Thursday, December 29, 2011

Inkle Weaving...Bracelet!

You caught me. I'm obsessed with Inkle Weaving.

Inkle Weaving....BAG!

Here is my beautiful model, Mary Helen. She is as wonderful in front of the camera as she is behind it.
And here is my canvas bag that I made last-minute to serve as a functional use for my inkle-woven strap.
I made the bag pattern, so it's a bit different than I had anticipated. I'm not the sharpest pattern-maker. I like to blame my cranky sewing machine. Yep.
Like I said, first bag pattern.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Inkle Weaving

....No, really. That's what it's called.
This is what I've been doing in my major classes.
The process is very....VERY simple and the looms are not expensive. Heck ya!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY Mantle Decor....Stick Trees.

Here we go again with Christmasing on the CHEAP! Crafters Emily and Elena, blogging!
Welcome back to our little Greene Street Villa.

Sticks: On hand
Spray Paint: $3.47
Ornaments: $3
Mason Jars: On hand
Pine Cones: $1
Fish Rocks: On hand
Socks: $3
Snowflake Ornaments: $1.97

Total Cost: $11.44....Uh, yes please.

We spray painted some sticks from the yard. Uh huh.

We put 'em in a jar. (Necessary apostrophe before the "em" in that sentence, because we didn't put in a jar).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DIY Wreath (The Christmasing Begins)

Frame: On hand
Ribbon: $1 (Dollar Tree)
Ornaments: $4 (dollar Tree)
Tulle: On hand

Total: $5

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kid Craft 2

Ladies and Gentlemen, I couldn't be more pleased to introduce to you our next guest crafter: Katie Breitenbach, everyone!
We've been crafting together since childhood.
Well, actually I think this is the only instance.

Anyways, leave it to Katie, my little school teacher, to make me the best kid craft yet.

She knows hot air balloons are my obsession. Mmmm.

Love you back, Dispose-all!

Kid Craft 1

The term "kid craft" is strictly relative. No kids were involved in the making of these pumpkins. But it WOULD be a fun fall idea to do with the younger crowd.....or not :D

It was necessary to show off our work. Crafters: Emily Bennett, Will Cobb, Zach Balkom, Elena Henson

Saturday, September 17, 2011