Archive for the ‘She’s Crafty’ Category

Mixed Media

Lately I’ve been trying to get back into a creative mindset and to push myself creatively. I’m trying new mediums and techniques and not allowing myself to get hung up on being “perfect”. I’ve learned over the years that perfection is the killer of art and creativity. But prior to learning this, I wasted so … read more

There’s never too much glitter!

I’ve been having fun playing with glitter this week. I figured while I was making a mess and had glitter on my face, it made sense to get it out of my system. I’ve been saving these acorns since last year with the intention of glitter-fying them for tree ornaments. Well, color me accomplished.

The Origin of Buttons

Remember last week when I shared the buttons that peeps sent me? Well, here’s what I did with them. Not all of them, of course, but this is only my first button project.  I think it turned out really well and I’m quite pleased with it. I’m calling it “The Origin of Buttons” and I’m … read more

DIY Paper Ornaments

Recently, the folks at French General sent me goodies to play with and I was just waiting for a rainy day and some inspiration to get started with them. That happened the other day.  As I have shared, I am on a bent to re-do my tree with all homemade decorations this year. I’m not … read more

Owl Christmas Tree Ornaments from Toilet Paper Tubes!

Last week, I was poking around my friend Kris’ Pinterest page and I cam across a pin that led me to this blog post. I had no idea what it said (it looks like it’s written in Spanish…I took French), but it’s clear that there was cuteness, there were  toilet paper tubes and there were … read more

Holiday Fabric Brooch

A couple of weeks ago Marissa from Creative Thursday sent me some samples from her fabric lines. And they’ve been sitting there taunting me every since, calling me to make something. I’ve had a few ideas, but never the time to sit down and get my crafty on. Well, Hurricane Sandy suddenly opened up my … read more

Handmade Holidays: mini star garland

Once again Christmas is almost upon us and it seems like I was just at the beach for our vacation. Oh, it goes by so fast….guess, that means I’m having fun! So with only 5 days until the big day, this week will find me rushing around trying to get everythign ready. Gifts wrapped, homemade … read more

A little present….

Nina from Swanky Swell sent me some fabric samples to play around with a while ago and I finally got around to doing something with them. I used the Pompon Dahlia Pebbles pattern to make a gift for a friend. I framed one of the flowers in an embroidery hoop and then added some embroidery … read more

She’s Crafty: Create Notebook with Amenity Home Fabric

Amenity Home recently sent me some of their fabrics to try out. I have a few things in the works for them…thinking about some placemats or a pillow…but in the meantime I decided to cover a notebook with a scrap of their Trail in Cream & Moss pattern. I bought one of those Composition Notebooks … read more

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