Perfect for Halloween or any day. These two designs are just fun!
The Witch is in Apron and Towel set $20.00
Drink Up Witches!!
Apron and towel set $20.00
Enough said! (Thank you Urban Threads Embroidery Designs)
Dish towel pillows in assorted colors. $15.00 each plus shipping. Send a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. There is no limit to the color combinations. Dish towels available in with Red, Black, Blue, Green, Lavender, Brown, Red/Green Plaid trim, OR Off white with Blue, Black or Multicolored Stripes. Because some days you just have to say “Oh Hell No!”
This is what can happen when you are always distracted by something shiny and sparkly, and have trouble focusing at times. It’s also when happens when “someone” tries to organize your craft supplies and puts the wrong cap on the cans of spray paint (because you are still using the spray paint, and leaving the cap off saves time, right that’s it), its about saving time.
I covered a wire wreath form with burlap ribbon, so the pine-cones could be glued on, knowing the wire form would give the wreath the stability needed. After all of the pine-cones were hot glued in place. I took the wreath outside to give it a coat of clear spray paint to add a shine and help preserve the project. I also had a burlap bow ready to place in the center. And that’s when it happened…..
The “CLEAR” spray paint can with a CLEAR lid, was actually BLACK paint. Luckily I started on on side, so only a few pine-cones got a spurt of black. Yes I know I could pull the miss-pained cones off and replace them, or repaint them, but decided it was okay in the end, and it does make me laugh when I see it hanging on the door.
A strip of ribbon was added so that the “flowers” could be glued across the corner of the frame.
We were going to recycle the blue tube as the scratching pole, but it wasn’t tall enough. We substituted the tube with tomato stakes. First we stained the crates with a pet friendly stain, and covered the flat board with a carpet sample (using a staple gun).
Sorry, but I just had to do it, as it is actually snowing in North Carolina as this post is being written. So with that in mind, I thought the door needed a snowman wreath. I started with 2 metal wreat forms, a 6″ and a 12″, and two spools of tulle.
I wrapped the wreaths with baby blue ribbon, but white would have worked just as well. Then cut 60-18″ pieces of tulle for the large wreath, and about 40- 16″ pieces of tulle for the smaller wreath.
Using a half lark knot, I then started attaching the tulle to the two wreaths.
After finishing the larger wreath, then I started on the smaller wreath.
After both wreaths were finished, then I used a piece of white coverd wire to atttach the two wreaths together.
And with that I had a Snowman! I first tried adding a ribbon bow tie and a “hair” bow, but wasn’t that thrilled with the outcome. So then I found one of my daughters hat and scarf sets from MANY years ago, and pinned them on instead.
A little wire to attach it to the door, and there it is, a Snowman!
It is so exciting when a couple gets married, but even more exciting when you can do all of the decorations, including the flowers! The brides bouquet was simple yet full of memories since it contained the words from her friends and family. Our Bride did not want cut flowers, so we searched the internet and found some flowers made out of old books. Knowing how much she loves books, we wouldn’t dream of cutting up any, so we did the next best thing. The wedding attendants, bride and groom all sent in “words” which were complied in a document, then printed on pale blue and grey paper. The words were cut into petals , shaped a curled. Then slowly shaped into flowers for the wedding party. This was one of the bridesmaids bouquets.
And the brides bouquet!
During this time of the year, I find it hard to keep a balance between filling orders, and staying creative. While the ordered are what allows me to have the resources to obtain supplies and projects, it is a fine line.
I has honored to spend time in China recently on an educational trip, and learned from the students and people of the areas that we visited, that being creative feeds your soul.
Students in China spend time every day not only learning Chinese arts and crafts, but also learning to cook, sew, dance, and play music. This along with their daily studies of math, science, learning to speak English and study Chinese history keeps their educational system strong.
Collaberation is just as important for Chinese students as it is for American students. These students mixed a water based liquid, then dropped paint in it. The paint floated as they swirled and moved it around the pan.
They then placed paper on top of the paint, and this was the result of theit work. (I was invited to help too!)
This picture was made by scoring china plates with an engraving tool. It is made up of thousands of dots.
The students are allowed to choose which “Clubs” they would like to participate in. This girl showed me how to make a clay cat (which was not near as good as the Panda she gave me).
These primary school students made yummy chocolate chip cookies in their cooking club.
While these High School students made Cream Puffs in their cooking club.
And yes, they taught me how to use a sewing machine! I did not let on that I have been sewing since I was their age. I let them “teach ” me how to sew a straight line and make a casing for a bag they were working on.
Yes, we are all the same. Creativity has no limits or boundries.
As many of you know, we also have a business making dog treats, Megan’s Mutt Munchies (www.megansmuttmunchies.com). As the holiday’s near, we are always looking for some new ideas and products that enhance both, our love of creating, and healthy wholesome dog treats!
This week, we recycled some candle jars and mason jars into treat jars!
All of the jar bands are available in many colors and attach with velcro at the back. Seen here – Ruff Day….Jar, band and treats retail – $12.00
Paws Off shown in khaki with black stitching. Jar, band and treats retail – $12.00
Good Dog – Jar, band and treats retail – $12.00