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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Redeemed by D.S.ign!
"Something New From Something Old! That is my motto!"
My name is Patricia Davis-Striegler, hence D.S.! I also dwell in the awesome land of Dripping Springs, TX, hence, another DS!
Well, I know this is going to sound a little corny, but...here goes!
I have been blessed with a vision…(it's true) I can see things that have been tossed, trashed, thought useless by many, transformed into something beautiful, useful, unique, one-of-a-kind treasures! (I can see the end product in my mind's eye!!Wow!!)
I pray these born-again items will bring a touch of the Redeemed to your life!
I love working with old, rusted discarded tin and aluminum, old wood fencing and barn wood, old rusted barbed wire, old vintage jewelry and beads, old plates, etc., just about anything that has been labeled “useless“, “no good“, “junk“ or “trash”!
I am also 'into' mixed-media (acrylics) interpretations of Scripture in folk art, repose, and mosaics, and clay. Also, acrylics painted on different and unusual surfaces and altered anything (books, journals, etc).
I will be adding more and more items as I am beginning a new artistic venture at Etsy.com! A great place to find one-of-a-kind handmade items! Please come by and check out my shop and please feel free to purchase anything you see! LOL!.
My shop is located at redeemedbydsign.etsy.com
Please come back often and check out my site for new items and information.
And remember, “Nothing is “just junk” in the hands of a creator.”
"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.”
Monday, April 20, 2009
Papier Mache Baby Gifts
I am soo excited! I have finally come to a place in all of my computer re-vamping...that I can say "Whew"! OK, I know I am not totally finished, but I've at least come to a "stopping point", or should I say "pausing point"...
I am fixing to e-mail Beth and let her know that I am not on our blog list (on our Etsy Austin Blog). I am happy with it now!
I am also posting below the pictures of the Baby Shower Gifts I made for my niece, B.J.! And that is a whole other story! As you can see below, they were for a "girl"! Two doctors told her unmistakeably that she was having a "girl"! Well, what to her surprise, when out popped a "BOY!" She did not even have one piece of clothing for a boy! The room was done totally in "Tinkerbell!" Needless to say, it all has to be changed! they are keeping it all for the next little one, who they hope will be a "girl"!
For all of those who are even remotely interested in my doings and going...I am going to be posting my To-Do-Lists just on the blog, so please continue to follow me! You will just have to click on the link and you can see all of them on the right side of the Blog!
Here are my Pics of The Baby Gift!
They are Paper Mache! Something from Nothing, isn't that my motto! Well, I really do that, folks! The other is a peg hanger that is painted to match the Butterfly, Flower, and Heart! They are painted and decoupaged with tinkerbell!
(The paste I use and which I prefer to use, is a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part flour. the oldest recipe I know of. I tried to use elmers and water...yuck! Hated it! This is what I have always used, and it works great!) (ok if there are typos, I am having a horrible day typing, LOL!--I will check later)
The Finished Products!
Material for the project.
Step 1 - Patterns!
Cut out patterns in cardboard and tape together...
Cover the entire strcture with strips of newsprint dipped in paste...
Let completely dry and paint and decoupage...
SIMPLE Crafts for Children, Sunday School, or YOU!!!
~FOR CHILDREN~From: www.simplekidscrafts.com (youtube)
How To Put Together A Crafting Box For Your Child.
Easy Screen Stenciling:
THE SURVIVAL INSTINCT
A Lifestyle of Learning!I am in a perpetual state of learning right now…I am like a dry sponge soaking up all the information I can find. I don’t profess to have arrived, but I am seeking and searching and learning… Life is fragile right now… The economy could get better or it could get worse. Some say let’s be prepared for the worst… I say, “Let’s prepare so that no matter what happens it will be better…life will be better, more fulfilling, enriched, and just plain fun…!" Enjoy the feel of dirt in your hands, the taste of fresh vegetables you grew on your own little spot of earth. Take hold of and cherish the moments of time spent learning how to bake and how to use herbs and any handcrafted items that are useful in everyday living or earning a living!! Share the knowledge you have gleaned with your daughters and sons! Learn…Learn…Learn…Teach…Teach…Teach… Learn to be truly self-sufficient ( or at least to some degree)… It just really feels good to know that if all else fails, you can take care of you and your family… Just that knowledge, alone, is “happiness immeasurable!” I will be posting information below and updating video tutorials as often as I can! All information will have the authors and links to their web pages for more information on each subject discussed!
~SUSTAINABLE LIVING~*Information & How-To's*~
Etsy Organic Team Promotes Organic Goods Organic tag identifies organic products from sellers committed to promoting sustainability.
How to Go Green: The Basics Great Info here for the beginner who wants to learn all they can about going "green"! http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/green-index/green-basics-guides.html
GREEN BUILDING DESIGN: "BUILDING WITH AWARENESS" by Ted Owens: http://www.buildingwithawareness.com/Movies2.html I found a great site with great information and a DVD on Straw Bale Construction, etc!
Jerry Hutton alternative energies expert Director of the Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels Training Center at Hocking College "Ted Owens, in his "Building with Awareness" DVD, has taken the process of "Green Building Design" to the next level in both the construction and operations of the home. I highly recommend these construction techniques for anyone interested in implementing truly sustainable designs."
"I spent last weekend watching the Building with Awareness DVD. As soon as I was finished. I watched it again! This extremely informative and beautiful video, as far as I know, is the first of its kind. At least, the first green building video I have been able to find with the building process laid out step by step in a simple and very visual format. I'm ecstatic to have found Syncronos Design!" —C. N. Nevada
So, check out the site and let us know what you think!
More Sustainable Info to come! I am playing with the idea of posting all of my Sustainable and Survival Instinct Articles on a new blog just for Green&Sustainable Living...don't know yet...if I could archive them here on different pages, that would be great. If anyone know how let me know. I know, there are no comments here. Just e-mail me at:
See ya later!
The below info is still in construction! Coming Soon!
~THAT 'OLD TYME' WAY!~Coming Soon!
~LIVING OFF THE LAND~Coming Soon!
~THE HANDMADE REVOLUTION~Coming soon!
RAW FELTING:::MATERIALS FOR RAW FIBER FELTING & SPINNINGThis video (below)is what got me interested -big time- in Raw Material Harvesting and making products from it! This is one of the most amazing videos I have ever watched! Just Amazing!
GREAT BLOG AND SERIES ON PLUCKING RAW FIBER OFF BUNNIES! See Yarn2Spin's blog on angora Rabbits for lesson series on Harvesting Rabbit Fur: "What Does It Take to Pluck a Rabbit?"Pt 1-4