Friday, January 21, 2011

Heart Garland Intertwined

Feeling a little better but I wish my hand was.  I am still in a lot of pain.  I really miss the use of my right thumb.  Life is a little bit more difficult without being able to use it.  Harder to type, can barely write, difficult to wash dishes, can't open a jar, can't grip my toothpaste...yaa dahh, yaa dahh, yaa dahh.   Worst of all though, I can't grip my glue gun!  Errrrr!!!  But I'm learning slowly with my left hand.

Anyway, I found another cute Valentine's decoration featuring heart garlands that are connected to each other.  So cute and (again) easy and cheap. 

Click HERE to go to the super easy tutorial.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yarn Hearts

Still a bit under the weather but lookie what I found today...
Yarn Hearts!!!

Aren't they cute?  Another simple, cheap, and fun project to decorate the house and windows.  Lil' man will definitely love this.  Can't wait until I'm better so we can try these out.

Click here to get the tutorial from Family Chic.

I'd love to see what you do with these.  Send me pix.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Faux Stained Glass Hearts

I'm a little under the weather so I've been just surfing the web looking for some new and different ideas when I found this....
Aren't those the cutest?  Can you believe it's made from yarn, glue, and a little bit of watercolor paint?  As soon as I'm up for it, I'm definitely trying this.  Great thing is that this is easy enough that my lil'man can do this with me.

Click HERE to go to the tutorial for this awesome easy craft!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Washcloth Purse - Fall theme

These are a few my washcoth purses that I create for a fall craft fair.  Most of them have been sold except for one.  Luckily, I snapped some pictures of some of my creations before selling them.  I wish I took a picture of my Christmas themed ones - they were cute.  Guess I'll just have to make more...and this time I WILL remember to take pictures before selling them.

Hope you liked it.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paper Hearts into flowers, butterflies, and hangers

For the past couple of days my lil' man and I have been slowly working on creating some decorations for our front window. At first I had an elaborate idea on how to decorate it but my 5 year old had his own idea...and his ideas won.

To make things easier for him, I cut up strips of red, pink, and white construction paper and had him roll it up and glue it end to end. 

 Once together, we pinched one end then pushed the opposite end halfway in to form a heart.

  From there he did all the designing.  First is his butterfly.  He designed, we glued and punched holes...

Now a flower.... 

And his heart hanger... 

After he created his designs, we punched holes and strung them together. 


All ready to be hung... 

And here they are hanging in our window. 

Hope you enjoyed.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hang lost socks here!

As I was visiting other blogs, I came across Crafts by Amanda's latest post on her blog about organizing odd socks.  I then remembered that down in my basement, on the wall, I had my lost socks sign hanger which I had created several years back.  So I ran down, removed the old nasty looking socks off the clips, took a picture (camera was cooperating), and am now sharing with you.

I don't remember where I got the pattern to make this so if anyone knows, please tell me so I can give them credit.

Hope you liked it.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Purple Friday - Raven's Flower Pin/Hairclip

It's Purple Friday here in Baltimore as we all show our support to our home football team, the Baltimore Ravens.  They are going up against the Steelers this weekend.  Woo-hoo!! 

To show my support, I created a couple of purple flowers that can be used as a pin/broach or a hairclip.  Great to use if you work in a professional setting that doesn't allow dress down days.

After I took this picture, my camera started acting up.  I'll try and take some close-ups with another camera and post it up later.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Baby Girl is 17!!

I can't believe my baby girl is now 17.  Not a baby anymore.  Sniff..sniff.  I miss the days when she would run to me with her pigtails, jump in my arms and give me the biggest hug with the biggest smile as I lift her into the air.  Little did I know that those were some of the best days of my life.  Times are different now. She's all grown up and doesn't need me as much.  The jumping into the arms now belongs to her boyfriend.  But hey... I still get hugs and I love you and I have a new best friend.  But still, I miss having my little girl.

Anyhoo... we surprised her by decorating the house and hanging (what I like to call) money flowers from the ceilings. It was fun decorating and I think she enjoyed it.  Although I believe her boyfriend enjoyed our decoration more.  Just check out the pix.

Here's the money flower that I made and strung across the ceiling in our kitchen.

Here they are hanging from the ceilings.

And this is our stairway to go upstairs to the rooms.  My oldest son, who was upstairs at the time we decorated the stairway, had to stay upstairs until my daughter came home because there was no way he could make it down the stairs without the possibility of ripping down the decor.

Going towards the kitchen... 

As my daughter enters the house with her 35 balloons from all her friends. 

My daughter attempting to make it up the stairs without ripping down the decor. 

Her boyfried getting in on the action tried to do other  moves but failed!  LOL. 

My 3rd born going for it too but it became a disaster. 

My daughter picking her money flowers. That's my hubby in the back grabbing some cake.

Happy Birthday my Baby Girl!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Angels from Ribbons

Ever since I discovered how to make these Angels from Ribbons, I have been hooked!  They are so easy to make and so beautiful when completed.  I got all of my supplies from the dollar store.  1 ribbon roll makes 3 it's pretty cheap too.  Besides Christmas ornaments, they make really pretty package toppers.

These are my Raven's Ribbon Angels.  I like them but I think my gold flower is a little overpowering.  I'm going to have to try something different.

If you would like to give this craft a try, click HERE to go to Happybird's Crafting Haven tutorial.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Go Ravens ... Go Steelers ... Floral Bouquet

These are my floral bouquets made to support my football team, the Baltimore Ravens. With their upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the play-offs, I thought it would be appropriate to show off the bouquets I created.

OK. OK. Ravens fans, don't get upset. I did create one for the Steeler's Fan as well. Don't's not in my home. A Steeler's fan bought it at a craft show last year. But hey! You have to admit that it is cute though.

Hope you liked it.


Snowmen from Gloves - Family Frame

Yes! I's been almost a year since I posted. I was busy trying several other ventures which just made me too busy to concentrate on the things I love most. Lesson learned and now I'm back.

I was all set with projects to do this new year but unfortunately I injured my right thumb from (get this) playing the Wii. Apparently I was pushing down too hard for a long period over the course of several days that I strained my thumb, wrist, and forearm muscles. Darn that Kirby Epic Yarn Game. It was so much fun but now I'm paying the price. I never realized how much easier life was with my thumb. I can't wait until I get better.

Since I can't post new projects I planned on, I will present to you daily projects I did last year, which I haven't posted. First up is my Snowmen Family made from knitted gloves.

This is one that I made for my family.

And here's the close-up. My oldest said they look more like penguins than snowmen.
Hey! It was my first attempt. I still like it.

My second attempt.
This one was actually an order that I received during a craft show. This is the original piece before my customer decided to change the mom snowman's hair bow to a different color.
She went with purple and was pleased. I meant to take a picture
before giving it to her but I forgot. Sorry.

Here's one I did for my brother's family. My third attempt and looking better.
Now they do look like snowmen.

And the close-up.

This is the last set I made for a good family friend. This the close-up of their snowmen family.

This idea is not original. I don't think I'm that creative as of yet. Anyhoo...this fantastic idea came from a super creative lady named Sheri. Click HERE to go to her site with the tutorial.

Hope you enjoyed it.