Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ribbon Necklace

My sister and Sarah came over for an arts and crafts day. Right now I'm taking a break from crafting because I burnt myself finger really badly with the hot glue gun and it's now blistering, but I can still type slowly. Lauren and I were determined to make these necklaces that we found on Yellow Blackbird. It was kind of like a throwback to making gimp lanyards at summer camp when I was 10, but I think the finished product is much classier! Focus on the necklaces here, not our sweaty gym clothes...

(Not pictured is Sarah taking our picture because I am ridiculously terrible at taking self portraits and they all came out crooked. She also promised to write a guest post about the awesome baby scrapbook she is making, right?)

Here is a closeup of Lauren's necklace. She burned the end on the candle. (We had really bad luck with heat today.) You can't really tell, but I used glue to keep the edges from fraying on mine just in case.

Here is my necklace overlooking the crazy high waters of the Housatonic River outside our window. I really like how they came out, but I think it would be cool to try using thinner ribbon, maybe satin instead of grosgrain. And I can't wait to try the other jewelry tutorials on Yellow Blackbird as well!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Daffodils for Spring

I had a Stampin' Up party yesterday and, of course, I made party favors! I found this cute idea for egg carton lollipops on Crafts by Amanda and had to try them out. They looked perfect displayed in a vintage Ball jar with some doilies and everyone loved them!

Now I can't wait to get my new stamps and supplies to make some more goodies! And hopefully the March showers will bring real flowers...