Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Family History Journal - Mother's Day Gift?

So I'm not ignoring you all, I promise! I have quite a few things that I need to blog about (some I even have the post written and pics taken just need to upload them off my camera), but I'm hosting another craft night with the ladies at my church this week, so I probably won't post much again until next week. But I saw this today and just had to share! Isn't this little decorated comp book super cute?!
source: here
I have a soft spot for comp books (you can see some I've done in the past herehere and here) but what's different about this one from Kissing the Joy as it Flies is that it is more of a family history journal. Kira decorated this comp book and wrote several personal questions in it before gifting it to her Grandma a couple of years ago. Well she got it back recently and posted about it; she even includes the list of over 30 questions she put in this journal. Wouldn't this make a great gift for Mother's Day (or if you're crazy like me and already thinking Christmas...)? I know I'll be making these for my grandparents & my hubby's grandparents. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fun Feature - A different kind of singed fabric flower

Maybe you all have seen this before, but I hadn't until earlier this week. How cute is this singed fabric flower!?! I love it.

I made one this morning and I'm wearing right now. I will definitely be making more of these!!! Photo and tutorial from Craft Snob.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Chick

So I'm sure by now you've all seen this adorable idea at Giggles Galore, right? Well as soon as I saw them I knew that I needed them (yes, needed not wanted)! I had one problem...no 2x4 readily available. I would have had to wait several days to get the wood that is laying in my driveway cut and I just couldn't do it. So as I was checking to see that we had all of the ingredients for my husband's birthday dessert, I noticed something. The pudding box was just the right size!!!
Isn't she just adorable!?!
I didn't have yellow feathers, and at the time my hubby didn't have a job (but he does now, YAY) so I was definitely NOT going to buy feathers. I thought about it for a little bit and realized that baby chicks really are more fuzzy than feathery. I filled my pudding box with paper, taped it shut and gave it a coat of acrylic paint (yellow for the chick, white for the sheep which I'll post after I finish the face). Once dry I hot glued some cotton balls on and then took it outside for a coat of spray paint!
Right before the paint job...
and after the paint job. The paint did harden the surface of the cotton balls, but I don't really care about that.
Then I cut a beak and some feet out of felt, painted them the color that I wanted with acrylic paint (because I didn't have the right shade of orange felt) glued them on along with some googly eyes and a pink bow.
Yep, she definitely makes me happy, and you'd never know that under all that fluff is a box of pudding.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Fun Feature - Wood

It's been a while since I've done a Friday Fun Feature, so today there will be more than one! I've noticed wood being used a lot in crafting lately and I love it! And I don't mean 2 by 4s, I mean wood straight from the tree in your front yard.

This beautiful cake stand from Once Wed
DIY Rustic Tree Wedding Cake Stand

Wood thumb tacks

and photo holder, both from Homework

I'm also crushing on this vase from Tradewind Tiaras.

And the one that started it all for me...carved initial centerpiece from Etsy seller BraggingBags.
FEATURED ON HGTV - Personalized Wood Tree Slice Wedding Centerpeice Stand Woodland Rustic Outdoor Fairytale Barn Farm Western CHIC

I think it's time to bust out the saw and the wood burning tool!