Friday, June 29, 2012

Road sign magnet set

I came across the pattern for these in a book that I had borrowed from my mom. I love them, and I just had to make them.
I actually found it pretty easy to make 2 sets at once rather than one at a time. Here are the pictures:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Plastic Canvas OKC Thunder magnets

I was browsing through Etsy, when I discovered the awesome sports team/logo patterns of AuntCCcreations. They are awesome!
Living in OKC and since the Thunder are in the Finals, I immediately looked to see if I could find a pattern for anything Thunder related. Unfortunately, she didn't have anything. I decided to send her a quick message to see if she could possibly come up with something. The shop owner was very nice and came up with a design for me quickly. I bought it right away. The patterns are awesome!

As soon as I received them from her, I got started making a batch of the magnets. They went pretty quickly, and once completed, they look even better in person. I made several, and I'm in the middle of making several more. I took them to work and am trying to sell them to my coworkers.  
Here is a picture of the first batch, right after I attached the magnets to the back. 

My current batch of magnets.

Update: I now have some in my Etsy shop. Feel free to stop by and buy some!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pansy tissue box cover

I finished another "at work" project. It is a pansy tissue box cover.
The pattern I have for it is actually for a tissue box cover and jewelry box set, but I just wanted to make the one thing to start with, then make the other if I liked it. I love how it turned out, it looks really great. The colors really pop against the black background.

This was my first time working with 10-mesh plastic canvas. I can't say that I'm a big fan. It was a pain to cut since the squares are so small. Then, I used 6 strands of embroidery floss, which goes through the skein of floss pretty quickly. I don't think I'll be making the matching jewelry box to go with this. Making those flowers was too much of a pain. I do have some other projects in mind to use with the 10-mesh, so hopefully I have a better experience.

 I am taking a small break from working on my Disney project. My best friend's birthday is coming up, and I have plans to make some things for him. I'm going to get them done first. They should be quick, though. I'll post them when I have them completed.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Disney Dreams: Lion King - week 8

Here is this week's update. The lighting wasn't great for this picture, but the flash managed to catch on the pearl filament, so you can see a little sparkle in the sky!