Monday, January 30, 2012

Perfect Plum

I get so excited every day to check out the latest deal on Pick Your Plum, an online site that has a new craft deal every weekday.  The price is right and the amount is limited, which adds to the rush and excitement.  The sale starts at 9 a.m. eastern time and I hate when I realize at about 11 a.m. that I haven't checked it.  Their shipping is cheap and fast and they always throw in a little laffy taffy as a treat.  In November I ordered some naked magnetic recipe boards.

And then I dressed them up:
I used my Silhouette to cut out the words and added cute ribbon.  I also made magnets to coordinate with the colors.  I love them!!  I love seeing what people have done with their "Pick Your Plum" purchases.  Please come and share at the:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Having a "Ball"

One of my new favorite shows is Once Upon a Time on ABC.  I really didn't expect to like it, but because it is from the writers of Lost (my all-time favorite show...I miss you Jack) I decided to give it a chance.  It is based on fairy-tale characters who end up being cursed to live in the real world.  As usual, the writers are very clever in their development of the characters and plot.  My friend Allison and I have been getting together to watch it on Sunday nights and typically work on a little craft.  This Sunday I made the cutest fabric pom pom balls.  I took the tutorial pictures at Allison's with my iPhone so they are not perfectly clear, but you will get the idea.

I made different sizes with white, black, and red fabric.  I had fun displaying them in a variety of ways.

Great Valentine's Day Decor

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crafty Day

I was in a crafty mood yesterday.  During the day, Eliza and I worked on transforming some cardboard hearts, cut out of recycled cereal boxes, into cuteness.  We used tissue paper, cupcake liners, and other scraps to decorate the hearts.  Eliza loved pouring on the glitter of course.

Last night, the craftiness continued with my peeps, Allison and Angie.  Allison watched her beloved Syracuse and then we had to "suffer" through Miss America for Angie (ha ha).  We made burlap hearts by bending wire into the shape of a heart and adding strips of red burlap.  We cut the strips about 2 inches wide and fan folded them while putting them on the wire.
I think it turned out pretty cute.  All in all, it was a fun night.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Red Burlap Winter Wreath

I so loved my fall burlap wreaths that I had to come up with a winter one.  I used red burlap to wrap a foam wreath.  The flowers were made with mostly felt and a cute gray/black/ and red dollar store scarf.  I added some stacked buttons, metal snowflakes, and berries for a little texture. 
It now hangs in my friend Angie's house (aka my best customer).  I miss it and might have to steal it back.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Brand New Winter Projects

I have wanted to share some crafts that I did in November and December that I haven't had time to post about.  Here goes.

I alternated festive fabrics onto a foam cone and glued it onto candlesticks.  The strips of fabric were ruffled using a running stitch.  
I love the way this countdown calendar came out.  I painted the frame with a Martha Stewart color and stapled some twine on the back.  The envelopes were then glued onto the string.  I found a variety of activities..folded them up and put them in each envelope. 
These were a lot of fun to make.  A few of my friends and I went to a huge craft show and saw similar ones selling for $12.  I bought the plastic candy canes that have the lights inside, people use going up their walkway.  They were 3 for $5.  I ripped the lights out; wrapped each one with tea stained cheese cloth (you need more than you think); then cut a strip of red felt and twisted it around the cane.  I embellished with a few sprigs of berries, jingle bells, and country fabric.
Just a cute wood plaque with some vinyl.  Love the colors together.


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