Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mesa, AZ Temple Picture


We made the most awesome project at church Tuesday evening. I am so grateful to everyone who did so much work to make this possible. The boards were already cut and painted black. All we had to do was glue the picture to the board and then antique it. Sounds easy but it wasn’t! At least for me it wasn’t. I had never antiqued anything before and wasn’t happy with how it was turning out but luckily a friend came over to check on me and she fixed it up and I love it now. I dabbed some black paint around the edges of the picture. Now it just needs a hanger on the back.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Denim Rosettes

I made these denim rosettes a week or two ago. They are crafted from vintage denim fabric from my mom. They are the biggest rosettes I’ve made so far and I love them! Each one measures approx. 3 1/2” across. I wore one for the first time today for Flag Day.


I had about a half yard of fabric so I was able to make 5 rosettes. I use a 3” strip of fabric per flower. There are tons of tutorials out there but I just ended up kind of making up my own thing. This is a great project because they all turn out so differently and you can’t go wrong.


Close up of one of the finished flowers. This is the one I’m wearing today.


For the back I cut a piece of scrap material into a circle using the bottom of my favorite glass as a guide. I handstitched a pin back into the middle of the circle and then I hand stitched the circle to the back of the flower.

If you’d like to learn how to make one this is what we’ll be making at the etsy craft party I’m hosting this Friday evening.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

White Rosettes

I’ve been making rosettes again.  They really are fun.  I originally bought these slippers to wear on my wedding day.  I figured that after pictures I’d kick off my high heels and wear these the rest of the day.  It was a good plan but in the shuffle I ended up just running around my reception barefoot.  I was looking at them the other day and decided that they could be greatly improved by adding rosettes to them.  I looked around for some fabric and found a scrap from my baptism dress from 1980 and used that.


I think they look better with a bigger flower than the one that came on them.


Close up.


I also made a rosette for my hair and attached it to a bracelet so I can use it as a ponytail holder.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bowling Ball Rag Quilt Tote Bag


I have a friend that loves bowling so I made her a rag quilt bag for her upcoming wedding.  Can you believe that you can make this bag with just one yard of fabric?  I really need to write out the directions for it.  If you know someone who loves to bowl that might want this bag let me know.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Zipper Flowers


Last week I picked up a couple of vintage zippers so I could try making flowers with them.  This is what I came up with this morning.  The one on the right I hot glued and the one on the left I stitched by hand.  They were pretty fast to make.  Can’t wait to get some more zippers to play with.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Taste the rainbow…

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Went to a wedding a couple hours away on Sat. and on the way out the door I grabbed some yarn so I’d have something to work on in the car.  Usually I make the single crochet ribbed dish cloth like on the right but after making a couple of those I decided to switch over to granny squares.  And then on a couple of them I added a ruffled edge.  Not sure what I like best.  Some of the knitted dish rags I was given for my wedding two years ago are wearing out so I’ll probably keep a couple of these to replace them and use a couple of them for presents.  If you don’t use handmade dish cloths already I highly recommend them.  Nothing compares with them for making it easier to wash your dishes.