Long before I started sewing felt I was a lover of paper. I scrapbooked like there was no tomorrow. I loved it. My mom even got addicted to it at one point and so she bought TONS of supplies. That was muy bueno for Kristen. When we moved into our house and I set up an art room, my mom dumped ALL of the scrapbooking supplies on me....including my sister's stuff. I'm bursting at the seams but I love having so many supplies! It's great. Although, I have yet to finish my book I started of me and my husband....I'll have to do a page here and there so I can get to the baby book too. Baby steps.
Here is a card I just made for one of our music guys at FBC Frisco. He's pretty awesome.
The name is a stencil. I cut the guitar out of paper and glued it together. Even the little circles at the bottom and the tuning pegs at the top are cut from paper. I decided to draw the strings all crazy like they were cut off because doing straight strings would be too hard. I think it makes it whimsical and fun. =)
This is the log I FINALLY came up with for my cards. I was Mrs. B when I was teaching and some of the kids thought my last name was BEE. =) Very cute. I had bees all over my room.
I love black and white. I always have. I love the extreme contrast between the two. My son loves black and white too. He stares at it with deep concentration and it makes him talkative sometimes too. I will do all of our nurseries with black and white incorporated.
Here is a black felt rose I made for a friend with a white leaf, stitched with black thread.
I've been practicing making roses and I think I've perfected a method. I can make a tight rose bud and just change one thing to make it a more open rose like this one. Fun!
I created this butterfly mobile for a friend of a friend. The three main whimsical butterflies are made from glitter felt and jewelry wire. The small, different colored butterflies are all hand traced and cut out of glitter card stock. All of the butterflies hang from purple and pink satin ribbon and little mirrors are added to bounce the light around. The hanging apparatus is made from tree branches glued together and tied with ribbon and twine. Even my little man was mesmerized by it!
So far I have sold 5 iPaci clips and I haven't even been open for one whole month! Yay! I decided to make a few more and to stretch even further to make an iPaci smart phone paci clip. Here it is being modeled by my adorable boy.
Here is a close-up
This cute clip and more can be found in my Etsy shop!
More things are to come. My brain is exploding with ideas! I wish I were a centipede so I could do more at a time. =)
My sister and her family moved to Frisco from McKinney recently and you wouldn't believe the difference just a few miles makes. It is so great having them here. I feel like I see them SO much more now! I love it. =) Kelly, my sister, home schools the kids and works in the afternoons so usually they go to Grandma's house to work on their studies and play and once a week they come here. I have kept them every day this week and it has been so much fun. They are very sweet and very helpful.
My niece, Marissa, learned how to sew recently and she's been sewing doll clothes with Grandma. So the other day Tyler decided he wanted to learn how to sew and he wanted to make a bat. I cut out a pattern real quick and got to teaching him my method of hand stitching. He took to it SO naturally! He even tied the knots close to the fabric perfectly. It was awesome. He is going to be such a well-rounded boy. We made his bat into a pin so he could wear it on his shirt. I decided to make one along with him but turn it into a hair clip to sell in my Etsy shop. Here is a photo of us with our two bats.
And here they are close-up.
(Tyler's is on the Left and mine is on the Right)
And here is my sweet Tyler showing it off on his cool green shirt!