Monday, June 30, 2014

Gettin' Festive


It is super hard to do your own nails.... They're not perfect, but they will do!
Happy early 4th of July!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Elephant!

Here is may latest bit of craftiness. I still need to work on the whole attaching limbs thing(any tips?). I'm just not sure I have that part down yet... I think it could look a little more seamless. The eyes are sewed on felt circles. I didn't want to use buttons, because I included this in a gift for a baby. and the small safety eyes didn't seem all that "safe" to me.


It occurs to me now that I should have taken a picture for size comparison. This little guy is pretty small. It could stand in the palm of your hand with it's trunk reaching out over your finger tips. I don't know that I will be making anything THIS small again. It was super difficult, but turned out pretty good!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kumihimo

I stumbled onto Kumihimo when looking for an easy friendship bracelet for kids to make.... Here I am a week later with a finished project of my own!


This necklace was done by "braiding" using a foam disk, some string and some beads. I looks kind of crazy but it was very easy to do, and braided up quickly.

Kumihimo in the works 

I got started with this tutorial (no beads), and then once I was comfortable I moved on to adding the beads with this tutorial. I purchase my disc online here. It was a nice set that came with bobbins and a weight. All you need to get is the string, beads, e6000, and end caps!

As for the pattern and bead placement:
    Stripes (red on top & bottom, white on the sides)
    Stars (All blue except white top right and bottom left)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Patio Cacti

My patio cacti are blooming again! It's amazing the beautiful flowers you can get when a pack-rat isn't snacking on the buds.

Patio Cacti Blooming...

Patio Cacti Blooming...


All set for Flag Day and 4th of July!



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....I should really pull off those tags!

Do you decorate at all for Independence Day?