what you come up with:)!!!

Thanks for the sweet comments about my job! It is nice to have encouraging friends out there in blogland:) (And you aren't that far away in reality;))

Hope you have a great weekend! It looks like the sun may show its face again...yay!


koralee said...

You are one creative! I love the idea of the beach theme...especially for a boys room. You could sell yours...xoxoxo Happy weekend..hope the sun does shine.

Ann said...

Nice projects...

Your shark painting looks real cool for a boy's room... and hey, its made with love.

Have a nice weekend!

tinajo said...

Love this you creative woman you! :-)

A Rosy Note said...

Hey crafty girl, your projects turned out great! I love the beach theme you have going on :)

lila Check said...

Michelle this is the how creative you are and how you are trying to get all of us to get the gift of inspiration from your posts and pictures!
lovely indeed!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your shark painting, you are so talented! And I also love your driftwood yacht...I'll be on the hunt for some good driftwood now!

Kat :)

Tonya said...

Sorry just now making it around to reading all of your posts....we had a super busy week last week!! That little knock PB shark painting turned out soooo stinkin' cute! You seriously did an amazing job!! Also loving that little yact you sure are creative girl!!

Libbie said...

Okay Michelle! That is perfect! & you are right...good thing it is shark week :) What a lucky guy! & I am a sucker for cheesy smiles :)

I think if Iw ere at your home, even i the middle of winter i would have the urge to wear fil-flops & put on my sun glasses :) love it!


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