Wee Bit of Crafts to Keep Busy

Crocheted wash cloths. Made with 100% cotton, and so soft. Had never made them before, but fun to make, and make a great gift.

The soap is melt and pour, and fun to add your own fragrances. To make the soap packet, I printed the Soap monogram, punched the top with a cute punch. Then I sewed it around on three edges, inserted the soap and punched through both layers, and intered a pin with taps to close. Eventually, I would like to make the soap as lye soap, but truthfully, does scare me a bit to work with it.

Cute pins that you can make with a simple square of fabric. Look cute to accessorize a purse or headband, etc.

Would love to see what you’ve been crafting. Leave a link in the comments or contact me so I can come visit. Enjoy visiting others who love crafting.

Peabea

It is Done ~ Yay

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I’ve always crocheted, but am now on a knitting learning curve. This Chunky Edge Cable Scarf was my first attempt at doing a cable stitch. After many start overs, it is finally finished, and I love it!! Thanks to The Casting On Couch and her lovely tutorials, I made my scarf. It is using double yarn so will be very warm, and at the moment with the cold weather of winter, it is most welcome.

If you knit, and would like the pattern for this scarf, visit The Casting On Couch where she shares so many cute patterns.

Have a great week-end. More crafts later

Here are just a few of my other crafts. More later and since I got a (c)Cricut for Christmas, excited to make and share some of those. #crafting fun

~happy crafting~

Peabea

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Summer Sewing

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This adorable toddler apron that I made for my grand-daughter is so simple and made from two fat quarters. Don’t you just love fat quarters…so many possibilities.  You can wear it with either side showing. The pockets are made from the arm cutouts.

Also making my stand alone small bag that I like to use for my scrapbooking pens, markers, etc. 20160815_12372920160815_123735

This bag is also made using a fat quarter cut down to the size needed. I still need to add some finishing touches like a fabric bow or other adornments. Below is a sample of one I made earlier that I use for my Bible Journal markers and Journaling pens.

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Tissues ‘Not’

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To this:

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I was looking for some ideas for my craft supplies, and I found this idea on YouTube. She made hers from the smaller tissue box, but I had some of the larger ones. Takes all of about 15 minutes to make. I used two 12×12 scrapbooking pages. She cut paper towel tubes to different sizes to put inside for the different items, and I found that empty medicine boxes (like cough syrup comes in and others) work well too.

So then, I made another one. Yay!!

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I make purses and smaller bags, and I already had sewn the one below so thought I’d just use it for my pens, markers, and micron pens that I use for Bible journaling

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Getting organized with fun crafts. 🙂

The video that I found on YouTube is below if you want to make some. Enjoy!

~hugs ‘n giggles~ and lots of Blessings

Peabea

 

Faux Dori Craft

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Craft Time: Making a Paper Faux Dori. Mine I found a package of three cute file folders at the Dollar Tree. Used one to make the cover. Then like in the video that I worked from, I covered the small booklets of paper with some scrapping cardstock. The banding I used is actual a headband (a package of 6 found at The Dollar Tree). The cutesy added to the closing band is just a page bookmark that I already had. I already had some elastic to use for the inside to slide the books through, but I did buy some at Meijer since I wasn’t sure if I had the right size at home. With buying the elastic, the total cost to make my faux dori was $4.33. I already had the scrapping cardstock, but if you don’t have that, I saw one that used gift wrap. In the video, I don’t think she used the little eyelets for the elastic holders to pass through, but I already had some and thought that would reinforce the holes since it was paper. I think she just punched holes.

If you want to make your own, here is the video. I hope you’ll come back and share your project in the comments so I can see what you created.

Now I’m off to make a fabric one, and add some more accessories to my paper one. Have fun…:)

Happy February!! ‘n Lots of Blessings!!

Peabea

 

Reflections

What fun a mother has at Christmas time. When it’s time each year to set up and trim the Christmas tree, it is like receiving a multitude of presents. With each box that is opened revealing the ornaments and trimmings for the tree, there are gifts inside. The gifts of Christmas past. This year, I just wasn’t in the mood for Christmas at all. As empty nesters for quite a bit now, the memories flood in of all the Christmas times we’ve had when the kids were still at home. Some memories are of tiny tots, school age, and even as teenagers verging upon adulthood. This year, it was just me trimming a tree. (hubby is inspiration as he sits and observes..lol, but that’s okay by me). No more do we have little hands hanging ornaments wifty/wafty here and there; mostly hanging from the bottom branches. I finally did venture up to the attic to bring all the trimmings down. I’d decided I would spread them out, take inventory, and decide what to pitch to the thrift store. I ended up pretty much not being able to part with anything. I’d forgotten the Santa ornament that was on the first present that was given to our firstborn by his aunt 48 years ago. 20141209_214633

I’d forgotten the handmade crafts that I’d made when the kids were small as I filled the early days with things to keep busy while some napped or just played on the floor.

