Friday, November 23, 2012

Chalkboard Pantry Doors

Pantry Doors with TextI hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We did.  My son and I hosted the big day at our house (first one in our own home, although I’ve cooked for years)….and it was so much fun!  There were 15 of us this year.  We ate too much, laughed a lot, cheered a bunch, played some, and even crafted a little.  What did you do for Thanksgiving?DSCN9940In preparation for the big day, I spent quite a bit of time in my kitchen (obviously).  The one thing that I still haven’t been able to do is to replace my pantry doors.  Remember when I re-did the pantry?  I mentioned then that I was looking for some vintage screen doors for the pantry (I just love that look!).  No luck.  They are just an odd size and I would have to have them custom-made…way too expensive.  So I came up with another plan…

Saturday, November 17, 2012

More DIY Washer Jewelry

With my first craft show coming up, I have been putting together some new washer jewelry (see this post, this one, and this one for previous pieces).  Inspired by several pieces I’ve pinned on my Jewelry Ideas Board and a few ideas I’ve done in the past, here are some of the things I’ve been working on....

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rosette Necklace

Remember these rosettesBoring to Fun Rosette PinsI made them (as pins) this Spring and used them to add a little color to a simple sundress.  Because they were so simple to make and I got so many compliments, I made a bunch…then, they went into the abyss of my sewing box and were never thought of again.  Until now!

Fabric rosettes have been popping up all over Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs again.  This past weekend, I was inspired to create some jewelry and decided to use a few of the spare rosettes. (If you need a tutorial on making fabric rosettes, see my previous post for a link.)Fabric rosettes 1Using hot glue, I glued the rosettes to a piece of pink flannel.  The flannel was then cut to shape.  The hot glue should be enough to hold them together, but I felt better putting in a few stitches with a needle and thread.
fabric rosettes 2

fabric rosettes 3After assembling the rosette combo, I stitched jump hoops onto each side and attached a chain.  I wanted it to hang at an angle when worn, so I made one side of the chain shorter than the other.DIY Rosette NecklaceI know this is not a great picture, but it shows how the necklace hangs on my neck.  Wearing the Rosette NecklaceMy cousin loved it so much when I posted on Facebook, that we are going to make some more when the family comes to my house for Thanksgiving!  Bring on the family craft time!

Happy Crafting!

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