Saturday, March 27, 2010

they are so cuuuuute!

of course, my obsession continues with more paper flowers. in earlier posts, i showed you some that i made from a great tutorial on the lasting memories website/blog. here are a few more i added to my bouquet last week. i love the sparkles, and the embellishment idea. i have had too much fun. this is all stuff i have on hand. a very cheap and fun craft.ta ta for now!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

more paper flowers

i found another you tube tutorial for these lovely paper roses. the directions call for flower shapes from a die cutter, but i don't have one. so i just used some flower shapes i had laying around, and i think it turned out great. i can envision these in all colors!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

another cool project

i found this great tutorial for this beautiful, economical and easy
it is scrap ribbon, folded to and fro, and some beads in the middle.

it looks stunning on bubbles!! she had a ball. i think this would look great for a spring outfit, a strapless sundress, or a crisp white shirt.

i have decided that fashion is an important part of anyone's jewelry choice. i will be pairing
some of my jewelry pieces with suggestions for what to wear with them.


Monday, March 15, 2010

getting crafty with myself

i had a busy weekend. with renting a carpet cleaner(worth every penny), to cleaning bathrooms, to cooking lots of food, and running errands, i was able to carve out some time for a little craftalicious. this fan flower project i found while surfing some of my favorite blogs. super fun and fairly easy.

this first one i used some fake flower petals and paper
these are two of the smaller versions.
this is the whole family striking a pose. this is a great craft for scrap paper and leftover buttons and ephemera ( i love that word).
stay tuned for more projects!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

a new before and after

i found this fantastic tutorial on design sponge a few weeks ago. i decided to put my own twist on it. it started out as a template i made here:cut out of simple scrap wood:
now, it is pink, cute and a beautiful showpiece for jewelry.
i just love how it turned out. don't you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

new jewels

erica and i took a fused glass class last summer, and i finally got around to throwing these into something fun to wear.
the image in the glass is supposed to be a tree,but, well, it kinda looks like something from the cakewrecks blog. i still love it though, and it will grace my neck soon.