I love making baby blankets All of the fun of making a blanket, without having to invest a ton of time/yarn in a grown up version! I made this baby out of some Simply Soft yarn I already had in my stash, and made up the pattern as I went along. Gifted it to a coworker at her baby shower, and she loved it. Success!
I simply had to jump on the melted crayon wagon after seeing all the fun pieces people have come up with! I used an 8x10" wooden canvas that I painted black first, and then held the crayons while melting them down the front. I rather adore it
Sorry for the crappy cell phone picture, it's all I have for the moment
I totally <3<3<3 Twilight! And yet, I have not been able to see the movie yet (darn single-motherhood makes it hard to find a sitter!!), so I am crazy excited about it's DVD release tomorrow! I made several photo pendants to commemorate the occasion, lol
My boyfriend rescued this old wooden box from the trash and brought it home for me to "do something crafty with" (those where his exact words! *lol*). I painted it a plain blue for a base coat, then finished it off with a shiny blue paint. I used gorgeous scrapbook paper to line the top and insides, and then glued a million buttons to the top. The interior top has a small sticker that says "bloom into you" in the middle. Sweet, simple and I love it! It now sits on my bedside table, holding my journal and lavender sachets- which is a much better use than rotting in a landfill, right?!
Let me start off by saying I am no quilter. I LOVE quilts, but do not have the patience required for a beautiful and large piece! Here is my second quilt, made from squares of my youngest sons clothes. There are several places where the squares didn't line up properly, but I don't really mind. I used a large piece of blue anchor fabric that I have had in my stash for several years, and simply folded over the edges and stitched around twice to hold it. I used small bits of yarn to tie the layers together, in several places all over the quilt. I love it and the baby loves it, so that's all that matters! It's so soft and comfy I want to make myself one
I used the tutorial here on Craftster called "Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag", and it was so easy! Mine is slightly wonky due to a longer zipper (whoops) but I love it anyway! This was my first time using a zipper, and it went so much better than I had imagined. And how cute is this pirate fabric?! I found it on sale this week at Joanns, and fell in love.
Anyone in the Raleigh area want to meet up? Visit several art/craft stores, then have lunch or grab some coffee? I just thought it would be nice to meet some like-minded (read, crafty!) people in town!
I like to do a little bit of everything, from knitting and crochet to mixed media collage and jewelry. Some of my favorite shops in the area are: Jerrys Artarama, Ornamentea/Panopolie, Artists Oasis, Shuttles Needles & Hooks, good ol' Joanns, Great Yarns, and there is a quilt shop in Cary that I have been meaning to check out (it's right next to Shuttles).
My daughters birthday is coming up soon (the big 6!) and although she's getting her own sewing machine, I felt the need to whip her up a few fun things to go along with it! I used the Black Apple Doll pattern (http://www.marthastewart.com/article/black-apple-doll) and unfortunately I stuffed the limbs a little too much, but she's colorful and fun nonetheless
So yeah, the Red Sox are the greatest baseball team ever. No question! I declare my steadfast loyalty with my newest necklace- I mod podged the image onto a bamboo pendant that I had painted blue (with lumiere paints..god how I love those). I then used blue wire, strung with a few red seed beads and attached it to a ball chain necklace. Love!