These beautiful handmade valentines arrived in the mail a few days after the 14th (along with some wheat-free heart cookies!) from Cerise. It made the love last even longer. I love the embroidery so much and love my blog partner and daughter Cerise!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Part two to the holiday projects is finally here! After making a mangy monkey and silly sheep, Mom and I moved on to bubble magnets. Unfortunately for Mom, I am a super quick assembly line worker in many crafts. I used up almost all of the magnets before Mom had a chance to make even a few. I must say, Mom's magnets are more creative with words and phrases. Out of the pile of craft stuff I left behind before moving was a file folder of magazine clippings, food wrappers, photos, and other random paper objects. I found many great pictures and words while going through all the paper junk. We had to hunt for blobs at JoAnn and found some magnets at the local art store. We soon had a table full of magnets, glass blobs, paper scraps, and glue. I took home a small box and gift bag full of finished magnets and unfinished magnets and am thinking to post them on Etsy sometime in the future (like many of my craft projects!). Hopefully OmMamma will have her fun ones up on her Etsy site too!
Cerise : )
Monday, February 16, 2009
I bought a huge pillow form (27" x 27 ") on-sale months ago (okay, make that a year-and-a-half). I wanted to get some fabric I liked, cover it and use it to lean against on my bed when I read. On a subsequent trip to the fabric store I found some lovely velvety, ribbed, deep green decorator fabric that was half-off half-off (really cheap!). And there it all sat, on a bottom shelf in the sewing room, later in the closet, and still later in a big purple tote.
It would be an easy, quick project, but in the summer gardening and sewing for the holiday craft fair got in the way, in the fall sewing more for the craft fair, and when the holidays actually came there was just too much going on. I thought right before January I'd find time, but I never did (holiday crafts project 1 and 2---see Cerise's blog to follow). This weekend, I finally finished it! My husband, Mike, said "List it on Etsy!" and then he said, "Where is mine?" This one is just for me. I won't try to sell or make another just like it. I do have a matching button in blue, and another pillow form, so maybe my husband will get one in about a year!