Liza, BK, and Carrie modeling the fruits of our crafting
This week, I got together with a few of my friends and started a Ladies Craft Night (I hope to be the first of many). It was an impromptu evening with little but temporary tattoos and snacks planned. I figured I always have something on the burner if they brought their own craft gear but the evening ended with us making Springy flower barrettes. I used the Fabric Roses I made in the fall out of scrap fabric and found a few strips for the ladies (who doesn't have some extra fabric laying around!?). Add hot glue, ribbon, and metal snap clips; and we had our first successful craft night craft!
I am auditioning to be a contender on So You Think You're Crafty. It is a weekly elimination competition for crafty bloggers and I'm hoping you'll all go out and support me on this journey. You can vote on who you like best every week of the competition! I can't say which entry I am but go out and vote your heart! However, I am going to post a few pics of my favorite crafts auditioning.
I hoard bits and pieces; scraps of fabric and trim, wayward buttons, patches, anything I seam ripped off and thought "This could be useful." I have to go through my ever growing stash and ween pieces out, asking "How long has this been in here?" and "Can you use this in the next month?" I think most everyone from sew-er to scrapbooker can relate to that feeling.
However, I am still intrigued by the Whimsey Box. Its basically a monthly box of odds and ends from different companies like Spoonflower and Lion Brand Yarn looking to drum up a little business. The site promises the 4 to 5 samples, a reusable box (which reviews say is very nice), and project ideas and collectible art cards for $15.
What can I say?! I've got a problem. Part of the Whimsey Box's purpose is to inspire creativity and break you out of the patterns you've been working in. I think I am ready to purchase my first Whimsey box. This post is a To Be Continued...
I just had my mind blown by a super simple way to get cute patterns on your painted nails. Chloe's Nails uses scrap booking scissors to cut a piece of scotch tape length wise to apply to a nail and paint over. This is so easy and so smart! It is just another "Why didn't I think of that?!" moment.
I have also used the negative sticky paper around small stickers to use as temporary templates on my nails. Not to mention lacquering clear over the stickers themselves.
I saw a tutorial on how to turn a bar of soap into liquid soap and when my mom gave me a bar of great smelling soap, I decided this was right up my alley.
I used Savvy Housekeeping's tutorial for making bar soap into liquid soap. They make it look very easy. Start with a bar of soap, glycerin, and an empty liquid soap dispenser. When I shaved my soap, the flakes were slightly bigger than Savvy Housekeeping, and I ended up using 3 cups of water (instead of 10) and the entire bar. As it heated up and started to melt, I was worried about the consistency. My final product ended up being a very thick soap without suds. I'm not sure I would try this craft again with more water because I need those suds to tell me my hands are getting clean and I don't think adding more water is going to help that.