I’m getting real crafty….

So I taught myself to needle felt and I love it! I kind of had to….I wanted to get a pin cushion ring to give to someone and since the girl was featured in Martha Stewart Living her store is temporarily closed….so I was forced to make it myself. Isn’t it awesome?! Well I’m not showing the finished product because I forgot to take the picture, but imagine it with a ring finding….and it goes on your finger. Very convenient for sewing! I hope they love it!!

 

Besos,

~Mrs. B

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First time sewing project

So we took a sewing class at our little community center here and on our 4th class we FINALLY finished our first project: a tote. We only had one more class after that so we didn’t have time to finish the second project in class….boo! But anyway….our totes came out so good!!! …..yes the pockets are kinda crooked, the seams don’t really line up and my straps are way longer then they’re supposed to be but I’m so proud of them for being our first thing ever that we’ve sewed!! Really…it’s not our fault…the teacher is pretty bad: no patterns, no samples, no pictures, NOTHING! We were pretty much going blind…if it wasn’t for my mother-in-law we would’ve been completely lost! They look a bit wrinkled, but they’re still pretty awesome….

My tote (the straps are long enough for me to use it as a messenger bag!)

Nick’s Hunter’s tote (not quite the shape he originally wanted, but it looks so good right?)

 

Besos,

~Mrs. B

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Update on casting project no. 2

Theme: architecture. My inspiration: the Chrysler building. What is it? It will be a pendant. I hope.

my design and the wax I started with

right before investing

side view (the glass bottle in the background is my new favorite tool: an alcohol lamp. i love it.)

 

Besos,

~Mrs. B

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My little baby genius

Introducing, my oh so very talented husband Nick…the brains behind Crafthouse Productions.  He just launched his brand new site and of course I had to post about it.  Make yourself comfy and watch some of his movies. You’ll love them. Enjoy!!

 

Besos,

~Mrs. B

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Mirror, mirror on the wall….

Ok..so it’s not a mirror it’s a frame, but it could be a mirror!!

I’ve had this Ikea mirror looking frame for a long, long time (more than 2 years) just sitting behind some furniture.

I’d wanted to paint it for a while now, but didn’t until this last week and now I LOVE it!! I used a gold spray paint and I also painted the glass with some chalkboard paint just for fun.  Maybe someday I’ll make it a mirror.  Isn’t it awesome?! I put it in the kitchen/dining area at the perfect height for self notes or love notes to N.

 

Besos,

~Mrs. B

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Progress….

I started my jewelry class about a month ago and I love it.  I’m finally casting, I’m learning so much and it’s super fun and exciting.  I still have a lot of cleaning up to do, but here’s the progress of my first project which is due next thursday…..

this is what I started with
my drawing
about to start carving
carving done
side
done casting...ignore the button it'll be gone!
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Fun Pin Cushion Project!

A few weeks ago I purchased one of Martha Stewart’s amazing books : Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.  I already have the Encyclopedia of Crafts and I love it so after debating for a couple of months I decided I needed the sewing one as well; and um..duh! I love it too!

I found a super fun and “simple” pin cushion on there using a ball jar.  I have loads of ball/kerr jars from my wedding and also from other projects so when I started thinking of my mother in law’s birthday present naturally this project was the answer. I made two one for her and one for my mom’s friend Magali.  They both love sewing and this is a fun/practical way of carrying your tools.

I wrote “simple” because it looks and seems simple, but when trying to make them I realized that it’s not really simple.  It’s kind of hard to push the cardboard out of the way so the jar will actually close. Also when you work with a hot glue gun…it kind of sucks because it dries fast so you don’t really have enough time to do everything.  Anyway….I did finish both of them and they turned out pretty darn cute! See for yourselves…..(I forgot to take a pic of the black & white finished so I just have the green one)

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Have yourselves a lovely wednesday afternoon….I know I will…I’m going to disneyland!
Besos,
~Mrs. B
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