WIP – Mixed Medium Project

I’m finally working on my mixed medium project.

I’ve figured out something about my creative process, I like to get the supplies for projects together and then let them set a while before I make them. I have to imagine the project in my mind and the steps I’ll take to create it. Only then am I ready to start the project. This is the part of my creative process that slows me down.
However,
Some projects I start/finish right away. I just rarely know which ones that will be.
Anyway, I hope to have this mixed medium finished soon. I’m on a role with it right now.

Wishing you all a successful Wednesday!

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Bottle Cap Containers


One of the first uses I was aware of for ‘Bottle Cap Containers’ was for hides for geo-caching,  but they’re handy for other little things like jewelry findings or beads or buttons or little stuff.

My Grandson tested these in water and
discovered they are ‘NOT WATERPROOF ‘

They’re fairly easy to make.
Here’s a photo of the way I make them

 

Happy crafting!

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2017 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Repurpose

2017 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Repurpose~

“Show us something that you’ve recycled or repurposed,
or an object for which you’ve discovered a clever new use
!

strawdespenserRepurpose is kind of a hard challenge for me since most of my recycled/reused projects are already posted on my blog. I gave it some thought and decided on a project that I don’t remember ever posting about: drinking straw dispenser. I made this one years ago. It’s quite handy.
The dispenser is made with a fairly tall jar (mine used to be a Planters nut container years ago)
And you need one pour spout from a carton of juice or something.
Wash the spout box especially the spout part thoroughly. Then put the jar’s lid over the spout and draw a circle around it and cut it out.
That’s the gist of it. It’s relatively simple.
I went on Pinterest and saw a few pins about pour spout mason jars. It’s pretty much the same method.collage

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!

 

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WIP Wednesday – Joy In The Journey Cross Stitch

wip-1-24-2017-aI’m starting this lovely cross stitch titled ‘Joy In The Journey’.  I bought it a year or so ago. Since I enjoyed doing the ‘Cardinal Cross Stitch Hanger’ cross stitch I thought I’d give this a try.

I plan to post my updates of any noticeable progress I make on it.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
Using my sewing machine, I zig zagged around the edges of the cross stitch cloth so it wouldn’t ravel out.
The fabric had some major creases, so I soaked it in cold soapy water, rinsed it, rung it out rolled up in a towel and ironed it dry.
To find the center, I measured with 2 measuring sticks and made a tiny stitch in the middle mark.
I mounted the cross stitch cloth on a frame with legs that I made out of pvc pipe and pvc joints.
I cross stitched two middle rows of the pattern.
And now my project waits until I’m ready to work on it some more.wip-1-24-2017-b

I hope your week is going well.
Happy crafting!

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Aluminum Foil Decor on a PineCone Tree

p1100490This pinecone is painted green and decorated with aluminum foil balls and garland. My Grandson suggested that it needed glitter to make it more festive. I used oodles of glitter and also glitter paint on it. Apparently, my glitter and the glitter are both light weight versions because they don’t show up as well as they should for as much as I used. The tree base is a bag made with bakeable bread clay. I baked it and coated it with modpodge. I added a stretchy silver ribbon to finish it.

I’m not very happy with this tree. It looks okay in real life, but nothing special.  I’m thinking about re-decorating it sometime.

I wish you all sparkly happy days!

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