Sunday, January 31, 2016

End result of my You Tube Video!

Howdy all!   I wanted to take this time to share some final pictures of the Bag that I made on You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznwq4MNVCs  This bag is similar to my latest Mini Album bag post. 



The  handles are different as well as the laces and dollies. After I completed the video I added some pockets to the inside bag for  a cell phone and another  pocket!  I know I have a crochet closure somewhere in this craft room that I will add so the bag will hold closed. 



Now a picture of the backside with a pocket!



 Side view

And the very bottom:  I am going to place flat back pearls on the corners of the bottom.


If you watched my tutorial you will know that this bag was made using a place mat that I purchased at the Dollar Tree!   


Close up of my flower.  The pink Sprays are by Magnolia and gifted to me by Sandy, my sweet dear friend!  Thanks so much Sandy for your generosity!
 

That's all folks!!!  Take care and Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Homemade Bag to hold my Mini Album

Howdy all!   This has been a pretty productive week.  Almost all of the snow has melted and today the sun is shining brightly!  I wanted to take the time to share the latest bag I created to hold my newest mini album.




This bag was created using a Dollar Tree Fabric Place mat!   I have done a complete tutorial on You Tube    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznwq4MNVCs

 


My Aunt Mary  (my Mom's oldest sister) who just turned 87 gave me the large  beige doily and a little bag of her old earrings.  This mini album is for her future great granddaughter.  I thought it would be so cool to hand something down in the family.  The lighter doily is from my Aunt Jeannie.
At our last family gathering I told my Aunts that when they want to get rid of any old lace, jewelry, doilies just give me a call.   I got two calls within the week.  I love my Aunts!!!!!
Here is a side few.



Now for a back side view.  I did make a pocket for storage.





I made the pocket using  a folded cloth doily from my Aunt Jeanie!  Added lots of gorgeous laces and trims too! 



 Now an inside peak.  I layer two pieces of chip board and covered with fabric for the bottom of the bag.


Sorry for the blurry picture  but this shows what I did to the outside bottom



Finally my bag and book together!



Thanks so much for stopping by  and I appreciate reading all of your comments too!  Happy Crafting and God Bless you all!










Monday, January 25, 2016

New You Tube Video of My Triple Flip Mini Album

Hello everyone.  If you are interested to see more of my mini album please visit go to

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpt-Yoahgrk

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are inspired to Craft Something!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Triple Flip Mini Album

Hi everybody!  I just finished my newest project that took me at least one week to complete. 







This is completely handmade.  I followed a tutorial on You Tube by nwlady1949.  You can click on her link to view her tutorial.  It took me most of a week to complete it because there was so much involved putting this together for a new baby that is due in March.  Just picking out the right cardstock took time. (for me anyway)  I used DCWV "The Preppy Princess Stack"




The future grandmother bought my Mother's house and she asked me if I could do a fabric album for her.  Of course but I told her for a total  fabric album I would like to incorporate personal pictures.  So that will happen in the future  after the baby is born.  I told her I could make an album out of cardstock that you can add your own pictures to.  So after picking out my paper theme and most of my embellishments.... this is the end result.  Warning... lots of pictures.  There are actually 18 pages plus front and back cover that are decorated.




Oh I must show the spine and back too!




I used a variety of laces, doilies, wedding appliques, trims and dangle trims.




Now let's see the inside!




This is when you pull page one out completely unfolded or just page by page.




My theme is Baby girl, princess and tea party!




Pretty long centerfold!



Some close up pictures too!




Now the last opened page


This is the album  standing open with the pages folded.  I have lots of pockets and tags throughout this album that hold little homemade books for pictures or some pages are left open for added pictures. 

 For instance


Most embellishments are by Jolee's Boutique, Dollar Tree and some handmade flowers.






 Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create an mini album!   Happy Crafting!













Sunday, January 10, 2016

My Fairy Angel

Howdy fellow crafters, followers and friends.   First of all I want to wish all of you a Very Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year.   My goal for the year is to get back into shape.  Last year was one of the roughest years in my life and I am looking forward to a bright new chapter with the Lord's Blessings.  Thank you Jesus!

Here is my newest Fairy angel:


I actually created her  to give as a prize for the Chic Craftique group on Facebook.

 
I used flower petals and lots of laces, tulle fringe and Stickles.  There are marabou feathers between the layers if you look close enough.  Her wings are made of silk flower daisies. 

 
Now a few more pics!
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always love reading your comments!  Happy Crafting!!!
 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dollar Tree Transformation!

Howdy all!  Well it's getting closer to the holiday and I just finished a shabby chic Christmas tree.

 
Here is a sample of what I started with.  The gold tree and candle dish and holder were bought at the Dollar Tree.  The box of fringe was purchased in Walnut Creek, Ohio for $5.00.  A deal I could not pass up!

 
I covered the entire tree with some of the fringe trim.  I glued the candle stick to the candle dish using E6000 glue.  Then placed the tree on top of the homemade stand.
 
 
I probably could of stopped there.  I spray starched the fringe thinking it would stiffen the fringes.
Then I started to vision using bits of appliques, laces and bows.  I spotted some white flowers that I made awhile ago and stuck them on here and there.  Some sparkly trim added along with some mini beading and bling.
 
 


 I have the tree on the stand that I completely decorated, however: my garland is covering it on my mantel.  I enjoyed creating this tree and now off to another project.  But  I've got to start baking tomorrow.   Oh well I'll be busy doing something.   Happy Crafting!!!   Merry Christmas from my home to you all.


 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Snowflake Fairy Princess

Howdy all!    Tis  the season to be jolly!  So I just got done making a tutorial how I created this doll.


I posted the tutorial on You Tube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ORpn3MUaQ

The tutorial is a little long but I do show you how I made everything on this doll including the ribbon rose on her hat!  Yes I did make one of these before but got many requests for a tutorial.  I aim to please!  After I did the video I added the bangs and little curls by the front hairline.


Here is another view


Now a close up of her hat.  If you watch the tutorial you will see how I made the ribbon rose and also see how I made the curly hair.


And of course another side view!


I hope you are inspired to give making a fairy doll a try.   Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!