Thursday, April 6, 2017

Shabby Chic Spring Ornaments

Shabby Chic Miniature Ornaments, set of 5.  Three single birds and two birdhouses with little blue birds.  I handmade these with polymer clay and then glazed them into color.  

CreatingCottage on Ebay:

Each Piece aprox 1.5 - 2"  -   Shipping-First Class Aprox 7oz package

Please see my other works and past sales by searching "CreatingCottage" on Facebook, Pinterest and Etsy.  I hope to share my roses with you.

Thanks so much for visiting♥!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cinderella's Carriage Ornament

A Cinderella's Carriage ornament. 

I had recently purchased some die cuts from another Etsy Seller and when I started playing with them, came up with some fun ornaments.  Among those is this Pink Beauty.  It checks all the boxes for me.  It's pink and white!  It has some of my roses on it!  And, there is glitter!  How much more could you want, right?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Blue Rose Wearable Art

We all like the casual lifestyle and jeans are definitely the way of life now.  Dressed up or weekend run around, sometimes it's nice to add a little extra to your outfit and these little blue roses would be a great addition!  Visit the shop on Etsy!

blue roses
Three Rose Necklace on 18" chain

bluejeans necklace
Roses with Beads on 24" chain

ribbons and roses
Small Blue Roses with Ribbon

Miniature Blue Rose with Pearled Ribbons

Friday, August 5, 2016

Rose Home Office Thumbtacks

I just finished these thumbtacks (pushpins) and listed them on Etsy for sale.  I think they would make a great addition to a shabby chic kitchen note board or home office.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Non Electric Air conditioner "Cooler" invented in Bangladesh

I love this idea and would like to test it in my Sun Room.  It can get to be 100 out there, even though we have 2 skylights and windows on three sides. 
Without insulation it just heats up.  Don't get me wrong, that's not always a bad thing.  It make the room usable for a good 3 seasons and even when it is steamy hot, it's actually feels really good after coming in from the pool.

But anything non-electric, DIY and just plain cool I'm up for trying.

Let your imagination run wild!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dollhouse Miniature Mirror

I recently finished this 2.25" x 1.5" Sofa mirror.  How cute would this be over a little white dresser in a Shabby Chic Dollhouse:)

Etsy and the Shabby Chic Teapot

I've been selling on Etsy for awhile now and have really enjoyed all the interactions with everyone.  Being able to share my work, even if not sold, has been quite rewarding.  There have been some lovely comments from people all over the world and the Etsy world has broadened my awareness and appreciation of what other people are dreaming up and creating to share.

A recently completed soft pink rosebud covered teapot furniture applique

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pretty In Pink
Furniture Appliques

Richly colored furniture applique

Another richly colored applique

Natural Branching Furniture Applique

Bouquet Furniture Applique

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Collecting Cabochons

A cabochon is basically a flat backed piece, usually a gemstone of some kind but it's a termed used

  most readily to describe something with a flat back.  The furniture appliques I make all have flat
backs, so technically they are cabochons but usually when i'm referring to a cabochon I mean the
smaller pieces I create that are the basis of my pins, brooches, pendants, magnets and decoration on  
plates, boxes, jars and mirrors.

These little works of art and just such a joy to have and hold.  Each one is an intricate little bouquet.   
The layers of glaze give them a smooth finish that enhances all the details.  Sometimes I make baskets of roses, sometimes just groupings.  Recently I've been making Tussy Mussies.  Some I think will have a nice felt background and ribbon to created a very unique shabby chic ornament.

Adding a little bunch of roses here and there can brighten your day, I hope you order one just to see how sweet they are.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Is selling your work the point of making it?  I really don't think so and I'll tell you why.  I love to make them, regardless.  Yes, I would hope all my pieces were sold so that they were shared and enjoyed by many but I don't think it would stop me from wanting to make clay roses.

Right now, as I just finished work (I work from home) and decided to jump onto my blog, my mind is spinning on what I want to make next.  I admit there are times when I think I really have to get rid of all these things I've made.  But it's not because it's only important that my work sell but to mentally make room for more ideas.  

I'm one of those people who would be happy to make one of each idea I have - crazy right?!  But that's the way it goes sometimes.  I get an idea and then once I get it out, formed into clay, baked and painted ......Yay, I'm done and I can move onto the next idea.  But, should I be more regimented and make 20 of them, see how they change, evolve and become something new just be recreating them. Yes, I probably should do that, but most often I find I don't!  It's more about realizing something that's been floating around in my head for a while and I just need to create it to see it in real life.

So, I guess to answer my own question - No.  Selling my work is not goal for me (but boy wouldn't I like to support myself with my clay) but in all honesty I really don't have the ability to stop making things.  I guess for some of us, like me, it's the making and not the recognition that is the point.