magazine collage.

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I went to a friend’s house for some collage-crafting one evening and this was the result. Ive never done a collage before, so I was a bit overwhelmed with the possibilities. We cut up alot of magazines, postcards, flyers, etc. and had some found objects (I used some string and a feather) – and just went to town. I was mostly drawn to colors with mine, so i was looking fof different colors and textures that pleased me. And I added some animal elements. Was hoping to add some type, but just didnt find anything that jumped at me. So this is the finished piece. When i showed it to milo he said “oh. thats wierd.” haha.  Hoping there is some more collaging in my future! This was really fun.  I think it would even be fun to do with the kids and see what they come up with!

plush racoon.

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We looked after milo’s friend and his big sister on sunday for a bit – so I wanted to get some crafting in to keep her occupied. I showed her my pinterest boards and asked her to find something that looked fun – she loved the idea of making her own plushie, and decided that this is the one we would make.

We made ours out of felt, printed and cut all the pieces and sewed away. She was  big help with cutting and trimming, while I did all the major sewing. She was so tickled with her pink raccoon and couldn’t believe we made our own stuffed animal! It took us a little less than two hours start to finish. I think hes rather cute, don’t you?!

Pattern and instructions found here.

351. holiday ornament crafternoon.

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I had a few friends come over for a holiday crafternoon.

The idea was that everyone bring an ornament to make, and we all make it! We made five ornaments total.
Not pictured is the fabric scrap ball I made earlier in the week (which was a hit!)

1. Then we made sequin ball ornaments…which I am OBSESSED With. Im going to be making a bunch more of these once I get more sequins! Here is a tutorial on how to make them.

2. We made another ornament where we took a christmas bulb shaped ornament and put glittery pipe cleaners and colorful beads inside.

3. We made something similar with a glass ball ornament where we wrapped twine around the top and stuffed it with shredded paper.

4. And lastly, we made these little bird nest ornaments. We glued an egg carton holder to a clothespin, glued grass inside, glued a puffy ball inside that, and glued eyes and a popcorn kernel for a nose. These were intended for the kiddos to make, but they were not interested, so we made them instead.

This was a super fun afternoon! Thinking of doing them a few times throughout the year, and definitely annually!

71. plastic bag keeper.

I checked out the book, Meet me at Mike’s, this week from the library and there are all kinds of great projects I want to make in there. This morning I was looking through it and deciding what to make this week and I started cutting the pieces for this plastic bag storage thing, just because it looked kind of easy. And it was! It is hard to see but it has a fold in the center where you stuff the bags in. I used a vintage sheet I got at the thrift store, but I think next time I will use something heavier. I had to do a little trial and error for one of the parts, but once I got that figured out, this came together rather quickly.

Also I think im going to order that book for myself, since there are so many things I actually want to make from there! The projects seem realistic and most of them are for beginners/advanced beginners, so I think I can do them too!