I’ve been tired and drained and I need to take a nap and wake up next Tuesday.
Life of a crafter is hard! LOL.
I made a simple banner today.
Excuse my mess.
With baseball Opening Day in a little over a week. Making these baseball decorations has been getting me so excited for the season to start. While others favorite day of the year is their birthday or Christmas or even Valentine’s Day. Mine is Opening Day! Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas songs and red hearts all over the place. But Opening Day makes my heart super happy. Walking into the stadium after months of waiting for the season to start. The team introductions. The way the America Flag covers the field during the singing of the National Anthem. The Fly over and the face of the kid that calls out the first “PLAY BALL” of the season. Then then MIKE TROUT takes the field. Yes MIKE TROUT. The best player in baseball!!! That’s when I know that all is well in the world! Baseball is back and it’s going to be fun!
This Angels fan isn’t having too much making these Dodger decorations. LOL
I love baseball (gooooo Angels)!!!
I love crafting!!!
Today I brought them together to help my sister with decorations for a retirement party. I’m not done and I also didn’t take very many pictures. Hopefully more tomorrow.
These are going to go in a basket full of baseball goodies.
The Big A.
I’ve made a few large paper flowers before, but I eyeballed them and wasn’t sure if I was making them right. When Jamie at 702_ flowers4U offered a paper flower workshop. I decided to make a weekend out of it and travel to Las Vegas to take her workshop. Jamie was so nice and answered all my questions and didn’t hesitate to give us info, that is usually so hard to get answers to.
We made 2 flowers using her templates.
Here is the first one.
Those close up of the center is more true to color of this beautiful salmon colored paper.
We also made this flower, that I am so in love with.
I love folding paper. It’s one of those things that relaxes me. When I travel I like to take origami paper with me and always make something to leave with the housekeepers tip. Years ago when I went to Aruba for my friends wedding. The housekeeper at the hotel I was staying at, asked if i could teach her how to make a swan and heart. She said she wanted to teach her granddaughter. She was so cute. I left her a pack of paper. She was so excited. It warms my heart to imagine her folding paper with her granddaughter.
I miss Aruba.
Okay back to folding paper.
I used to leave hearts behind that said. “All you need is love. Love is all you need”. I love making them for Valentine’s Day too.
The shirt is perfect for Father’s Day. Add a bow tie, tie, pocket and buttons and it would make a cute card.
How perfect are those swans for weddings. Years ago I made them in gold and white for a bridal shower and wedding.
Those flowers are super easy to make and the possibilities are endless. You can add bling, buttons, small flowers to the center. Or so many other things.
I’ve been so excited about making this spring bouquet. The colors are perfect. I made them bigger than I normally would. So they are a little heavy for the stem. I have to figure out how I want to display them. I might just cut them stem off and give them away. They would be a cute little backdrop.
Thank you for asking me to make your bonnet and apron. I loved making them for you and it makes my heart happy that you love them.
I’ve enjoyed making everything all month for National Craft Month, but this is probably my favorite thing I’ve made so far.
Angie’s mom Maricela asked me for help making this for Angie, I’m always excited to help kids with school projects.
I had never made this style of bonnet before. So this was fun.
A huge thanks to all of you that have been following my blog all month long.
Happy Tyson Tuesday.
Happy Monday. Happy spring.
I had to make a paper flower on the first day of spring. I didn’t finish it, but I plan on making a sprint bouquet in the next few days. This flower is about 6 inches big. The bouquet is going to be huge!
For this one I used the same technique I use to make paper flower centers.
I make them with paper too. Felt or paper, they can be used for so many things.
Between her mom, granny, her tia and myself. We were in her nerves lol.
Happy Sunday <3 this post is kinda late because I had a pretty busy day.
This pretty girl came over for some pictures. Meet Itzel Avery.
I made a pretty easy craft today. They’ve actually been easy.
I bought these coasters at Daiso. I love coasters. I have several sets. But when I saw these, I immediately thought they would be awesome covered in fabric.
I pulled some fabric scraps to test them once I was done covering them.
Work in progress. I put Mod Podge on the coaster and then stuck it on the fabric.
One more of Itzel.