Saturday, January 14, 2012

Welcome Little Monica Mouse

This is my entry for the House Mouse Challenge #110 - New.  I don't have any baby cards in my stash so decided to make one.  I think this little mouse sucking on a soother is just adorable.  I did the card in purple in green so that I can use it for either a boy or a girl.  I heat embossed the 'Welcome Little One'.  The main image was colored with copic markers and I sponged SU gable green and green galore.  I used spellbinders dies to cut out the image and the fancy circle in behind the image.  The white strips were cut out with a MS border punch.  The swirl in the corner was made with purple jewellery wire and a fancy brad added to the centre.  I added feathers along the bottom with a fancy brad in the centre.  The dp is from SU and I ran it through my cb with a circle ef. 

We have had such a mild winter here so far with a brown Xmas.  The temp. has now dropped and we are in for some cold weather for the next week or so.  Not sure that I am ready for this but ready or not it will come.  There is also supposed to be some snow so we will see what tonight brings. 

I don't have many followers, but, I would like to thank the few that I have.  Your visits to my site are much appreciated and I always enjoy reading any comments you leave behind. 

Again thanks for looking and I do hope that you enjoy your weekend. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wool Crafts

I decided to do something different over the holidays and pulled out my Knifty Knitter which I had bought a couple of years ago and had never used.  I have only dabbled with knitting and am not really good at it but using this knitting device made it quite easy and I really like how it turned out.  My daughter showed a lot of interest in it and claimed the finished product.  She also ran out and bought one of these knitters for herself and went to town making a scarf and an afghan.  We have had a really mild winter this year but I know that the cold and snow is just around the corner and this scarf will come in handy. 

This is a scarf that I crocheted as a Xmas gift for my stepmom.  I was at a couple of craft shows just before Xmas and there were so many hand made scarf's this year.  Some really beautiful work.  So, not knowing what to get my stepmom for Xmas at this point I decided to try my hand at making a scarf for her.  I did single crochet stripes and added some fun fir down the middle which you can't really see except for the dark brown stripe.  Buttons seemed to be a popular thing to add for decoration so I made these buttons with jewellery clay and painted a glaze overtop.  Having given these scarfs away I do not have one for myself so have started to make one which I will finish before the cold hits us I hope and will post a picture down the road.  Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and enjoy your weekend.