Monthly Archives: June 2007

purple with white dots and a little green in there too

This is a mirror for a little girl named Ava. (duh). Her nursery is done in lavender with big, white polka dots. The bumper set is piped in lime green. Guess where I got my inspiration?! HA!

This was so simple to make, and I had little creatively to do with it. “I’d like something purple with white dots. Oh, and can you throw some lime green in there too?” I almost feel badly charging for these kind of projects.


p.s. I put a pearly glaze over the white polka dots. In real life, it looks pretty. In this picture, it looks a little smudgy blah or something.


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feeling listy

This list is really more for me than you, but maybe you’ll be inspired too? So really, it could be about you.

List of things I want to make:

this lined bag from Tiny Happy

embroider….something…. with these techniques from PurlBee

re-melted crayons from Kiddley

scrap quilt from Happy Things

notebook cover from Craft Apple

fabric covered thumb tacks from HowAboutOrange (via Apple on a Stick’s comment the other day)

hair clips in “sleeping bags” from Angry Chicken


Whew! I better get started!







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Push it good

My daughter comes home with so much art work. Treasures she wants to proudly display. But alas, our refrigerator doors are not large enough to house all her creations. So I hung a huge bulletin board behind her bedroom door, and now she happily comes home from school or library craft time and sticks her masterpieces on her own bulletin board. Perfect solution — except that I wasn’t crazy about the push pins. We have wood floors, and when one of those suckers fell, it would bounce across the room, hiding and waiting for someones innocent bare foot to find it.

I took regular push pins with round heads and mushed Sculpey and Fimo dough  around them. Then bake. Voila, not-as-bouncy but very cute push pins. They are easier for her little hands to maneuver also, which is a plus.

I have tons of left over Sculpey and Fimo dough. What else can I cover and bake?


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