Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Needle Felting

I bought this jacket for my granddaughter for Christmas and embellished it by needle felting. I love the look of this but I'm not so crazy about the process. It was tedious to me. But on the flip side, you really can't mess up! It's easy to cover over mistakes or just pull them out. It's going to look so cute on her!

As far as any future projects go, I would like to make a wool bag but that will probably be the extent of my needle felting!

Friday, December 12, 2008

a few Christmas cards

Here are a few cards I made for my Spark buddies! Two are gate fold cards, the third is a tent card. I used my Cuttlebug (love it!) machine for the snowflake embossing on them all. And of course I used my Scor-Pal, too!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Snowman Soup!

This is one of my favorite gifts. I make these every year for the children that are in the kindergarten class where I work. They love it, too!

The poem on the bag topper reads:

Was told you've been good this year.

Always good to hear it

With freezing weather drawing near

You'll need to warm the spirit

So here's a little Snowman Soup

Complete with stirring stick

Just add hot water, sip it slow.

It's sure to do the trick!

With a candy cane, package of hot cocoa mix and a handful of marshmallows you've got a cute and original gift!

Christmas oven mitts

I wish I could remember where I got this idea from! I'd love to give credit to the person who came up with it!

As I mentioned earlier, this Christmas I'm making a lot of my own gifts. Between the economy and personal circumstances, I really need to do this. Thank goodness I also love doing it!

I made 3 of these for my nephew's and their wives. The only difference between mine and the one I came across on the internet is that I put the ingredients in a ziploc bag instead of purchasing the mix. I then made a bag topper where I gave the directions for finishing the cookies. Sort of like the jar ideas but in a baggie instead! I also will make a bunch of cookies to go with the gift.

Monday, November 10, 2008

This cute little bag...

has ribbon handles and is perfect for holding chapsticks, ponytail elastics, candy...anything you can think of!

Christmas is coming...........

so I've been busy making boxes and bags that can be used to hold inexpensive, yet usable, gift items. Now before anyone decides to send me an email telling me they've seen these items on the internet....I know, I know! I love to create and I certainly love playing with my stamps and embellishments but I am not good at making up templates. So, right off the bat I want to thank my friend Kitty Franken from With Love From Holland. Kitty has generously and patiently sent me the directions to the blue box and provided directions for the red bag to a stamping group we both belong to. Thank you, Kitty!You can see Kitty's work here: visit again. I will be posting new creations whenever possible.Happy Stamping!Denise