Saturday, January 7, 2012

The end

This blog is named 365 do-overs and that is what it is.  I will continue to craft but I will take a break from blogging.  I still welcome comments on my posts. As the two part tiger - the halves come together using magnets - says,  Thank You.

Day 365 January 8 THANK YOU

This is it. The final day of my adventure.  I have had so much fun, and learned so much and been given some really cool opportunities - all because of this blog.  There were times I struggled with getting something done but for the most part I learned to manage my craft time and was always ready.  I met some great people and have been supported in this venture by some great people.  Thank you all so much.  My last project is a self portrait and I used a lot of junk.  There is t-shirts, buttons, scrap material, maps, magazines, brown paper bags to name a few.  Thank you for looking!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 364 January 6 pebble tray

I used a picture of my mom on the bottom and surrounded the edge of the tray with pebbles.  I added a piece of copper stamped with "grandma Janet".   Then I filled the bottom with a layer of resin and let dry.  It is a beautiful tray.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 363 January 5 broken dish jewelry

The one on the left is a piece of plate given to me for this purpose and the one on the right is a piece of bowl that my son brought back from Turkey that didn't survive the trip.  I glue the pieces onto  thick felted sweaters for the base and then bead around it.  They will become broaches or pendants.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 362 January 4 tote redo

This was just a plain white tote bag. Boring.  Now it is a fabulous tote bag.  I added layers of ruffles using scrap fabric and a few scrap flowers to add a little interest.  I love it now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 361 January 3 tack balls

These are only for decoration.  They would look great with some other decorative balls in a glass vase.  The gold and silver are the color of the tacks that I pushed into Styrofoam balls.  The green one is spray painted. I don't think they would hang very well because the tacks may come out.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 360 January 2 gift wrap garland

My niece painted this picture for me for Christmas.  Isn't it incredibly cool?  I loved the wrapping paper too so I made a bunch of origami balls and strung them into a garland.  I love it.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 359 January 1 kusadama calender ball

One last look at the old year as we go into the new.  I made this ornament ball with the same calender as yesterdays Finnish star.  I folded the kusadama flowers and  formed them into a ball.  I think it will hang year round  after I take down the Christmas tree.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 358 December 31 finnish star

It is the last day of the year 2011 so I thought I would make something out of an old calendar.  This is called a Finnish star and it is very easy and very pretty.  In with the new....out with the old calendar.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 357 December 30 t-shirt knot bracelet

This is a very cool bracelet made out of t-shirts.  The knot is what I really like.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 356 December 29 button stitch markers

Knitters will know what these are.  Stitch markers do just that - mark a stitch on the needle.  Very usefull.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 355 December 28 scratch off

I found out that if you mix a little dish soap with a little acrylic paint and you paint it on something you can scratch it off like a lottery ticket.  Pretty cool.  I can see doing this for kids birthday cards or just as a game for a baby shower or whatever.  I just did it on my moo cards to see how it works.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 354 December 27 salt dough ornaments

Salt, flour and water is all you need to make the dough.  Then I  rolled and cut them out, stamped them and baked them.  After  they cooled I whitewashed them a bit and gave them a protective finish.  These make nice gift tags too

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 353 December 26 placemat wrist cuff

I made these wrist cuffs out of another set of holiday place mats that I got on clearance.  I used some fabulous old buttons and made the cord out of scrap.  I love these.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 352 December 25 paper medallion earrings

These are made from some gold paper medallions.  I think you could even cut some from some paper doilies.  I painted and rubbed paint off to give them some color and depth.  Then they were coated with a clear finish and hung as earring.  Pretty.