Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Framed Twine Earring Holder

I decided late last night that after two nonstop days of work on final projects, it was time to let some stress out. It was 12am, but it seemed like the perfect time.  I had gotten a bunch of frames for free from this resale shop that went out of business and wanted to do something with one of them. On top of my craft box was my roll of twine and the idea just came together!

It was really easy and simple. I only needed my glue gun, an empty frame, twine, and a ribbon!

First I cut strips of twine the length of the width and glued them to the back of the frame. Then I glued a few strands of twine the long way to give it a little bit more detail.

And as just a little something to add, I made a bow and glued it to the corner of the frame!

And here's the finished project!

Hope you like it! =]

~ Kate

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Black Friday!

The winner of the My Memories software giveaway is:

      Congratulations to Crazy Cat Lady Courtney! Hope you have a lot of fun with this software during the holiday season! =]

      Even though the contest is over, you can still use my code STMMMS34906 and get $10 off the  My Memories Suite software!

      So what are some of your Black Friday traditions? Here's a secret about me, I've never gone Black Friday shopping. Today is my first time! I'm excited! My cousins are arriving in a few hours and hopefully I won't spend too much! haha

Have a great holiday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway

I'm excited to announce and present to you my very first giveaway by My Memories! My Memories is giving away their My Memories Suite software for free to one of my lovely viewers! My Memories lets you make scrapbook pages, calendars, photo albums, etc. right from your very computer, however you want!

I've been playing with this software all week and here is one of the things I've been working on:

Some guidelines to follow!
Check out My Memories and leave me a comment back here telling me your favorite theme! I will pick a winner randomly and announce the winner on Friday! Make sure you leave your e-mail address or a way for me to contact you if you win!

For extra entries, follow their

And then comment back here!

For those that don't win you can use this special code and get $10 off the My Memories Suite softwareSTMMMS34906

Hope you all have a lovely day! =]


Friday, November 18, 2011

Grey and Blue Scarf

Last month, I was working on a scarf and then forgot about it in all my business. So today I picked it back up and finished it!

Perfect timing for the cold!

The body of the scarf was Half Double Crochet Stitches. The name of the stitch that I did the outer rows with slips me, but I chained 3 for every stitch. Maybe you guys could help me figure out what that's called?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rainy Day Fun: Bow ring

It's raining outside. So to distract myself from the weather, I made a cute bow ring!

Materials for this are:

Metal wire
Glue gun

In order to start with a flat ribbon, I ironed it.

Then I made my bow and cut it off at the right size.

I glued the bow in place so it wouldn't move, however this step is optional.

Then I wrapped the wire around my finger to get the right size and cut it with about half an inch extra wire. This extra wire is used to make loops to connect the ends of the wire.

Then I strung the bow on the wire and glued it in place so that it wouldn't slide.

Here's the final product! Tell me what you think!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Turning a shirt from boring to cute!

Saturday morning I woke up early and in such a productive mood (it might have had something to do with the 3 naps I took the day before). I looked at my schedule, and since I had almost no homework due this week, It left me no choice but to craft! (What a shame, eh?)

I found an old shirt laying next to some lace in my craft box and an idea started to form in my head.

I measured out three strips of lace and pinned them on the shirt.

Then I had to sew the ends of the lace in to the seam of the arm, and then straight across.  Sewing the lace in a straight line was probably the hardest part. I don't have a sewing machine, so I did it all by hand. Hiding the stitches was not that hard because I followed the line the lace had at the top of it. 

I'm in love with how it turned out!

Tell me what you think!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

I tried my hand at painting.

I haven't painted a picture since I was in middle school I think. In the past several years I've stuck mostly to drawing with my graphite pencils or digital forms of art. But I saw the paint someone gave me in my drawer and thought, what the hey, I could make a variation of this.

To give it a nice texture I painted on a book page. (I kind of like using book pages in case you haven't noticed)

I saw a cute print of a girl and used that as the inspiration for the object of my painting. I drew the skeleton with a regular pencil.

Then I just started painting colors and making it come to life!

I might cut it out and paste it somewhere fun.

Go easy on me, it was my first painting since middle school! =] 


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Decorating with Bittersweet

While out hiking, my boyfriend and I found a few vines of Bittersweet and I remember my mom used to decorate with them so I wanted to as well.

After bringing it home I decided that my lamp would be a good place to wrap the Bittersweet around.

All I did was tie it with clear string after wrapping it!

Hope you like it!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Unfolding Book

This weekend I went to my cousin's house where we watched corny Tv shows and made crafts. I started this project there, but finished it at my apartment. She had a plethora of books for me to scour through and use and I picked this red and black book for my craft. We got this idea on Pinterest (originally from here) . =]

I took all of the pages out so it was just an empty shell of a book.  Then I folded each page into ovals and glued them to the spine of the book.

I made a lot of different sizes of folded sheets and glued them in different directions, trying to make it look like a vine of pages.

Then I tied a black ribbon through the spine to make a bow at the top.

Then I just hung it up on the wall with a single nail!

Let me know what you think!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Heart Sweater

I found this comfy plain blue sweater at Goodwill for 3 dollars and I wanted to sew something on it. I looked through my craft box and found this cream and flower material from a dress I had ripped up (which was also bought at Goodwill last year).

I cut a heart out of the fabric and then painted clear nail polish on the ends of the fabric so that it wouldn't fray. If you use this technique, make sure you put it on the edges very sparingly or it will dry visible.

Then I hand sewed on the heart for a more home-made look.

And this is the final product!