Friday, January 29, 2010

Treasure Chest

Another valentine treat box. This one is also for a little boy who loves adventure. I took a tin chest and decorated it with maps, skulls (metallic), jewels and locks. Finished off with a rope border and a lot of aging with ink.

Vintage Tea Towels

It is so cold here today! 10 degrees!! Needless to say I am not going anywhere outside. So it is craft day today. I had seen something similar to these on Graftics Fairy a while back and have been wanting to try my hand at transfer paper. The image is from GF and is so vintage. I used all cotton tea towels that I washed and dried first. SOOOOO IMPORTANT!!!! Then came the tedious task of ironing the tea towels. Boring...... The image is printed by computer on iron on transfer paper (available at wallmart). Then you cut the images out very close to the edges of the image. Following instructions, you iron the image, face side down, for about 45 seconds. Let cool and remove the paper. And here is the finished image up close.
If you hold the iron on too long, the paper turned yellow, but that even looks kind of cool.

Pink Cloud

I love babies. Unfortunately, I don't know any right now, but that didn't stop me from sewing up a sweet pink cloud for the next baby girl that comes along! I had bought this fabric in amish country a while back. It is so soft and smushy, I just love it. Here is a close up of the furry side. It has a bit of sparkle to it!!!
This is the other side. It is a cozy chenille. The binding is also chenille.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine Treat Lunchbox

I am still working on valentines. This one is for a 1 year old boy. Didn't want to go too pretty cuz you know how little boys are! I got this tiny lunch box a while back but it had santas all over it. I spray painted it white and then covered most of it in the green paper. Removed the plastic handle and replaced it with this jute rope. Bears are from Doodlecharms and the large heart, words and letter A are from Lyrical Letters. Everything is inked to rough it up a bit.
The red ribbon finished off the edge. Now all that's left is to fill it with goodies.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Primary Seat Covers

OK, I realize these aren't that exciting. Seat covers, big whoop. But the cool part is I cut out all the letters with the cricut!! So easy!! And how many of you are having to make new covers because of the change in the class names in primary! The pits, I know, but I am trying to embrace change. I took the opportunity to brighten things up a bit. This is not the same chair as at church but at least it shows how they go on the backs. The letters are ironed on but because I know they will be picked at, I also machined stitched around the edge of each letter.
Here is a close up that shows....absolutely nothing......because I can't figure out my camera.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine Cards

It has been forever since I posted a card so today, with a cold dreary afternoon to fill, I came up with these three cards. I used the treat cups on each of them (available thru Stamping Up). The lamb card image is from From My Kitchen. This card is difficult to see but the image is from Lyrical Letters. I punch a 1 3/4 inch hole in the center of the heart. The polka dot ribbon was too bright so I inked it along with all the edges of the card.
This card is from Wild Card. I used 2 cuts which I then sandwiched together and mounted on the green paper. Two pieces of green gross grain ribbon and a lot of ink complete the card.
From this angle you can see the treat cup better. I put a chocolate heart in each cup.
These were so much fun! Diana

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book of Mormon Covers

This Sunday is our ward's Great to be Eight program. I needed something to give to the children that would be turning eight soon and therefore ready for baptism. I had seen Book of Mormon covers similar to these on a craft blog a while back and knew I had to make them!

First I cut out a 7 x 10.5 piece of cardstock which I attacked to the book with sticky tape and glue. Some of the images are from Graphically Speaking and the others from A Child's Year. The name tags are accented with brads. Can't wait to hand them out! Diana