Thursday, August 27, 2015

Crocheted Bolero/Shrugs

Three of my grand daughters bought these adorable little flouncy dresses for school.  The only problem is that they have very thin spaghetti straps to hold them up and in thier school, anything with spaghetti straps is not acceptable to be worn to school without a shirt or something covering their shoulders.  So grandma got busy and made them some little shrugs to wear over the dresses that will indeed cover the shoulders.  Wish I were there to take a pic of them in the shrugs, but sadly they are in Oregon and I am back in Idaho.  Anyway these are a pic of what each one turned out like.  TFL

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I'm Lovin' It!

My daughter is a Crew Trainer at McDonalds and she was feeling a lil festive and wanted to paint her nails specifically in red and yellow colors for, being the crafty vinyl woman that I am got a brilliant idea to make the golden arches and a little box of fries to go on top of them!  This was the result!  I think they turned out cute and all of her coworkers and customers commented on how cool they thought her nails were! :)  TFL

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Easter SVG's

I have added several new Easter SVG's to the Blogstore.  Click on the purple banner, located in the upper right hand corner of the page, to go to the blogstore if you would like to view them all.  TFL

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Birthday Canvas's

I feel like it's been forever since I have blogged about anything Creative.  So much has happened in my life in the past 6 months.  Well things are finally getting back to a semi normal pace.  In the end, I moved from Idaho towards the Oregon Coast to be nearer to my daughter and grandkids.  My grands have both been invited to different birthday parties this next weekend and so I thought I would do some art projects with them.  For Niya's,  I had Coby paint the canvas in three different shades of orange after I vinyled her name on it.  Once dry, we removed the vinyl and then painted over the name with irridescent glitter (though it doesn't show well in the picture), and put some pretty orange flowers on it.  I like the way it turned out.  For Nadia's canvas, Lylli and I decided to take a different route.  Lylli painted the entire canvas black and then we vinyled it with a nice light blue vinyl and some colored flowers to make it pop!  Both kids did a great job and will be able to tell their respective birthday girls that they had a large hand in making the birthday gifts.  Also proud of my grandkids for wanting to take part in the creative process!  Tfl

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chicken, Pork & Beef Rubs

My daughter in law and I decided to put together some Chicken, Pork and Beef rubs to give as gifts for the Christmas season.  We did this because there is always that someone that you really want to know that you are thinking about them, but don't always have alot of money to spend.  We made these very economical and very practical gifts to give because who doesn't love to cook or eat?  We started out with the 3 oz square containers from Dollar Tree and then went to Winco to buy the bulk spices!  I of course added the vinyl of a cow, pig and chicken (rooster) to the containers and filled them with the rubs we made (You can find the recipes here), stacked them in cute little threes and then tied them together them with some pretty glittered ribbon.  We will add Christmas tags to them before giving them away!  What a useful, quick and easy gift to give that favorite someone.  If you want to expand on the idea, you could always give a gift card, to the person, for their favorite meat store.  TFL
 Close up of the containers
Stacked and ribboned. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Wreath

This is the finished wreath that I made.  It came out ok, but I really think if I were to do another one, I would definitely put the papers, web an spider towards the back side of the deco mesh rather than on the top side.  That way it would give it more depth and the spider would be laying flat against the wall instead of just hanging out there in space lol..
I started with a metal wreath base and black pipe cleaners (to attach the deco mesh) from the dollar store, then got the deco mesh, assorted halloween printed papers and the felt web all from Hobby Lobby.  If I were home, I would have cut my own web...but it was only 1.29 so pretty affordable.  Mesh, was on sale for 5.59 and the papers were 4 for a dollar so it was a very inexpensive wreath to make  The Spider cost me less than 2 dollars to make so all in all it was about $11.00 to make this wreath...not bad.  Please note this was my first attempt ever at using deco  not as easy as it looks to make the loops uniform, but it was fun to dabble with.  TFL

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beaded Spider

This was my first attempt at making a beaded spider.  It was actually really easy.  This spider is going to eventually be hanging off of a Halloween Wreath.  More pictures to come as I get to making the wreath.  TFL