Hey there! I bring to the table a new shoe, inspired by the blossoming of spring. Actually that isn't 100% true. My dad was clearing sticks in his yard and I thought: "I HAVE GOT TO USE STICKS IN A DESIGN." And so these were born.
All sticks, stones and moss are real and from the earth. The flowers are silk.
[I also entered these in the current craftster challenge so if the double post isn't cool, just let me know and I apologize for it]
You can imagine what everyone thought of me picking up sticks, examining them with satisfaction, then stuffing them in my purse =P
A couple months back, I had the idea to cover an entire pair of shoes in rainbow nonpareils. It took me some time to find the perfect pair of shoes to use (no joke, I spent an hour in the clearance section of Burlington Coat factory trying to find the matching left to the right I managed to find) and an equally long time to find a canister of rainbow nonpareils big enough for the job. turns out, I didn't actually use that many. I wish I had a camera aside from my phone to catch the glossiness of the shoes and the really sharp contrast between the colours and the black of the heels.
Tada! I added the lace detail to rid my feet of toe cleavage. I hate toe cleavage.
Here is a before and in progress shot:
I really loved these shoes on their own. They just so happen to be BCBG (a brand I would never imagine myself seeking out), they're cute, and they are COMFORTABLE. I might go back and get another pair (if I can find another pair at all, never mind in my size) to keep black.
The much requested ACTION SHOT
After Halloween, I picked up quite a few jars of black and orange nonpareils for about $0.60ea and I plan to make these shoes again: Halloween edition
I received my package from Rock Cave Mom today! I was super spoiled! Ahhh! Here are the goods PHOTO OBESE:
Upon opening the box. At first I thought the purse was a dress because of the pleats and how big it is haha
HOW MUCH DO I LOVE THIS LINING? I love the pattern and the blues. Since the bag is so big, it's going to be a great help locating things. There's even a key holder so my keys don't drop to the bottom! (Which is great since I just bought a new car )
The fillers! A hold/cold rice (I believe) pack. (How did you know I needed one of these?), A blue notepad, a white notepad, a personalized address book, a monthly planner, and pens that ALL MATCH. They are so beautiful! Tissues and (scented!) toddler wipes (which are great now that Nikolai started eating baby food and makes a mess), a crayon roll from my wist, and probably my favourite: a hand carved fox toy for Nikolai!
I love the subtle detail work!
Even the pages are personalized!
Crayon roll-- Classic Pooh fabric to match his nursery!
I am such a sucker for paisley patterns too!
I can't wait to show this to my parents!
ACTION SHOT. This bag is such a great size for us. I'm so tired of hauling around a purse AND a diaper bag. Now I just need one!
Thank you so much, Rock Cave Mom! I love everything!
I had recently bought a pair of what I thought were super adorable shoes. That was, until I brought them home and realized they were really plain. So there they sat until I could find suitable adornments. Who would have thought they would have been $2.99 pieces of jewelry!
I can't wait to wear these!
They were sort of cute on their own, but on my feet, looked pretty bland.
Terribly made cheap scenester jewels in a color that doesn't flatter me, but goes great with plum!
Back view. Hey bird, what's up? Hope you don't fall off.
Inside view. I really liked the key charm, but had NO idea where to put it, so I put it in a secret place?
A woman I used to work with asked me if I could make her mini sushi plushies. I've never done so myself, and not being all that familiar with sushi, I took inspiration from all different plushies/actual sushi and went to town. I think these little guys are cute; I hope she is happy with them!
They took about three days to complete, as they are 100% hand sewn (I'm not good at working on small scales so I didn't dare use my machine) and I have a 5 month old baby that occupies quite a bit of my time.
Please don't mind the computer; my crafting table is black and they sort of... blended in
Their happy little faces
The tops (and bottoms!) Doesn't look very edible, does it?
This project was inspired by a photo frame that I had seen at Babies 'R' Us and a piece of Wall Art that I had seen at Target. Both pieces were out of my budget for design and decorating, so I took the liberty of making my own.
I made it back in March while I was still pregnant and nearly a year later I finally got around to taking pictures of it. (please excuse the glue smear!)
Hanging up in the Living Room -- I didn't realized how crooked it was until I took pictures haha
You can't tell much from this photo, but the black part comes out about two inches from the printed board. I don't know why I didn't take a picture of that.
Just stickers on cardstock on cardstock on cardstock
My girlfriends and I paint ceramics (for me that's a break from other crafting haha) and I had recently just painted a piggy bank for my 4 month old son. As I was painting I was thinking about how nice it would be to get pedicures this spring and summer. Then I thought about how I should recon a jar of some sorts of save money in. Since we put all our spare change in his bank, I decided to save all my singles and I would need something that could (hopefully) hold a lot!
At first I was thinking a yankee candle jar since I have a few candles near the end of their time, and then I came across a spaghetti container my mom had given me and I was inspired!
I'm pretty sure this is older than I am.
I took some fun fabric scraps, yarn (to make the bottom soft), glue, and acrylic paint..
And boom. Mommy has her own piggy bank! (and a nice piece of decor) The whole project took maybe 20 minutes.