Saturday, March 9, 2013

scrapbook pages

I've printed out all the pdf archives on Pagemaps, and I use them for inspiration. I don't usually follow them completely, but do rely on them heavily.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Birthday cards

I make all my birthday cards, but I always use card sketches.  My children have stolen all my actual creativity, so I'm not able to design my own.  These were from the new March Cardmaps.

Pillow shrug

Last fall, Husband suggested that one of the ways to dress up our living room would be to get some cheap square pillows and make a different shrug each month.  So since October, I've made a different one each month.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest.  

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fabric flower wreath

My mother gave me the instructions to this tutorial a while back.  A friend of mine ended up giving me some extra St. Patrick's Day fabric she had, so I decided to go ahead and give it a try.  It took me about 8 hours but there were a lot of breaks in between (break up fights between children, have dinner, put the kids to bed, etc).  Maybe 6 hours of work altogether?

It turned out okay.  If I make another one I think I'll make the curve I cut on the squares deeper so the flowers have bigger lobes on them.
It's always fun to try something new.