Sunday, February 24, 2008

Paper Cutting

I did a few paper cutting projects. The pattern came from Mail Order #8 from one of my favorite craft blogs - Angry Chicken.

It is a fun and pretty fast project. I did another one but Ella inadvertently ripped it in half in her excitement to show it to Daddy! I am thinking about getting a book and trying some more complex patterns.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentines Craft Collaboration

Ella and I are craft buddies! We can make things together! It is fantastic and I hope she always will go along with my crafty plans. I asked Ella if she wanted to buy Valentines for her day care buddies at the store or if she wanted to make them with Mommy and she said "make em wif Mommy" so we did. I picked up some watercolor paints and paper and we had our first ever painting attempt. It was wildly successful and only a little messy!

I think the final results are pretty cool. With Ella directing me, I used glitter glue to make squiggly lines on the paintings and used two heart stamps and red ink to further embellish. Then I cut out heart shapes and glued them onto cards.

Of course the picture quality is less than great, but trust me, they are awesome!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Joining the Club

I have decided to finally join the craft blog club. I got all my sewing and craft stuff out after Christmas and had a chance to actually use it. It was great! I made up a pattern for a little patchwork clutch purse and put it together Friday night. I think it is cute, although I wish the binding was a little narrower and maybe on the bias - gingham bias tape is infinitely cuter than regular gingham binding. But all in all I think it looks cute.

The lining and some of the outside patchwork is my favorite raindrop fabric that I bought online. I have been saving it - like I save all my favorite fabric - but I decided to use it. Maybe if I use it all up Aaron won't complain so much when I buy more fabric!

I have made a few other little things lately - I will have to take some pictures to post.