We Heart Crafts

We have kept plenty busy this week with orders, Father's Day, and other projects (i.e. painting the dining room).
A blank canvas waiting to be a great Father's Day present.
I think it turned out great. I love rub ons and stickers.
Some fun decoupage decor for my little girl's room. I think it needs a little something more, I just can't think what. Any suggestions?
(Please excuse the bad photography, between me and my lousy camera - well, I am just glad I'm even getting some pictures.)
My sweet girl came up with this idea and was commissioned by a boutique owner to make them. She has sold three so far and is saving her money for camp.

So, we are still anticipating the arrival of the parcel we having been looking forward to receiving from my swap partner. So stay posted, I am sure it will come soon.

Summer Swap Sneak Peek

If you are Sandi - don't look yet - it's on its way! Otherwise - I can't wait!!! (and I am afraid I might not get to it later).

So, this is my first ever swap - very exciting! I am a wee bit behind on the timeline - but hey, the kids just got out of school last week and I am sooooo glad it is summer time.

I really had to blow the dust off of my sewing machine. When I got to thinking about it, I had not sewn a stitch in six months - SIX MONTHS! crazy.

So here is the out come, a Belle Melange:

A bit of a closer view:

My just turned 11 year old daughter got in on the action. She was very eager to get started on craft projects for the summer. If you go to the library, you can tell she has been there - the craft book section will be empty. These are two projects she found to add to the swap. The one on the left is a felt coffee bean sachet - great for the car, purse, or drawer. On the right, a hand crafted needle book. I love the that my girl is creative and industrious!

Next up: Hopefully a perfect gift for a Victorian Gypsy!

A tiny tin from England.

This is a truly original creation. The flowers are free handed. Can you tell what they are? Tulip, Impatient, and a crazy Dandelion in vintage orange. Can you guess what it is? It's a tissue cozy. Yep, no more crunched up tissues at the bottom of the purse. Pretty handy, huh?

Of course, I had to make a Bread Basket Blanket for her. I used some of my favorite material. Looking at her blog: www.VictorianGypsy.blogspot.com I figured it might work with her decor.

All wrapped up and ready to go!