Vintage Easter Lambs

I am hosting Easter luncheon this year and it will be an intimate gathering of four so I decided I want to decorate the table and dress up the place settings. Usually I have too many people to do this or run out of time, so I'm really excited I'm already done with this and I'm looking for other crafts to add to the table. This brown paper bag basket is also calling my name. :D

I visit The Graphics Fairy blog everyday to check out what new clip art is posted. This lamb was too cute to pass up and I thought I'd finally use some of my Martha Stewart glitter to embellish the collar and bell.

Here is one of the finished products ready to grace the table. If you are interested in doing something similar, check out The Graphics Fairy's Easter section and Gold Shoe Girl to see how she embellished a couple different Easter graphics.

Happy Crafting!


Friendship Bracelets

As many of us did, I used to make friendship bracelets out of floss and during my hippie stage, hemp. Everyday I visit the blog Honestly WTF and check out if they have any new DIYs. They usually post at least one per week. Last summer they posted quite a few bracelet tutorials including making chevron friendship bracelets, which I have never done. I always did the plain jane versions with all the colors in a row.

Here's the link to the tutorial and my first attempt at a chevron style friendship bracelet. I was going for nautical but it looks more patriotic and I think I should have used more than 6 strands of floss.


Cutting hi-jinks

I have been remiss in posting this past week. I've been busy cutting all of my fabrics for the Nature's Gift quilt. So many 2-7/8 squares for the pinwheels!

As a beginning quilter I also got a little overwhelmed and confused by how much yardage I was supposed to get. 2 out of the 16 fabrics I purchased were short. Needless to say I went back to the store to get more fabric. Lesson learned about being more organized next time, especially when a quilt contains so many fabrics.

Also, as a beginner/advanced beginner quilter I didn't have one of the rulers I need to finish cutting one fabric. I think my next investment will be a square ruler.

Until next time!