Monday, 31 March 2014

Burlap Covered Box

                         I crafted this little box for storage today.
It's a simple little project, and here's a brief explanation of how it's done:

Choose your fabric and wrap your box as you would a present. I used a plain ole cardboard box, cutting off the top to create an open box. I used Mod Podge to glue the fabric in place.

I used pegs to keep the fabric in place while it dried, like so.

Embellish with...whatever. I used Mod Podge again to glue the elements in place.  The daisy was crocheted with butcher's  twine.  I found a tutorial with photos here which shows how to crochet daisies and I sort of got addicted to making them in different sizes. See how tiny?!
Look at the horrific mess I make no matter what I am crafting.  Who would think this kind of destruction can happen while making a simple little box?  Me, that's who. I'm impossible.
And there you have it.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Baby Giftwrapping

Here's another example of my rustic wrapping with a lamb cut out of card stock, and a bow made from ripped fabric strips.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Tulip Wreath

There is still snow on the ground, but I put together this wreath to encourage spring to come.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A Crop Of Newborn Baby Beanies

I had planned on knitting preemie hats to give to local hospital NICUs and after all the knitting, I realized they are all borderline too big for premature babies, so these are all for sale in my Etsy store.  Back to the drawing board and knitting way smaller hats!