Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cork Wall Clock

Wine corks are one of those things that everyone seems to have a collection of but finding an attractive use for them is sometimes a challenge.  Here is an awesome idea I found on Pinterest that I couldn't find the directions to.  It's so easy and one of those ideas that took less than 1 hour, and will be a great addition to our kitchen, that is, after it serves as the perfect Valentine's gift for the hubster.

I wanted to cover the Staples logo with something a bit more romantic...

And found this pretty heart ribbon at Michael's that seemed to cover it nicely.

Corks ready, glue gun warming.

Easy as pie, line up the cork bottoms to the natural curve of the clock face to keeps them  in line.

Layer once.

Et Voila!

Monday, January 14, 2013

CHA Winter Show

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association World Fair) with my crafty-pal Marisa Lynch.  The show was inspiring as always, and I came away with a ton of ideas for my next segment on Marie, which is going to be on Valentine's Day crafts.  It's been freezing here, so I was trying to come up with an outfit that would be warm enough for the show floor, but not over-heat me so I went through the latest haul from my step-mother-in-law's (is that even a word?) North-east conservative  1980's stash to find something I could alter for the perfect crafty-lady look.  
I have the outfit on the left.  It appeared on the New Yorker a few months ago.

Complete with gold buttons.
Told you... it is EXACTLY the same suit.
The gold buttons had to go.  Red would make it more modern and match my skirt!  And I just happened to have some red buttons.
A modern way to wear an old stodgy cardigan.  With Jonathan Fong of Craft Attitude.

The elephant in the room.
Do you think they talked to each other ahead of time to coordinate?  Check out this hand made papier-mache elephant at DCWV

New tape line from 3M

A room to play with the tape in.

And after.  I love me some tape. 

Alice and Wonderland theme at Viva.

Viva painted butterflies.
Tin tea cups made from aluminum foil at Viva and painted with their awesome paints.

Old time molds for cupcakes.

Felt owl ipod cases.  Too cute.

Flowers made from household items at Ilovetocreate

Bread and whiteglue

Tissue and felt

Toilet paper

Crepe peper