Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wonderful Saturday

Well it's a rainy, gloomy day but it's Saturday-so hooray! Today's projects are custom overalls, and a table runner for Fall. I think the upstairs will be with a black and white theme. I really like the whole look of it all. Similar to the picture above. So, what's in your plans for today?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Printable Bird House Project

I followed the instructions found here: Check it out for yourself, and post your pics here for all to see! Come on crafty mamas, surprise me with your craftiness! :)

How to Make a Paper Leaf

I don't know about you, but I love FREE things. I also love to take something seeminly obsolete and make something useful. So here it goes, my first tut. Enjoy!

Step 1: Start with an old book-this one was left by the previous homeowners. :)
 Step 2: Google Leaf Template and print out the one that you like. Or hand draw it, but if you do that and it looks amazing, we can no longer be friends. Seriously.
 Step 3: Upcycle your Mr. Clean Magic Eraser box, and glue the template onto it for stability.

 Step 4: Cut it out and place onto the dictionary pages to trace around.
 Step 5: Here are your traced leaves.
 Step 6: Cut those out. I used several pages at once so I could make less cuts.
 Step 7: Lay floral wire onto the leaf, making the "veins"
 Photo of floral wire, in case you didn't know what I was talking about.
 Glue one leaf on top of the other leaf with the wire on it. Making a leaf sandwich.
 Ta to the da!
Stay tuned for projects you can make using these amazing-yes amazing leaves!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Welcome to My Blog!

There are lots of ideas running around in my head, most of which I will share here with you. I love to share my craziness, even if my ideas don't always work. I design children's clothes and accessories, paint, draw, and make all sorts of crafty messes! Hope you will enjoy what you see here and will pass the word on!