Beth and I had a fun but frustrating craft day at her house yesterday. Well, I guess I should speak for myself, she was on a roll and doing fine. I, on the other hand was messing everything up, and at one point, said "I am a crappy little crafter today!" And for some reason, that gave us the giggles. Whats a craft day without giggles?
I tried to do a St Pat's tag for my swap using a rainbow theme. It looked like a Jamaican preschool project.
I gave up on the rainbow colors and stuck with what I knew I could handle. But that wasn't my only issue. Everything I did, I had to redo.
These tags somehow ended up finished and not horrid after all, but there was a lot of ripping, replacing, and complaining while doing them.
These are for my St Pats Day Two Tag Swap. I will extend the deadline till March 7th if you still want to get in on it. Email me if you do! All you need to make are two tags, and you get two other people's tags back.
Well, hopefully. I screwed up on Phyllis's Sweet Treats and Roses Swap and sent her own tag back to her on the recipe book!!
She is in my St Pats swap, so I will make an extra tag to add for her to make up for it.
I listed both of these bottles on Etsy this morning, if you are interested in either.
Notice the nut cups? Beth wants to do a challenge- "what do you do with a nut cup?" Of course, you can always put a nut in it, like she did. I think that if she is going to make herself a hat from it, she should add some old millinery flowers at least.
Look at what found! THE nicest, old wallpaper book I have ever seen. Perfect condition! I just don't know if I can cut it up and use it, the pages are so pristine. And the book itself is giant! (and heavy)
This picture is on the inside cover, she looks pretty high fa-luting, huh? I'd say this was a high dollar wallpaper book from the looks of it, pretty classy.
Another reason to not cut into it is that the designs are all very large. Small patterns are better for collage work. These are beautiful backgrounds, I might just save the book to use as a photo back drop.
What a lucky find! I like flipping through it as if it were a magazine. And the cost was reasonable, only about $20, it cost more than that to ship it! I think the seller should have used book rate, but I was so happy to get my greedy little hands on the book, I didn't care.
Speaking of spending money on whims, I need to get back to my stairway redo. Time to pickup Sugarwing's daddy so he can help me pull off the carpet and see just how hard (and expensive) this task is going to be to complete!