Saturday, December 19, 2009

Where in the world have I been!

It was never my intention to begin a blog and then abandon it. I have been so busy like the rest of you and blogging has just not been a priority for me. I miss it.
The lord has blessed me greatly so far with lots of work and jewelry sales. These custom made stamped jewelry has been a hot item lately and I love it! I also made one small one for each of my nieces and a very cute felted wool stocking to put them in.
Although this isn't a full blown tutorial here is some of what I did.

First I went crazy buying wool sweaters at goodwill, KARM, and ebay.

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Here are some of them. This is Lizzy my accomplice. She loves the wool sweaters!



Then I washed them in HOT water to shrink and felt them. Cut, sewed, glued, made flowers, and painted initials.

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Voila!

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Batch number one

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This is the final batch. The yellow one on the far left had the holly taken out of it and replaced with the letter "A". (forgot to take a picture of ot before I sent it)

Here is a small sample of the necklaces I made for the girls in my life. (nieces)


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The rest have been shipped. But you get the picture!


Later (well at the same time) I decided to make these clever cute Christmas trees that I saw on martha Stewart. They took way more time than I thought they would (mostly the prep time) so I only made these three.

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ONE

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TWO

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THREE

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ONE, TWO, and THREE

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ONE and TWO!!
I love these. I saved my stuff. Maybe I will make more next year.