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Monday, December 24, 2012

Needle Felting Projects In The Works

Merry Christmas Eve everyone. I pray  you all are safe and enjoying a great time with your family. We will be heading to church soon to celebrate the birth of our Lord. This is a precious time at my house.

I have been busy with work and christmas  but I have also been playng....
working on my needle felting projects. I have one wall hanging about ready to be machine needle felted.  My machine will be deliver on Thursday. I cant wait to get that machine  up and running!
Here is my first project.  Im doing a wall hanging. I love the vibrant colors against the black. It is just tacked down for the moment. There will be a few changes but over all I like the color combination and the placements. I plan to add a few more leaves and add some more dimension.

 I likened my wall hanging to a quilt I saw on Pinterest.
Here is a picture of the  original quilt. She sells the pattern for the quilt. If your interested, I have included her link. She has alot of wonderful designs on her web site and blog. I loved them all. I used sizzix dies to make my wall hanging.
Oh my!http://www.materialobsession.com.au/epages/mama12093.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/mama12093/Products/%22Hooterville%20-%20Pattern%22

Here a few more things I want to use for  practice. I'm sure there will be a learning curve. So I have several things ready to play with before I touch my wall hanging with the needle felting machine.
felt door

bird and vines


 I hope to use this in a wool needle felted quilt. I have every big plans for me and my new obsession!
Merry Christmas!
Happy Crafting in 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!!


I wanted to stop in and show you my favorite pic from Christmas 2012. I know what your thinking but Christmas is still a few days away. But we had to open our presents early since my grand daughter is going out of town to spend time with her dad tomorrow. See my post yesterday and you will see I got my christmas present early too. And I loved it.

Kimmie had a great Christmas too. She had tons of presents under the tree. Barbies, barbies and more barbies, a Kindle, tons of girls stuff and one present way in the back that took her by complete surprise.

 All summer long she has asked for a mermaid tail. Not just any mermaid tail but an actual working mermaid tail. Where does one buy a mermaid tail??? I hadden a clue....So I made her one. This is the  happiness I have ever seen this 6 year old.

 Christmas is so magical when your 6. And really magical when your a Grandma.
Have the best Christmas ever!!! I am so blessed.

I Am So Blessed

I am off for the Christmas Holiday. I will return to blogging after the New year. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I just had to pop in and tell you about my fantastic week!!!
It has been very busy this past week in my world. My daughter got baptized. Our whole family is so happy for her. My grand daughter had her first Christmas recital. She played a great Christmas bear.
I was  gifted a wonderful Christmas present from an equally wonderful freind. He gave me a Janome 725 Felting machine.

my new toy!

I will be posting all about my new toy. Once I get a project made I will make a nice long post about it.

Do you have a needle felting machine? or do you felt with a single needle? Id love to hear from you. Where do you buy your supplies? What's a good outlet for wool?

I'm excited and cant wait to learn all about my new toy. I hope you will enjoy learning along wth me.
  Thank you, Thank you  to my special friend. I can not find the words to tell you how touched I am by your generosity. I was not surprised by your kindness tho, just amazed that I am so blessed to have a friend like you. I must have been very good this year.  Thank you OD

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Years 2013 Card

Happy New Year 2013
Looks like its that time again. Time to welcome in a new exciting year! It's also time for me to be the designer for the CAD blog. If you came over from CAD to see the card I designed today.... Thank you! I hope you make  a few of these for yourself and  the ones you love.
 We all are expecting an exciting new year in 2013. This card would be a good way to let someone
know your ready to welcome the new year in with great joy.
Here's  how I made this card.
I used some blue mirror paper for my front mat.  Then I cut my martini glass and the word cheers from the cricut cart,  Designers Calendar.  The glass and cheers come as one cut from this cart. This is an oldie but a goodie cart. There are so many great cuts on this cart.
I cut the glass/cheers twice. Once in the grey card stock  at 4.50" and again in red glitter paper. I cut away the "glass" and glued the glittered "cheers " on top of the grey "cheers". I used a green marker to color in my olives.  I used some foam tape to pop up the cheers/glass. The  2013 was also cut from the same red glitter paper. I used a Tim Holts die to cut the numbers. They are about 1.5 "
The balloons were cut from The Hoot and Holler cart. I cut the balloons at  3". I  cut away the tail's that were on the balloons.  I used some acetate strips to hold up my balloons, inside my pop up. I wanted to see the tops of the balloon's while the card was closed. So I made the strips long enough to be seen at the top of my card. If you don't want your balloons to be seen before the card is open. Simply place the pop up lower inside your card.
Nowon to the inside

I have used a small pop up inside my card to hold my balloons. This is very easy to make and  then glue inside your card.

Fold your card stock (used same color as your card base. I used red here to show you how it will look). Cut the corner off. I used the measurements of 2.5 across the top and 3.5 down the spine. I scored the corner and glued it inside my card. I then cut strips of acetate and glued on the inside of the pop up. I glued my balloons to the acetate. I glued balloons to both sides of the acetate strips.
 Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions please email me. Sugarlite02@aol.com

If you haven't been over to the CAD blog. Please stop by there. On the CAD blog we post a new cart everyday 365 a year. There is always  some wonderful inspiration waiting for you.
Happy Crafting in 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Flat Needle Felting

Hello Everyone. Today I have a video for you showing how I made this incredibly easy pillow from Craft Felt. As you know flat needle felting is my latest obsession. I have made 5 pillows using this idea and I have loved every one of them! Enjoy the video.
Happy Carfting in 2012