Sunday, December 22, 2013

Today I want to share some of my recent tatting. I made 4 of Ruth Perry's Christmas Trees. I turned 2 of them into snow globes. I managed to break 3 bulbs trying to get my tree straight in the bulb. I finally gave up and let it hang the  way it wanted to. Here is the picture of one of the globes.

The large snowflake is a Ten Point Snowflake, a free pattern from Be-Stitched newsletter, and finally a small snowflake that I made just playing around with stitch counts. While making the Ten Point Snowflake I discovered this YouTube video demonstrating Marie's way of making a split chain. It is the easiest way that I have tried so far. I now have a new favorite way to tat a split chain. Yeah!! Thanks for all who are willing to share their knowledge to keep our craft growing.

I made some items to share with co-workers and will be taking them to work tomorrow.
Each of the techs will receive their initial. These were cut from a cartridge I borrowed from a friend. The letters are chip board from Hobby Lobby's Chip Decor Line. I painted the sides and cut pattern paper for the front and a magnet for the back. I also made some Tic Tac Covers using Make The Cut and my electronic cutter. I used Stampin Up's All Dressed Up die to cut the dresses. I used ribbon, flat back pearls and rhinestones to add some bling. Each contains a Chap Stick. Every girl needs a LiL Black Dress, don't you know!

The last thing of this post is a recycling project. Using soda cans I made these ornaments. I saw this demonstrated at a scrapbooking expo this summer. The demonstrator used the technique to make items to attach to cards, but when I saw these dies I knew how I wanted to use the technique.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Paper and Vinyl

It's been ages since I have posted. I have manged to complete a few projects since my last visit, I will be sharing some of them in the next few days.

First off an Advent Calendar from Mary at SVG Cuts. I only did a portion of the project since the recipient will be traveling the first part of the month. Mary's designs are awesome. She and Leo are the owners of SVG Cuts and offer some of the best paper crafting kits available. They are the 2013 Winners of the Martha Stewart American Made Award. This week they are giving away a free kit. Yes a FREE kit, so click on over to their blog to get the file, then watch the assembly instructions on YouTube. You still have time to make a few projects before Christmas. You can also use the files with different papers to produce projects for birthdays, weddings for any occasion you can imagine.
(Valid through December 20,2013)

The Second project is a vinyl hurricane lamp. The French Lace Design is another of Mary's. This was the first vinyl project that they have produced. I hope they will continue offering vinyl projects periodically. The lamp components are from the Dollar Tree. I got the idea from several pins on Pinterest and some Google images of similar projects. So with my trusty E-6000, a vase and candlestick from the dollar store I now have a very cute hurricane lamp. I hope to complete a few more for gifts.

This project I saw on Heartfelt Creations. It was a DT idea from Olga. Using my ScorPal, paper trimmer and some dies I made these explosion boxes for the members of my card group. It was a fun project and a big hit at our Christmas get together.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to share some tatting projects in my next post.