Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Little Paper Bead Making

All I needed was some of these two ordinary items, and a single piece of junk mail insert.

I cut the paper on the diagonal into skinny triangles, started the roll between the paperclip prongs, and rolled each one up with my fingers.
My yeild was 22 beads. As I came to the end of each triangle, i applied a tiny bit of glue, continued rolling, and allowed the overflow glue to spread over the whole bead. This added a firmer, shiny finish to each bead. Tonight I will take them home and see what they want to become.
Absolutely free crafting just so satisfies my frugal ways. LOL!
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Psychadelic Purse

This is my crocheted purse. Last year I showed a sloppy photo of this same rainbow cording used to make a book bag for Daughter #2.
I finished my purse sometime before Christmas, but have only been using it everyday for about a week. I always, always, get some comment from someone when we go out/in somewhere.

This really surprises the husband, because he hates it. He does not know of the need to have a little sparkle and flash once in a while. He is so sweet, and always chimes in "she made that" when the waitress or clerk says they like it. I lined it with a nice piece of creamy yellow linen, which was hand basted in, then machine stitched twice.

When I made the lining, I included pockets on either side, the left has a divided pocket of three sections, and the right has two, but now I wish that I had made a completely divided center. I am very happy with it either way.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I haven't been without craft for over a month, just without blogging of said craft. I have begun a very extensive sewing project, which I will share later this week, but for today, How about a little absolutely free notebook for your purse.
I was at work and did not have anything to sew the ends so I used this rubberband type file holder band.
The covers, front and back, are paint chip cards (free from Home Depot), and the inside pages are recycled computer printout paper from my office.
It is just slim enough and thin enough to fit nicely inside my purse.
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