Saturday, September 01, 2007

It's Been Swell

but it's time to move on. Both Melissa and I are finding it harder to find time to make enough crafty things to keep this site interesting. I'll be adding my craft posts to a new personal blog I started, which you can view at Blackbird Pie Blog.

This site will remain but will no longer be updated.

Thanks for the fun!

Amanda & Melissa

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Craft Blast from the Past II

Why just visit the fringe festival this year when you can have your kids making big dollars busking with this divine Box Horse costume!


Friday, August 24, 2007

Here comes another one

just like the other one.

I tried another new stitch here, the red around the rocketship but I can't remember the name of it and supreme laziness is preventing me in going downstairs to look it up.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fridge Organizers

In an effort to keep clutter off of the surfaces of my home, I made a couple of little things to keep pens and notepaper for grocery lists, etc on the fridge. To the right is a simple clip I glued magnets on and to the left is a box I made for holding pens and yet more notepaper. I made the box from a cereal box (cut the bottom off, cut that in half and inserted one side into the other) and then glued magnets on it and then covered the whole thing in fabric. Magnets make me a bit nervous with a small child around (if eaten by a child they can be fatal) but I used a really strong glue and they are either covered in fabric or out of DS' reach.

Inspired by Not Martha's Fridge Tin Pen Holder.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Navy Rocketship

One of a couple custom orders I received for this shirt. I tried a new stitch around the rocket, a cross-blanket stitch.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Craft Blast from the Past

My DH's grandmother gave me a set of craft cards that all sit in a little box. Sort of like recipe cards but each card has a craft project on it rather than a recipe. The set covers pretty much every craft you can imagine and DS really wants me to do a train applique he spied amongst the projects. Some of the projects though were just so outdated or odd that I can't resist sharing.

Tonight's feature vintage craft project: Fantasy Film Flowers. Now I really do not know why Becky didn't wear this headress at her wedding this summer, it is just so beautiful. I do not know what is classiest in this photo.. the carnation flowers, the soft light or the freaky makeup job. Maybe I will go as this photo for Halloween but then again, that might scare my kid.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Castle Desktop Organizer

I am so making one of these with DS. Via Activity Village

I am busy painting kitchen cupboards, so no crafting for me at the moment.