Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Generally when you think of wool sweaters you think of winter and Christmas crafts well not me. I was flipping through Felt Me a Smile: Heart-made Projects to Make and Give and boy was I smiling with page after page of pure cuteness! Specifically this bunny just called to me and reminded me that Easter is just around the corner.
One of my all time favorite bunnies is the bunny Peep and I thought that was just the bunny to make.
I found an outline online (that was fun to type :) of the Peep. I simply pinned the pattern to a bit of yellow recycled wool felted sweater and cut it out, and then cut more out, until I had all the Peeps I could make from my sweater scrap!
To make the eyes and nose I used a bit of black Tulip dimensional paint.
After the cute little faces were dry I ran a bit of thread through the bunny Peep ears. The recycled wool felted sweater is thick enough to hold the thread.
If you too like to make cute little felted things then I bet you will love:
Felt Me a Smile: Heart-made Projects to Make and Give
More about the book from the publisher Potter Craft:
" Cute, quirky, huggable, & lovable animal-inspired projects for crafters of every skill level!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world
This week at Craftside there are chances to win 2 sets of 3 fabulous craft books, your choice of Indygo Junction patterns along with info on the Vintage Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge, a tutorial on how to paint on fusible web and a recipe for vegan Oreo cookie cookies.
Get your grunge on with Aileen's Grungy Heart Shrine tutorial.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi get's to work with the new Claudine Hellmuth HSN kits!
Crafty Princess Diaries
When does quality matter? Tammy takes a look at her second trip to a local yarn store and considers the cost of good yarn.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Sew a cute pin cushion bracelet to keep your pins (literally) on hand.
Mixed Media Artist
Mixed media cards were the order of the day when Michelle Mach hosted a challenge!
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
An old purse gets a new look with Simply Spray paint.
Enter to win a whole big bunch of Simply Spray Paint.
Sister Raye: Chie Mihara Makes the Best Shoes in the World
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The great part about using Black Simply Spray Paint for Upholstery was that the texture of the tone on tone print was still retained because the paint soaks in rather than sitting on top of the fabric.