Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July's Theme!

So, WHAT in the world could THIS month's theme be?

How about INDEPENDENCE!  

After all, I'm sure there is a project YOU have been wanting to work on.  Maybe a WIP?

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That works for me!  Just pick something you've been wanting to do and DO IT!

Then post it here.  I'm collecting goodies for the giveaway.....

Have a great July 4th everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

channeling June....

For this month's challenge, I decided to go with a different fabric than I originally picked.  Afterall, martinis are Mad Men, not JUNE!  (more on THAT apron later.....)

Instead I used some cute fabric someone sent me in an apron swap EONS ago.  Very cute, very Betty Crockerish....and perfect for June Cleaver.



The apron pattern I used is Mango Tango out of A is for Apron.  It is precious on...except it doesn't fit.  story of my life.  Anyway, instead of altering this one as planned, I am going to stash it away.   I've made notes on the pattern though...so hopefully, the next one will fit me!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Catching Up!

 This year has been busy! I started a graduate class in January so my crafting time was put on hold. Now with the arrival of summer vacation I'm trying to catch up on posting and crafting.


 MARCH Project: This is my Dr. Seuss project. What, where is the Seuss part you ask? Well, it's still a work in progress. The letters are finally painted and are just waiting for me to modge podge on Cat in The Hat book pages. The plan is this will decorate the top of the student bookshelf in my classroom this fall. Now I just need to find a Cat in the Hat book to cut up. So far I haven't had any luck finding a used copy and I'm not willing to cut up my personal copy as I read it to the kids at school. Plus the letters are big so I have to find a book with big pages, so it's remains a work in progress.

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APRIL Project: Altered converse sneakers. This is a project I've wanted to do for months. I actually bought the sneakers back in August but didn't get to it until April vacation. I just used a navy blue Sharpie and went to town zentangling my sneakers. It took about two hours but I loved how they turned out. I love wearing these, actually I'm wearing them right now and I bought I black pair to draw on this summer.  :) 


MAY Project: This winter I took a class to learn wool felting.  I love to craft but it's been years since I've taken a class; I'm more of a "I can figure that out." kind of person. Half the fun is trying to figure out how to make it and learning from my mistakes. Anyway, after my wool felting class, I had some wool roving around the house so I felted this little purple mushroom. It took me three hours to create this tiny mushroom completely from scratch. Hopefully as I practice more I'll get faster at felting.


JUNE Project: Today I finished my June apron. I've been watching a couple of shows that have aprons featured in every episode and have been wanting to create a smocklike apron to wear at school when I'm helping the kids paint. I created it by altering a pattern from Out On The Town Bibs. I think it will work well in my preschool art area. Now I need to make a few kid sized aprons for my dramatic play center.

I think I'm finally caught up just in time for the new July theme. Yay!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

sneak a peek

this may be channeling Mad Men more than June Clever....but right now, it is the fabric of choice!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June's theme and giveaway results!


First of all, Kerry won the giveaway for May...I'll be sending you a little goodie soon!!!!

Now for this month's craft along!


Every time I hear June, I think of June Cleaver from that old tv show "Leave it to Beaver."  I grew up thinking that is how I would look when cleaning house. (fat chance...I'm more like the Domestic Diva ladies you see making all the wise cracks.)


Well, times have changed but I still love aprons so this month's challenge is to make a June Cleaver inspired apron!  


I love to make aprons anyway and this gives me an excuse to make one without hosting an actual apron swap!


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If you don't sew, try out washable fabric glue...and pinking shears for edges...or make jelly or jam...or whatever....


If you want to play along, simply post your finished picture here (or email it to me and I'll post it.)


I'll do a drawing at the end of the month.  I usually wait to see who wins and send the winner stuff I know they will like!


Now I'm off to locate Osa.  Give me strength, that puppy can get into a mess in less than 5 seconds! 





Saturday, May 30, 2015

not quite a zombie....


May's Challenge: Stashbuster Wreath

For May's challenge I made this Gnome and Toadstool wreath:


I had been wanting to make another little gnomey wreath for my front door.   I dug around in my stash and found everything I needed....some of the toadstools were ones I made last year for Christmas.  I made the flowers using hot glue and ribbon.

This gnome takes center stage:


Get your posts in by June 1st so I can send someone something for participating!