Season of Crafts

Welcome to another Wednesday – Craft Day.  Today I am posting about the Season of Crafts. I worked retail for over 20 years and we rushed the seasons in -is that a good thing?  Do we really need Christmas in July? As a crafter we need to start making our items early but is there a too early point? I know if you sell or do craft shows it’s a given ? But as an everyday crafter  how early do you start ? It’s October So ?  What are you working on ? Halloween Thanksgiving Christmas New Year valentine   from the heart stamp – Holiday card in non traditional colors.     Fall Butterfly stamp       Halloween Cross stitched witch card / paper from Authentique  paper.com Advertisements

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Halloween Project today * My Craft Table

My Craft Table is having fun with Halloween projects-   Turn a simple paper bag from the grocery store into Halloween Treat bag. Perfect for Classroom treat bags- or hand out to friends with bake goods .       Do you do Project Life pages- This is made with Simple stories Halloween pack- and a page made with pictures from my sons past Halloween party at school. It’s great to look back and see some fun times and friends.   Lisa      

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Scrap booking Slaying

It’s Wednesday  & If I am not crafting then I must be reading. And this book brings it all together – Scrap booking and a great book.  Check out the whole series for some great fun- Amazon author page.       book link Scrapbooking Slaying is the fourth story in the Missy DeMeanor Cozy Mystery Series, but these books can […]

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Craft Table – Wednesday

Today I would like to share a couple of quick sewing project I have been working on- Both of these will make great gifts this holiday !     I call this – Cat Keeper Offer – my kitties have a bad habit of trying to eat out of food bowl .Bad Kitties!   Supplies Paper (pattern) Fabric Elastic    ( 1/4 inch ) Sewing machine & supplies   Trace your favorite Bowl – Top side Down -and add about 1 to 2 inches. This will make your pattern. I used cotton fabric -but you could use a lite vinyl-  cut with pink a shear around your pattern Then sew around the circle -while folding down the edge to make a casing for the elastic to go through. When finish sewing -thread elastic through-pull to tighten,  Finish off.  These little cover will keep the  Kitties from eating your food. Make them big or small have fun.   Next Project can be made any size –  Mom – the Bowl is too Hot to carry.  Yes- I here that all the time when they take out items from the microwave and try to take them to the table.  So here’s my version of a handy holder. Lisa   Supplies- Cotton fabric  ( I used Halloween fabric /orange) Batting  ( if using in microwave non synthetic) Basic Sewing Supplies and Machine           I used a common bowl for size.   […]

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Leaves of Fall !

Craft Table  Post- One of the projects I’am working on is items from my Paper Pumpkin Kit kit info. I have been wanting to try Stamping Up -for a long time and thought this was a good way to try there products. This months kit -had great boxes, cards and a stamp set. All celebrating great colors of fall -leaves.  It’s nice to get something in the mail that’s not bills or junk mail. I have tried a couple of monthly mail kits subscriptions and have been  pleased with this one.  September kit is a winner.  Lisa     Small card is from the kit. The large card is part kit and supplies I had on hand. The kit is a great starting point – and with added items from on hand I am sure the Stamps & ink will get many use,    

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My Craft Table * Wednesday

Welcome to my day of Crafts – Today  I’ am blogging about  – Die Cutting Machines – after reading a post on Facebook asking about how many I had . I took another look around my craft room. Let’s count them 1.  Sizzix  machine ( Large dies )  Big Red – still works but to heavy to move around much. 2     Cricut   machine – an older molder / not wifi.  But still works fine. Good amount of cartridges . 3.      Texture Boutique  – Embossing only  ( I got it on Clearance) 4.     Big  Kick   ( last years Christmas present to Me) Hobby Lobby And I ‘am sure some small hand held models too. So – what do I use.  Well manly my Big Shot but sometimes I do use the other machines. Maybe just to justify hanging on to them. I find it hard to give away anything in my craft room that still in good shape -unless it goes to a good home.     So My Question is How many machines do you Have? Favorite? Your secret safe  in my Craft Room?   Lisa   Oct 7th is National Card Making Day ! Join me here for some fun– Lisa    

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