Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paper Quilling

I purchased a "for Dummies" kit of paper quilling. It had everything I need to start and give it a try without putting out a lot of money. It was "supposed" to be here for Christmas. Yeah, right. Thanks to Fed/Ex and it going "second day" (what ever THAT means) it showed up today. 10 days after it shipped. ANYWAY -- it got here yesterday and I've been playing a bit with it and some of these are still a bit rough, but I thought I would share anyways. I am starting to get the hang of it, so hopefully, they won't be nearly as rough in the future. I am currently working on the "wheatear" technique and making a flower out of it. Hopefully, I can post it soon.
Here is what I have done so far. (that is a quarter in the picture for reference of size, if you didn't already figure that out!)
~A heart~
~A Butterfly and Flower~
~All 3 in reference to the quarter~
Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, I will be able to start remembering to post my new crafts to this blog! I will try harder! Promise!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I made some kitchen towels for my secret santa -- here's what I've made for her - at least for the towels! I've got some cute things going on! These are "fringed". I love these patterns!!

I also made towels for the boys teachers for part of their baskets - the boys picked out the designs.
Pretty, huh?

These last 2 are some of the hanging towels that I've come up with. Not my pattern -- but I've done the sewing! :o) A little different than the average hanging kitchen towel! They are gathered in the middle and tie on the ends with ribbon. Thought they were really cute!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Chris-Moose Card

So -- I'm finally getting back to paper crafts - This is my very first venture into Digital Stamps.
This is from it is a Meljen's design. "Moose Lights" Isn't he the cutest? I also used a Stampin Up "Warm Words" stamp off to the side of him. I colored him in with Stampin Up's water color crayons (one of my favs ever!!) and blender pens. Kinda rusty -- but I'll get back into my groove.... Thanks for stopping by!