Late Night Crafts

When I was in college, I worked for an antique dealer on the weekends. Of my many tasks, one of my favorites was being "commissioned" for my art work. The dear lady gave me a very old milk can - it had three layers of red paint (all different shades) and I think one layer of blue. I was instructed to strip off all the old paint, prime the can, and then paint a "Country Scene" over the entire surface. (I will refrain from giving details about how I feel about stripping off paint.) But what a transformation after is was all done! Okay the point of the story is, I loved painting that milk can! I stayed up countless nights very late working to create beauty. It is hard for me to stop once I get started. I rarely stay up past 10:30 anymore. But tonight was different. After the kids were tucked in, I was inspired to create. I owe my inspiration to Blossom Hill Cottons. I love her style, her work, and her words.

I totally eye-balled this project. I had no pattern. Just my imagination, felt, and floss. I couldn't think of a name for this little guy - but, I can tell you, he is a one of a kind!

Warming Up

Okay - (imagine arms stretching, knuckles cracking, neck popping) I'm getting ready! To swap, that is. So, this is what I have been working on this week. One done and one to go.

This first project is for a special little cousin in celebration of his birthday. I was inspired by a wooden tic-tac-toe board with marbles as the "x's" and "o's" at one of our favorite coffee shops in downtown Wylie. Marbles are great until they roll away - not so with felt "marbles"!

So my next project is still under way, but progress is being made and I should be done by tomorrow. This fabric house was inspired by one of my favorite craft blogs, Molly Chicken.

This house will be the home of a tiny critter - hopefully I will be able to show you the finished product and the happy, little critter to go with it on the next post.

This Will Be Fun

I was so excited to see that my friend Roxi is hosting a swap! I have been waiting to be a part of a swap after finding out about BackTack - I was too late to get on board for that, but we made a Wee Bunny anyway. The timing for the "Not Too Shabby" Summer Swap will be a bit tight with it being in May since it is the end of the school year, lots of field trips, birthday parties, etc. But, (throwing caution to the wind) I really don't want to miss out on this!

This is our Wee Bunny!