Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bean Bag

Love to recycle old things... latest..I even made my label to tag it. It will be a fine little bag for my jeep, after all there are things that should be protected,:  my GPS, and etc.  I added a draw sting, and  a wooden spool to finish it off, very cute.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Card File?

that is what I was thinking, how can a card file inspire me? Well, those of you that know me, know I have a propensity to recycle any and everything I can. Making my own cards, I decided I needed a "card File" so voila!
An envelope box I could not bear to throw away, some fabric, Mod Podge and a ribbon, hey, it works for me. Easy as pie!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My new Cricut personal cutting machine

Alright, I caved to the purchase.  I am so thrilled with the new possibilities of this little marvel. I have been playing with the one and only cartridge that came with it.  So far I have made a couple Birthday cards for the Granddaughters, Hannah and Layla,  they will be 4 years old on the last day of the month.  I am discovering ways to share with them. I have cut out lots of little shapes and enveloped them to take to them so we can have a card craft day.  The only downfall, of course is the cartridges that you have to purchase, no problem, to do different things. I have ordered 2 already!  There is a companion to it called the Jukebox, that will hold 6 cartridges and you can switch from one to another without unloading! Cool!  Ordered that too.
My sister tells me that you can even decorate cakes with the edible sheets, and that it even cuts fondant. Wow!

Just Playing around and still learning, this is so much fun.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Up cycled shirt to Apron

from the totally tutorials blog spot  I follow, this is my up cycled shirt to apron. fun and super easy. get the tutorial here

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Daily dose of Creativity

Today I saw a segment on Martha Stewart doing pillows in a reverse applique, It got me thinking, I have a shirt and a doily that I would like to up cycle so following is the result of my effort.  All designs are free handed and sewn in and cut away to show the doily, and I thought is was quite the valentine statement.

Then I finished a small toss pillow I had started last week, and made  some really nice pillow cases from some cool fabric I found in a resale stash...