Happy Tuesday!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOO excited about this blog hop. My mom asked me if I was going to do the blog hop this month and I asked her what was the challenge and when she said it was to use felt, I couldn't wait to figure something to do. Then I decided that I wanted to do something different and wanted to make something for my nieces. So headbands came to mind. I can only imagine their faces when they get these in the mail. Today, I thought about making matching headbands for their dolls. So, I will be making those too before I mail these out :)
This one, I used True Black and White. Sooo pretty. The headband had some funky material over it so I ripped it off and added Scor-Tape to both sides and wrapped PTI white ribbon around it. The base of the embellishment is the Mat Stack 2, the flowers are the Beautiful Blooms die. The middle black flower is four of the flowers and folded to make it poofy. It is finished off with a black flower button. Oh, and the little white dots on each side of the Mat Stack 2 die is the centers from the Eyelet die. I so couldn't just throw those away :)
......is Raspberry Fizz and White. SOOOO bright in person. I wrapped the headband with some sheer ribbon and added the Eyelet die in white. I again used the Beautiful Blooms dies and finished it off with a white button.
I can not wait to do the smaller versions for their dolls. I hope you enjoyed my project. I am off to "hop" around and check out all your projects!!!
Hello!!! I was actually able to go online and I happened to find out that Belles n' Whistles was having a DT call, and hoping that I am not too late :) I wanted to really try to get a spot. I LOVE Elizabeth Bell's images and really haven't had the time to actually play with them. BUT, this is all changing. I had to finally quit my job due do issues and my boss passing away, so now I get to play in the craft room ALOT more than I have had time to do. I wanted to make a simple card. I wanted this cute image to really shine. I hope I did it justice :)
A few months ago my sister showed me a blog that had a tutorial on how to make a felt wreath. The blog name is The Idea Room and she has some wondeful ideas, many that I have made a list of items that I want to try. You can see the tutorial here.
My daughter has been drawing these open ended hearts for awhile now and had them up in her room. I decided to expand on that and purchased two heart wreaths cut off part of one side and glued the bottoms together. I was laod up for a bit when my knee decided to give out and was very hard to walk or even put pressure on it, so I knew I needed something to keep me occupied and this was perfect!!!!
I made mine VERY tight and close together, it looks awesme in person. I bought the felt that has glitter in it so it sparkles :)
All that is left to do it put something on the back to hang it and it will find a place in my daughters room :)
Hope you enjoy, and make sure you check out The Idea Room.
*****Melissa Do Not Look if you want to see it first when you get it in the mail*****
Hello all!!!! Long time no post :( I know soooo not good. I decided to take a bit of time for myself and many things have changed recently so I just needed a break from blogging and crafting. I did however get my craft room somewhat organized, so that has been a HUGE deal.
My sister and her family just lost a family member this week, Stormy, their family dog. She was a wonderful dog. My family and I have had the pleasure of keeping her at our house a few times to watch her while my sister and the family had to go away for a bit. She was so laid back and fun to have around. We are going to miss her terribly.
My mom came over yesterday to work on some crafts, I decided I needed a break from work and to use my lovely supplies that I have stacked up :) We didn't know what we were going to do, but as soon as we heard about Stormy Monday early evening, we knew a card was what needed to get done.
To get back into the swing of things, I decided to use a sketch, which always helps when I haven't been in the craft room for awhile.
When I saw Taylored Expressions Sketch for the week, I thought it was perfect for the type of card I wanted to make. I haven't made this type of card before, so it was out of my norm which is always good.
Hope you enjoy and I promise that I will be back soon. I have some birthday cards that I have to show you and a few other things.
.......she was a friend, second mother and everything in between.
Debbi has passed away due to cancer that she has been battling with for over 3 years. To see someone that is sooo strong willed and very independent go thru this is very hard.
This picture, think it was taken in London, is one of those times where she was on the go ALOT. She always said she had me making her money so she can travel to Uganda for things she was called there to do.
Today I am at a lost of words and to the point of zoned out and numb. As we prepare for a funeral, I keep thinking of what ifs and don't want to go there. Life around here is sure to change since I wont have Debbi around. She has been in my life almost half of my life and my daughter was born into this crazy extended family so to speak but nothing has changed the fact that she is part of our family and will always be :) She is no longer in horrible pain that every time I talked to her, I felt very sad hearing it in her voice. I am sure she is running around like I remember her doing before she got sick and really enjoying her freedom.
Debbi, I love and miss you so very much and I will always have you with me. To be honest, I think you are yelling at me to stop this non-sense and get back to work :) You will truly be missed.
I am a work from home mom to a wonderful but sometimes trying daughter, working from home made taking care of her and my husband alot easier, but I am really not sure if working at home was the best idea ;)
I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I am going to love creating!!!!!