Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Lately I've been changing it up a bit and working on my fabric crafts, so It was nice to be featured on Jenny's blog . She features a different Etsy seller every day, so go and check it out. Thank you, Jenny!
The green basket was also featured on Kate's blog along with other green items that remind every one of spring. Yea! Thank you, Kate!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
One of the easiest pop-ups to make: punch 2 large snowflakes and slit halfway thru the center. Line both snowflakes up and score 1/2" away from the slits, making sure the score line is parallel with the slits. Insert one snowflake into the other, bend the scorelines and glue to a card. So easy, and fast!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I have been neglecting my blog a lot lately, but here's a new one for ya! If you are new to paper construction, I would recommend trying a different project, because this is not as easy as it would seem.
The back story: every year I like to add some handmade ornaments to my tree, and over the past few years I have been recycling my Christmas cards for this purpose. You can see a couple of them in the edges of the pic. This year, I went online with the hopes of finding a pattern for a 360 degree Bethlehem star, and had no luck! You can find one-sided and two-sided patterns, but not 'ball' shaped ones. So I came up with my own, which turned out to be a tricky bit of geometry - what exactly do you call a 14-spiked sphere where some of the spikes are 3-sided and some are 4-sided?
Anyway, here are the patterns and instructions for your personal use. The pattern printed full size makes about an 8 1/2" long star. Just double-click on the pics to enlarge. Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!