The answers to these questions will hopefully be why you come back again and again to read this blog. But to start trying to answer this I give you: "a portrait of me in crafting." A sort of year in review only 26 days later. And in a way thats still relevant since after the first week in January the" year in review" thing is over.
Lets start with the crafty thing I did for the camera I got for Christmas. Its own personal knit case. I did it on the fly so the flap doesn't fit over it quite right- but it's close. If I were going to do it again I would measure the camera instead of doing it by eye.
I love gingerbread- it's one of my favorite holiday things.
These are polymer clay tributes for the tree.
I really enjoy making Valentine's Day cards.
It's something bright and fun to do in the last (and worst) month of a long New England winter.
This is a close up of the inside
I finally scrapbooked a few trips. A birthday weekend in New York and our honeymoon trip to North Carolina. The bottle is 3 dimensional made from the plastic on a package (that I was going to throw away) and a cork cut in half. I put some shells between the plastic and paper.
This is an older project but one I love.
An interactive mural painted with the kids who participated in an after school program I used to teach in a museum.
Halloween is my favorite holiday! Real (not faux) carved pumpkin (sorry it's blurry). I start to get nuts and begin planning for Halloween in the summer. My husband tells me it gets earlier every year.
A few of the wedding invitations I've made. I really have
a passion for making invitations.
I love snowflakes. I have a Winter birthday, and sort of embrace the snowflake. (Until February then I'm ready for spring!) This first image is our 2008 holiday card. Second image is an ornament I made. First I painted it. Then used a snowflake punch to make white and silver (aluminum foil actually) flakes, which I glued on. A few coats of gloss sealer over the entire thing and a sprinkle of glitter finished it up.
Idea and directions to make this snowflake project are courtesy of Nicole