Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Love Raw Milk Postcard

Another craft I made for a swap. I really like how this turned out! It was fun to make. I used an image (the cow) torn from a chocolate bar wrapper. The rest of the papers were from cardstock or old cards. And I rubber-stamped the text.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Loom Knit Scarf and Headband

I had several different ideas to make a birthday present, but didn't give myself enough time to do them. So, I went with something fairly easy and quick. A scarf and headband. The scarf is more a shawl, really, though ...
This was made for a 2-year-old ... so, the scarf is about 24-inches long and the headband is about 18-inch circumference, but can stretch a bit.
I started the scarf on January 19 and finished it a couple days ago. I made the headband today.
I used the small Knifty Knitter scarf loom, using 24 pegs.
I used 3 complementary colors of acrylic yarn that I had in my stash. Caron Simply Soft Raspberry 4-ply, Red Heart TLC Coral Rose 3-ply and Red Heart TLC Country Club 3-ply. I combined them to make a 10-ply bulky yarn.
The scarf spread out.
The scarf folded and ready to wear. The ends can be pinned in place.
The headband laid flat. I used the small scarf loom and 8 pegs.
The headband.
I like the way they turned out for my first project on the looms. I'm not really happy with the pompoms, though. I worry that they will fall apart ... I probably should have glued them ...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Postage Stamp ATCs

I made these two ATCs for a swap. The theme was used postage stamps. I used a couple of non-profit stamps. I get alot of those in the mail!
First Class
Misdirected Mail
They are not my best. I just could not think of anything else to do with them!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Above The Crowd ATC

This is another swap item I made. I'm not really happy with it, but here it is.
The main image came from a Trader Joe's flyer. They always have cute drawings in them, with a vintage look.
The theme for the swap was Year of the Horse and had to have a horse image.
For some reason when I saw it all I could think of was 'Above the Maddening Crowd' which I know is not the real quote! It's very paraphrased from 'Far From the Madding Crowd' by Thomas Gray's poem
Far From the madding crowd's ignoble strife
Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Madding = Maddening! ... My brain warped it! Haha!
Anyway, horses take us above the crowd!

I Love Tea Postcard

As with a lot of things I post here, I made this postcard for a swap. Tea/Coffee was the theme. I don't drink coffee, but I love tea!
The tag is from Numi Chocolate Pu-erh, one of my favorite teas!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Eli Bowen ATC

This Artist Trading Card was made for a swap with the them of Medical Oddities.
I picked Eli Bowen, the Legless Wonder. He toured with the Barnum & Bailey circus in the 1870s. Some info on him can be found here:
This card was made with fabric, 

Vintage-style Butterfly Button Fairy

This is another craft I made for a swap. These are a lot of fun and pretty quick & easy to put together.