Paper crafts

Recently my husband mentioned that he would very much like some monogramed stationary…and that got my brain working. There is a fabulous blog written by a christian mother called JustSomethingIMade. On it she shares her crafting genius with multiple DIY projects – complete with downloads and suggested uses. On this website i was again reminded of the delight of personalized stationary. From there i discovered other blogs that offer free clip art downloads and there is what has come of it. (so far)

I created this stationary as an early Christmas gift for a dear friend. I was delighted with the results, and will be altering my template to accommodate many other hobbies and monograms to be  wrapped up and shipped around the world to loved ones. The March of the White Gaurd was a prodject intended solely for personal use (inspiration and tutorial found on blog mentioned above). I was delighted with the end results, and now have a lovely and unique journal.

I also enjoyed creating this little bookplate for my new companion.

Vintage book – $4.00 Journal insert-$4.50 Paper lining-$2.00    Total cost: $10.50!

time spent: 15 minutes

I highly recommend this prodject for crafters young and old.


October 25, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

crafting update part 2

Though i actually did not  make this, it is charming enough to share. My mother, the one who taught me to knit made this, and Fae was the closest little lady to size it for us. This lovely little creation was inspired by my very own baby shower. One of my dear friends created one for me. After turning her on to Martha’s fabulous website, she passed along the inspiration found there. Im passing it along to you. The elephant is one of my collection, and buttons found at one of my favorite fabric stores. They have a fabulous little bucket for all of the rejected and left over buttons from their button wall. From it ive gathered quite a collection of lovely little dandies.


October 24, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

create an update…

While it is true, i’ve been in a crafting craze… you wouldn’t know from my lack of sharing. I’ve a neat little stack of fabric waiting for me, but while on my way to the fabric store today, my sister and i were exchanging crafting stories. That is when I realized I aught to share pictures and links to my fabulous inspiration. This is my attempt to catch you up on things…

Right before I had the delight of creating my little elephants, I embroidered the face on this charming little sock monkey for Fae. Her great-aunt Wendy made it for her, and I had the honor or putting the face on this and one other monkey. After the monkey and elephants, i turned to knitting, and then after that a bit more fabric.

The sweet coral sweater is a pattern from Lionbrand Yarn. Since it is one of my favorite patterns, i opted for a few alterations. Adding a sailor collor (perfect for popping) rather than the called for hood. Also, i knitted this particular sweater with 2 thicknesses of yarn since its owner on the way will be born into a happy little family living in cold Alaska.

{the blue sweater-vest is Fae’s.  It has little ruffled cap sleeves}

The charming little mermaiden was a pure delight to make (and continues to be as we play with it). Wonderful pattern found in Wee Wonderful. Fae like her at times, and sometimes not so much.

The sweet little beach ball that Fae is chasing after was inspired by the fabulous blog purlbee. If you have yet to read their professional and delightful tutorials and reviews and you even mildly enjoy reading my blog- then you simply must read … soon!

While that is not all that I’ve created. I think that its enough for one night. Continue to check back for more.

October 24, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.