I tend to get obssessed with things of a crafty nature. Whether it be scrapbook paper, pens, fabric..you get the idea...For Christmas, my wonderful oldest daughter Stacie and the kids sent me a Joanns gift card! Thrilled! I am saying Thrilled! Julie and I googled a site called free printable Joanns coupons and loaded up that printer...it was smokin'...We had the best time ever and I am afraid that I am getting her hooked on fabric too...I showed her how the home dec fabric on the rolls makes beautiful bags. She says I am a very bad influence...I told her I could be taking her to bars and casinos and hot male brothels and to just be quiet and buy the fabric. She obliged. Now what I wanted to get is a sock loom...I saw one in the store before and I have wanted to make socks for a while. Especially after I looked at sock yarns. I know I am not hand coordinated to knit with four needles and I dont know how to knit. I went on the net and looked at u tube videos of the little contraption and I figured I could do it!
I decided to get one, but they were sold out for Christmas so instead I just got a set of those plastic looms for 50% off...Then I got cute, soft fluffy yarn and I will tell you, I am hooked. The cool thing is, I can do it at work cause I mostly sit and talk on the phone. This is my first scarf and I sewed it together in the back so you loop it around your neck. I added some flowers cause' the hoop set came with a flower maker. I would model it for this post but there isnt anyone to take the picture....I really love it!
The color isnt the best in this photo, I took it in my bathroom. It is brown a creamy white and purple. Have to say, I really had no idea what I was doing, but I love how it turned out anyway...So I am hooked on yarn now and the sock loom is next.....with a 50% off coupon. Of course.
Also for a swap I made a "exposed" book mark...Kind of an out of the box thing...I used this weird metal paper clippie kind of thing I found and then did a polymer clay bust all dressed up. I thought about no clothes bringing exposed' to a new level but decided to be good.
Here it is on an altered cook book with the book closed....
And here it is attached to a page...I call this little bookmark "Boelyn Couture"
I really enjoy polymer clay...I forgot to mention that earlier...
In my last post I mentioned I want to make seasonal wreaths and table runners...When my sister and I went to Joanns, they had 90% off Christmas stuff...I found this ugly kinda yellowy brush wreath that was 24.99 and some blue glittery things...the grand total was four dollars.
I am going to change it all up and make a winter snow wreath...might be kind of fun I figure, and when it's done we will see if you recognize it...
I have been kind of stressed,so I have been walking on the treadmill and playing rock band on the wii....Beating on those drums really helps my attitude.....oxoxoxox Melinda