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Friday, May 24, 2019

Fairy Dolls

For craft day this week- I got together with  my sisters, Connie & Rochelle and my sister-in-law, Charlotte and we made Fairy Dolls.  They are a blast to make!! The one above is my first one.  My first is never the best but I am pretty happy in how she turned out.

The one below is my second one and I gave her curly hair!  The dolls "clothes" come from silk flowers.  We went to Joann's and picked out some flowers to use on these dolls.  They have all kinds of colors too!

You have to check out the tutorial by the Untidy Artist.  She has several video tutorials but the one below is for the basic doll.  She has great instructions-

I have added a picture of the flowers after I have taken them apart to use as the dolls dresses.  I want to do a Fairy Doll in white.  I think I will use the peach flower as well.  Should be fun!

Check out the dolls my sister's made!  What a hoot!  We had such fun picking out the flowers and then adding decorations!

Love the charms that were added to the dolls above!

Beautiful blue color!

I will close my post with my Cigar box project.  I purchased Graphic 45's Love Notes paper.  
It is one of my favorite collections.  I just love the colors against the black. 

I have a bunch of Cigar boxes that I want to decorate.  I used Tim Holtz's 
metal legs on this box along with the handle used to open the box. 

 I have been busy in my Craft room.  The weather just doesn't want to warm up so 
I am making good use of my time inside.  I know once the weather improves - I am 
going to want to be outside.  Hopefully, it will be soon.  Take care all!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Christmas in May?

I have been wanting to make this type of Advent Calendar forever!  Now that the Spring Craft fair is over- I am working on the 2 Craft fairs we will be doing in November.  I thought this might be something people would like. Below is a picture of another side of the Advent Calendar. 

The best fun is decorating all the sides.  I used Stampin Up's wreath for the side shown above.  The gold deer you can just see is from Stampin Up too. 

I used Tim Holtz knobs for the pulls on the drawers.  Check out Kirsten's tutorial -
She gives good instructions - although she only does one level- you just have to increase your levels to get all 24 days in.  You can look at Pinterest for many ideas too!

The other thing I have been working on are the Gnomes below.  I saw some on Pinterest and fell in love with them.  The body is some old wooden thread spools I had in my stash.  I glued some wooden balls from Joann's to the body for the head.  In fact, the feet on my Advent Calendar above are what I used for their heads!  I think I will make a bunch more for the Craft Fair.  

I had to share these last pictures of our Grandson, Everett.  He is playing in his first T-Ball game.  Can you see the determination on his face.  He is very serious about his game!  We loved watching him with the other kids getting used to playing this game.  Such fun doing the Grandparent thing!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Star Shaped Easel Card

I made this card for a friend who has a birthday this month!  It has such a unique look to it and it was really fun to make!  I hope she likes it!  Check out Louise's tutorial here-

I will put the sentiment on the back- plenty of space!

I am sure I will be making more of these cards.  You can go to Pinterest and find many examples that are really fabulous!

I made this cute lantern to sell at our recent craft fair.  We had a lot of fun at the fair!  The vendors on either side of us were really a hoot!  We also met some very nice customers!  Meeting people- that's what I love about doing Craft Fairs!

I love how this lantern came out!

I am still practicing my cookie decorating skills!  It is harder than it looks but really fun!  My husband loves it when I make cookies!

I think Spring is here... I worked out in the yard and nearly froze this week!  But flowers are popping up everywhere.  Can't wait until it gets warmer!!  Hope you all have a great week!