I have always wanted to fold 1,000 cranes. I finally took a little class on folding cranes out of PMC, and finally mastered the crane, so I decided to get some paper and start folding. After a long and freezing winter of hiding from the snow, here are my 1,000 Cranes!
I'm not much of a baker, but I was invited to a Chinese New Year party and I decided to make themed cupcakes. I used regular white cake mix with red food coloring, dark chocolate frosting, gold wrappers, and red "cake glitter", and made some decorative pics. It all looks a bit pink in the pictures, but it was red, and they were quite popular at the party. Happy year of the rabbit!
I made curtains for my living room. I have resisted having them, but for 2 reason I concluded that I needed them. One, you can see through my blinds at night, and two, Milou has decided it's his job to stare out the window and bark at anything that moves. Also, I only have single glazed windows, so it may help keep it warm in here.
The problem is that I have 5 windows, so even cheap fabric adds up, and finding 10 matching panels that I like in a thrift store is almost impossible.
So, I was in Target and found some clearance shower curtains, and voila! I cut them in half, sewed a rod pocket, and made curtains for $21! It would not have been my first choice of fabrics but I quite like it. I will have to get used to how much darker the room seems, but it will definitely give me privacy, and hopefully some bark-prevention.
I found out about this cool project through a local pet photographer, and decided to whip up a few Valentines really quickly. They are sending Valentines, along with information and coupons for dog food & treats, to homes with chained or penned dogs, in the hopes of educating people about more humane ways to care for their pets. I altered some Valentines from the $1 bins at Michaels. I put a little chain across the two hearts and wrote "unchain my heart" and added pictures cut out from Bark magazine, with the caption "dogs love unconditionally". Inside is another pic and the caption "I <3 you. Please <3 me" I hope they will help!
I made a Christmas banner for my house. It says "Joyeux Noel" (my guy is French, so we like French sayings around here), although the letters are pretty small. I used fancy paper, an old Swedish hymnal, crepe paper garland, and some glittery stickers.
I was in the tiny haunted house swap, and I made this for my partner. It's 4 x 4 inches, and mostly made from felt. I used an old photo for a "ghost bride" peering out the attic window, some scraps of antique lace for curtains, a skull, stars, and key beads/findings, and seed beads for door handles. I cut apart bat and pumpkin ribbons for extra details, and stitched details and textures over all of it. I hope you like it!