Friday, October 31, 2008

My Halloween Project!

Boy this was fun! My youngest daughter is going to be a flower princess-fairy and this is what I came up with!

I am still battling to make her a tiara or just a flower band for her head, but I did make her the wings but haven't attached them yet to the dress, still thinking if should I attach them to the dress or just put some strings of clear elastic and have her wear the wings through her arms... Anyways... Here is a tutorial of how I made her wings since I didn't have panty hose or tights, I only had a lot of tulle...

Tie 2 wire hangers with some yarn:

Shape the wires to make fairy or angel wings, then tie strips of tulle to it all around. Mine were about 9" long.

Very simple and fun to make :)

I will come back later to post pictures of the whole costume together... stay tuned and have a wonderful Halloween!

Update: It was hit and the most important... My daughter loved it! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Making this was so therapeutic! A delicious doughnut, 0 calories, fun included! My daughter asked me to make her one so I finally did - this is my second try at doughnut felt making! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I met a nice lady through when I posted about selling some scrapbook materials I had from back when I had the e-store and we ended up swaping goodies! It was the most fun I ever had, better than shopping! She offered some funky fabrics and some notions... WOW! Isn't this cool? Thanks Sylvia for your generosity! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My new baby :)

I have created (my own design) a camera purse! It's perfect, compact, practical and easy to carry :) Cotton fabric in the outside and fleece in the inside for cushion. Isn't it cute?

I made this case for my mom (I surprised her with it!) who should be leaving the country as of now, she is going back to Panama :( I am going to miss her so much... It will be selling these at my Etsy store and will be available in any size, just send the measurements of your digi camera and I will custom make it for you! :)

Crayon Rolls

These are so much fun-on the go items that I had to try out for my own kids! I also made a promise to give out handmade items this year for the Holidays, so I started with felt crayon rolls for my daughter's friends. There are many tutorials out there, but I also wanted to try my own one of the kind crayon roll...

BTW, I have only used Eco-fi Felt - An environmentally friendly alternative to traditional craft felt! Eco-fi (also known as Ecospun) felt is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. On average, 10 plastic bottles will produce 1 pound of fiber, about 2 yards of felt. It feels so good crafting with this material! ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Organizing my Craft/Office Room

This is the 4th time I re-arrange and organize my Craft/Office room. I have to admit that I really enjoy doing it - probably more than crafting lol it is just weird... Before my last organizing party, I took pictures of the room because I thought I like the way it looked and wanted to share it in my blog but then after seeing the pictures I realized that I wasn't satisfied with the look of my room so I decided to start all over again...



I don't have a lot of fabric but I am in the process of building up my stash of it, I loveeee all the designer fabric that are out there just as much I love all the yummy scrapbook paper that probably exists! lol

I still have a lot more work to do in this room, I am definitely more efficient working in a room like this :) I do want to hang up a few shelves, ribbon holders or probably a peg board with my collection of thread and other supplies...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My attempt at fabric food!

I made this batch of fabric food for a swap at I had a lot of fun making them. Not the best quality but I tried to come up with my own designs and not copying other's people patterns or anything...

The cucumber was the easiest one! I just draw a shape of a cucumber in 2 pieces of fabric, stitched the 2 pieces wrong sides out and left a short area open and turn it right side out then fill up with stuffing.

Hand sew opening and voila! You have a fabric cucumber :) I also made a few stitches here and there around the body of the cucumber to make it look 'real'.

You can try these with felt as well.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My first try at felt food!

Not bad... I have decided to use it as a pin cushion for my big pins. I think it is adorable and my daughters are asking me now to make doughnuts for them, well at least the fake ones because they know how much I don't like them eating the real ones LOL