I needed a few little gifts for some ladies at church today so I dug into my stash of containers and came up with these cute little goodies. These are tiny milk bottles that I filled with chocolate kisses.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
It is definitely winter here in Ohio. All we are missing is snow! I made this sign with the cricut. I cut the images out of white vinyl. I have had really good luck with the durability of vinyl outdoors. Now let's see when we will have our first snow. Diana
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Cloudy day, so forgive the pics. Remember the skull one use soap on this blog? Well these are a much less sinister version for Christmas. I printed the images from Graphics Fairy on water soluble paper.
After I allowed the colors to really "set" on the paper about a week, and a sealing spray of hair spray, I cut them out. Be sure and leave a tab to hold on to! You will cut it off later. Now a few dips in clear glycerin soap and let dry on wax paper. Trim off any errant soap to clean them up.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I needed to make a cute but quick gift to stick in a package for Christmas. I love kitchen towels, can never have too many, so I whipped this sweet little treat up in a jiffy. The little stocking looks nice and bright against the white towel.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
More Felt! This cute little guy is quite useful too. He keeps your holiday napkin nice and tidy. Just roll up the napkin and stick it through the hole....
Friday, November 12, 2010
I have been obsessed with felt recently. And "in the hoop" machine embroidery. These little treat holders couldn't have been more fun! And easy! Definitely my kind of craft! These designs are available from Simple Pleasures Machine Embroidery Designs.
The snowman holds suckers of assorted sizes. I think, with a few snips of my scissors, I could fit a cany cane in them. How cute to pass these out for school mates.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I only do about one quilt a year....because they take FOREVER! I have been working on this one for about a week. I adapted a pattern from Fabric Creations.
Chickens are so cute! And these don't make a mess!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Look whooo is my new helper! Now when I am sewing, I'll always have a pair of scissors handy. This owl is all done in machine embroidery. I got the design from Embroidery Garden http://embroiderygarden.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=120 and it is completely done in the hoop. 14 steps and you have this adorable little holder. Plus it fits 4x4 hoops!
Monday, November 1, 2010
I haven't even taken down my Halloween decorations yet, but here is what I was working on today! I took the base from an old speaker stand, filled the screw holes, painted and distressed the base and then applied this picture of Santa with Modge Podge.
The Santa image is from Graphics Fairy. I roughly tore the edges and then inked them with brown ink. I didn't want it to look smooth so I just slapped in on the base, a little wrinkled, leaving the edges unglued so it looks like it is just barely stuck on. I also applied embossing powder to the fur and hat, just like freshly fallen snow. Diana