Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Because, who wouldn't want this?

I was playing around a little more with my Silhouette machine and glass etching cream (so, that's what they're calling it these days?).  Anyhow, I have a lot of random glass candle holders/vases lying around and tried doing some silhouettes.  I mean, who wouldn't want a candle holder with the profiles of your family members on them??  Don't they "light" up your life??  Speaking of life, I should probably get one...  :)

And here is a recap of yesterday's other candle holder/vase thing!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wreath and a Vase

Hey everyone!  I wanted to post a few projects that I got done today.  First, I started another yarn wreath last week and finally got around to finishing it today.  It's just been sitting around and I had been playing around with the flowers and where to put them.  I had a lot of flowers made, but ended up just going with something simple.  These are so fun and easy to make and the sky is the limit on what you want them to look like!  Here is what I came up with:

Also, I was SO excited today because I finally got a chance to play with my new Silhouette SD cutting machine!  I ordered it over a week ago and it got delivered last Friday.  I had a busy weekend and didn't end up getting to it until today.  I have seen people make so many great things with this little guy, that I just had to have it :)  My first project was a simple one (or so I thought).  Take a hurricane vase that I had and put a etch a design into it.  I ended up just going a simple letter "J."  It took me awhile to get the cut right on my machine, but I finally got it to work.  Once I finally got the right cut, it took me no more than 10 minutes to make the vase.  Once I get the hang of it a bit more, I have a few other ideas that I hope I can make work!
My new machine:

My plain little vase with a very well burned Sandalwood candle from World Market in there:

 My new and improved vase:

P.S.  It's really hard taking pictures of glass.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day T-shirt

Well, it's yet another rainy day here in Florida, so it is the perfect time to work on some projects!  I picked up a white t-shirt at the store yesterday and decided to make a Valentine's Day T-shirt out of it.  It is a bit of a challenge to come up with something for a boy that's not super cutesy/girly.  I remember seeing this sculpture of the word "Love," and after a few minutes of googling, I found it!  (It's by Robert Indiana FYI).  I decided to mix it up a little and applique the words in felt, but I think I might head back to the store and get a red t-shirt and paint them on in white as well.  I really love the way it came out!  Granted, I didn't take the time to put a backing on it and iron it on, then stitch it...so some of my stitches are a little off.  But that's ok, I think it will be a great shirt to wear even past Valentine's Day! 

Note:  The version of "All You Need Is Love" from the movie "Love Actually" was literally playing in my head the entire time I was making this.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

I was so excited to finally get started on Anthony's V-Day cards for school.  I came across a great idea from one of the blogs I read about a week ago and I was really anxious to try it.  I think they turned out great and I'm happy to use up some of the card stock I have! :)

Hero shirt

I've been meaning to make this t-shirt for awhile, and finally got around to it last night.  I like the way it turned out, although I'm thinking it looks more like a police officer than a Naval officer!  There are a few things I would fix (like his sideways neck and giant right shoulder), but overall, I think it turned out well!  Anthony really loved it too.  Although, I bought a kids size 4 instead of a 4T, so it's like a tent on him.  Maybe in a few years he'll grow into it!  Orrrrr, I'll just go out and buy another shirt today and make another one! :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another craft quickie...

                                                      Pottery Barn Grosgrain Mat Frames:

 On sale for $29.99 - $39.99

Theresa Grosgrain Mat Frame:

Less than $4.