Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Crafting continues during Covid

Time to add a few more projects.

Here is a baby gift - small canvas, acrylic paint, varnish. Ribbon to hang.

So I am trying to paint again after a long break from doing it (other than keepsake signs).

I watched a video tutorial by Jesse in London, Ontario for inspiration with this winter scene.

Another fun painting, rainbow llamas from a tutorial from Jesse in London, Ontario.  Acrylic paints on canvas sheet.

Inspired by an on-line tutorial from another Jesse whose Facebook group I follow. Acrylic paint on canvas sheeting.

That's it for now. I have a few more projects to post but am waiting until people receive them as gifts.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Crafting some more!

Greenery base wreath with burlap and ribbons, glitter balls.

Rubber large dice, crackle finished with red and white paint, lettered with paint. Ribbon with button accent.

 Burlap cut and rolled, shabby chic with Christmas sprig/

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Crafting during the pandemic helps to de-stress a bit....

Considering I do social media marketing for a part-time job, I have really been delinquent when it comes to posting my own creations and keeping the blog updated.  Crafting is a good stress reliever and gets me off the computer BUT I seem to forget to post my projects. So I am trying to catch up...

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Here are some of my creations from 2020, a year to remember....

Bunny silhouette canvas, acrylic paint

Torn fabric wreath

Wood panel, stain and acrylic paint, gingham bow.  Space for a saying or verse.

Wood panel, paint in buffalo plaid design, saying, jute rope bow.

Wood panel, paint in buffalo plaid design

Canvas, acrylic paint

Baby canvas, acrylic paint. Grosgrain ribbon, small easel.

Assorted GPS coordinates - stain, wash of acrylic paint.

Christmas wreath - greenery base, burlap, ribbon and balls.

Rubber dice painted and crackled - acrylic paint. Ribbon and bow, glued dice together.

Tea sign - stained, painted

Buffalo plaid painted wood panel. Jute bow. Saying.

Burlap wreath, so much burlap cut into strips!

Canada Day wreath - white and red plastic, red plastic maple leaf.

Poofy wreath, greenery bases, glitter mesh and shiny ribbon bow.

Another poofy wreath - greenery base, white glitter mesh, gold mesh accents, glitter bow.

Glamorous wreath - greenery base, glitter mesh in silver and gold, accent balls, mesh bow with
 jingle bells. Canvas circle painted with acrylic and sparkles with acrylic lettering.

Rolled mesh wreath in 3 colors and little balls.
Baby canvas with acrylic paint, ribbon hanger.

Thanks for looking! I will have more to post after Christmas when I can post some surprises I made.

Keep crafting!

Oops. I guess I am a bit behind....

 I have so neglected my page.....so I will post various pictures to update the page for the time being. 

Baby canvas - acrylic paints, varnish

Wedding keepsake - canvas, acrylic paint on small easel

Wedding keepsake - canvas, acrylic paint

Baby name - wooden plaque, stain, acrylic paint

Burlap canvas, acrylic paint

Wooden panel - stain, acrylic paint

Reverse canvas with frame. Water colors and acrylic paint - map of SC.  Wooden letter -acrylic paint

More to come sooner than later!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ripping fabric is fun and therapeutic, too!

Here is another torn fabric wreath. I used more of the blue striped fabric I had and some white fabric. The strips have also been 'pinked' on the edges. There's a wire hooked through the wreath for easy hanging.

This is also going to be a prize for a baby shower.


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tearing fabric - the ultimate stress reliever!

It's still pretty cool, even cold out so I continue to do projects indoors. I am waiting for nice weather to try some 'paint pouring' projects.  I won't stress out doing it outside, inside it would be pretty messy for a beginner trying out this technique.

So indoors I continue to craft. This is another torn fabric wreath.  It consists of a striped fabric and a floral fabric. This time I snipped each end of each strip with pinking shears to give it a bit of a different look. 

This is going to be a door prize for a baby shower in the summer. I will probably make another one in a different color scheme, too.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Last day of winter!

It's the last day of winter so I figured I would celebrate by posting a project!

Here is a torn fabric wreath. Bent hanger into a circle, tore lots and lots of strips of three coordinating fabrics. Tied them tight and close to each strip so it would be fluffy. I tied somewhat randomly. It is hanging on the wall.

These are fun to make and you can be watching tv or listening to music and able to make this kind of thing easily.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Winding down winter, hurry up spring!

It's a damp day out today, not overly cold....but a good day to keep on crafting and getting projects done.

This is another memorial canvas that I made for a nice woman. We had connected a little while back when she was looking for someone to do some calligraphy for her.  That went well and we became Facebook friends, I would enjoy it if we became 'real' friends too.

She saw that I was making these canvases so we did a trade - her husband is a wood worker and I liked his work a lot.  They gave me a cookbook holder and I completed a memorial canvas in exchange. It was a win-win for us.

Here is a picture of the cookbook holder and the Facebook page so you can see other projects.

And this is the memorial canvas that I completed.  As with other ones, I do not publicly show the photograph on these canvases to respect the privacy of the family. The photo is on the left side.  This one is black and white - acrylic paint on canvas; spray varnish.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

More knitting

It is still knitting weather to me so I continue to play around with stitch designs.

Here are 3 little persons hats I knitted using circular needles.  And one of the hats now sports a tassel.  I have fun playing with designs.

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