So I've been MIA on CraftyFamily the last 6 or so months. Don't worry I haven't gone dormat- just frantically crazy and everytime I would tell myself to sit down and blog about the project I just completed- it would be weeks later... So here's round up of the last few months and the crafts that have resulted from them.
My friend, Jenn, requested a couple of subway art pieces. The first is an original. She needed a camping piece for a baby shower. I have 2 girls so I know nothing about camping. Thank goodness for google.
The second is a re-make of something she found on Pinterest. Blogger won't let me upload the final piece but you get the idea. I love how they both turned out.
I stole this one from my sister (Thanks, Jenny). It's a filing folder crate from Staples with a file for each of us, one for coupons, and of course one is miscellaneous. I keep school pictures, cards from Aunts, articles from friends at school in them or just the junk that piles on the kitchen counter. I googled printable claendars and found this one. Voila!
My friend, Lauren, had a Pinterest party at her house and we started the next two crafts at her house. Imagine this first one stapled to a post with a beautiful burlap bow (Thanks Jenny again). I hate my freehand writing and stenciling & I are no longer talking. So, thank goodness for DJ Inkers font, my laptop and the projector. I wish Andy took a picture of me tracing the letters. It was super ridiculous but turned out amazing.
This next one is a mason jar & candle stick glued together. I'm not big into Halloween decorations but this I can handle. And I mean it holds candy...
Every Halloween since Natalie was born I give candygrams to a few people at work & Natalie's teachers. This year we made a Frakenstein foot. Black toes, green foot, googly eyes, sharpie marker & ribbon. Done.
This Halloween I set alot of high goals for myself. Natalie wanted to be a mermaid so naturally Livi would be as well. My friend, Michele, found a towel mermaid tail on Pinterest and it was all down hill from there. So I bought to towels, ribbon, batting, and procrastinated for about 2 weeks. Thank goodness my mother-in-law is good with a sewing machine! I traced the shell bra out of beige felt & made a starfish for their hair and ribbon belt. They looked super adorable!
I had to stay home with Livi one day so instead of doing something around the house or finishing something I started I thought I would go to Joann's... I came back with 2 projects to complete. I really love how this wreath turned out. I love making these felt flowers. The s is just a wooden letter wrapped with twine. It's not pretty up close and I think I only have 4 viable fingerprints left but I love it.
This next one started out as a Christmas picture prop but when it was made and stored on the tree then left in on the driveway when we went to take our pictures- it permanently became a tree decoration. Which is fine because it would have clashed with the girls' bathing suits. Everything happens for a reason... I think i adjusted it everytime I would walk by the tree but it did look nice.
How I love and loathe Pinterest at times... This is a family thumbprint ornament. I love the scalloped edges and the size differences in our thumbs. I just wish I did it last year for our first Christmas as a family and that there were less cracks in it... BUT I LOVE IT.
Ok so that should catch you up to present day. Won't do that again...
Maggie & co.