Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Boston Red Sox

Hey yall. Here's a quick post to share this evening's project with you -- a trifle bowl for a Red Sox fan named Andy who's having a birthday next week.
I plan to ship it out tomorrow to make sure it makes it in time. His wife ordered it for him today. I hope they both love it!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cricut Fishbowl Card

I finally decided to make the fishbowl card that I bought from MyScrapChick.com, but I modified the pattern a little since I wanted to make the bowl out of a transparency sheet.
I made the blue water layer into a card also so you can see the scene from the outside of the card, then open it up to see the message. Something about the fish just looks off to me, but I don't know why.

All I had to do after cutting it all out on my Cricut was glue it together & add a wiggly eye. Super easy! I haven't put a message on the inside yet because I'm not sure what I'm going to use this card for yet. Thanks for coming back to see what I made!

Christy's birthday gifts

Good afternoon from wintery West Monroe! I'm so hoping for snow this evening so school will be cancelled tomorrow. The prospect makes me very happy. I'm sitting at my craft desk trying to decide what to make & decide to share with you a few other things I've made recently. For Christy's birthday I put her name on a cosmetic bag with iron on vinyl.
The charm hanging from the zipper is a picture of Michael Buble. Christy is one of his biggest fans.
I also made her a birthday card shaped like a purse. She likes animal prints & I thought this turned out so very cute. I used a shank button & cut the shank off with a pair of wire cutters.

Ok, now I'm off to craft something! I hope yall have a wonderful afternoon & hopefully I'll be back soon with new crafts or snow pictures.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Badge Reel & Glass Tile Pendants

Hey yall. I fully intended to post sooner, but this week has been wild! Anyway, today I'd like to share a few new things I've made. First up is a badge reel. At work we have to wear a name badge so we all have these nifty little retractable badge reels. I decided I wanted to make them look a little better. Here's the New Super Mario Bros reel I made. The one I'm using has a picture of Joey & Anthony on it, but I don't have a picture of it handy.

Next up I have some glass tile pendants I've been making. This first one is the LSU Tigers fleur de lis. You can wear it on a chain or tie it onto a zipper or purse strap.

The tiles are 1 inch square. They look so much larger in pictures than they really are. Below I have the fleur de lis tied to my purse.

Here's my Wizard of Oz pendant. I just love that movie. I put gold ribbon on it to match the yellow brick road.
Again, I tied this one onto my purse to take a picture. It doesn't match with my colors, but I still like it. Since when am I concerned about matching anyway?

Thanks for checking out my goodies. I'm gonna post these on Etsy too. I need to sell some so I can buy more to make. Have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Recycled Cookbook Envelopes

Howdy folks! I know it's been a while, but I've made a ton of stuff lately! I've been spending more time making & less time blogging about what I've made. I'm super excited about tonight's project.

These are mini envelopes made out of pages from a 1934 cookbook. I used the bread section for these 3 envelopes.
Aren't they super cute! The envelopes are a beautiful old color. I cut plain notecards to go in each one out of offwhite cardstock & the color matched perfectly.

One of the greatest features is that you read most of the recipe in case you wanted to try it out. I think these envelopes will be perfect for all kinds of things. They'd be really great to attach to a gift of kitchen gadgets, or to write a little thank you note for someone who had brought you dinner after a surgery or illness.

Ok, here are the specifics. The envelopes are almost 4 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches tall & the note cards are 3 2/3 inches wide by 3 inches tall. I plan on listing these on Etsy tonight. I listed the music envelopes after I made them, but they haven't sold yet. As long as I'm having fun making them, I'm not gonna stress about selling. Have a great evening & hopefully I'll be back soon with more fun stuff I've made lately!