Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's been a while...

Sorry for the blog drought. I haven't been crafting very much until just recently when I finally found the time to get a couple of things done. Sometimes you just gotta take a step back and come back refreshed.

The first project I have today is for our Mother's Day challenge at myscrapchick.com. We were to come up with something using the Glamour Girl patterns and here was my contribution.

I wanted to do something other than a card so I came up with the idea of making a little cosmetic holder. I found the little wooden box at Michael's for $1, covered it with patterned paper, adhered the paper piecings I'd made using Glamour Girl patterns and wrapped some satin ribbon around the handle finishing it off with a pretty bow. Easy peasy!
The next project I have for you has nothing to do with paper at all. It does, however, have everything to do with my newest obsession: vintage linens. I LOVE them!! Finding vintage sheets and pillowcases at thrift stores and yard sales has now become my latest quest. So here is my first attempt at a reusable grocery bag using a couple of vintage pillowcases.

This is the side gusset view:

Sorry for the less than stellar photos. The lighting is just bad. But I think the bag turned out cute! I don't think this will be the last bag I make either.
Now I have a really cute tip for you! Some of you may have heard of this before, but I hadn't until a friend told me just recently. She uses old sewing patterns as tissue paper in her gift bags and gift boxes. I just thought that was cutest idea, and they are super cheap at the thrift store...like 25 cents worth of cute goodness!
So there you have my latest crafting exploits. What have you been up to lately?