Working on a line of hand sewn felt ornaments, yesterday I made owls. I hope to have some patterns up soon as I work on them. I did list some owls in my etsy. I'm working on penguins, snowmen and ginger bread cookies :)
Today I'm working on handmade holiday dolls! I would post pictures but unfortunately I ran out of poly fil and need to go out and grab some more today >.<
Christmas is right around the corner! What are you making to get in the spirit?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Here is my first tutorial! I'm very excited to share with you how I made my hair clip holder :D
Here is my hair clip holder I keep in my bathroom
And now I'll show you how to make your very own!
buttons and other pretty things to glue around your frame
a piece of fabric big enough to fit in your frame
hot glue gun
lace & ric rac trims
Step One: Gather all of your supplies!
Step Two: take out frame backing and cut your fabric to size. Hot glue edges to the back. Re-assemble your frame.
Cut ric rac and lace to size and glue ends to the back of your frame. Make sure they are tight so they can support the weight of your clips. I got a little button happy before I did this step :p
Add your pretties! I like to add a lace bow with a button in the center. I got my butterfly in the floral section of the craft store, I just snipped the wires off.
Step Five: Glue on all your pretty buttons :) Add some bows and stand back and admire :D
If you make this please leave your link in the comments, I'd love to see!
Posted by Eclectic Mermaid at 3:47 PM
Monday, October 24, 2011
Let me start out by introducing myself...
My name's Cat, short for Caitlin. I was brought up in the middle of nowhere and currently reside in Dover, NH. I'm an animal loving craft addict. I live with my boyfriend, 2 dogs, a cat and 2 fat happy rats.
I hoard craft supplies :p I'm always finding new ways to use them.
I LOVE vintage clothing and decorations, anything kitschy, I'm hooked. I enjoy flea marketing and rummaging through thrift shops.
My best friend lives 8 hours away and though the distance is tough we still make it work :)
I hope to fill this blog with inspiring ideas and tutorials.
**Visit again tomorrow to learn how to make your own vintage-esque hair accessories holder**
Posted by Eclectic Mermaid at 10:42 AM