Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's presents

My best girlie girl Somer Jane made this wonderful collage picture of the things I handmade and gave her for Valentine's Day. Most you have already seen in my previous posts or ones similiar. I LOVE this scarf. It's the first time I ever sewed iron on appliques to a scarf. I really like the way it turned out. She almost didn't get it because I liked it so much! Thanks Somer for the great picture! ;-) You can click on the picture to enlarge the view.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Flowered Crochet Scarf

It's my dear friend Nicole's birthday. I wanted to give her something special and handmade. She likes scarves and hats so I thought I would make her a scarf. I decided to do something I have never done before...crochet a flower. I found a great tutorial on You Tube I think it turned out great for my first time. Although, because of the hook I used it's a little big. She likes her scarves all one color so I made the flower to match. It's hard to see in the pictures but hopefully you can get an idea of what it looks like.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Inspiring Ideas give away

I LOVE this blog! I enjoy seeing her insert her faith in to her creations.

She is celebrating the one year anniversary of her blog. She has her own Hallmark designer collection. Please go to her blog and check it out!

The Swap Goodies I made

I belong to A Year of Color Blog. These are some of the things I sent to my swap partner. I had some better pictures that I took of most everything I made her but I accidentally deleted them from my camera. Thankfully, I had taken these a week before.

I found this box and had a vision of painting it and making it crackle but it didn't turn out exactly like I had planned. The crackle was subtle and almost unnoticeable. The inside is filled with tiny cupcake holders with different candies inside. There were three layers with a heart divider between each layer.

I made bath fizzy balls. Finding the citric acid was not very easy. Luckily, we have an Amish store close by that carries it regularly. All the local nutrition and grocery stores had no idea what I was talking about. I did find out that you should make sure you have half a dozen molds to place the mixture into. I took the first one out of it's mold before it dried. It ended up cracked and flat on the bottom from where I placed it on a flat surface. After the second time of wetting the mixture it lost it's ability for the two sides to stick together inside the mold. I had to throw the remaining mixture away.

I found some large flat glass marbles and decoupaged Valentine's scrapbook paper to the back and added a magnet.

I found this beautiful fabric at Hobby Lobby that had hearts all over it. There were about twenty different patterns to choose from. It worked out perfect that I had a variety to choose from to make this button covered bracelet.