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Saturday, July 30, 2011

birthday cards and more

the collection

One final card in the collection. I made several cards and now all have been given away.  They worked so well for kid birthdays.

A baby book mini I made last year for a dear sweet friend.

I made a coordinating card

a close-up

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hi there, I took a moment this morning and make a recycled material flower.

this is where I used the extra material from my workout pants that are now workout shorts. 

I cut off the finished edge (hem) and then sewed a stich along the whole strip.

when I got to the end I pulled the thread and created the ruffel and then made it form the flower shape.

using the same thread I made some anchor stiches the keep the material in the shape I wanted.

I added a button to the center of this flower. I think it is just the right touch.

I glued some ribbon to the hair clips I wanted to use.
Using the same glue (fabric tack) I glued the clip the the flower.

With this flower I used an unfinished edge for a more ruffely ( is that even a word?) look. This one doesn't really have a center so I just glued a few silk leaves to this one and then adheared the clip.

both are super cute and have just a little differnt look.
I hope you liked this tutorial and will make many of these yourself.  Leave a comment if you have any questions or have some suggestions thanks, Cyn

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Had inspiration for my front door.

Hi there, I have been really busy and haven't really been able to create. I carved out a few moments to knock out this wreath.  The school where I work has this awsome PTA.  They donated so many craft items to the staff and I totally benefited.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet Pepper and Ginger/Jordan

these are the faces begging for me to take the kittens home.

Ginger and Pepper taking a nap

being together is the most satisfing feeling

sharing the love,  Pepper is techincally Cami's kitten

Ginger/Jordan is getting some Cami love.
There is no room and no money but gotta love these lovely sweet Kittens. The kids are not too bad either.

Front window decor

Floating butterflies and paper chains with a doilley flower accent. It is fresh and summery

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Having some fun with decorating

this is where I started. I was looking for something fresh and color coordinated.

I started to fill the jars with things I have from my collections.

I used shells, sequins, flowers and plants.

It is hard to see but the mossaic in the background but it says CdeBaca and was made by our good friend and neighbor Larry Holloway.  He can create anything using this technique. I just love his work.  
This is how it ended.  I am pretty happy and it didn't cost a cent.  I reused or repurposed things I already had.   It isn't too girly.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Seal Beach

Cami and her sweet friend Natalie

the two boys, Henry and his friend Antonio, in the center are mine
This was an awsome day for us but wow the waves were really strong today.

decorating again

I made a few flags to stash in my plants
Well we have been to the Pacific Ocean 3 times this week.  I mean it isn't that far away and we always have a wonderful time.  Having this time for the kids is priceless and these memories will last my life time for sure. I took a little time to do some home decor and hope to come up with some more ideas.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

working on some home decor crafts.

I created this banner using heavy patterned paper and a butterfly punch 

I covered some candle jars and a recycled jar with the coordinating paper and then sprinkled them  throughout the house

Crocheting again

This is a crochet necklace I made.  Camille has already claimed it.

my craft space and punches I have

These are the punches I have, most were purchased 40 to 60 percent off using coupons at Joanns and Michaels

this is my clean craft space.  A very rare occasion

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stamp club red, white, and blue challange reveal

Just look at all this talent. I am so lucky to be apart of this awsome group.

these are from old jeans and some material I bought years ago.

recycling old clothes or material into someting pretty

this is the shirt before I got to it.

supplies I  used
for the large flower,  I cut about a 2 inch by 10 inch strip off the shirt.

I folded it in half and stitched the wrong sides togethet all the way to the end.
I didnt tie off the thread but pulled the thread gently and gathered the material.

As you pull the material it will gather and you will need to encourage it to form a flower shape.

add some stitches to secure the flower so it will not unravel.

this is the finished product.

here are a few variations with the same material.

the flower with the leaves is a held together with fabrick tack glue.  It is done with  twisting the material and a glueing as you go.

I get a little sad when Camille grows out of her cute little clothes, but her loss has become my gain.  I have found so many wonderful Youtube or blog sites that teach how to re-purpose varrious items. Today it was old t-shirt.  Camille, my little fashion bug has so many colorful clothes that I seem to have an endless supply. I get a little thrill when old things get a new life.