Could your red velvet skirt be made into a tree skirt? I'm picturing angel ornaments,but I can't describe them very well.A triangle of red for the skirt,a flat circle for the head,with simple features drawn/sew on,And wings glued to the back.I was thinking of a flat ornament,but mabye it could be made 3 dimensional also?
I was reading the craft mags at work,and they were saying once you've embossed velvet,you have to dry clean it afterwards,that washing it makes the design go away.Does anyone here know if that's true? I'd like to use stamps and steam to emboss a scarf sometime,but not if I have to dry clean it afterwards.Thanks!
My 11 year old daughter came up to me today and asked me if I'd be her swap partner for christmas! She defined it as no certain theme,but let's make lots of small stuff,no two things alike,and when she puts her presents in a box for me,is it okay if she takes the box back,because she really really likes that box? I asked her if she wanted a shoebox to use instead and she was very happy. She's so sweet! I'd planned on making a few things for her as part of her christmas,but she really wants mommy to make her presents this year!Oh,well,who needs free time anyway? I did my first swap this spring,and 3 in a row this fall.I knew she was getting a kick out of watching me do that,but I guess it made her want a box of goodies made just for her.I had made a paper maiche muse for the poetry swap,and promised her one of her own when she asked.I just started on it tonight.And then she strung some of her beads on a loop for me to slide through my belt and wear with jeans-yes,I'm wearing it to work.It's funny,I'd sworn off swaps until spring because I have so little time-but I don't mind this one at all!It felt so good to see her so happy!I had to share this with you all.
A soft,cozy bedspread that makes you want to snuggle under it-texture may be more important than color,but go for both if possible. Change your lampshade,so it gives a warm,cozy glow.A scented pillow,or sachets or potpouri in a scent you enjoy.Is there room and light for a couple of hard to kill plants?They might make the space feel less sterile.Anything that you find pampering-I love flannel sheets this time of year.Maybe a small table beside your bed with a reading light,favorite light weight reading-(stuff to make you feel good,craft mags,ect),and a small cd player and a few favorite cds to listen to,your favorite body lotion,ect.One of those bed pillows for sitting up and reading or crafting.I forget what they're called exactly.A small soft rug,and or plush slippers.Make it a welcoming place to relax and rejuvinate yourself.Flowers-just one blossom in a small vase would do. Lowes or Home Depot sells squares,circles,ect to stick on a wall,and peel right back off,like window clingers-they were near the curtains I think.maybe not what you want,but for one simple burst of color. I like the starching fabric to the wall idea!Good luck!
Curtains might be the cheapest way to cover your cabinets.Measure how long,find the cheapest curtain rod you can to hang at the top.Look for curtains at the Goodwill.Or buy a sheet and cut it to side,sew a casing at the top so you can slip it over the rod. To divide the kitchen and living room-that's tough.I've seen a maybe waist high shelf used as a divider.You could use packing cases,or boards and bricks to make one.Bricks can be wrapped in fabric or wallpaper. What else,hmm...A folding screen would be perfect.Skinny pieces of wood,hinges,paper or fabric for the middle.I've never made one,but I'm sure someone on craftster has.There's got to be an inexpensive,crafty way to make one.Good luck!
You're welcome! It's fun to come up with ideas.I just get stuck on my own.
I need help with ideas for a sister.I'm going to make a batch of biscotti,and some chocolate dipped stirring spoons for coffee..I'm going to buy a book of New York Times crossword puzzles,because she prides herself on doing hard puzzles.I'm stuck on what else to add to it,what to call it-sunday afternoon in a box maybe?-and how to decorate it. I have to do a mix of home made and store bought-if I make it all handmade,no matter how fabulous,they just think poor thing,she's broke.But a pricy handcrafted item from a store is quite all right.Sigh. I might add a mug,if I can find one she'd really like.What else would fit this theme?
My daughter is getting an artist in a box.I got some great art supplies at a sidewalk sale this summer at the local art supply store.I'm adding a drawing book,and I'm hunting for a beret.What else might be good?I'd like to make something to add to the bought stuff,but have no idea what. I can't knit or crochet yet.Any ideas? Thanks!