Today was a good day. I got to leave early from work so I used that chance to get some projects done. I made a nursing cover for a friend. (Click here for an easy tutorial).
For this P.O.T.W. I wanted to show you guys the crocheted slouchy hat that I made for my friend, but it’s not quite done and my hair is dirty so I don’t want to show it to you. :)
Instead you can look at this pin from Gleeful Things.
Photo by Gleeful Things.
This is basically what my version looks like, but since I use thinner yarn which gives is a different look. I’ll try to post a pic soon so you guys can see what I’m talking about. :)
Yes I realize that today is not my normal P.O.T.W. day, but since I was late on the Monday post I figured I might as well be late on the Wednesday.
My friends just had a baby and she is pretty cute. :) And since I’m the crafty person, I had to make them something super awesome.
This project is really easy and if you’re lucky, you can add more names to it. All you need are:
-some scrabble tiles
-glue of some type
-decorative paper (optional)
I got one of those floating frames so they can change out the paper or get rid of it. Make sure that your tiles work together before glueing everything together.
The end result is awesome. And a really great present!
For today’s P.O.T.W. I wanted to show a fun piece of art that’s always unique. Sting Art!
This last one I did myself. :)
A few weeks ago I was able to salvage some crate wood from the almost dumpster. By that I mean that I saw a guy carrying out a bunch of wood to the dumpster and I ran after him before he could reach it to claim some free wood. Surprisingly I was able to fit a lot of wood into my tiny Yaris. Now what are you gonna do with all that wood that you have no where to work on it? I’ll show you! :D
I saw this cool idea for a headboard and thought that’s something that I can easily make (with the help of my awesome dad). I remembered reading how much work it was to take part pallet and crate wood, but I had no idea it would be such a pain in the butt! (Pardon my French!)
Here is my version of it.
I really like the little cell phone shelf that we made. It’s really easy to have it right next to our heads so we don’t have to have it on the bed under our pillow where it could possibly catch fire or something like that!
For this week’s P.O.T.W. I found this awesome tutorial on Pinterest from Poppytalk about how to design your own watercolor coffee mug. It’s really, really easy to do. You just put a few drops of nail polish in the water and then you just dip your mug, bowl, plate, or other object into the water. The nail polish will adhere to your item and look awesome. It’s a really good idea for a unique (and cheap) gift. And it’s a fun craft to do for the kiddos, or the kids at heart! :)
Today’s challenge is to talk about my favorite store. Well, I actually have several stores that I enjoy shopping at, and there are those stores that I just window shop and wish that I could have all of the lovely kitchen appliances and cooking things. I think that my favorite store would actually have to be Jo-Ann fabric and craft store.
There have been days that I’ve gone in there more than a normal person should. They have so many different things that I, as a crafter, can use. So many different kinds of fabric for any thing you can think of. I found a little charm that works perfectly for a hobbit door necklace. I’ve gotten a lot of ribbon for various different projects. If you are a crafter and haven’t been to Jo-Ann’s then you need to go! You can use their own coupons from their app, or from the fliers and mail-outs that they offer. They also take competitors coupons too! Stop by and check out all of the possibilities that are there for crafting!
If you were in Northwest Arkansas this past weekend you might have noticed the crazy amount of traffic. The craft fairs were this weekend. Last year I got to have a booth at some of the craft fairs, but this year I’ve chosen take a break from sewing, gluing, and painting to see what every body else is doing. I guess my thoughts with craft fairs is if something that I can make myself then I don’t really want to buy it. But I’m just super crafty and I like making things and trying to make things. I did find some new pottery mugs that I could not have made on my own. I did enjoy going to War Eagle, but I think that the other fairs have the same stuff. Not that many people are catching on that you’ll probably sell more if you have updated crafts. Not that the older stuff doesn’t sell, but it’s starting to be not as popular I think.
My Cool New Mugs
I did figure something out though, if you don’t want to get stuck in traffic getting to War Eagle, get there early! It was pretty ridiculous driving away from War Eagle, seeing the amount of cars just sitting there waiting to get in to the area’s biggest craft fair. Something that I didn’t really see at any of the fairs were nerdy/geeky things. I really feel that nerd things are becoming popular, so that means that people will want to see crafts that are of their favorite superhero, or a tardis, or maybe even a throwback to some Buffy days.
War Eagle Bridge
Maybe next year I can get enough stock made to make it though a couple of shows. But for right now I have to finish my latest project, which is my Queen Elsa Coronation dress. And it’s coming along quite nicely. I need to get it finished by this saturday for a fall festival. It’s never good to work on a costume whenever you’re tired. And it’s not good to try to come up with more to say either. :)
My Mom and I