Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Dorothy Anya






And here she is! :D

I made this for DH's cousin who is a huge Wizard of Oz fan. She loves Home interior decorating magazines (teehee!) so I thought this would be perfect for her birthday.

It is an unfinished magazine holder ($6 from M's) that I covered in cs and distressed. It's hard to tell the exact color of Aunt Em's house as it is featured mostly in black and white. I made the boards uneven on purpose, just so it looked aged by distressing it with 4 different inks. Toto is in a little basket that I made using the weave tutorial. The doorknob is a little button, and I added the primas as Aunt Em's house may have been old, but looked quaint, cozy, and well kept.

Thanks for blog hopping today! I will be taking Monday off to hang out with the kiddos - I spent the whole day at the TGF release party today and missed them. See you on Tuesday for a tutorial on a magazine holder like this.

*Love and Aloha*

24 comments:

Lisa Phillippi said...

This is sooo adorable! I can tell you put alot of work...I mean love into this gift. She is going to love It! It really is fabulous!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh My....this is completely amazing!!! She'll love this! I sure do!!!

Melyssa said...

Holy cow!! This totally rocks!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh Joni!!! This is very imaginative and creative! What a fabulous project! Thanks so much for sharing.

Melissa Craig said...

This is FABULOUS Joni! She is going love it, what a lucky girl!!

PaperCrafty said...

WOW~that is so cool! Great Job! Brown's cousin will LOVE it!!!

JenRaff said...

This is really amazing!! How fanastic!! Your very talented!!!

Cathy said...

This is really adorable!!!! Love it! I will be making something similar for myself very soon!!

Janna said...

Joni this is incredible!! I love this idea!! I seriously have this magazine holder on my Michael's list now! I just can't believe this! You are amazing!!! THank you so much for sharing this idea!

Smiles,
janna

Susan said...

Joni this is absolutely marvelous!!! How incredible! You are so creative!!! I love it!!

Sarah said...

OMW- this is so over the top cute! You really out did yourself on this! Gosh, if I made something that cool I am afraid I wouldn't be able to give it away, lol! Your DH's cousin is one lucky lady- I am sure she is going to flip over this.

Angela said...

Another wow- how did you think of that? One more reason you are so creative- thinking out of the box. Literally!

Kelli said...

OMG that is SOOOO stinkin cute you lil show off.... LOVE it,

Joanne Travis said...

This is such an awesome project!! You are so talented, Joni!

Jan Mader said...

Hi Joni...I was blog walking and ran across your site. I see that you like to write children's books. Since I'm a children's author, I'd love to have you come visit my blog. I designed it especially for parents, teachers, and writers. I post creative writing exercises a lot. All my activities work with kids and adults! Come see me...

Becky said...

JONI; WOW!!!This is absolutley gorgeous. You are so creative.

Cassie said...

sooo clever! what a great idea and a wonderful, thoughtful gift!

Randi said...

This is an incredible project!! Just goes to show Anya goes with anything!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gael said...

This is awesome!! What a wonderful, creative idea!!


BTW...TAG, you're it. Check out my blog for instructions.

Tracy.H said...

OMG! If she does not scream and jump up and down when she gets this...there is something seriously wrong with the girl!! :0)

laos348 said...

That is soooo creative! What a great idea - loves those Anya's - they are so cute.

Gramrussell said...

Gosh! What a wonderful idea. You did a wonderful job!

Ashley said...

Super duper cute! I love it!

Gabby said...

Awesome KICK @$$ tut Joni!!! You did AMAZING with these! Hey...ever thinking of selling? Those are Etsy material girl! Love them!!!