… and more on conversation hearts! Crafty Goat has made a version with polymer clay that really do look good enough to eat. What I like about her tutorial is that she gives you “recipes” for the colors, which really do look close to the original. If you are in to mood to make some, check out her site! Wouldn’t these be cute strung on a necklace? Mine would be snarky, you betcha.
Oh, how I love it when they make a cool thing even cooler! In this case, the Candy Hearts Generator now has 3 hearts for you to make into a snarky – or sweet – conversation heart saying. Of course, I’m a shameless self-promoter, so I’m going with this: Go send one to your sweetie!
OK, so I’m a day late…. but Lunar New Year holds a place in my heart because my dear, sweet baby girl was born on Lundar New Year 3 years ago… which is also Ash Wednesday. Quite auspicious, no? Anyhoo, one of my new sisters on City-O-Clay tipped me off to this site where you can calculate your Chinese Zodiac. (Don’t believe everything those restaurant placemats tell you!!!) Go find your Zodiac animal, make peace with it, (I’m a dog. […]
I’ve still got some felt left over from the Felted Chair Covers, so I was looking for a fun, easy way to use some up. I ran across the idea of felted needle cases from Sue Bleiweiss, and I thought I’d do a simple version of that. I cut the white felt (the cover) with a scallop-edged rotary cutter, about 3 X 4 inches. I cut the inner piece of felt – in this case hot pink – about 3 […]
So I wrote about the Family Fun felt chair covers project earlier this week…and I had some morning time to myself today, so I thought I’d try them out. I decided to go with the “pocket” version (not in the instructions, but here in my head.) I simply measured the widest part of the chair and added 1 1/2 inches for seam allowance. Then I measured the height of the chair from seat to top. I measured that length up […]
Talking with my friend Dawn today, and she was looking for some fun felt crafts for V-day. I was doing a search, and found this one for chair covers. How cute is this?!??? I’m thinking that each of the kids could decorate their own- maybe personalized with an initial. Other ideas: Make them with a pocket on the back for notes, mail, or toys. (My kids always have toys at the table, and it’s a quick place to stow them […]
This takes the phrase “Playing with your food” to a whole new place. There is a South Korean artist, Sang Wook Lee who sculpts- with all things- Ramen Noodles. He uses them right out of the package, in brick form, and constructs installations with them. Check out the cool CNN video here. So with my curiosity piqued- and my appetite whetted- I found some other “food artists”: Prudence Emma Staite, who sculpts in chocolate… and makes jewelry you can wear […]