Monday, February 6, 2017

Love is

I created a trio of little framed pieces not only due to Valentine's Day but also a favorite passage from the bible.

 The sentiments I printed from Google search
 I resized them to fit my opening in the cardstock / burlap covered frames
total size of frame is 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Etched mug Do Your Job

With our Patriots playing in the Superbowl tomorrow, I took time last Saturday to etch this mug.
It's difficult to get a picture of glass, however using contact paper and a printed image from Google, I hand cut with an exacto knife the phrase and logo.
Placed it on the mug (prepare your glass by cleaning it with rubbing alcohol).
Weeded out the main pieces and then layered on a thick amount of etching cream. I waited 15~20 mins, washed off the cream and peeled off the stencil. Unfortunately you can only use the stencil once.

Let's go Patriots! Do Your Job!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wooden Spool Necklaces

Made these 4 spool necklaces to sell at my spot in the store. Signature Finishes in North Grafton.

Took the spool and wrapped lace or ribbon around it and glued in place.

Added links of chain through the spool and secured each end with a jump ring.

Added various items to the bottom and finished off with a clasped cording about 24".

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pink lacy Valentine card - quick

Made this simple Valentine's card for my daughter.
Die cut the heart from Spellbinders die
Glued it to a paper doilie
Stamped and punched out sentiment from SU

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Flower Fairies

First time making these and plan on making these to sell in the store.
These are only 3" tall.
The heads are 1/2"






This one I call Julia

Snow wooden sign

Along with the snowmen I made a few of these. Some I free handed the letters S N W, others I used stamps.
I sold these with snowflakes and Tea Lights for 5.00
Drew on little accents and added rhinestones for sparkle.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Snowman from 2 x 4

I was inspired by Pinterest to make these for my December craft fair.
Purchased a 2 x 4
Cut to 6" lengths
Sanded all edged
Painted with off white house paint
Purchased a couple fat quarters from Wal-Mart and ripped into pieces for scarfs
Painted on faces
Glued on buttons
I sold these for 5.00 they did well and will make more for next fair

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Reindeer Wooden Ornaments

I got together with a couple friends to make gift for the Christmas season.
Here was one of the items we did, my friend husband cut and sanded these wooden pieces for us.

While we all painted something different on them, I chose to take chalkboard paint, a rubber stamp and white acrylic paint.

1. I painted in a circle the chalk board paint
2. I took a stamp from my stash (from Stampin' Up) and brushed on white paint
3. Stamp it and hoped for the best :)
4. Tied on a painted red wooden ball and some twine
perhaps next year I'll add these to my craft fair.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Double Panel Pop out cards

I made two of these cards with a new die I bought.
I've been wanting this die for years and glad this different company made it even better!
The first card is for my friend Louise who invited me to see Tim Hawkins comedy show. Loved it!
 This is what it looks like when it is fully closed. The card inside actually pivots!
 The below picture shows the card opened up

This shows the back of the card and the other side of the pivot. The panel you see on the left allowed me to write a sentiment to Louise and John.

While I was making one card I often will make the same card twice with a twist, this card I wanted to send to Kelsie for her first day back to work.