Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back with the barrettes!

Hi again! Here are the barrettes I've been making. I'm planning on listing them on Etsy soon. I think I will have to take new pics though- the lighting was terrible and they didn't turn out so good. I have a real cheap digital camera and that doesn't help the matter at all.
The barrettes are made from felt and fabric, which I cut out with my nestability dies and then sewed them by hand. They all have a little stuffing in them to give a little dimmension. I then attached the stuffed shapes to felt covered metal hair clips. (Excuse the messy picture arrangement- I can not for the life of me figure out how to arrange things better on this blog!). Thanks for looking! Anette

Time flies.....

......I can't believe I haven't posted in sooooooo... long. To tell the truth, I've been in kind of a slump and haven't been making much crafty stuff at all. I tried, but my mojo just wasn't there and most of my attempted cards ended up in the trash. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!I do have a couple that turned out. First one is a Valentine card with a cute little hedgehog stamp from Penny Black (Thanks Maura, for letting me stamp a few). I forgot who makes the paper, but I found it at my LSS and thought it was so cute. Hedgie was colored in with Prismas and Gamsol and I used my nestability dies to cut and layer the heart. The brown scallopped border is a Martha Stewart punch.

Next up a card I made with the Blooming Button Bits set from Papertreyink, which I borrowed from my SIL (Thanks Cathy!). I used October Afternoon paper (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it) and stamped the flower image with aqua mist ink from PTI. Cut out the image with a classic round nestie and backed it with a scallop flower nestie. Again, the border punch is Martha Stewart. I did stamp an extra flower, cut it out and pop dotted it on the front for some added dimmension. A little ribbon and some buttons and twine and, Voila, a card that actually didn't end up in the trash.

And one more....
This one I actually planned to enter at Papertreyink on Nicole's blog for the emboss resist challenge she was having. Well, I made the card and got all done and then my stupid computer was acting all weird and kept freezing up on me. So, no entering the contest for me, but here is the card...
All stamps are from PTI (Warm Happines, Text Style 2).

Well, that is it for now. I might be back later with some pics of some fabric and felt barrettes I have been working on.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!