Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rosanne's grandmothers attic dangle charm.

My wonderful friend Rosanne suggested that we do a dangle charm swap. Well I was just getting ready to host one on MPTS. Rosanne suggested a grandmother's attic theme. Awesome idea my friend. Well I did her with more handmade charms and things. I hope she likes it. Below is a close-up of the dangle charm. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Virginia

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grandmother's Attic dangle charm for swap.

I am hosting a dangle charm swap over at for the month of April. If you are interstead in joining any of these swaps head on over and become a member and sign up for some of the fabuleous swaps we have going on over there.
I chose the theme (Grandmother's Attic) the only requirements were that you have to use three to four charms. Any color choice was fine. The charms had to be something you would find in your grandmother's attic. Here is a close up of the charm I am entering in the swap.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you there. Have a great day. Hugs Virginia

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ric Rac flower centers

Made these using Ric Rac. I bought a few from my local thrift store. I then made some of my own. You can add what ever cetners you like. And the wider the ric rac the taller the flower center.
Here is a side view.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Sunday

A special thank you to Robbie and her family and to Rosanne and her family for spending Easter with us. We had so much fun. The food was delicious. I hope you all felt at home and hope to do it again. Watching Lily hunt for her eggs was so precious... Love my grand baby..
Rosanne thank you so much for the box of goodies, I can't stop looking at the things you gave me. Very generous of you. I hope that you too will also enjoy my gift.
Robbie thank you for your wonderful company. The deviled eggs were awesome. And thanks for giving me all your money! LOL!!! We played left right center and I won every one's money in the jackpot. It is always a pleasure when we get together. Hugs and love to you all.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Time Stick Pin Swap


Here is my first stick pin for a swap. I have made several stick pin just not for a swap. I did this for the swap over at MorePaperthanShoes. The theme was Spring. We had to use the colors light green, light yellow, and white. The pin had to be two inches or longer. We also got to use bead caps. I used some silver ones.  Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day. Hugs to all

lace doily flower tutorial

These are some really easy and pretty lace doily flowers to make. Beginners can make them.

Here some close ups of two different flowers.

Here are the supplies.
Flowers centers of choice. Buttons, beads, old jewelry, small flowers
Pearl beads on a rope
Small crocheted lace doilies
Hot glue and hot glue gun.
Bottle caps

I first tried it using the holders for cameo and decided I could use them for cameo's. Why cover them up. And Bottle caps work just great for this.

First you will gather a small knot from the center of the doily as shown in the photo below.
This is what will be glued into the bottle cap. It helps the flower looked more gathered when you turn it over. If that makes sense. Once you have gathered the center you will knot it closed with the thread. I would use white so it don't show threw.

You will then put some glue into the bottle cap and place the knot into it.  I quickly turned it over and adjusted the flower to my liking while the glue was still hot. Her is what the bottom of the flower will look like. The bottle cap also helps you glue the flower down on your project. Just refer to the two bottom photos.

Once your flower is glued into the bottle cap and you are content with the outcome. You will them hold the tip of the pearl string. Now you can use different size doilies. So here is where you will need to measure the pearl string after you make the flower as different size doilies will make different size flowers. I just hold the tip of the pearl string and then make a loop and hold it up against the flower to make sure the loop is not longer then the flower edge. Once I have decide the right size I then count how many pearl dots I will need for the flower I cut the pearl rope. You will need six of these loops.

Next you will glue and connect the loops and set aside. Once you have all six

You will then start to glue them to the center of the flower. Quick note.  Do not add a lot of glue to the center of the flower and then add your loops as the hot glue can make your loop come unglued. Just small amount at a time.

Once you have them all glued down. You can add more glue in a small amount to the center of the pearl loops and quickly glue you flower center of choice making sure your loops don't come unglued. And there you have a pretty lace doily flower. Hope you give this a try. Also try using different color pearls on a rope and different color lace doilies. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Hugs to all.

Another croched flower

Another gorgeous crochet baby blanket I found at another one of my local thrift stores. This one had 42 flowers on it. and they are white and yellow in the center.  Below is a close-up of the flower. Thanks for stopping by.