Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fave Crafts Best Blogger 2015 Voting Has Started!!!

 
 
I would like all of you to go vote... I have entered three projects in a contest hosted by Prime Publishing  and FaveCrafts​... VOTE HERE!!!!

You can only vote once... choose wisely!

There are a lot of amazing projects to vote for!!!
 
 

 
 
 
I would love if you would go vote for one on mine or one of my fellow artists!
Remember, you can only vote once! 
Voting ends March 10th, 2015 midnight CST!!
 
 
THANKS!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

FaveCrafts Best Blogger Craft Event - MD hobby & craft


I was honored to be invited to the CHA Blogger Networking Party



In my swag from the CHA Blogger Networking Party I received MD craft & Hobby Chicken Wire and MD Metal Working Gloves! 
 

 
Wearing my MD Metal Working Gloves and wire cutters I cut a bout 20 inches off the roll of MD craft & Hobby Chicken Wire. On the roll it is folded in half, I didn't unfold it until it was cut. The square of MD craft & Hobby Chicken Wire was about twice the size of my finished nest, 9 inches round.


 
Still wearing my MD Metal Working Gloves I rolled the edges of the MD craft & Hobby Chicken Wire to form the nest.

 
Once I was happy with the nest I started adding fibers: ribbons, twine, yarn, gold string beads, rickrack and any other scrap fiber.


Birds take advantage of what is available... any scrap of fiber was game for this project!  The brighter the better!!!





Fill with eggs!! 
What a great Easter dinner centerpiece.
 






THANKS MD hobby & craft!!

 favecrafts and Prime Publishing


I would like all of you to go vote... I have entered 3 projects in a contest hosted by Prime Publishing  and FaveCrafts​ ... I would be happy if you would go vote for one on mine or one of my fellow artists!

 You can only vote once,  Voting ends March 10th, 2015 midnight CST!!

VOTE HERE!!!!

THANKS!! 

FaveCrafts Best Blogger Craft Event - LittleB


I was honored to be invited to the CHA Blogger Networking Party


In my swag from the CHA Blogger Networking Party I received an amazing amount of product!!! LittleB sent Pull Flowers, Stickers and Decorative Note Pads.

Make one yellow flower with the LittleB Pull Flowers  - follow directions on box... so easy!!!  Just pull string and TIE!



To start spray paint the dress form black.  Use tissue paper to fashion a pattern (bodice and skirt), using the tissue cut the starched cheese cloth and attach to the dress form with glue gun.  Add lace to the bottom of the cheese cloth with glue gun... careful not to burn your fingers!


 
Pull the string from the red, yellow and pink LittleB Pull Flowers and iron.


Supplies:
Metal Dress Form
Tissue
Starched Chees Cloth
Lace
Gold Leaf
Glue Gun



 
Attach the pink top row to the cheese cloth, creating pleats to cover the top.

 
From the bottom up attach alternating rows of Pull Flowers.

 
Add yellow pull flower with gold leaf to the top of the dress form with hot glue, add LittleB Butterfly stickers.

 
Boa is optional!!!

THANKS LittleB!!

 favecrafts and Prime Publishing

FaveCrafts Best Blogger Craft Event - Yarnspirations!



I was honored to be invited to the CHA Blogger Networking Party

 
 
In my swag from the CHA Blogger Networking Party I received this skein of Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn from Yarnspirations

 
All my life I have been intimidated by knitting needles!!! Never ever have I knitted anything in my life... the yarn was a challenge!

 
I had heard about knitting with your hands, so I looked up how-to!
 
This is what I did...
 
Tie tail around the thumb. Go behind the index finger, under the back of your middle finger, over your ring finger, and under your pinky. Wrap around the back of hand and in front (palm). Start the Weave---Pull the first wrap over the second wrap and over the pinky, repeat on the ring finger, repeat on the middle finger, and the index finger. Wrap around the back of hand and in front (palm). Then repeat the weave until you have desired link. Finish by taking the loop from pinky, and put it on ring finger. Pull the bottom loop up from ring finger and over to the back of hand. The loop from the middle finger and put in on the index finger. Finally, remove the index finger do not let go of the loop. Cut the end of the yarn at about six inches, put it through the loop and tie off. Tie the ends together and weave the tails in the scarf!

 
Two hours and eight feet later I had an infinity scarf!!!!

 
I love how the bulky yarn looks in this scarf!
 








 If you missed YARNIA... see my post HERE!!!



THANK YOU Yarnspirations!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I love creating Valentines...
 
Today I used one of the Altered Pages wooden angels
 to create this cute Eiffel Valentine!
 
 
 
To start remove the wire hanger for easier painting.... save it as it will be reattached in the end.  Prime the wooden angel with gesso!
 

Paint the angel with Pink Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, let dry.  Cut arms and face from  Altered Paper Dolls Collage Sheet.  Using VersaMark on the arms heat emboss with clear embossing powder, repeat a couple of times (this stiffens the paper). Stamp image of Eiffel Tower on tissue, heat emboss with clear embossing powder and adhere to the angel body.  
Attach arms with Tacky Glue
 
Use Duo to attach Gold Leaf Foil to wings. Adhere face from  Altered Paper Dolls Collage Sheet to head. Ten attach Dew Drops to wings and head.

Print "Eiffel love you forever angel" on the printer.  Cut and adhere to ribbon. 

 
 
With the Tacky Glue attach the puff hearts!


 
SUPPLIES:
Wooden Angel
Gesso
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops!
Eiffel Tower Stamp From Mailbox Muse Paris Kit
Gold Leaf Foil
Altered Paper Dolls Collage Sheet (Face & Arms)
Ribbons
Tacky Glue
Duo
Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint
Tissue
Puffy Ribbon Hears
Embossing Powder