Friday, March 20, 2015

Kumihumo and Paracord bracelets

A dear crafting friend, excited and overwhelmed, that I had encouraged her to get the new Disney embroidery machine (but, I did do classes to teach her how to use it!!!)  and then taught her how to make the paracord bracelets -- decided she would teach me Kumihumo (to get even - LOL).

As a note, we get together and embroider about once a month now (have to keep the machines going).  For Christmas, we did free-standing lace fleur-de-lis earrings from the daughters and granddaughters.  We also did a few embroidered can and water Kozzies as gifts.

So, here is my first Kumihumo cord that I did!!!!

 I know, it does look like much!!!  But, wait for it...

I carried it everywhere I went -- especially when I went to pick the grand up after school.  Would get there early and go at it.


And here are four of the Kumihumo bracelets that I finished, along with a paracord bracelet in the middle.


And another two paracord bracelets that I finished.



I have made about two dozen paracord bracelets in different colors for family and have about two dozen more to do.

Hope you enjoyed!!!

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Paper Time

Spent some time playing with paper recently.  Cut out a bunch of items I thought I could use in my cardmaking some time in the next few months.

So, I cut the parts for six images and ...



... glued them all together so they would be ready and waiting.


Didn't like the paper that I used to cut the blue onesies, so I only put together a few of those.  Aren't the little duckies cute!!!

I used the Koala bear (put it on an Action Wobble Spring so it would appear to be dancing) on a bear for our granddaughter.



I also cut out a Minnie Mouse figure and used it on a "Get Well/Thinking of You" card for a special neighbor.



Need to get back to my papers more often.  Sort of missed them!!!

Hope you enjoyed.

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Senior Divas - March 16 class

Wanted to share some of the completed items the divas brought to class today to show what they have been working on.

Ms. Audrey has been working on hand embroidering a set of pillow cases.  Just a word, this diva crochets and makes jewelry as well.


Ms. Pat completed yet another baby blanket.  This is in addition to a number of headbands she has been finishing for her grands.


And, Ms. Marion finished another black and gold scarf; along, with some headbands -- one of which she wore in today, and gave another away to another PPCC member.


Hope you enjoyed!!  You must agree that I am surrounded by some very talented divas!!!!!

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Senior Divas' Work

As I posted in another post, the senior divas have been busy crocheting away.  Here are some of the things they have been completed!!!

Ms. Marion learned to knit last year and did a ton of black and gold Saints scarves.  Toward the end of last year she started learning to crochet.  She's been working on these scarves this year.  She finished them after I taught her how to add fringes.





Ms. Pat has been on a ROLL!!!!! She has been crocheting ponchos, headbands, and blankets!!!! 








And, she also completed her black and gold blanket (I posted mine in an earlier post).




I'm telling you ... they are on a serious roll.

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Now on to 2015!!!

I'm expanding my horizon and learning new crochet stitches to teach to my senior divas at the Center.  One of the new stitches is really an Old World stitch - the Bavarian stitch.  My divas said they would like to slate this stitch towards the middle to the end of the year.  However, I still worked it to learn it for then.

This is how a block comes together, with the change of colors and all.  And...


...this is a finished block.


I also did the stitch up in a basket form for variation.


I also learned the stitch in the handles of this purse, which we will start in June.  Believe it or not, the purse has already gone to another home.  I'm glad I was able to get a picture before it left.


We are also slated to do a purse later in the year.  This was a small handbag type purse, but I made it larger to carry yarn and other projects in it.


And the last thing I did up for us to do were the stitches in these caps.  Because it is a double stitch, it is very, very warm; and, they came in very handy during this winter's cold snap.


These are just some of the things we have on the agenda for this year.  But, the divas have been busy doing a couple of the projects from last year... and then some!!!!!  Check back to see those.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's a New Year!!!

Welcome 2015, and I haven't posted any of my projects from the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015.  Sooooo, here goes some of the things that were made in December of 2014.  Will post 2015 as a separate post.

Here are two coffee mugs that I made for my daughter as gifts for two guys in her office.  They were made using the Brother Scan-N-Cut with vinyl that was cut from my own handwriting.


Hubby got a new Saints pillow case with his initials and an embroidered and appliqued fleur-de-lis for the travel pillow he keeps on the den's sofa.


While trolling the internet, I saw a Snoopy dog and banana that I thought would be fun to try to crochet.




And, finally, I made a crochet cake and embroidered the top for granddaughter's 21st birthday in January.  Since her theme was black, white, and silver, I "iced" the cake with a beautiful ribbon in her colors.  I also used the ribbon to make her a beaded necklace.




Hope you guys enjoyed!  Your comments and thoughts are always welcomed.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cards, Cards, Cards!!!

I have had a lot of questions about my handmade cards.  To this end, when I post a new card, I will try to list the items that came together to make the card.

Also, if any one is interested in learning to make cards from scratch or would like to make cards from a kit, please inbox me.

Here is a card that I finished a minute ago for my big sis, for all of her help on Saturday at the trunk show.
Below the card or the items I used to complete it.

Items to make card:
   Cuttlebug folders - Heritage, Spots & Dots, and Swiss Dots
   The ice cream cone was cut from the image on the Brother Scan N Cut
   The wording is from CTMH, Icean Cream Dream S1506, Stamp of the Month
   Stampendous! White Embossing Powder
   Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
   Foam tape
   Kraft, brown and tan paper
   Three diamond specks

Cardmaking has double-fold benefits - a spark of creativity and ingenuity on your part and the joy and happiness on the part of the recipient who receives such a personal and thoughtful gift.

Feel free to leave me your comments or thoughts.

Thanks for stopping...bye (until next time)!!!