Friday, May 27, 2011

A Spoon Full of Friendship

You remember the old saying "A spoon full of sugar makes you sweet!"  Well, this is the Cranky Queen's take on that old wise tale...In April, we celebrated a gal pal's birthday, & that night we "spooned"...okay, that sounds a little weird...we altered spoons for our craft night out...

 The Cranky Queen decided to use a Fleur-de-lis theme. Embellishing with white vintage crocheted lace, old buttons & earrings, & silk leaves from an old, shabby wedding topper.

I added black & white checked & silver ribbon for the spoon handle & a vintage brooch for some "bling"! This spoon honors my Louisiana heritage...

The B-day girl, Melanie, chose a laundry theme for her spoon! Isn't she adorable??? She used a child's washtub graphic, aged torn dictionary pages, buttons, lace & an old key to dangle off the end of the spoon.

Because bees are so popular now, Shannon was "busy as a bee" altering her spoon! She used jute to wrap the spoon handle in and glued a vintage button for added detail. Old dictionary pages were also used.

A spoon full of love...
Jeri, our newest friend to join the "junkin gal pals" used netting, dainty ribbon, silk flower & a rhinestone heart to adorn her ladle-type spoon.  All her embellishments came from old wedding decorations.

Wanda, our hostess for the evening, made a precious spoon & actually has already done a post with her creation over at her blog,"Excuse Me While I Buy This Junk"... Visit her @ www.shopjustvintage.com

Some of the gals that attended the "Spoonful of Friendship" event
From Left to Right: Tammy, Me (Tiff), Melanie, Wanda, Jeri, & Shannon

So, if you don't need your spoon for eating or feeding...try your "hand" at altering...it's a spoonful of fun!
Keep Calm & Keep Craftin'!

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  1. Tiff! Beautiful Altered Spoons! Inspirational! Thanks for Sharing! Love this! And the next swap is... Altered Spoons. You gotta join in that one!!
    The Spoonful Of Friendship Event Sounds Like So Much Fun!
    I would love to find some ladies in my area for something like that!! Lotsa Hugs,Tee

  2. So pretty! I love anything with fleur-de-lis.
    Your blog is so cute!
    From one southern gal to another, come visit when you can and have a mint julep or glass of tea!

  3. What fun! I need to get a group of crafty friends together and finish a project.
    Great idea-Thanks for sharing!

  4. What will ya think of next??!! Yikes - too, too, cute! I love them! Your junkin' gal pals group sounds like a blast....Have a wonderful holiday weekend Your Highness! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  5. Looks like such a fun time! Have a great holiday weekend!!!

  6. What a fun party. Such beautiful altered spoons! Have a lovely weekend.

  7. How fun to get together and be creative. Love the altered spoons. I have collected a couple that I plan on embellishing. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy Safe Memorial Weekend...

  8. Fun, Fun, when you get creative girls together! What a great project!

  9. Hi Tiffany! Thanks for coming to say and leave your sweet comment! I LOVE those spoons! GREAT IDEA! You should host a spoon swap!
    Hugs to you,
    Kelly (already a follower)

  10. What a fun idea! And they look so adorable! Great job!

  11. Cuuuute!
    Thanks for asking about me.
    Cannot spend too much time on here as it hurts my shoulder/elbow.
    Out encouraging other new bloggers too. Just not enough hours in day.

    thanks for the visit.


  12. This is so cooool!! The Fleur de Les, is my trademark, so love that, what a fun party, Celeste,victoriantailor.com