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So I haven’t had a lot of crafting time because of a yard sale that I had this past weekend. I needed to turn my crap room (aka the garage sale room) into a craft room. It is ALL CLEARED OUT! I have however in the middle of a few projects—some have gone well, others are going slow (Pancho I am looking at you)…..
This project is both hit/miss. This board was really in bad shape so I decided to paint it. That came out great BUT it now smudges if there is any water on it. I think it was the wrong kind of paint for the surface. You will also notice that I left out some of the statements from the original file (down below) which I got from Etsy. I had some probably weeding and the Once Upon a Time was damaged when I dropped some water on the sign. The paint screwed up. I will remake this on a better board but this was fun!
This project came out really well. Even though you can’t see it—Yoda’s head sparkles! This I made for a friend who just adopted a baby girl. It is a geek home and this was just too perfect!
We have a FB group of bloggers going to BEA! I am putting together a little bag with a water bottle for the gals in the group. This was just a fun thing to do to $1 store water bottles 🙂
I found this cup at a resale shop and just prettied it up. 651 Vinyl hand washes wonderfully. I don’t put my cups in the microwave so I am not sure how it would hold up. I am going to guess not well but for me it isn’t an issue.
Finally Fiber Fest was last weekend and I got some really cool yarn! I don’t actually make socks but I thought I would try a pancho—I am going to have to sub some other yarn but so far it is fun 😉
So this has been what I have been crafting. I think I am going to open an etsy shop over the summer but I need to make some “sell” stuff first. I am going to name it Mess To Best since I really do like upcycling old boards, $1 finds, and such. That is down the line though. Right now I am all about making gifts! So what have you been doing?
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I just love all these and I really love the vinyl. I might have to pick your brain on those. Sorry I didn’t see these sooner, but I’m so glad I did now! Love that yarn!
So much fun! I’d love to make a fun sign like that. I’m not great with a lot of crafts. I’ll get very involved with them and then I just can’t find the times. I keep meaning to do a scrapbook for the kids, but whenever I plan to do it the kids are around and not napping or we’re busy … it’s tough! Anyway, I think my favourite item is that onesie!!! It’s soooo freaking cute!
You are just so talented. When are you opening up an esty shop? I love the sign and the one you are currently working on regarding romance
I think the cuppa tea cup is still my favorite. We have a few things we want to put up on my daughter’s Etsy store, but we’really stockpiling ideas. I am lacking in the creativity department. I need someone to direct me, then I’might good. Did you seal the 651 on the cup?
I already answered you but realized I did it though email LOL 🙂 From what I have read with 651 you don’t have to seal it but you do have to let it “cure” to the object before getting it wet.
I was confused by the vinyl just sitting on top of the cup. I kept thinking that there should be something to hold it onto or that it should be flush with the glass. LOL, I just thought there should be more to it! 😉
You’ve been busy, and yay for the craft room! Okay, I’m ready to place my orders, now. 😉 Seriously, I love the onesy, the waterbottle, and all of it. Do you have an Etsy store? Because you definitely should!
This summer if I can get my stuff together LOL I have two back to back trips coming up but then the whole summer I am home!
Omigosh, Felicia! How do you have time to do all these crafts?!? I love them all. That sign is awesome – I love the text for it. And the onesie is adorable! That poncho…I’m feeling ya. I’ve been working on a scarf – doing lace knitting – and it’s been a gigantic pain. I think I’ve ripped it out 8 times. :/ Oh, and the water bottles are fantastic! You’re so creative! And generous. 😀 But we’re having birthday *drinks* in a month, right?? Not just water? 😉
OMG The poncho is driving me nuts plus I don’t think I have enough yarn for it. So now I am having to improvise and I have torn it out a few times *Sigh*
Love all of your projects. I do love the sign. I might have you make me one, if you’re up to it. You’ll have figure out pricing, since everyone wants one. 🙂
I will offer you the same deal I did Briane 🙂 I will email you later !
OMG you have to make me that sign!!! My son will love it, he’s moving out soon andd that would be the perfect “moving out” present. So proud to have raised a geek .
Congrats to your friend, I hope you can share a photo of her with that onesie on 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂 I am so proud you raised a geek!
The world has enough macho assholes, we need more geeks if we want to make this world a better place. I’m simply doing my part ?
I am so sad I won’t be part of the BEA group this year- I really hope to get to see you at one of them in NYC! I just can’t swing Chicago this year.
Also, I can’t believe I didn’t mention how awesome all your crafts turned out! That onesie is the best ever!
I am sad you won’t be at BEA either. I promise to get to a NY one at some point 🙂
I’ve been enjoying your craft adventure pics!
I have been having fun. I hated that I didn’t have a lot of craft time last week *sigh*