Friday, August 19, 2011

Cloche…

Many of you have asked what a Cloche is? The dictionary says a Cloche (pronounced Klosh) is…

1 A close-fitting woman's hat with a bell like shape

or

2 A usually bell shaped cover used chiefly to protect plants from frost.

This is my interpretation of a cloche…

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Last month I made a chicken wire cloche for Claire and Michelle and one of our challenges for the month was to decorate it, this is my attempt! Please use your imagination a little and picture the cloche on a pretty plate complete with birds nest and eggs(I just need to find one;o)… considering I made this the night before I think it’s come together really well…

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And all us girls decorated our cloche with a bird theme… great minds think alike Lol!

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Such a pretty brown bird! Oh and look a beautiful butterfly has flown down for a wee chat…

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To see what the girls made popover and visit Michelle for more photos.

After a fabulous lunch of baked potatoes and salad followed by yummy truffles Claire declared we venture out into the freezing cold and go check out a few Op Shops…so we did! 

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I found this wooden stool(I plan to repaint it soon) and a cute egg box(I have plans for this too!)

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I also found this cute candle holder…

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Our two other challenges for the month was to finish a UFO… I finished a quilt top(I will take a photo when it’s not windy) and make something out a hanky, this time we all made something totally different… This is mine…

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An origami dress… if you look real close you will see the mother of pearl buttons down the front… Claire made a fabric pinwheel and Michelle made a journal cover…

This months challenge is to make something with… modge podge!  I have no idea what I am going to do yet… Do you have any ideas… Or better yet would you like to join us with this challenge I would love to see what you come up with!

Keep Smiling…

Michelle

4 comments:

Lis said...

What's modge podge?! Your cloche is so pretty, well done, I love reading about (and seeing) your challenges.

Farm Girl said...

Love your cloche Michelle, what a sweet little bird. You always seem to find such treasure on your op shop hunts, I really love the egg hutch, so cute! There was a tutorial on Moda Bake Shop making easter eggs with mod podge. Covering polystyrene egg shapes if my memory serves me. Have fun with your challenges!

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