Monday, November 6, 2017

Holiday Trinket Boxes

I was going thru a batch of craft supplies that I had tucked away, when I ran across a bag full of small paper mache boxes I had purchased some time ago.  If you are like me, you have supplies that you forgot that you had!

I decided to do something with them. Since my theme for this season's holiday shows is primitive kraft items, these cute little boxes were perfect!

You are welcome to follow along and make your own cute box~maybe a little box to keep ornament hangers in?  So . . . add to the mix some Mod Podge, sponge brushes, and material of your choice. That's it! Although you might want to decorate yours differently.

 Supplies ready:

As an option, I had previously painted one of the boxes red and never finished the project!  You know, those UFO's lying around.

I finished it first, of course!  Had to!  Added plenty of Mod Podge to the box top, picked the fabric for it and covered it.

Did another box top that would match my theme, leaving the bottom unfinished.  Again, you can decorate your box however you want. Use your imagination!

I decided to add a little button to the top; actually the glue is not dry in the photo--it will dry clear.   

All ready to house my ornament hangers.  Yay!

Whatcha think?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Giveaway!

As I announced on the 27th of last month, we are starting a monthly giveaway on this blog!

In our very first giveaway for this season, we are giving away a handmade child size apron!  It's a lovely cinnamon stripe with ric rac edging. Accent pocket and ruffle bottom are done in a fun black print! Has adjustable black neck strap. Ties in the back.  Will fit kids approximately ages 5 thru 9, depending on child.  (Dimensions available later in this post)

Autumn's child apron
And it's easy - - - just comment in this blog during the month of November and you are automatically entered!  The more comments, the more entries! You'll like the posts too--lots of creativity projects, sewing instruction and an occasional tutorial!  Start commenting today!

Bookmark this blog, visit each post and comment--it's just that EASY!! 

On the last day of the month, the winner will be announced on this blog!   (Make sure your comments are not anonymous, need a way to contact you if you win!)

Enter often--you'll have a ready made, handmade gift for holiday giving 
if you win!

P.S.  apron is 23" top to bottom, 17" across with 18" tie strings

Monday, October 30, 2017

New Stock!

With the season's craft and holiday shows coming up rather quickly, I needed to take inventory of my stock.  Zipper bags, check.  Fabric coasters, check.  Aprons, hmm . . . I might need a few more. Coffee cozies, oops, definitely need more!

Sew . . . I got out my trusty supplies, pattern, yardage, rotary cutter, and mat.  After a cutting session, at my new cutting table, I went to the sewing machine, sewed up the three layers.  Since I cannot spend a long time at the sewing machine these days with my back problem, I took the stack to my easy chair.  I turned them all, readying them for the final sewing.

Turning and pinning, even some Christmas ones!

Back to the studio for the final batch--

Here's one that my daughter picked out for her personal use:

Now I feel a bit more prepared for my shows! 

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Friday, October 27, 2017

New giveaway program on this site!

I'm starting a new gift program on this site.  

I will be gifting one handmade item, or set of items, each month via random

drawing from entries of the current month's blog commenters.

Just comment and you are entered! 

Giveaway posts are scheduled for the first of the month and I will be awarding gifts at the end of the month.  Did you do the math?  That's 12 winners -- one per month!!   Some gifts will be mystery gifts and others will be specific items.  Each month the give-away item/s will be listed on the first post of the month.  All you have to do is comment throughout the month on any posts that interested you. (be (And there will be loads of interesting handmade items to check out! sure that your comment is NOT anonymous, I need a way to contact you if you win!)  Each separate comment enters you once for that month's random drawing.  Bookmark this site and Good luck!

If you like handcrafted, DIY or just watching creativity take place, you will love this blog!  Just plain fun creativeness! First give-away item will be posted on November 1st to be given away on Nov. 30th! 

Stay tuned!