Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wash Day

I love knitted cotton dish rags! They are the best! And they are fun to make. Especially for someone who has commitment phobia when it comes to crafting. And they are small enough that a complicated pattern isn't too scary.

Here are a few poems to give with them as gifts. Let me know which one you like best!

1) I am a little wash cloth, So useful I can be, In the kitchen I will clean and rub, Your dishes I shall scrub, Or use me in the bathroom, & I can wash you in the tub.

2) I'm a little Dish Rag, Knitted just for you, I wash your dishes, And so much more I do like, Cleaning your counter, Or a spill off the floor, Then, throw me is the washer, I'm as good as before, So think of me, I'm knitted just for you!

3) Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a dish rag.

I'm rather leaning to #3

Another Christmas Card

I found some cute little plastic Christmas lights at walmart and knew I really needed them. And of course they needed to be strung on a cute little paper house!
In this pic you can see the layers better. 2 christmas cards down and a hundred more to go. Diana

First Christmas Card

Here is my first Christmas card to be made this year. I did a huge Santa stamp as the main element. Then lots of matting, a bit of ribbon and that's it. I did ink all the edges too. Diana

Cupcakes for the cake walk

Frightful Double Chocolate Raspberry Filled Cupcakes
Tonight is the ward "Trunk or Treat" and I made cupcakes for the cakewalk. Ummmm.... Chocolate!!! Diana

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Witch Skirt

This year Abby has decided to be a witch for halloween. I made this really fun skirt out of fabric that she picked out. It was quick and easy, she loves the netting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Gumball Machine

Here is another card using the sweet treat cups. I did the snow globe from Doodlecharms and added a pole and base that I hand cut. I think it looks cool! Here is a side view that let's you see the skittles in the cup.

Sweet Treats Halloween Ghost

I just received the coolest thing. They are called sweet treat cups. Here is a card I made that has one right on the ghost tummy. If you look real hard, you can see the baby ghosts cookie sprinkles in the cup.
I used my cricut to cut out the ghost from Paperdolls Dress Up and stamped the inside of the card.


Boo to Carolyn and the Boys!

Carolyn, I made this Halloween decoration for you! It will be in the mail tomorrow morning. It is cardboard letters covered in halloween paper. Diana

Sunday, October 11, 2009

canned spooks

I found these on and decided to make some of my own. It was really easy to do. Cindy

Friday, October 9, 2009

Spider Treat Pillows

Rhoda got me involved in teaching a few of her quilting buddies a class on using the Cricut. Like I'm an expert or something??? But I love to talk Cricut so here is the project we will be doing! I cut the pillow box from My Wedding, the gear like circle from Accents Essentials and the spider from Doodle Charms. The polka dot ribbon shows up better in person. I did this project because it uses a number of features from the Cricut including blackout and shadow. Should be fun! Diana

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Abby was soooo busy!!

While Jenn was working in the craft closet, Abby had her own projects going. And when we took pics of Jenn's creations, Abby decided her's needed documenting too! And from at least three angles! This is a bird, sitting on an egg in a nest. Notice the bright pink legs. Front view.

Back view.
Duck on pond. The green dots are either lily pads or pond scum.
Back view.
Side view.
Lady bug on leaf. Back view.
Side view.
From above.
Abby directed the camera shoot. She was very helpful. Diana

Halloween Cards

This spider card is so cool. Jenn made it and the ones below yesterday. The spider hangs from a real thread and can swing if you shake the card. The web is embossed and inked. The bats on this card are die cuts. The white cardstock is embossed and the eyes of the bats are small red beads.
Everything is popped out with foam tape.
Love the colors on this card. The words and cat are heat embossed in gloss black. Kind of makes them look fur-r-ry. A little black and lavender ribbon......

A skull and crossbones make this pirate card real scary, as do the googly eyes, But a key to buried treasure makes you want to come for a closer look. The black cardstock is embossed and inked. It is foam mounted on paper from Debi Mumm.

Jenn's Handiwork

Jenn made this insanely cute witch yesterday!! She did it by needle felting----her first ever! Check it out.

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