Well, now that Christmas is over, I can post about some of the crafts that I have been working on this month.
We really tried to keep our gift-giving costs to a minimum this year, but I still wanted something special.
I made bracelets for the Grandma’s…of course I forgot to take “in-process” pics.
I used clear flat marbles and craft glue and the little pics were from my picture orders from Winkflash which I punched out with a big circle punch. I alternated he pictures and a punch of scrapbook paper.
Then for the Grandmas (2), Aunties (3) and the girlfriends of the BILs (2) I made bags out of old sweaters. I used Betz White’s tutorial and then the embellishment inspiration came from cindygert’s blog (just scroll through her blog, lots of beautiful bags). I actually used some different free clip art online to print out…
I was most pleased with the oatmeal bags. The wool had felted nicely (it was actually a sweater of Danny’s that we “ruined” before we were even married, I have been holding on to it for that long hoping to find a use for it…) The thicker oatmeal wool held the shape of the bags better than the other bags did…