Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Plexi glass frame project...

I made this without my hubby. Go check out shanty 2 chic for more made without hubby projects.This isn't much of a how to, because unless you are good with tools, it isn't the easiest. All it is is a large piece of MDF, and the edges are routed. Then you paint the wood and sand it for the distressed effect. Next is a piece of Plexiglas (purchased at home depot) and this is cut down a little smaller than your wood. Make a cute collage of your photos, and then put the Plexiglas on top, and secure it to the wood with little screws, with little caps, so you can easily remove the Plexiglas to change out photos. Then just a cute vinyl lettering saying at the bottom. It was a fun and pretty easy project. It is in my craft room. which I still plan to reveal, but it is never clean enough for photos, but when it is, you guys should love it. Hopefully as much as me!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I need a new craft like I need a hole in the head!

First off, an apology. Megan and I have been on vacation. We have successfully taken most of June and July off. Megan has been here in Utah and we just tried to get some hanging out sister time in. So if we have any fans out there still, we apologize for being such slackers. We will both be getting back to real life soon which will include plenty of crafting blogs hopefully you will enjoy.

I am almost embarrassed to post this. See crafting is like a real life addiction to me. I get an idea in my head and I have to get it immediately. When we started to knit a couple months ago, I had to get going right away. I needed the right needles, I wasn't even patient to order online, and called all the local shops for the right items. (you guys are about to see some CUTE stuff we have knitted.) but back to my addiction. I have seen these cute charms around at local boutiques. They are adorable and overpriced (especially if you are a crafter and everything you see you think how you can make it cuter and cheaper.) So I wanted to make some. I figured I could find out how to make it, because I remember making a stained glass airplane thing in 7th grade art. So I knew I had soldered before and it wasn't that hard. After hours of research online to figure out how and best places for supplies, I made my orders and got my insides ready to go.
Meg and I also are digital scrapbookers. (LOVE IT). So the insides were all created with digital files and photoshop. Then we customized them with our personal photos. And added some cute glitter. I had a few failed attempts, but in the end I am VERY happy. These are not hard. And I have already made gifts for friends and family. If you have any questions, email me or leave me a comment. I am not sure what the interest will be on me getting more specific on tutorials or links. Anyhow, hope you all like my necklace. It makes me happy to see my little girlie's around my neck.