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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mosaic Candle Holders

                                                        MOSAIC CANDLE HOLDERS

My munchkin and her Grandma did this project together, and it is fairly easy to do and really cute.

You can use canning jars or any old food jars that you may have, of course as all things go.. thoroughly wash/clean them before you craft with them or anything else with them for that matter.

Jars of your choice
Tissue paper
And a small/medium sized craft paint brush.  

Cut your tissue paper to whatever shape you fancy or if you're on the wild side..multiple shapes
Grab your paint brush and start modge poding it on!

Creates a really cute mosaic like candle holder.

Sewing School

I've been bitten by the craft bug. First it started off with Modge Podge, I just discovered the stuff and wanted to Modge Podge everything in the house, from there it was the acrylic paints.. I couldn't paint fast enough for my hearts content..from there sewing, I was sewing, painting and if I could have Modge Podge the fabric.. I'm fairly certain I would have done it.  Either way.. I'm stuck on sewing, specifically..quilting. I have always wanted to try and make a quilt and on a whim one day I just went for it, and now I can't stop.

My daughter must have been bitten by the same bug.. or she likes to say..kissed by the same bug.  No bug would dare to bite her she said as she is too sweet, so they must be kissing her.  

She asked me to show her how to make a quilt of her own, and well that got me really excited so I went and bought her a little mini sewing machine.. we won't go into that though. (horrible waste of money)  and a sewing book. I thought this would be a great after school activity we can do together...

I absolutely LOVE this book! It progressive so it starts off with the VERY basics like talking about different fabrics, supplies, and techniques. After that is covered they get into the actual sewing projects, which range from 1 star being the easiest and 3 stars for the more advanced sewer, however by the time they work through each project they should know all of the techniques and have applied each one as they go.

Above are the first two projects my daughter did on her own, she had a LITTLE guidance from me (I had to refrain from wanting to take the needle and do the stitches in a straight line, that was truly a test for me).
What I loved about the first two projects is that they are actually sewing items that they will need for their kits that they have to put together.
1.  Pink book.. is the needle book that houses all of their needles.. in this case only one needle for her.
2.  Apple pin cushion.
And then they get into the usual round of things you might start off with when first learning how to sew.. a pillow, a small drawn stuffed animal and so forth.
This was money well spent.. (unlike the sewing machine..: /)

I can't wait for her to get further into the book and have more projects done that  I can post about.