Crafts n things
Hi everyone! Wow, last week was so hectic and now, where did the weekend go?
In between trying to get unpacked from our recent trip, and getting the laundry done, I also wanted to do a little crafting and a blog post. Here it is Sunday night and I'm just getting around to my post!
I've been working on a few different things I wanted to show you, some of which are "thank-you" gifts for a couple of friends.
The above photo is something I'm working on and not sure where I'm going with it yet, but I was inspired by something I saw on Rebecca Sower's blog.
I'm sure you've seen her work, but if you haven't, you should go over and check out her blog, and tell her I sent you. You will surely be inspired!
I have a stamp with this quote that I just love. I used it on this little thank you card I made.
I love making collage tags with tissue paper napkins, it's so easy and fun to do! All you need is any tag from an office supply store, or cut out one of your own, some gel medium, and tissue paper and paper napkins. I'm always on the hunt for sales on paper napkins.
This is a little scented sachet I made, a quick and easy gift.
I needed a small box for a little soldered charm I made, so I used one I had that said Kohl's on it (do you have those stores where you live?) and stamped on tissue paper and applied with gel medium.
Well, my soldering still needs practice, but I love to do this! I still can't get the smooth look, but I've decided to learn to love the bumpy look. lol!
One of my co workers recently surprised me with this fabric. She knows how much I love Seattle. I make a lot of "scrub caps" for people I work with, so maybe I'll just have to make one for myself with this.
Here's a couple of caps I made in the past for my friends at work.
I think my friends are the ones that make the scrub caps look cute don't you?
Finally, I wanted to tell you about a little place I visited during one of my visits to Seattle.
Nancy's Sewing Basket
They have lots of fabric, but the fun part is all of the embellishments they have!
I was so thrilled to find embroidery ribbon. I can't find it anywhere in Las Vegas. I know you can get it on line, but it's so much more fun to see it, touch it, and choose the colors in person.
They also had lots of seam binding and vintage laces.
Check out their website, they even have a "ribbon room."
I've done some embroidery, but I've never used ribbon. Still, I couldn't resist these beautiful ribbons.
I hope you'll forgive me if I haven't been by to visit you as often as I have in the past.
I've been a little distracted lately. I really hope to get caught up with all of you soon! It's the holiday season and I'm starting to see glimpses of beautiful photos and craft projects under way!
Enjoy your week,
I love your creation of gift tags. I always loved those tags and I really love pretty paper napkins. I have alot of beautiful paper napkins that I just don't want to use because they are so pretty. I have a beautiful package of red toile napkins and this would be so cool to use on the tags. Can I steal your idea? I just love it. These toile paper napkins were a gift and I have always wanted to do something with them.
Love all the coloured ribbons too. I have to get into sewing!
Take care my friend..
love the birds-and great idea for the kohl's box!!
so inspiring :)
Neato tags too!
And bumpy soldering looks way more interesting..... :-)
Your creations are completely gorgeous!!! I love them!!