Sharing Craftiness

Since we can't get together as often as we would like, this blog is to help us share some of the things that we create.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hearts and a Pillow

I've been crafting! I know it's a miracle. I think it helps to have my own space now where all my stuff can be. No more dragging out the sewing machine, cutting mat and all that other stuff. Now, I can just leave it on my table. Here's a pillow I did. I want to use turquoise in my house. 


I made the slip cover and flowers.  You can't see the fabric to good, but it's like a fake leather with a pattern on it (paisley like) from Hobby Lobby. Ikea has cheap pillow forms too. And you can see my little shadow there. Dexter is always under my feet.
My next things is my Valentine's Day wreath.  It has argyle hearts on it.

It was cheap and easy. Just a little time consuming with the yarn wrapping. I made myself just get it finished. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stenciled Door Mat

I needed (wanted) a new door mat, but our entry way is carpeted so it needed to be really thin for when you open the door.  I found this outdoor mat on sale at Target. I made a stencil from some poster board and just got craft paint to paint it with from Hobby Lobby.  I used some cheap foam brushes to paint it with.  Total cost was about $9.  You can use interior paint. I think it would be more durable, but I didn't want to spend the money.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy birthday!

I can't believe that Maddy is a teenager.  What the?!  Anyway, for her birthday I made her this funky fish purse since she is a funky and fabulous girl.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Some Sunshine

These pots were just some old plastic pots I had. They were pretty faded from the sun and just did not look good anymore.  I got some spray paint for plastic at Lowes for $4 and here you go. This was 2 coats of paint.   I love seeing the bright color everyday.

Window Herb Garden

This is my kitchen herb garden. I grew the plants from seeds (accept for the rosemary that is dying...but I'm trying here dang it!) There are chives, but they aren't big enough to pot yet.  It's a tension curtain rod I got at Target and I found the little buckets in the dollar spot at Target just a few days ago.  I saw this idea on Pinterest.  See, all this time on there is paying off. :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some Stuff

I lost my camera and didn't find it until recently so here is some of what I've been doing...

A birthday calendar for Kathy - This was a lot easier than I thought that it would be.

A knitted manatee for dad for Christmas.

 Some bow ties... The top one was for Doug and the other two were for his dad for Christmas

 Doug and Emyli modeling the smitten that I knitted.  This was probably my favorite project lately.

A little Danish flag garland for a friend of ours who served his mission in Denmark.
I know you guys have been doing SOMETHING... post it!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I sewed......

I have had the hardest time finding modest skirts for Addie. So I decided to sew her some :) You all are wearing off on me :) Who knows I might even start knitting ;) Here are some pics: