Thursday, August 28, 2008

In the beginning there was...crafts.

I decided today, sortof out of the blue, to start my very own crafting blog. And why not!? I am crafty and cool. I am constantly creating things. I read other people's blogs to get ideas all the time. I can do this too! So here I am creating my very own blog. I must admit it seems a little daunting at the moment. Like a big responsibility and such. Will anyone evern read it!? I know people will get my crafts, sewing, and art projects cuz their usually pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. But will they get me!? Maybe I am not everyone's "cup o' tea" as they say. With that, I will tell you all now that I will try to keep my rantings to a minimum and my crafting to a maximum! I will post old projects that I have completed, disasters that didn't turn out, "in-the-works" projects, ideas, inspirations, links to other favorite crafting sites, and maybe even some tutorials.

I plan on snazzling the shizzle out of some crafts!

If anyone is even out there reading this, please enjoy. Feel free to comment. Peace out....and to take a note from Blayne of Project Snazzlelicious!!

My First Crafty Post!

Here is my first post of crafty fantastic-ness! This is a sticker album I recently finished. It started out as a birthday present for a friend's child but after I got about half-way done I realized it was not age-appropriate for a five-year old. Lucky for me she has a three-year old that it will be perfect for at Christmas!! Yippy! All is not lost!

So as a first attempt and never having made one of these before I definitely learned things I will do differently for the next one. But all in all its pretty nifty. Here is the breakdown (briefly) of how I did it:

I found pictures on the internet of cartoonish scenery; specifically plain ones with no characters in them. Printed two scenes to a page, cut them out, put two pics back to back and then laminated them. Those laminated sheets were sewn in between two pages of felt and then cut away windows with pinking shears. I did a lot of crazy topstitching with the sewing machine but I blanket stitched the front and back covers with embroidery thread. That's about it!