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Friday, October 10, 2014

Witchy Decor

I spent some time with a friend creating some magical Halloween witch's hats.

I had the paper mache hats in my stash - likely bought on clearance a couple of years ago. We painted them black and then started embellishing. I bought some sparkly supplies at the dollar store and my friend brought the beautiful spider web fabric.
 

I added a velvet spider to the web, with black tulle encircling the hat to give even more of a "web" look.


I added my hat to my little Halloween display in the entry.


 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Enter...if you dare!

It's been months and months since I've given my blog some attention. We have been so busy working on the house - we had the master bathroom remodeled, painted nearly every room in the house, and built a new home theater. It's coming along, but we still have more to do.

I did take a little crafty time to work on Halloween projects. I'm participating in Vintage Dragonfly's Halloween Paper Bag Album swap. Here are the pages I created.

The cover features a haunted house image, along with a scary twosome, inviting you to come inside.


I went with a theme of a coven of witches who inhabit this haunted house.



I used several vintage images, and added lots of sparkle. What's Halloween magic without sparkle?



I also created sparkly witchy tags to go inside (but forgot to take a picture before I shipped them).

I'll share my partners' projects as soon as I receive them.
 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lovey Dovey

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is another card that I made for this sweetest of days.


I again used felt, lace, and fabric for the background. I added a paper doily and an image that I've saved for years that I cut from an old calendar. I knew I'd have a use for it some day!
 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sweetheart

I made my first attempt at a fabric heart/pin cushion. I'm pretty darn pleased with myself at how it turned out.


I used all vintage fabrics, with the exception of the muslin ruffle.


The embroidered piece I used at the bottom inspired the colors and fabrics.


I added sequins, beads, and old buttons to give it some more character.


And I searched through my stash for the perfect piece of tatting.


The hardest part was stitching the front and back together with the ruffled trim. I think I need to watch some video tutorials to get the hang of it a little better before I attempt another one.
 
 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Is in the Air

I managed to make just a few Valentine crafts this year, including this card that I sent to a special Valentine.

I started with bright pink felt for the background and layered on fabric and lace scraps and a sheet music printed fiber paper.


The images are from Graphic 45 - the Sweet Sentiments and A Place in Time collections.


I typed a sentiment on my vintage typewriter and added glitter to all the flowers.
 
I hope your Valentine is thinking sweet thoughts of you on Friday!
 
 

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine ATCs

I'm participating in a Valentine ATC swap, so I got busy in my craft room with the beautiful Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments and Place in Time collections.

Here are the ATCs I created.


They all follow the same design layout, but each is unique.


I used the adorable images from the Graphic 45 papers.


I layered the images on vintage sheet music and other pretty papers.


It was a great way to use up some scraps.


And each got an ample does of glitter!
 
 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Birthday Tiara

We recently attended a surprise birthday party for one of Husband's co-workers. Since she also loves to craft, I knew I had to make something extra special for the occasion. In addition to a pretty card:


...I made my first tiara to help her celebrate the big day.


I cut a pattern from a piece of bristol paper, since it's sturdy and the longest type of paper I had. I used the pattern to cut two pieces of fabric. I used spray adhesive to sandwich the bristol between the two pieces of fabric and then I stitched along the edges to make sure the crown wouldn't come apart.


I added a large crepe paper rosette to the front, with glittered numbers.


Vintage flowers, tatted doilies, and sparkly stars accent it.


And a fluffy crepe paper ruffle with pom pom trim finish off the bottom.

This was my first attempt at making a tiara, but it certainly won't be my last! I can't wait to make more. I think I'll have one to wear for every holiday!
 
 

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