By this time of this year I was supposed to be well underway with redoing our main bathroom. But instead I broke my hand about 7 weeks ago, so I am working more slowing and on smaller parts of the project - the finishing touches are coming first this time! I decided I wanted fabrics, but didn't find any that were the right size, the right material and the right price so I knew I had to make them.
The deer material I found online was JUST RIGHT. Perfect colors, perfect pattern. WOO! You can see that the easy part of the wallpaper removal is done; the streamer will come out for the rest of that project. The train rack they're sitting on will be moved out of that corner for the remodel/redecoration.
They are lined with heavy, unbleached cotton duck with a medium weight fusible, washable interfacing inside.
I'm getting ready to do some serious de-stashing. A month ago I bought a desk from my company as we were moving locations. Cost me $25 for two very solid pieces. Unfortunately it was so heavy, it ended up to be a $700 project ... as my husband said he'd build me a craft room in the basement instead of trying to carrying them up the stairs (down is easier).
This was a picture several weeks ago. The room is almost finished - it just needs some trim and a door. This weekend we moved the desks downstairs along with a couple of bookshelves. In order to clear out the old room and get it ready for my daughter's new play room, I put all the craft supplies into another room ... and have suddenly realized I have a TON of supplies. I knew about the massive amounts of yarn and thread - and even paper and stamps, but the other supplies? Books? They didn't fit on the bookshelves before and I downsized one. So before I put anything away, I'm going to go through and try and clear out items I know I won't use.
Here's hoping I survive LOL
Good luck! Having an awesome, custom, dissociated crafting space will make it all worth it!
Someone showed me this super fun, cross stitch-y looking, Spoonflower print months and months ago and I immediately snapped some up to make boxer shorts for my guy for Valentine's Day. I have made him dozens of pairs of boxers from fun prints over the years, but these are really something special.
This is perhaps less "cooking" and more "food crafting, but here's where I'm putting it unless someone shows me the right place.
On our first overnight trip together, The ManFlesh and I went to the Czech Republic for 3 weeks. (yup) And we drove all over in a little rental car and heard lots of pop music on the radio. One English-language song we heard a lot sounded like "Funky Cheese Madonna," which became one of our jokes-of-the-trip. We learned later the lyric is "she thinks that she's Madonna" in a song called "She's Madonna" by some guy named Robbie something. Soooooo for Valentine's Day I have made Madonnas out of funky cheese, Cambozola which happens to be his fave cheese.
I used a candy mould that I found online, softened the cheese to room temp, then chilled it again before popping them out of the mould.
I'm still making bottle brush tree decorations and I don't see me stopping!
This one is for my mom who has recently remodeled her hall bathroom. It's mostly neutral colors, including a rusty, reddish brown. When I did my first ombre tree using the "tan" Rit dye, the colors immediately reminded me of her color scheme. So I searched out an appropriate base and found this nickel candlestick at the thrift store; all her fixtures are nickel.
I finished a project that destashed a BIG skein of Red Heart yarn and one of those clear vinyl zipper bags that new bedding comes in. I had to buy more white yarn, but used alllllmost all of that, too.
I saw this on idea on Pinterest in a few places, done a few ways, both handmade and store bought versions. It's a gift for my SIL's family who has a mountain cabin and two girls 7 and 9 years.
I was able to destash a few things on this project, so YEY! I used up a big skein of Red Heart yarn, but then had to buy another to get enough "snow balls," 20 seemed about right to me. I also had the clear vinyl zipper pouch from a set of sheets we bought last year. I always keep those cases for various things.
And then I just printed up a sign using a free font I downloaded from fontempire.com
The first of these I spotted on Pinterest had the snowballs stored in a bucket which I thought was super cute, but since we have to ship our gifts this seemed like a more economical and less-likely-to-be-damaged option. Also, it will probably be easier for them to store at their cabin.
I'm trying to organize my life, particularly my craft supplies and workspace. This means working from my stash whenever possible.
The bed in the large dog crate that we keep in the kitchen needed a new cover and I already had some great material for it! It's left over from a duvet set I made last spring for our guest room and came from Ikea. It's heavy duty and even better, it's a mix of browns and black the colors of dirt and my dogs.
For reasons I won't go into here, my 2 dogs must be kept separated and shouldn't really see each other in the house, so there had been a towel clipped to the side of the crate that faces the rest of the house. I had just enough material to make a nicer looking drape than was the old blue bath sheet! It's backed with leftover sheeting material that I had used to back yet another duvet set for yet another guest bed (that one inflatable). You can kind of see the lining in the photo above
The drape is attached at the top by running binder rings through 1/2" button holes and the wire of the crate.
And here is an action shot. Betty was annoyed that I'd interrupted her nap for a photo shoot and would not look at the camera or look at all pleased or happy. Dogs, right?
I used a recipe from pinterest to make a whiter version of salt dough that uses corn starch and baking soda to make these gift tags. I used a wood grain textured mat, then cut the shapes with cookie cutters.
Those with names are for family packages that we've yet to deliver due to postponing our gathering, rubber stamped the names.
These have pigment ink on them, a few colors all with metallic gold on top. They'll go in with the wrapping paper to use as "needed."