thing-a-day eighteen: something fishy…

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For today, fun pink shell koi become a pair of swimming earrings.  I liked the copper findings as a contrast to the bright pink!

thing-a-day fourteen: cracked but not broken

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A little Valentine’s Day treat (and a little bit late… hey, I was celebrating last night!).  Chipped semi-precious stone and craft foam to make a pin.

thing-a-day twelve: Candy Heart Pin

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I’ve seen a lot of similar style projects for the quickly-approaching holiday, and I wanted to do up one of my own!  Made with felt and poly filler, stitched on my machine with a sweet message and finished with my new favorite, the blanket edge stitch.

thing-a-day eleven: first felt beads

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I’ve been dying to try a little bit of felting (just by hand, not brave enough for needle felting yet!), and I thought I’d make a few beads!  I’ve started off with this purple-yellow mix, one of my favorite color combos.

thing-a-day ten: gravity

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Harkening back to my wordspell line, today I made a stamped necklace.  I’d purchased these pre-punched disks and hadn’t used them yet.  The addition of a bead of aventurine completes a planetary look.

thing-a-day eight: the mysterious fruit of the buttonberry bush

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Buttons, felt, and a safety pin!  Easy peasy and cute as a.. well, you know the rest.  ^.~

thing-a-day seven: white and turquoise earrings

I’d meant to make these for my birthday party, but the outfit I ended up wearing didn’t need them.  I wanted to put them together anyway because the colors were just so fun, and I don’t have any HUGE earrings at the moment… so I need some!

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Also I think this picture is funny and looks like an owl.  =)

thing-a-day five: When you wish upon a bracelet

Loving this little sky-blue felt bracelet!  It’s simply a doubled-over piece of felt that’s been blanket stitched around the edge.  I then added the pretty star button and a few extra buttons I had around.  Finally, I used the lettering feature on my Singer to stitch the words "when you wish upon…" through it!  Fun!

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thing-a-day one: Dotty bracelet with a secret!

Even though it was a snow day, I couldn’t quite motivate myself to make a piece of clothing… but with my wearable challenge, there were still lots of small options left!  So I started out with a fun one, a fabric cuff bracelet.  This was a good recycle/reuse project, too, as the fabric came from an old pair of pants!

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Starting with fabric, foam, and ribbon…

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Sizing the foam for the bracelet base…

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And the finished project!  The fabric was wrapped around the outside of the foam base and then the raw edges inside were covered with the dotty ribbon.  I love that it’s kind of a little surprise decoration on the inside, and the button sewn on the outside echoes the pattern.  Super simple, and really cute!

A Perfect Paper!

Okay, a break from wedding stuff!  Ha!  Mostly.  I came across a delightful post from Dollar Store Crafts today in my reader, featuring these amazing and gorgeous dresses.

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The best part?  They’re made of PAPER.  Can you believe it?  I didn’t even realize until I read on further.  I really felt drawn to these after looking at… here it comes… wedding dresses this weekend!

Tomorrow begins thing-a-day, in which I hope to create something new every day of the month!  What an exciting challenge!  My theme will be wearables, buuuut, I might have to stick a few wedding things in here and there.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my first “thing” and since tomorrow is a snow day here in frosty Colorado, maybe it’ll be something BIG!  See you then!