Thursday, October 3, 2019

Easy Frame Makeover

Hi I am still alive and kicking. I have been busy cleaning, organizing and lots of other things. Unfortunately the blog has been placed on the back burner along with crafting. However, I have had a frame project photo on my camera for a few months which I haven't blogged about. This was a fun project to take a wooden frame and use paint, foil, hot glue and buttons to dress up a frame for a card my sister made for me. I love how this frame turned out and would love to do some more but I have too many other irons in the fire.

I started by drawing lines with a hot glue gun onto the frame. Then hot gluing different size buttons with some of the buttons with raised lips. The color of buttons doesn't matter as they will be covered with foil. I then wrapped the frame with strips of foil. gluing the edges of the foil  down. In this case you don't want to be a perfectionist as the foil crumpled adds to the effect. Paint the foil and let it dry. Then if you wish you can do like I did here and paint another color of top. While the paint is still wet wipe some of the paint off with a damp paper towel. Let dry and you have a one of a kind frame.

This is my newest project. I have had this wire waste basket for years and thought it was time to jazz it up. So now I'm weaving yarn through the holes. Not sure how it will turn out.. I hope it will add a pop of color in my living room.

Happy Frugal Crafting until we meet again!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sew Sew Days

Hi everyone I've been busy playing with my embroidery/sewing machine. There is a lot to learn. Lol! Took me a few minutes to figure out how to wind the bobbin as well as how to import embroidery patterns. Anyway I thought I would share a couple of Christmas gifts I made.

I had fun cutting fabric into strips and making this quilted heart. I learned after I embroidered Love that I should have used fusible interfacing so the fabric underneath didn't show through when I adhered it to my quilted front. It has been a long time since I have done hand stitching with embroidery thread but felt like the heart applique needed something. I was going to hand sew beads around the heart but found this bead trim at WalMart. My dancing diva loves the pillow her grandmother made her. 

This is a sketchbook I covered with fabric. When you open it up there is pockets for putting pens, pencils, ect.  The butterfly was machine embroidered on a scrap of dotted fabric.  Now that I know how to make covers with inside pockets I can't wait to make some covers for composition notebooks for gifts.

This is my psychedelic butterfly. I had variegated thread  on the machine and decided to see how it would turn out. The fabric puckered even though I loosened the thread tension so after doing research I have a few things to try.

Wishing you  a Happy and Crafty 2019!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

"Take A Mini Vacation Read Fiction" Bookmarks

Hi everyone I belong to a fiction book club and when last week in my Dover Sampler e-mail a vintage ad image showed up I thought it would be fun to turn it into a bookmark.  I decided in the blank space to put the words "Take a mini vacation read fiction".  Since some people are not talented enough to read upside down to have the book in the woman's lap upside down. Here are a few of the bookmarks which after I chalked the background and colored with pencils the image I laminated. I had so much fun with my pan chalks and pencils doing different color combinations.

Time to head out to the book club and deliver these. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!