Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Really Late Craft Post: What I Made Over the Holidays


With all the craziness that happened over the holiday season, I did get a few things done. Nothing like I planned, but well... I guess you do get laughed at if you plan. 

One I did get done was for my sweet 90 yr old friend. 
These are done in the hoop on the embroidery machine. This one is from Lovely Leaf Applique (Etsy store) and the small tag was from Buggalena Embroidery. I made the large pouch with a D ring attached to the ribbon on the side and made the wristlet strap on my regular sewing machine. The smaller pouch just has a swivel hook on the end of the ribbon. All this was done with scrap fabric!

The next one I got done was a towel for a cousin who just got married.
 The embroidery file was from Hoop Mama Designs (and was free during the season but is no more but available for purchase at her website). The towel was a microfiber towel. Blue and Yellow (or gold in this case) taken from the colors of her wedding.

A couple of other projects rounds it out...

Eye mask:
This was actually a play mask from Ohana Applique Designs but changed it quite a bit for my eye mask. I flipped the eyes to look closed (a little bit more wrangling than that, but you get the idea) and then made the front from felt and quilting fabric and the back was made with satin. It is then filled with smooth tiny beads for a cooling and relaxing feel. 

Trinket tray
I don't know the designer for the tray (I got it free) but the letter design at the bottom of the tray is from Designs by JuJu. It can be unsnapped flat or partially snapped for a partial tray or fully snapped for a full, but small tray.

Lastly...
I made myself some pattern weights. The top two were from Buggalena Designs. It was made differently than I did as it required you to use non-fray fabric, but I thought that if I flipped it a bit while making it I could make it out of quilting cotton and have no raw edges. The one that says Pins is also a pin cushion. All have metal washers (get at a farm store) to create the weight. The 3 underneath are smaller and I used other designs I had on hand. The back is foldover elastic (which is part of the original design) to keep things in place and to give something to hold onto. FYI, I used unicorns, peacock feathers and star wars characters since you probably can't see them clearly. The horn on the unicorn is iridescent scale vinyl and the ears are glitter vinyl. 

So have you been crafty lately?

56 comments:

  1. YOu are really talented, so pretty!

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  2. You are so talented! I really hope you are selling your creations because I think they would do so well on Etsy!

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    1. I have from time to time and I will one day again... :)

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  3. These all looks amazing Melissa! And I agree with kindlemom, you need to sell your creations on etsy, I'm sure they'll be best sellers!

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    1. Thanks! I don't know about that, but I will take the compliment. :)

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  4. Those are all beautiful Melissa. I really like that tray too.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  5. Those are really cute. I think you did an awesome job on them.

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  6. I'm in love with the hand towel, that's such a sweet gift!

    And yes, open up a store already!

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    1. Thanks! I have to get a bit of work done before I reopen. :)

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  7. How cute! I wish I was BETTER at DIY so I could do more gifts for people. I'm loving that eye mask. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. I love everything, you're so crafty :D

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  9. Oh wow. You are great at these! I love the little trinket tray. :) And the purse. And... oh I love it all. :D

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  10. I love seeing your finished crafts. Cute bags and I love the towel and dish.

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  11. Wow, you are very talented!!Very pretty gifts!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/02/book-reviewsnowbound-with-heiress-by.html

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  12. that play mask, worthy of a nice cosplay

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    1. Well it is a relaxation mask, but unaltered it would work as that kind of mask

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  13. I love the trays! I really need to get one because I'm tired of just tossing random stuff on my dresser. The eye mask is also very cute. I really like the changes you made to it.

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    1. So easy to do! Would be easy to make without a embroidery machine too!

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  14. Love the eye mask! I think the towel is cute, too!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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  15. Oh wow! I do envy truly creative people. I can't even take up a hem on my kid's trousers, lol. I have to buy that sticky webbing stuff and iron them up. :/

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  16. Describing your creations using one word. Awesome :)

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  17. You are so talented and you create the most amazing things. I am in awe of everything you can do and create. My mom was like that. I wish I had inherited her talent. Alas, I can cross stitch and make candles and jewelery, that is the extent of my talent. Love those bags you made for your neighbor!

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    1. That is all? Really? You know you are talented, right? I’ve seen some of your cross-stitch and you make it so beautiful! I need to see your other stuff now!

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  18. gah jealous over here, you are so creative and talented! Love seeing your work. The eye mask is soo adorable

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  19. Love that towel! I need that for one of my friends. Super cute! :)

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  20. All the items you crafted look fantastic. I'm not good at crafting. Every time I go in a craft store, I get crazy idea and start thinking, "Yeah, I could make my own soap and learn to knit and make a quilt." But the reality is that I find it too much work to even drive to the store and buy soap, so I'm clearly not going to make it. Maybe some day I'll learn to craft!

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    1. We ALL do that! πŸ˜† I bet you are more creative than you think.

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  21. how nice are your projects, I like the eye mask!

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  22. You're so very talented. I can't seem to do anything creative. Great job.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  23. Omg I love the pouches with the bows, they are so cute!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  24. You're so crafty! I love it! I really like that tray you made that can snap together. I think that one is pretty nifty. Would make an awesome gift too.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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    1. Aw thanks! The tray wasn't my design, and easy to do!

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  25. OMG THE EYE MASK IS TOO CUTE! <3 I don't really use those things, but I would be tempted to buy that if I see it in a store. Thanks for sharing your talent, lovely! <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  26. These are all so cute! I love the pouches and eye masks.

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  27. I love all of those! They look great!

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