Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just some other stuff....

....I've been working on. Like I need any other hobbies to keep me occupied. LOL! It is fun to play with different toys once in a while though.

My niece has 2 little girls and she told me how hard it is to find cute hair bows that are affordable, so I thought I'd try my hand at making some hair bows. I had a ton of wool felt that I bought for different projects (and never used, of course) and I started by cutting some felt flowers and circles with my nestabillities and cuttlebug. Most of the wool felt went through easily - a couple of the thicker pieces didn't quite cut all the way through, but a couple of snips with the scissors and they looked fine. I sewed the barette (the flat metal snap ones)  between two felt flower shapes and attached the smaller felt flowers and button by sewing them on. A few stitches around the outer edge and we have a felt flower barrette. I also made the button myself out of some polymer clay. I do need lots more practice with both the bows and the buttons, but I do like how they turned out. The other two bows are made from some wire-edged ribbon with a button added and a barrette sewn on the back.

Sorry for the funky colored pics. I had a hard time taking pics of these for some reason.

Thanks for pooping in and let me know what you think of my newest crafting ventures.

It's been a while.... and Cosmo Cricket Cards!

Hello, I'm still alive. I hadn't planned on being gone from my blog this long. But I guess that happens when life intrudes! We've been hit by the swine flu in our house- or that's what we think it was. First my youngest came down with it (there have been a ton of kids sick with it in his school), then my middle one got it and a week later both hubby and I caught it. I stayed home from work all that week and pretty much all I did was sleep. Yuck! I hope we are done for the rest of the year with this!
Anywho, on to the cards. These are cards I made for advanced card class at my local scrapbook store. I had a hard time coming up with "advanced" cards since I didn't have any stamps to work with. I ended up using rub-ons and a bunch of embellishments. Each card uses Cosmo cricket paper.
See the little crochet flower on the first card? I made that. A while back I taught myself how to crochet these little babies and I just love them. It is amazing on how much information you can find on the internet. you can teach yourself how to do just about anything.
Well, I better run and get busy doing some laundry or nobody will have clothes to wear tomorrow.
I might have another post later today.