Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Recent Craftings

Here are some crafts I've been working on recently: 

Fabric Flowers

I experimented with several different types, and I had the most luck/ease with the version from Lil Boo Blue:
as a hairpin
three glued together to embellish a belt
view from the back
Thanks to Susan Clayton for sewing the belt attachment.

Decorative Plates 

I'm still perfecting my technique on these, but I like the process a lot, and I'm excited to keep trying. It's a glass plate with a piece of scrapbook paper mod podged to the bottom. See Pretty Handy Girl for instructions. 

Ornaments (Anyone else still riding the Christmas spirit wave?)

My sister made this golden snitch Christmas ornament, and I had to share it. 

It just barely eclipses the immortal ice cream cone as my favorite Christmas tree ornament.


This ice cream cone is 23 years old.


  1. i am in LOVE with those flowers.

  2. I'm definitely going to repurpose my flower as a hairpin!!! And I love those decorative plates...they look relatively easy to make (although looks can be deceiving). I think the hardest thing would be keeping the bottom of them out of water when you're washing them. Have you experimented with any sealants?

  3. The plates were really easy. One thing - make sure they are not etched or engraved. Just a plain glass plate works best. And if you mess it up, you can just peel off the paper and re-do it. I haven't tried any sealants. I haven't actually used them yet. I would say they'd be best for cookies, deviled eggs, etc, something you'd just have to wipe off.