Friday, October 23, 2009

Passport Cover Tutorial

In my neverending search for cool things to make, I found this passport cover. I know I said that I would only be posting Fall or Holiday ideas, but this fits doesn't it? I'm going on a cruise over Thanksgiving and most definitely need a passport cover, so I figured everyone did. Okay, I may be wrong here, but at some point in your life you may need one. This tutorial looks super easy and very useful. Thanks to Jo over at Chubby*Hobby for the instructions.  Here is her website where you can find those instructions.

Jo's disclaimer: Please use instructions for your personal use and not for commercial purposes.

I hope you enjoy Jo's passport cover.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Craft Site

I was playing around today and found a new site that allows social networking. The site is free, so I thought why not give it a try. My plan is for it to be a place for other crafters to gather and share ideas and tutorials. Our customers might even like checking it out. The link is on the right hand side and is called Craft How To's.

So, come join me in this new venture of discovery. I will still do my main blogging here, but wanted someplace to house all the great tutorials that I find and make and be able to easily share them. I'll be adding some great ideas and tutorials there soon, so get in on the ground floor. Also, I have no rules on this site except for no porno or disturbing photos or posts in the forum or blog. Let's keep it clean and informative.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Felt Business Card Case

Another felt project that you can hand sew and embroider however you like. If you don't have business cards, you could use this for something else. Have you ever thought of calling cards? My mom carries some in her purse so that when she wants to give out her e-mail address or phone number, she can just hand it to the person. Anyway, over at Wee Folk Art, Kimara has posted all the instructions HERE. Check it out along with some of her other projects. So much fun stuff, I just can't stand it. LOL

If you like these cute little projects, let me know.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Slew of Crows or is it a Murder

I love these vintage looking crow pictures, although they do seem to have a Fallish look to them don't they. Gail over at Can't Stop Making Things has the instructions HERE.  I really like the way she used the small beveled glass as it adds dimension...humm I wonder if you can get those at a craft store or if you need to go to a hardware store to find them. I'll check it out.

Wouldn't these look cool with the Ouija board houses I posted about? HERE is that posting if you missed it.

Don't you just love Fall decorating?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Eye Glass Case DIY

I did say that my postings would be Fallish didn't I. Well this one could be or it could be a gift for the holidays. The colors of these are definately fall looking so I think I'm still in the ball park. Design Sponge has the tutorial for this great hand stitched eye glass case compliments of Kata Golda who also has a book out titled Kata Golda’s hand-stitched felt: 25 whimsical sewing projects. Who doesn't need another eye glass case for those readers or sunglasses that you throw around in your car, I know I am always misplacing mine. Check out the Design Sponge tutorial HERE. Now I'm off to find some felt.

Also, be sure to check out Kata's blog for some great ideas.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Just Received an Award

Vicki over at Digi Vickie's Word Art just awarded me with the "I Adore Your Blog" award. Thanks so much Vickie. I'll be passing this award onto some of my favorite bloggers this week.
For those that would like to visit Vickie's blog link HERE. I also have added her button on the right side of your screen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Scrapbooking and Card Making

Well with the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to get out your card making supplies like rubber stamps, card stock, scrap paper, embellishments and ribbon. I used to create cards all the time and still have a whole box full of rubber stamps stashed away in the garage when my small (7x9) craft room....yes I know it is smaller than a cubical, ran out of room from all my beads purchases. I will never give them up though since I may one day have a larger craft room.... a girl can only dream. Just because I don't have room for them in my house doesn't mean you don't so get all your crafty supplies out and start designing your holiday cards including those for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I've been using for several days now and have found so many great new blog sites. One of those is Lohman Trading Rubber Stamping and Gifts. Obviously, they have all kinds of rubber stamps and supplies that you can purchase but they also have some great ideas. HERE is a link to an article on their blog regarding using buttons on your cards and scrapbook pages. I recommend checking out their site for more great ideas and supplies.

The Halloween stamp pictured is from Lohman's ArtFire shop available HERE. Have fun looking around and if you send me pictures of your holiday cards, I'll post there here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Quija Board Houses

What a great Fall decorating idea. This crafter purchased an old Quija board cut it up and embellished it with odd bits and pieces. For a closer look at the houses and some of the ideas for embellishing them check out the Craftster web site HERE. The crafter of these cute spooky houses is Knicker Twist and you can check out her web site HERE for more spooky or witchy goodness.