Friday, September 28, 2007

First Basket

This is my first basket. It is fabric (sis, you might recognize this yellow & white check!) torn into 1" strips. Then crochet, just like yarn. (For those of you who don't know, this is my absolute favorite craft ever!! And maybe a big cause of the carpal tunnel!) It was a one afternoon project, and I split it up into two segments so my carpal tunnel wouldn't hurt so badly. I have enough fabric to make one & a half more! It was so easy and fun! I think I'll be making more of these!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Santa Ball

Is this an old idea and I've just never seen it? I thought these were so cute when I saw them recently. Then I ran across a sleeve of 5 red balls for $1 today and snatched them up. There were 3 shiny ones and 2 fuzzy ones. This is one of the fuzzy ones. It takes about 2 minutes to make one. So simple & so Christmas! I'm excited about the season already!
Cut a strip of about 1/2 inch black paper (8 inches long) and a square of metallic gold paper a little bigger than the strip is wide. Glue the gold square to the end of the paper with part of it sticking off the end, so three sides have gold edges. Then attach the black paper around the width of the ball. I used SNAIL adhesive to attach it all....I have never used it on a project like this, so we'll see if it holds around that circle.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sympathy Card

I've been working on my babe's scrapbook, so I've not been posting much, but had to make this for a friend. The Stippled Stencil grapes are stamped in Chocolate Chip, the square background is stamped in Always Artichoke, stamped off twice before stamping it here to make it lighter. Then I matted it with the two matching papers, and put a brad in the top right corner. I put it on the confetti cardstock with Dimensionals, though I don't think it shows in the picture. I stamped the sentiment on the card in Chocolate. Then I cut a strip of Sage Shadow and stamped on it in Artichoke & ran the edges in Chocolate to give it dimension as well. I originally punched a hole in this strip to put in more brads, but didn't like the brad on the strip, so I tied this ribbon and attached it over the hole instead. I like the soft texture of the ribbon on the card.