November 30, 2010
November 29, 2010
Sorry for the lack of posts this past weekend. We were busy with family and friends! This time of year I don't have time for crafting so you may have to bear with me until January. We did put up our Christmas lights:
Here is a run down:
(The envelope holds the pieces for the face).
November 26, 2010
And no worries - you can still get a free 8x10 canvas HERE. I haven't ordered mine yet, but I'm hoping to do so by next weekend... it is for a Christmas gift so no sharing yet.
November 25, 2010
See Kate Sew shared this adorable onesie onesie last week:
Head on over to learn how to make one of your own!
November 24, 2010
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Copy and paste into your blog.
OK, last week's post made me laugh, so creative!
Kara's Korner made these little diaper babies for a baby shower she is hosting on Friday... and she needs your help! Stop by and let her know - cute, or creepy?!?
The party guidelines are: 1) please link to your blog post (not your blog main page) so people can go directly to your project and 2) Enter your blog name and in paranthesis add the name of your project so we can clearly see what it is 3) Don't forget, these should be GIRL RELATED (can be for us grown up girls too)! AND PLEASE grab my button and add it to your post so that other crafty ladies can come join the fun.
November 23, 2010
Hi seven thirty three fans! I'm Kara from Creations by Kara. I like all things crafty and creative. From furniture refinishing, to family friendly recipes, to dollar store decorating, I try it all!
Today I am going to share a simple project that would make a great Christmas gift for any of the jewelry lovers on your list. Girls of all ages will love these cute and unique rings. I saw something similar at a local quilting store, and just had to give it a try. You can use any color or type of fabric you like. The one on the right was made from an old pair of jeans.
Fabric Rosette Ring Tutorial
-Strip of fabric about 1" wide and 24" long
-Scrap of white felt cut into a tiny strip, and a 3/4" circle
-A small hair elastic
Take your strip of fabric. I tore mine so it would have a nice shabby edge. Pull off any loose threads and lay it out on your work surface.
Fold one end in half, wrong sides together.
Next start rolling the fabric up, from right to left. Use tiny dabs of hot glue to secure it in place.
It will look like this from the top:
Now just start twisting the fabric and wrapping it around the spiral center:
When it is the size you want, cut the fabric, leaving a small piece to attach to the back.
On the back side, you should have a roll of fabric sticking up.
Cut it off. Then fold the end of the fabric to the back and attach it with hot glue.
Then take your tiny felt circle and glue it to the back. (Sorry, I forgot to photograph that step.)
Now take your elastic and put it in the middle of the circle with the little strip on top of it. Basically you are going to sandwich the elastic between the two pieces of felt. Attach the strip on both sides with a small amount of hot glue.
It will look like this when you are finished.
And here it is from the front:
That's it. Thanks so much for having me Kim!! Hope you will all stop by and visit sometime. :)
November 22, 2010
I finished my quiet book on Friday night. It turned out really cute and my kids love it. I've already test-drove it at a restaurant! My mom, my 13 year old sister, 10 year old daughter and 4 year old niece and I went out for a girls lunch so I brought the book along. It kept ALL of us busy! I incorporated some fun game pages (tic tac toe and Hangman) that the older girls loved (me included) and the 4 year old loved the farm page. The only change I might make the next time around is to not actually bind it into a book. The only reason I say that is it would be nice for the older girls to play with the tic tac toe page while the younger one can play with another page. My idea would be to create pages and then create a closable "book" encasement to hold them all together. So my tic tac toe page would have an envelope on the back so it is one contained page. Make sense?
Now flip it over and do the same with the back cover - see image to see how to line up (you want the seam to be hidden).
Now it is time to bind into a book. The spine is too thick for the machine, so get out your needle and thread.