Saturday, August 28, 2010

Non-sewing craftiness!

I decided recently to take a break from sewing-related crafts, and work on becoming more 'well-rounded' in my crafting skills. I bought some fun buttons (sources: Etsy, Dick Blick [1 lb. buttons for $2.99!]), and spent a day or two playing with different color combinations. The results are below--I am quite pleased with how they turned out!

I linked to recently, and it was that website that had a book page canvas tutorial that I copied. One of her 'variations' on the tutorial was using sheet music, and I have a stack of old sheet music that worked perfectly! As a special inside joke to myself, the music I used is from a Nocturne that I played in my senior recital in college. I hope to hang these four canvases in my master bathroom soon.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recent cupcakes

Butter Cake Cupcakes with Sticky Fudge Frosting

The aftermath of Sticky Fudge Frosting

Caramel Covered Teacakes

Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Check out this giveaway--and the fantastic project ideas!

I came across this site in my Google reader when the author posted a project on one of my favorite crafty sites, Little Birdie Secrets. At Jones Design Company she is doing a week of her favorite projects, and I cannot wait to try some of them (the book page canvas is adorable!). But for even more fun, Emily is also giving away some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G items from her shop, including headbands, notecards, and more. You can participate in the giveaway here. I hope you will visit this site, be inspired, and enter to win this wonderful giveaway (let me know if you do:-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Recent nursing covers

I have not completely fallen off the grid--I did recently make these two nursing covers. In case anyone is interested, I can make at least one more of each of these :-)