I'm finishing up some of these sea shell books. These little books are fun to make and are a unique gift. This one measures about 3".
These were purchased as a resin fairy with these funky metal wings. I bought them and ripped off her wings and added these real laminated butterfly wings. They are securely attached and I added a vintage "gem" on the back. .They are about 5" tall and the wings are between 2" and 3". They are butterflies that I FOUND, I did not kill them to make these fairies. I have bought some butterflies on line and they say they are humanly harvested, I hope they are being truthfully because I would not want to be a part of the killing of these beautiful creatures. I once found a butterfly hurt in a parking lot of the grocery store and took it home, placing it on a plant that I lightly sprayed with some water so let it die in peace. Yea...I'm one of those people!
These key fobs were very fun to make. I made some with ribbon and some folded fabric and some with colorful vinyl. I love the ones that have part of a measuring tape on them.
I love to work with resin and decided to try something different. Fighting the darn bubbles has been a learning curve but I do enjoy working with it. These look great sitting in the window or against a light background. Some of these takes several layers and multi pours, using a mixture of alcohol inks, glitter. These are pretty small, the largest is about 3" square and smallest is 1" wide by 2".
I've always wanted to try EPP English Paper Piecing and I've been making a small piece with 1/2" hexies but I wanted to try a 1/4" hexie. It wasn't as hard as I thought but I sure wouldn't want to make anything very big out of them. I used the glue baste method instead of thread basting. I love to hand sew so making the hexies and then sewing them together while I watch television.
There are a ton of great Youtube videos if you want to try out EPP.
This is at our small lake house in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. We love it there and spend a lot of time there (probably too much) from April to October. They shut the water off in the winter but we still do come up for a day or two in the winter. It's small and that means not a lot of housework to do which is a big thumbs up from me. We try to keep life as simple as possible up there. I haul a few of my latest craft projects up there to work on. My hubby is retired now so that we love being up there all summer. I come back and forth with the dogs to mow the lawn, check the mail and reload my craft stash! It really has been a dream come true and teaching us the important lesson of keeping it simple
Click here to I got some larger resin molds and have been experimenting with them. They are rather large and so I'm not sure if people would want them as a pendant necklace or a key fob. They measure about 2.5" to almost 3" and about .25" thick.
Watching several videos about this petri dish technique and I kind of found my own version of making these. I used less ink and limited the amount of white ink because it tends to get white spots on the "canvas" . I only filled the mold halfway and added the ink and after waiting several minute from the ink to settle in the resin, then I poured more resin on top to fill the mold up and then it pushes the ink down into a cloud. I tend to like this look better. I will add some of these to my Etsy shop as pendants and or key ring fobs.
I love the look of this hardware bracelet, when I was looking around I wandered into my husband's shop (when he was away of course...lol) and started going through his drawers of hardware and I thought why not make one with nuts and screws. I know it looks kind of masculine but I'm hoping someone out there can appreciate it. I made this in two sizes, this one pictured is about 1" tall and the other is bigger and chunky and about 1.5" tall, same inner dimension.
I live in the Midwest and have a obsession for re-purposing items in
crafts. There will be a large variety of things posted on here, if I like them I
usually list them on Etsy to see if they raise any interest in someone's
Many of the items I make for my friends because
they just don't have the time or craftiness...is that a word?... it should
be! So I will post my creations and probably post some of my flops,
because let's be honest, we crafters have many of those too.
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