Thursday, September 10, 2009

Crafties In Progress

Sweet Pea at itsawhimsicallife started her "spoonful of creativity a day" campaign. I thought it sounded like a great challenge. Click here to read all about it.

Then, I got sick and didn't post any of the little crafties I worked on. So, here goes:
This is my first attempt to make a little felted witch. She'll be perfect for a swap I'm in.

Inspiration came from Julie Collings absolutely amazing book Pretty Little Felts. If you don't have it click on the title to link to her fabulous etsy shop. This book is filled with inspiration for hours!!! Then I started working on Christmas ornaments.(Also from Julies book)These ones aren't quite finished.

Every year I like to make ornaments to give to my family and friends. I love to be able to go to their homes during the Holidays and see little pieces of my heart hanging on their trees from years past. I did manage to finish a bunch of these. Now, all I need to do is add a copy of a vintage baby picture to the centers and ribbon to hang them.

Yeah!! ONE thing I can cross off of my enormous Christmas list. Back to Halloween! I started work on these. They will be adorable Holiday felt rings for my girls(and maybe a swap or two) when I'm done. These are ALSO from Julies book. (see what I mean about inspiration for hours.) The next day, a super friend of mine asked me if I could make the crepe paper flowers I sell in my etsy shop HALF of their size. She has been in love with them for awhile but didn't know what she would use them for. Then, she joined an ATC swap and realized these would be the perfect accent if they were only smaller. So, here they are (in progress). I can't decide what to put in the centers. A normal hole punch is too small. I don't have enough tiny vintage mother of pearl buttons for them all either. If you have any suggestions, I would LOVE to hear them. After I figure out the centers, I'll be listing some of them in my shop.

Oh yeah, black ones are on their way too.

Then, last but not least, I got an urge to spruce up a little composition book.

I just love these! I love the size, the weight, just everything!! I used vintage sheet music, vintage trim, vintage mother of pearl buttons, seam binding ribbon and a super funny vintage french pharmacy label. I don't know if you can read it but, roughly translated it says "The big, cheap, pharmacy." and the pharmacists name is Armand PAIN!!! I don't know if I would go to that pharmacy.

I really enjoyed the challenge of creating something new, with different techniques, everyday. I'm sure I'll keep doing it. I'm just not sure I'll be able to post everyday. So, I'll post when I can.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up to. Please give me some suggestions for the crepe paper centers.

Thanks, enjoy the upcoming weekend,

Cari

10 comments:

caroline joy said...

Wow -- now YOU have inspired me! Such lovely things. So simple and sweet. I'm feeling the need to get creative!

Karin said...

I love the ornaments!

Lori said...

your little witch is looking pretty cute!!!

Sweet Pea said...

Wow! you have been busy. Everything is so lovely and I can't wait to see how your doll turns out. Yay! for creative days :)

Jeanneoli said...

I love her book too...so many beautiful projects. I am VERY impressed that you are already working on Christmas gifts!

Elyse said...

wow, everything is so inspiring. next week i am making something. something different! thanks for the push.

happy weekend!

xo
elyse

Alisa said...

Wow, you've been busy! I really love your little comp journal... it's gorgeous!

http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/ said...

Gorgeous projects. I can see your natural creativeness.

Best wishes,
Jessica

overthetopstudios said...

Felting! I so want to give that a try. Your little witch looks like so much fun. Love your Halloween treasures. Especially all the white and black, so classy :)
Regards,
Amada

cupcake studio said...

Just stumbled upon your blog...it's great! Your Christmas ornaments are so pretty!