Thursday, January 28, 2010
I bought 2 sheets each of black, white, and red felt. I used red glitter felt - but it's hard to capture that in the picture. I found cookie cutters and traced them onto cardboard to get templates of the circle and heart shapes. And then I used spray adhesive to put the hearts on the circles. But beware - that spray adhesive is a beast to get off your hands. I tried using nail polish remover and that didn't help much; I guess I shellacked my fingers pretty good.
I hand stitched some black embroidery floss around the white circles to add a little to those ones since there wasn't the glitter detail there. Since it's hanging in a walkway, I also cut out hearts for the back side as well, so there are hearts on both sides of the circles.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
My brother and his wife love games, so as one of their Christmas presents, I made them their own checkers board - and with an IOU for future personalized checkers pieces for their children when they have kids.
I didn't have a checker's board, so I found one at a thrift store that was in "like new" condition. The brown pieces have an "N" for Nathan - but it's upside down in the picture so it looks like a "U". And then I used Stacey's link for the crown on the back of each piece. I cut out the k's and n's with my cricut in brown/ivory vinyl and then the crown is printed on paper and mod podged to the back.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Obviously, these won't work for food, but they can be a table topper/decoration to hold keys or other things.
I followed the tutorial, but my records weren't pliable enough to mold into the bowl shape. So instead of the suggested 200 degree setting on the oven, I had to do 250 degrees. And mine also took a little longer than her's did to soften. So, if you are going to do this craft and it isn't working, just alter the temp and/or time. I'm guessing altitude and ovens are going to affect it's pliability.
Friday, January 8, 2010
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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Then, attach the post-it pad to the top - once the post-its are gone, they can just add another stack and keep using the holder.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The handles were lined with interfacings, as was the patchwork fabric to give it extra strength. Each square was 5"x5", so the bag was roughly 15"x12" in size.
I loved how it turned out. I was trying to work on a tutorial for this bag when I made it in September, but things got crazy and I didn't finish it. So if you are interested in a tutorial, leave a comment so I can see if there's interest out there, and then I'll finish the write-up for the tutorial.
I'll be slow at doing new crafts for a while since I've got to work on unpacking and painting the interior walls/ceilings first. The previous people were foreclosed on, so they really trashed the place - but we got new carpet, so it doesn't feel icky. They even painted the bathroom all BLACK! Gross - and they dripped black paint down the back of the bathroom door - i'm guessing they wanted it to look like blood drips - kinda creepy to be in there with the door closed.
So, for a while I'll be posting the things I made for people as Christmas gifts.