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.
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.
Batch number one
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)
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.
ONE, TWO, and THREE
ONE and TWO!!
I love these. I saved my stuff. Maybe I will make more next year.