Friday, April 10, 2009

Novelty Easter Earrings

I felt like being a bit silly about the Easter holiday so I decided it would be fun to make a pair of carrot earrings to wear during our Saturday egg hunting celebration.
(This photo isn't the best. My camera was stolen Wednesday night.)
I conditioned a lump of orange oven-bake clay, divided into two identical egg shapes, put a tiny streak of yellow in them and gently rolled them into a carrot shape. I lightly scored the outside to imitate the outside texture of a carrot with a paper piercing tool. I used that same tool to form a deep hole at the top of the carrot for the greenery.
To make the green carrot top I took a small bit of clay and rolled it into a tube. I sliced it down the middle, length-wise, stopping half-way down. I pressed those halves flat with the same Super Slicer I used to slice the clay. I crudely tore away the edges of the flattened clay which imitated the lacy carrot greenery. Then I inserted the unsliced portion of the tube and placed inside the hole at the top of the carrot. I added a looped pin into the carrot and added a hook earring piece to that.
There you go! Silly earrings that only a crafter could love.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring is in the air!!!!

Do you remember these cute banners I bought a couple of weeks ago from Peachy Cheap?
Well, I just had to show you what I did with them!!!  I love Kathyrn's tutorial on Nanny Goat.  
But since I had already bought my chipboard, I had to do something a little different.  I also made a summer banner with the other banner I bought from Peachy Cheap and I plan on making other banners with chipboard I'm going to cut with my Cricut.

Wood Craft Classes

Hello everyone! This month I thought it would be fun to do blocks. You can do your kids’ names, sayings you like, or whatever! This month is special, because you can bring your kids with you if they would like to paint their own. Please only bring those who will sit and do their project of course… as we don’t want things to get too crazy! I have a gazillion colors of paint to choose from, so if you are trying to match d├ęcor, maybe bring an item with you to match. The cost is 50 cents per block. Class dates this month are: Wednesday, April 15th 6 pm – 9 pm Thursday, April 16th 6 pm – 9 pm Saturday, April 18th 9 am – 12 pm Saturday, April 25th 9 am - 12 pm Tuesday, April 28th 6 pm - 9 pm Let me know how many blocks you will need when you sign up! This one will be fun! Thanks, Shannon