Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I'm back to crafting. My crafting block finally melted. So I've been trying to get ready for a small craft show in February. Now you know how I love Pinterest. I ran across these cute little Post It Note Holders a couple of months ago. The other day I ran across the acrylic picture frames at the Dollar Tree. I picked up 5 of them, a couple of generic post it note tablets each holding 4 packs of notes. I already had the scrap book papers and small pencils.
So here is how I made them....
I acrylic picture frame that measures 3.5 x 5.
scraps of thick scrap book paper
Elastic pony tail holders or ribbon
a few buttons
and 1 small pencil
Cut the paper to fit the frame. Then just slide it in the back of frame. I then hot glued the post it note pack on the front of the frame. I glued the paper cut out to the pony tail holder and added a button. You can use ribbon if you prefer. You just glue the paper cutout to the ribbon if that's your choice.
Slide the pencil or pen behind the ribbon or ponytail holder and voila! Cute little gift or craft show item.
Total cost is $1.50 or under.
Now you can't get much cheaper for such a cute gift. Not sure how much I will charge. I'm thinking maybe 4.00
Well back to it. Until next time....
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Well, it's a new year and I wanted to try some new crafts or to learn more options with what crafts I know how to do. I have been pretty lazy as far as creating and crafting over the past year. I really hadn't done much. But close to Christmas I got the itch again and made a bunch of small things for people. All my co workers got handmade hand warmers and lapel pins. You know I always have to make handcrafted gifts of some kind for Christmas. I then had a baby shower to go to and made the new baby bibs, burp cloths, a teddy bear and some cute felt booties.
So I moved on and tried my hand at a pretty 3 layered crocheted flower by Epicabundance night before last. I did it! I was so proud of myself. Now that flower was not a beginner's project and I really made it and it looks really good.I made another one last night. I have not taken pictures yet but I will.
My next challenge is to learn to read a crochet pattern. I found a pretty little baby booty pattern online. So I am going to attempt to make these by reading the pattern. There is not a video for this one so we will see how I do.
So for my goals this year 2013, I will be the best I can be and that means learning new things and enhancing what I do know.
Wish me luck! Until next time my little chicas....