I loved that ya'll really tried something new this week!
I hope that you had fun and maybe found a new favorite craft.
Inspiration can come from so many new places.
Before Iwas a mother, I'd spend hours shopping and looking at fashion mags.
I loved the art museum and traveling to new places.
Incredible fodder for inspiration.
But just because I typically have a milk stain and have become a mommy taxi,
doesn't mean that my creativity has to be stifled.
This week I was inspired by the gazillion Valentine wreaths I've seen,
the coffee filter AND cupcake liners wreaths, and preschool.
Yup a preschooler could do my craft.
I'd like to think mine is a little more professional looking,
but why not try a smaller scale version with your kiddo!
I love that I'm a "Rodriguez" now.
I love my maiden name too.
I loved taking on my husband's name when we were married
because I saw it as a gift, not a removal of who I was before him.
I felt honored to be linked to my hubby.
So here is my Valentine wreath celebrating my marriage.
It is so easy peasy (and cheap, cheap!!)
I free hand drew and cut out a "R"
on some lightweight chipboard
(you could use cardboard, styrofoam..whatever you have in your stash)
And grabbed some crepe garland that has been lying around
since a birthday years ago.
I cut the crepe up into about 2" chunks, twisted it around the end of a pen,
dabbed it on a teeny tiny glue dot and pounced the "R".
It takes awhile..
Put on a movie and relax, you're going to be at the table for a bit.
My biggest tip is do the outline first and the fill as needed.
You don't need to put one on every square inch
because the crepe is so full it covers a large space.
So.. I kind of did a new craft, but kind of did one
that I had tried decades ago..
Hope you love it!
And talking about love.. I love our entries this week!
I have been wanting to try this for awhile now,
and I am so inspired by her.
I love the words she choose and the typography is perfect!
I would love to have this box of bobbins by my sewing machine.
It is so fun and a great way to upcycle the box.
A wonderful way to try out a new feature on a sewing machine
and make a treasured dress.
I love it and the picture!
Well folks, we're close..
Just enlist 1 more crafter and I can start the gift giving!
Who isn't effected by this awful weather,
wouldn't we all love to be somewhere else right about now?
You can craft about transportation, a travel destination..
anything related to being somewhere else..
Aren't these adorable?
I'd love one on my boring black suitcase!
Please leave your links on this post by next Tuesday at midnight (MTN)
Have fun of dreaming someplace warm!
***P.S. The CSI Project this week is typography,
ya'll should totally enter your projects on their Thursday link party***
Linked up at the Crafty Chica!