Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Each fat quarter made 4 headbands so I had a few left over to post on etsy (see the sidebar on here for their listings). I tapered the part that rests behind the ears so they would lay flat and not make the hair stick out all wonky. And I tried hers on to see what headsizes they'd fit . . . they were comfy for me, too, and held back my hair securely.
And no sign of the Headband Headache!
My daughter's friend had a birthday last weekend so I made her this set of paper dolls! I decorated a blank tin with paper, etc, from my stash, then used the Cricut cartridge called Paper Doll Dress Up! to make the dolls and clothes. I was a little disappointed with the setting called "Tabs" that is supposed to make the dolls dress-able . . . the tabs were crazy small and hard to work with . . . so I attached all the clothes and accessories and hair. I made around 20 different dolls, complete with pirates and cowboys and cute little girls and a prince and princess. Then I made a few extras, like the horse and the unicorn, for the dolls to play with.
After I convinced my daughter that yes, this set was for her friend and yes, maybe someday I would make one for her, we gave the tin to her friend and she loved it! Happy birthday, Dessa!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Here's my list so far, with the most recent ones first (their descriptions are below the photos):
18. Thank-you's for my son's birthday gifts - they're being printed as we speak so they'll soon be on their way.
11. Recipe binder bridal shower gift. It has fun tabs organized a little differently - quick & easy, around the world, sweet tooth, comfort foods, etc. All the recipes are ones my family has passed down and taste-tested so there's not a loser in the bunch.
8. Mock-tail recipe books attached to plastic party glasses
5. Giant granny square purse 4. Blue and purple granny square purse
3. All-digital layout (my second attempt ever) 2. "Paper quilt" wall hanging 1. Teddy-Go-Round blanket
Saturday, August 7, 2010
For the cover of the book I covered cardboard with patterned paper. The little lego accents on each page are just cardstock strips with eyelets set in. And I bound the whole thing on my Bind-It-All machine.
Love me some mini books!
So, here's my new venue! I'll try to post often with tons of photos of each project . . . I'm also a professional photographer in my "spare" time so I usually have a camera within arm's reach . . . and I'll even throw in some tutorials now and again. If there's anything you see and would like to know how I did it, please feel free to comment (or email me) and ask!
Thanks for stopping by!