Monday, August 23, 2010

A Crafty Weekend

 After making all those tool aprons this past week, I decided I needed a little break from sewing. However, since I am not very good at just sitting around and always need to be busy, I decided to do a little crafting. I don't craft too much, but it is a nice change once in awhile.  The first thing I decided to make was something for myself (which I rarely do!). This came about when I had used up my container of Oxy Clean. It was a rather nice sized container and I hated to throw it out so I decided to repurpose it into a caddy for my fabric paint markers. I used paper, ribbon, and Modge Podge. I just spread a thin layer of Modge Podge onto the container, wrapped my paper around it (after I cut it to size of course) and then put a couple more coats of Modge Podge over the paper. Then I glued ribbon to the top.

The next thing I decided to make was pin cushions from recycled cans. I used paper, fabric, felt, 2 1/2" styrofoam balls (cut in half), Modge Podge, and buttons, gems, etc for embellishments, and sand .  I basically made these the same way as the Oxy Clean container but with a few more steps. The most time consuming part was waiting for the Modge Podge to dry. They were fun to make and I may make more in the future.  I do believe I will try to sell these.

I also made some more book clips
And hair bands! I ran out of covered buttons so will have to order more so I can make more book clips and hair bands.  
 I still have to decide if I want to open another etsy store or maybe a Bonanzle store. Or I could put them on my Craft is Art store. Not sure yet. I want to keep my baby/children items separate from other things I make such as purses, housewares, etc. Where would you prefer to buy them?

1 comment:

Kudos Kitchen said...

Very cute idea! So charming and fun!