Thursday, April 19, 2012

Felted Wool Headbands


With three tubs of wool sweaters to recycle, I figured I need to come up with something to use the wool for besides journals.


I like the way these headbands turned out.  They remind me of bookmarks although the elastic bands are a tad too big for bookmarks. 


Each band is sandwiched between two layers of wool and secured with machine stitching.


The flowers all have some combination of stitching and a bead in the center.


I love the light olive green with the punch of color in the center.


These are in my Etsy shop.  I invite you to take a look.  I'm still getting my store stocked but I'm thinking this could be fun. 


 Here's a few more pictures...





Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shabby Chic Craft Kit


 
Buttons in a tin, felt flowers in a paper pocket, and a handful of paper beads...


...rosettes small and smaller, rubberstamps, and tags ready for decorating...


      .....pendant tags, crepe paper, inchie blanks, clothespins, twine and lace....



All tucked into this glass-top shadowbox painted a lovely shade of robin's egg blue....


 ...crackle finished and little knob legs added.





Available on Etsy

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Card and Tag Set

There's something about crepe paper that I really like.  I've often looked at it but had never bought any until recently when I bought white and cream.  White and cream may sound dull but I didn't know what I'd actually use it for.  While working on this greeting card and gift tag set yesterday, I thought of the crepe paper.  I think it works - what do you think?


 The card and the image are stamped on kraft cardstock.  Image is by Oxford Impressions.


Machine sewing outlines the tag and accents the area above the crepe paper.  Tiny silver and white bows adorn both the card and tag.

Buttons were handsewn to the button cards.  The set would be perfect for Mother's Day and is in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Felted Wool Journals


I've been working away on these felted wool journals.  They're finished and ready to share! 


This one is made using a beautiful oatmeal color sweater and embellishments in hot pink and bright orange.  Don't you love the lining?
 
 
I'm crazy for this bright orange cord that I discovered in a bead store.  I didn't have any waxed linen in the right color for this journal so I was happy to find another option.  

    

For the lime green striped journal, I cut the wool using material from the waistband.  I love the bit of detail this adds to the book.

  

This is a side view showing the long stitch details.  I used waxed linen to bind this one.

Happy April Fool's Day!  Have a wonderful Sunday.