Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wine Glass Charms and Napkin Rings Using Shrinky Dinks

As a kid we always had Shrinky Dinks. Well, I found out that Shrinky Dinks sell printable sheets, what a neat idea!! Fall is right around the corner I thought I could make personalized labels for drinks or napkins. I first made and printed out the image, cut the shape out that I wanted and added a hole punch to the top (it's important to add the hole before you shrink it).

Then it's time for the fun part, watching your Shrinky Dinks Shrink! I put them in the oven and watched them curl and move all over the place.

Once it cools and is all done I added a ring and a ribbon to attach it to a wine glass.

It also works as a cute napkin ring

There are so many ideas you could come up with using this paper. I also made a necklace with the names of my kids.

This was so fun and I am looking forward to using it again!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Disney Ruffle Tee

This time of year our family starts to plan our trip to Disneyland. And what trip would be complete if you didn't dress Disney! I had some polka dot fabric and decided to embellish a t-shirt for my daughter. I just took three ruffles I made from the fabric and shaped a Mickey (or Minnie head in this case) and added a cute fabric bow. I am probably going to make a skirt to match. We are huge fans of all things Disney and this fits in perfectly!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Items on Etsy

I just listed a few new items in my Etsy store. I really love the bags, they are great for so many things. They would be great to use as a reusable shopping bag!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pottery Barn Inspired Lamp Makeover

I really love everything Pottery Barn sells, I don't however love the prices. I saw this lamp today at a thrift store and it reminded me of something that Pottery Barn would have....just slightly altered.

I thought it was sort of a combination of these two lamps...
So I took it apart, cleaned out the inside of the glass and painted everything that was 80's green to black. I think it came out beautifully!! Not bad for $10.00

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ruffle Hobo Bag

I have been looking for a new purse, and I just couldn't find one that I liked enough to buy. I figured maybe I could just make one to suit my needs! I came up with this "Ruffle Bag". It's cute, functional, and there is LOTS of room inside for all the things Mom's need to carry. Like a wallet, keys, make-up, snacks for the kids, toys, treasures my kids find on the ground and give to me as "gifts". And then there will still be plenty of room!
I was so happy with the way it turned out I have decided to list a few in my Esty Shop. I have come up with different variations of the bag that I will list over the next couple of days. I have had so much fun coming up with new ideas for my new favorite bag!!

Leslie :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm Back...

I didn't mean to be gone for so long, it just seemed to happen. I think that crafting and coming up with ideas can come in waves. For a while life just got busy and crafting and creating took a backseat. But now I'm back and have some new ideas and fun finds that I can't wait to share! I am glad to be back in the swing of things again!!!


P.S. The Blog is getting a new look too!!