Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
In an earlier post I shared all my beautiful handmade ornaments for this years small Christmas tree. I have 3 trees that I do and I wanted to see if I could decorate one of the trees with all handmade ornaments. I must say that this is simple BEAUTIFUL and the pictures do not do it, it's true justice.
The way they shimmer with the glitter is breath taking.
The butterfly blend in naturally with the rest of the ornaments.
To see how I made the ornaments visit the POST HERE.
Monday, November 25, 2013
How elegant is this cute little hat. Perfect for 1-4 year old.
I found the flower and hat pattern on pinterest and new they would make a perfect combination.
I made this hat and flower in a couple hours. The patterns were very easy to follow. I will be making more of these.
The hat can be found at "Suzies Stuff"
The flower can be found at "The Dainty Daisy"
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I first saw this in the CTMH catalog and just feel in love with it. I searched the we high and low for the instruction, and then I FOUNF them. (Big Happy Face).
I had the perfect papers for this cute little Rossette Tree to make for my daughter.
I used my Cricut to cut out some snowflakes. I covered them in glitter and added them to the tree.
All the instructions can be found at the site below.
I have 3 trees that I put up in the house. This year I am taking and decorating one of the trees with all handmade ornaments.
The assortment of ornaments in the picture above, are all handmade by me in one weekend, on a budget of $3.50.
Below are very brief descriptions of the measurements I used, along with the cartridges and sizes
Kraft Card stock
Cream Card stock
Stampin Up White pigment ink
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink
Terrisa Collins Cricut Cartridge - December 25th
Artiste Cartridge - can only purchase through CTMH
Art Philosophy - can only be purchased through CTMH
CTMH A very Merry Christmas stamp set
CTMH -Joy Stamp Set
Stampin Up French Script Stamp Set
Cut 24 ornament shape at the size indicated by the stamp from the very Merry Christmas stamp set found on page 79 of the artiste cricut cartridge.
Stamp 18 of the shapes with the coordinating stamp
Cut two snowflakes from page 79 at 2" and 2 1/2". These are for the center
The base is cut from the decorative circle found on page 80. Cut it at 7 1/4" (accent 3)
Banner was cut from the banner on page 35 at 1" (accent 1)
After I assembled the ornaments I added the fabric between each one and finished it of with the pearl elements.
I had a beautiful Christmas ribbon that I bought years ago that just worked perfect
From the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges, cut the star on page 49 at 4 3/4"
Score from point to arch for the whole star
Sponge the edges with White craft ink
Once the ink is dry I add glitter all around the star
MUSIC NOTE SHEETS
I found these great music sheets on pinterest.
I printed them on Kraft cardstock at the size I wanted them, they are at 3.5 x 4.5.
I sponged the edges with craft white and finished them of with a bow.
Cut out 2 different style snow flakes at 5 1/2"
Stamp them with a design and glitter the whole snowflake.
Stack them with dimensional
Finish the center off with a saying
Art philosophy cartridge
Cut the letters out at 3/4"
Sizes for rosette, cut the larger one 14 at 12" x 1/2" and 14 at 12" x 1"
Cut a small circle for the smaller rosette at 3/4"
Banner from page 49, cut 14 at 3"
Banner mat page 59, cut 25 at 3"
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
The butterfly I used is page 55. I cut it out at 3 1/2"
I glittered the whole butterfly
I used Red Heart Eco Friendly cotton yarn
Size H crochet hook to make them larger
The following sites are where I got the instructions to crochet the snowflakes
We did a cookie swap at work this week and I made these AWSOME Pumpkin Snickerdoodle. I found the recipe on pinterest.
You cane get this great recipe at "Seeded at the Table"
I made the cut little boxes for each co-worker. I used my cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge
I packaged each cellophane bag with3 cookies
I added a bow and a cute little label
The recipe is located on the back f the box, in a little pocket I created
I love how these boxes came out.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
These two little hats and head/ear warmer sets have been made for two sisters.
The hat is a very simple pattern with the bobble stitch that I created. The pattern I have written is below and fits for a child size to small adult.
worsted weight yarn
worsted weight yarn
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1- 10 dc in the magic ring, join with a slip stitch to first dc. (10)
Rnd 2 - Chain 1, 2 dc in each dc around. join with a slip stitch to first dc(20 dc)
Rnd 3 - Chain 1, 2 dc in same as joining, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat to end, join with a slip stitch to first dc (30)
Rnd 4 - Chain 1, 2 dc in same as joining, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat to end, join with a slip stitch to first dc (40)
Rnd 5 - Chain 1, 2 dc in same as joining, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat to end,join with a slip stitch to first dc (50)
Rnd 6 - Chain 1, 2 dc in same as joining, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat to end,join with a slip stitch to first dc (60)
Rnd 7 - Chain 1, 2 dc in same as joining, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat to end,join with a slip stitch to first dc (70)
Rnd 8 & 9 - Chain 1, dc in each dc around. (70)
Rnd 10 - Chain 1, puff stitch in same as joining, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, puff stitch in next stitch, chain 1. repeat to end. (35 puff stitches)
Rnd 11 - Chain 1, dc in each puff stitch and chain 1 space (70)
Rnd 12 - Chain 1, sc in each dc around (70)
Rnd 13 - Repeat round 10
Rnd 14-15 - Repeat rnds 11 & 12
Rnd 16 - Chain 1, 5 dc in same as joining (shell made), skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, 5 dc in next sc. (18 shells)
Monday, October 14, 2013
Every year I try and make something to give as a charitable contribution to locate charities. This year I am doing the little newborn crochet hats. I have two styles , one for a boy and one for a girl. I chose two easy patterns I found on the web and are listed below. My goal is to make 25 of each for the local hospital.
This one is a shell style hat for a little girl.
The little boy (or even a girl) style I chose was from "Living the Craft Life" and can be found HERE.
I have had several Family and Friends ask the question "Why would you ever move so far up to the northern part of Maine.
All I can respond is because of the Beauty and majestic view of GODS creation!!
Look at the vibrant colors of the trees in the fall
Hubby and I would not change it for anything.
This is the majesty I get to wake up to every morning
This is a sunset on the lake
I BELIEVE MOST OF THE PICTURE SPEAK VOLUMNES AS TO WHY WE LIVE IN NORTHERN MAINE.....
My sister is getting married next October 2014 and has chosen to do a rustic wedding. I love this style!! It will be rustic with some shabby chic that will lend to the elegance of the wedding. She asked me to design a couple invitations and I was more than tickled pink to oblige.
This first style, is a gatefold done in a lace trim. It ties closed with hemp and an embossed monogram.
The invitation opens up showing a beautiful lace image stamped in white pigment embossing ink. The stamp is a CTMH stamp.
This second sample also used the lace CTMH stamp. I added real lace trim to the top with some brown ribbon followed by the hemp.
THIS ONE WAS THE WINNER!!!!
It is simplistic, yet elegant enough as an invitation. The leaf will be incorporated throughout the wedding décor.