Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Iron Craft #2- Hearts and Flowers

As usual--a little old and something new!

For the old-and still in use today--

My creation
A front door welcome, stuffed Valentine angel, a Valentine pin and stuff from Sophie and Lucas.

Now for the NEW--while putting out my "old" decorations, I decided I would like a mat to put under some candles on a chest in my dining room. A perfect project for Challenge 2! So off to check my "stash" where I had a lot of Valentine fabric from past years. I also had a quilt heart square pattern among my "stuff". I used the square pattern IMG_1833

and then multiplied it by 4
and I had my mat.

 I quilted it with different size hearts. IMG_1841

Unfortunately, I used white thread and it doesn't show up to well, so I have drawn out the pattern I made up.


 All in all, I am pleased with my project!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Iron Craft 2012 #1- Paper

Happy New Year 2012

2012 brings us another year of crafting. Hopefully, with the new format-every other week-I will be able to keep up! Last year, I think I ran out of ideas about Halloween! Paper is our first challenge.

I was trying to think of an idea while cutting out letters for a bulletin board. When--duh--I was doing a paper craft! I volunteer at church and the job of the bulletin board fell to me. I guess as an ex-elementary school teacher, they felt it was right up my alley.I have enjoyed the challenge!

 This is the board I did for the Christmas season.
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This is the latest one I put up this week.
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However, for the first challenge I wanted to do something else. I decided to do these simple little note pads using sticky notes. Measure and cut out of heavy stock paper, a cover. Be sure to allow for the fold-over top. Using good glue, attach the paper to the back and top of the sticky pad.

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Decorate the front anyway you wish.

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These will make great little gifts. I intend to tuck them into birthday cards for friends. The "Mom" of a Mom and 2 Things has already requested several for herself.