Sunday, May 22, 2011

bits & bobs

With all the yard work, traveling, working, and so on that's been going on around here, there hasn't been a whole lot of time for crafting. ALSO: I have started work on sewing my first pattern (an a-line skirt), and it is taking an eternity. First I had to let the supplies sit for a couple weeks. Then I had to watch a bunch of YouTube tutorials to figure out if I was supposed to cut out the pattern itself (answer is yes) and then what to do from there. Then I had to Google fabric grain, and now finally I've got everything laid out so I can trace and cut. At this rate, the skirt should be ready for wearing in the fall.

But here are a few odds & ends (or bits & bobs, as my colleague in the UK would say... delightful) of copy-crafts that I posted ideas for earlier and have gotten around to.

Paper flowers (from Jones Design Company tutorial). These were so fun and easy (and didn't require any shopping for supplies) that I whipped up a bunch. I plan to stick some of them on wire to make a little bouquet, but I also used them to pretty up the envelopes for mothers day cards.

Wrapped bangle (see also these ones from Martha). I had an old cheapy one that wasn't getting much use, so I restyled it into this with some embroidery thread. I am really into coral right now, so this was a perfect (and cheap) way to add some coral to my jewelry box.
This was as easy as it sounds - just attach the thread to inside of bracelet with a dab of glue and wrap; to end, leave a tail long enough to thread a needle in order to pull the tail under the wrapped thread on the inside of the bracelet to secure it.




  1. this is so darn cute! I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would take a look at my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  2. Some day I'll get around to using my sewing machine. I have so many seemingly simple ideas, but I can never seem pull it together. Hope your skirt turns out! :)

    And, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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