Ornaments. I have to hand-make ten of them for a swap on swap-bot. I am so thankful that a whole month was given because my idea had changed already three or four times. I originally wanted to use burlap, but was afraid of customs issues with a few of my partners in other countries. I really liked this idea using a foam ball and fabric, but then shipping costs would be outrageous due to the box I would have to use to house those safely to their destinations. So just watching Martha Stewart this morning I am feeling inspired. I have a brilliant idea in my head, and I didn't even see it on her show. She did however inspire me to do a few things on Thanksgiving. Those place cards.... adorable. And free templates too. I will be getting those ornaments done today and will post pictures later this evening. Anyone notice the button-fairy that I posted a few days ago? Is this something you would like to receive? For my first one, I am a little worried. I am sending it to someone who I am pretty sure knows her stuff when it comes to button fairies. I also saw a few pictures on Flikr of people's fairies that they made for this swap. They are really really good. Please, if you have any criticism, please let me know.
I am a stay-at-home to a toddler girl. I recently lost my job and am used to working and being busy and I have been slowly learning how to occupy my time without loosing my mind and that is by crafting. I love to craft but it sure does cost you money. Dear craft store, why do you cost so much money? My goal is to do what I love to do, craft, and do it cheaply without it looking cheap. I frequently visit estate sales and re-sell stores and after searching for hours, I can come home with some pretty neat things, for crafts and home. I hope to get better at saving money, and enjoying my hobby without breaking the bank.