Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My New Rooster Tassel...

It's a "Tassel Party"  Stop by Here to see some wonderful creativity. 
A few months ago I was at the craft store and these roosters caught my eye. I've mentioned before that I already have way to many roosters, but I love roosters. So I purchased 5 of them figuring that I would come up with an idea for what to Create. Over the past few months I've seen some rooster tassels while cruising the internet. Today I thought I would give it a go and see what I could come up with. Anything was better than thinking up what to cook for dinner. Here's the original rooster. I really didn't care for the color of the rooster, so step one was to paint him.
My original thought was to use a gold paint. Here's the work in progress. I was unhappy with the color.

I searched through my spay paint collection and came up with one of my favorites, a very dark brown paint. I sprayed him in the garage, but it's only about 15 degrees here in Michigan and it would not dry. After coming inside to finish the painting, I was happy with the outcome.
Having my drapery business, I get quite a collection of small left over pieces of drapery trim. I went to my stash and found the perfect combination for my kitchen. I also gathered up a few reels of ribbon and my glue gun and I was ready to put this tassels together. I surprised myself how it came out.
It needed something...Hmmm...
When in doubt, I grab my favorite gold Venetian craft paint! I added a few gold highlights to the body and a ribbon to hand him from, now I was happy.
I found the perfect spot for him, right above my desk in the kitchen. I really didn't need another rooster in the kitchen....But he is just so darn cute I had to add him to my collection. Really... Do you think you can have to many roosters in the kitchen? I had so much fun making this tassel. I have four more roosters and I think I will get to work and add a few to my Etsy shop this week. I had been putting this project off, unsure I could get it to work out. In the end it was something I really enjoyed creating. What project have you been putting off? I'd be happy to help you out. Let me give you a little nudge to get started. Sometimes that's all we need. Someone to encourage us. I have met so many wonderful women through my blog whose comments have been an encouragement to me. That's all you need, a little encouragement. I know you can do it and you'll surprise yourself with the finished product! "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself." Philippians 2:3

15 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

WOW Sherry!!! I just LOVE IT! I've been wanting to make one too after seeing Cindy's at Romantic Home but now I really do...and it looks so gorgeous in your home too! Wishing you a wonderful week, xxoo, Dawn

tammy said...

Love it! Can't wait to see the ones on Esty. I think I'll wait to shop in your store until I see them.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Sherry.
Love the rooster tassle! Wonderful colors. Looks great in your kitchen.
Cheers, Sharon

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so adorable! I started out just making one and now I can't stop making them! I've sold about 7 of them so far...just in 1 week!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

He's beautiful! I will be checking your Etsy sight since I definitely need one!

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful!!! I have a whole lot of roosters too! Hubby hopes I will want to redo the kitchen in a couple years!

Have a great day!
Kim

Screaming Meme said...

Sherry..You did great! :) A natural artist...:) I have 10 of those other roosters...if you ever want to try to make one from one of them...:) Meme

Cheryl said...

*in my over the loud speaker voice* ATTENTION ATTENTION LADIES You can never have too many Roosters lol. Your tassel is fabulous I love roosters I found your blog from surfing and I am so glad I did what a beautiful blog and warm spirit you have.
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch Joy!

paperglueetc said...

love love love the rooster

Spoiled Sweet said...

Would you be able to make a custom rooster tassel? I love this one but need it in colors to match my kitchen.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Sherry, I love this! It does go so great with your kitchen, too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just darling girl...I would have never thought to paint the Roo...I have been trying to find a Roo to make one for my daughter kitchen...found some great S/P shakers...but when I got them home I didn't want to use them for tassels ha ha!! May you have a great day on your side of the mountain...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Its So Very Cheri said...

That is darling. I love them all. They are so fun to make.

cheri

Tara said...

SO JEALOUS!! This is such a wonderful looking tassel. Love it. Love it. Love it. Did I mention I LOOOOVVVE IT?

Jane said...

Your rooster tassel is beautiful. Love the trims you used. It looks like a perfect addition to your kitchen.
Jane

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