Showing posts with label easy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy. Show all posts

Friday, 1 February 2013

Bold Bright Buttons

More uses than just fasteners for clothing, Buttons is another way to express your creativity in  ways that one would never have though of .


A while ago when visiting my mom, I saw that she was making cute BUTTON embellished shopping bags.



This is the one she made for me






Mom has a friend that supplies her with these buttons - an endless stream of beautiful buttons which she uses in all her sewing projects and quilts. So I was going bonkers about the  Buttons and she said I can take what I want. As you can see the background of my blog is a few of  my lovely Buttons

I used them on my hanger covers




And as my special signature on the blanket I made




I have a few other project in mind 


Till tomorrow, I'm going to sort through my buttons now










Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Brilliant - no more tangles





Have you ever had yarn and wool  tangled and looking like you would never be able to use it again, I have and I actually like it to untangle them







But the other thing that I do not like to untangle is my headphones  I use my old Nokia Xpress music to listen to meditations and brain-entrainment MP3's 



A while ago I saw this idea and today - I did it






I used the Elle double knit natural cotton that I use for the flowers and necklaces and headbands and I just crochet all around the wire. ( uusng a 2.75 mm hook)

NO MORE TANGLES





I find so many clever Ideas every day and I'm going to share more a bit later

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Peacock Crochet Necklace


A peacock plan


A while ago I posted the beautiful honeycomb Mesh yarn and I had a plan to incorporate it with a necklace that I already started










This is what I did











Everybody loves this one but unfortunately it is not going to be the finished project. I am going to redo the bottom  hanging part and somehow have to shorten the rope part! Lots of thinking to do this week




Sunday, 6 January 2013

Africards

 I call this my Africards - made with corrugated cardboard and decorated with feathers, leather, beads and porcupine quills!

It is  fun putting it together









Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A day of Firsts.

A day of Firsts. 


Wow , its the 1st of January and  I created my first Blog and my first craft project for the year.

 This morning I made a quick gift for my daughter after getting a fabulous idea  last night while spending the evening with family!

 A glass jar with bath salts.... and this is how: 

I picked some lavender flowers, put them in a clean glass jar (it was a pickle jar) and filled it with a bag of coarse sea salt. 




Then I decided to decorate it. For the bottle top - I made a crochet flower with satin ribbon and attached a huge button in the middle. This was glued to the bottle top.






 I have lots and lots of buttons that I wanted to put to use and I glued them all over the bottle











After just an hour or so the salt already had the lavender smell!  Easy , low cost - I had a bag of salt in the kitchen and always have my craft supplies ready ! And my daughter will be having a wonderful aromatic bath tonight! That's it! till later when I will share my next craft adventure.