Large one is candy dish snowman
Large one is candy dish snowman

Christmas EggsChristmas egg ornament..fun to make.

I’d forgotten the Santa made from Reader’s Digest in school by little hands.

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I’d forgotten the ornaments that house pictures of my little ones including now the grandchildren ones given as gift ornaments. I’d forgotten that each had their own unusual crocheted stocking (a MaryJane crocheted shoe for the girl and tennis shoes for the boys) that have been handed down to them as they celebrate their own Christmas.

2014-12-06 20.13.12 You can tell this is first one I made, got carried away and made it too large.

I’d forgotten the three bears that I crocheted as a gift to my young son when there was little money for gifts, and the heartbreak of realizing he thought it was a coveted gift he wanted when he saw the large wrapped box, but the heartwarming way that he hugged them and said he loved them when in essence he didn’t. jerbear2 He is 43 now and each Christmas we laugh about the three bears, but still have them. 🙂

So, with each box that I opened the memories were and always are the best gifts for me as a mom of the Christmas season as well as the true gift of Jesus’ birth.

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These Angels were easy and fun to make. Just gauze pretty much soaked with glue and formed over a styrofoam cone. I used kk_Sophia on the background of the Angel collage to share with Texture Tuesday:

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Razzy Cmas 2014 Merry Christmas from Razzy to all your Fur-babies too.

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These are adorable and so easy to make…I know, Thanksgiving first, but Christmas is on the way and we all know how we love to sew. I made these a few years ago, and thought not too soon to share them again.

I got the pattern for these from Crap I’ve Made’s blog site. She has lots of really cute crafts there. Anyway, these were so easy to make that I actually couldn’t stop and made about a dozen. On some, I added the name in glitter of my grandbabykins to hang on my Christmas tree this year. The fun was that I could use up some of my scrap materials to make since I didn’t think that they actually had to be Christmas theme. The six year old grandbabykins liked the idea so much, and his that I made, he wanted to take one home for his tree at home plus he decorated his own with glitter. Bonus…kids would have fun decorating them with glitter or adding their special touches after you make some.

If you like to sew and do crafts, visit ‘Crap I’ve Made’s page for the tutorial and pattern for these, and have fun!!!  http://www.crapivemade.com/2012/11/gift-card-stockings.html  You’ll love browsing her site for other crafts to make.

Thanks for visiting, and leave a comment or just say hi so I know you were here. If you make some, I’d love your sharing a photo of yours in the comments section.

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Stockings on the tree...so cute!!
Stockings on the tree…so cute!!

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Couldn’t leave without saying I hope all have a Blessed Thanksgiving

I Made Mine

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This cute ornament I found on The Graphic Fairy’s site. She shares so many cute freebies. I didn’t use the wooden circles to make mine, I just used cardstock because I’ll probably use them on gift packages, but I may make some more permanent later on.

The background that I used on my photo above is compliments of The Coffee Shop Blog.  She has some great freebies of packages of Christmas backgrounds.

All instructions can be found here http://thegraphicsfairy.com/sheet-music-christmas-ornaments/ 

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Below another ornament using white paper. The sheet music is also a freebie that can be found at The Graphics Fairy and printed off on your home printer.

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peabeapatch blogger relax ribbon copy

Another quick craft I made is my own creation. When I head out to shop or to the gym, sometimes I grab a soft drink  or water. Now that winter is here, the can is cold on the fingers so I decided to make a can cozy for myself. See below:

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Now the fingers are warm. 🙂 ~smiles ‘n giggles~

Thanks for stopping by the Patch!!

Peabea

 

 

Gift Card Stocking

Gift Card Stockings from Crap I’ve Made’s Blog

I got the pattern for these from Crap I’ve Made’s blog site. She has lots of really cute crafts there. Anyway, these were so easy to make that I actually couldn’t stop and made about a dozen. On some, I added the name in glitter of my grandbabykins to hang on my Christmas tree this year. The fun was that I could use up some of my scrap materials to make since I didn’t think that they actually had to be Christmas theme. The six year old grandbabykins liked the idea so much, and his that I made, he wanted to take one home for his tree at home plus he decorated his own with glitter. Bonus…kids would have fun decorating them with glitter or adding their special touches after you make some.

If you like to sew and do crafts, visit ‘Crap I’ve Made’s’ page for the tutorial and pattern for these, and have fun!!!  http://www.crapivemade.com/2012/11/gift-card-stockings.html  You’ll love browsing her site for other crafts to make.

Thanks for visiting, and leave a comment or just say hi so I know you were here.  In case you can’t find it, the Comment form is waaaayyy at the bottom of the page.  🙂

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Stockings on the tree...so cute!!

Stockings on the tree…so cute!!