Mar 232011

My prettiest cousin is getting married next year and now is the time that I should start making plans for her wedding present.

I found the most amazing idea on this series of tubes, but I cannot tell you for the sake of keeping it a secret.

On her wedding day, I will share the gift, but until then, here is a yummy morsel…

I am really excited to jump in to this baby, it is going to be mah-velous, just mah-velous!

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Mar 152011

I just can’t seem to slow this crafting roll down, every where I turn it looks like a new idea is popping my head. This past weekend I received the CUTEST picture of my niece peeking from a tree and that needs a special home.

Monday, I stumbled upon a featured post at Tatertots and Jello with an amazing idea for quick and easy decor-friendly chore chart. All you need are time, an old frame and fabric that matches your style, done, done and done. [I really had no idea that I had so many unused frames stashed in this house!]

Pile of goods:

Pile of goods combined:

Completed photo/memo frame:

Isn’t that girl just as cute as a button?

This project took about an hour, and it was really simple; the hardest part was choosing which ribbon or string to use. There’s no use in me reinventing the craft wheel here, the instructions on how to create your own frame/memo/chore chart can be found here.

I chose to use spray adhesive over the hot glue when mounting the upholstery fabric to the cardboard back, it provided a smoother surface and cleaner lines than with the hot glue. When I was finished gluing all the ribbon in place, I sprayed the back again with adhesive and stuck on another cardboard cut out to cover up all of the “work”, so all you see from the back is cardboard and staples, nice and clean!

Happy Crafting Friends!

PS – Here is a look into my current large project:

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Mar 112011

My sis, Sarah, came over today with a super cute craft in tow – clay ninja creation.

I created my “Big Guy” out of lime green clay and cooked him up for ~45 minutes. He has the most awesome lean and his arms are all “Sup”-like. He is fantastic. He is ninja.

I made three bead heads, I suppose they will make it to the Christmas tree this year with their glittery goodness. What says “Merry Christmas” more than three green ninjas? They will be like our three wise men, only without the gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Sarah made her beads in to dangle earrings, they are uber cute!  I should have got a picture, no use telling you if you can’t see them, right? Well, take my word for it, they are pretty amazing.

We had a really fun time being creative and I especially enjoyed our discussion over the structure and importance of same size ninja clay eyeballs… mini eyeballs are surprisingly difficult!

UPDATE: I got pictures!

See, I told you they were amazing!

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