Saturday, June 28, 2014

Minnie Mouse crochet hat

My family was in Walt Disney World about a week ago, and I am missing it so bad.  The sights, the smells, the sounds, the rides, the parades...I wish I was still there.  Since I am in such a Disney mood, I thought I would share a little Minnie Mouse crochet hat I made a while back.  I made this for our a trip we took around the holidays. Because December/January nights can be a little chilly, I thought a beanie hat would be perfect - but an ordinary hat just won't do when you are in the house of the Mouse!  So I added a couple of ears and a polka dot bow.

I didn't use a single pattern for the hat. Instead I just pieced it together from different ideas and portions of patterns. I used this video pattern from iheatstitching to make the beanie.  To make ears I  made 4 crochet circles - 2 for each ear. I then cut 2 circles from plastic stitching canvas to go inside each ears. This will keep them from becoming droopy (that could be the name of the 8th Dwarf!). I sandwiched the plastic canvas circles between 2 crochet circles, then stitch it together all the way around using a yarn needle.  Not sure how to crochet a circle? There a LOTS of YouTube videos that will show you how.  Make them as big or as small as you like.  The bow can be any style you like. There are about a million crochet bows on Pinterest, so just pick the one you like and whip it up - then add some polka dots. The polka dots on my bow are made by adding yarn french knots.  When you have all the pieces, assemble it all together with a yarn needle for a complete Minnie Mouse hat!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flying by...

There is a fun challenge going on over at Lawnscaping Blog to use embossing, so I decided to play along.  I'm squeezing my in just before the deadline today.

I used heat embossing on the paper airplanes, the sentiment, and the little dots.  Plus the black paper has dry embossed dots.  I used Lawn Fawn "Flying By" clear stamp and matching Lawn Cuts die set.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Coca Cola scrappy page...

I've finally got around to completing another page for my Walt Disney World album.  This one has pictures of the kids playing in the mist that falls from the large Coca Cola bottle at Hollywood Studios.  It is a perfect cool down on hot summer day in the parks.

This is a traditional 12x12 layout. The background page is just a super light piece of green card stock.  The pattern paper is from Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic) and MME (On the Bright Side).

 The Coca Cola logo was made on the Silhouette using Loki Cola font pack free on the Internet. The other letters are from Simple Stories
 The bubbles were made using some of my old clear boarder stamps. I think they were Technique Tuesday, just not sure because the packaging was gone a long time ago.  The dots are Doodle Bug. I thought they sort of looked like a side ways hidden Mickey...and of course, Coke has bubble.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fruit Salad

Hello my crafty friends! I'm back today sharing the 2nd NEW clear stamp release from Some Odd Girl.  This one is super cute and can be used for so many different types of projects - it's called Fruit Salad (yummy, yummy...sorry, too many hours spent watching the Wiggles.) This set contains a banana, apple, pear, and 5 sentiments.

  I thought these fun fruit would make really cute bake sale signs, so I made some using the apple...

I made them into candy and caramel apples, just by doing a little paper piecing.  This gives them the dripping coating, which also looks like their hair.  After I fussy cut them out, I just attached them to some paper with the prices printed out - and put that on pattern paper.  I only colored a little shadow, so these would be so easy to whip up for a school or church bake sale.  You could make these candy and caramel apples for a Halloween card or scrapbook page too. 

Stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and see what the other girls made with yummy set. I'm sure you'll find something to satisfy your crafty cravings. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cookies and Milk

It is clear stamp release time over at Some Odd Girl, and I've gotta tell you, these are some FUN stamps!  Today I excited to show you Cookies 'n Milk.  This set comes with the cookie, milk carton, a mustache, a little heart, and 3 sentiments.  That's a lot for mixing and matching.

Not only would this set be so cute for cards, but think of what you could make with it for a Cookies 'n Milk themed birthday party....or baby shower...or tween slumber party! Take a look...
I decorated bakery bags with the cookie guy to serve large cookies in...also great for catching crumbs! I made a little milk carton to use as a party favor box (cut out on a Silhouette).  Of course you can't really drink milk out of it, but you can fill it up with white jelly beans, white m&m's, or white gum balls - then your guest have something to take home with them. 

I colored both of the images with Copic markers.  If you are making several and need to save time, just stamp them on colored card stock.  

You could also make banners, invitations, place setting...the possibilities are endless!  For more ideas and inspiration using the Cookies 'n Milk clear set, click over to the Some Odd Girl blog. Gotta have this set right now?!? You can find it in the Some Odd Girl shop today!

Thanks for stopping by!