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Welcome to my blog! My name is Michele and I am a stay at home wife. I'm married to a wonderful guy and we will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary this year. I have two great boys, Cody & Steven, they are both moved into their own places. I also have two German Shepherds, Firecracker and Bear. I'm using this year to work on getting fit and healthy and also to work on my crafty side. I've always been heavy and I would love to get into shape and lose some weight. I'm new to the crafty side of me!! I've been working on sewing/quilting and crocheting and have just joined the craft of the month club so I can try some new stuff. I will be sharing it all with you!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Painted a wooden tray

Monday I was just a little bored so I ran to the craft store to find something to do.  I ended up getting a little wooden tray, paint and some scrapbooking paper.  I'm not completely happy with the finished project, so I will be getting another one and trying again.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Paper Mache Boxes

So my niece has been here for a couple of days to visit on her spring break and we decided that we needed a little project to do.  We ran to Hobby-Lobby and bought ourselves a couple of paper mache boxes, paint, scrapbooking paper, modge podge, and a couple of wood pieces already painted.  We had a blast doing this and I think that I will be back to Hobby Lobby before the end of the week as the paper mache boxes are half off and so are the scrapbook papers.  This project hooked me, and I'm already thinking along the lines of doing these in a Christmas theme.
Our supplies.
 About 1/2 way through the project.
 My niece, Natasha's, finished project.

 My finished project.

~~Happy Crafting~~

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1st Embroidery Project--Finished

The finished product!  I really enjoyed this and I have already picked up my next embroidery project, a pair of pillowcases.

~~Happy Crafting~~

Friday, April 1, 2011

1st Embroidery Project

I've been wanting to learn to Embroider or Cross Stitch, so I'm going with Embroidering first.  My first project is Embroidering for Dummies.....lol

This is still work in progress and I will post pics when I'm done.

~~Happy Crafting~~

Quilting Project 1

Here is the first quilting project!!

It's not perfect, but I'll keep practicing!!

~~Happy Crafting~~

Learning to Quilt

As I'm teaching myself to sew, I'm also teaching myself to quilt!!  I can't wait until I can make quilts for the beds and for family and friends!!
Below are pictures of the two books that I am using to teach myself.

Learning to Sew

I'm teaching myself how to sew again....lol  The last time that I sewed anything was over 20 years ago in High School.  I bought some materials aimed at kids to reteach myself.  Below is the materials and the two projects that I have done already.  I'm now working on a project that actually uses a pattern....lol
 These are the materials that I used for my first two projects, they can be found here.

 1st project was a couple of receiving blankets.

The 2nd project was a couple of pillow cases.  I'm now working with a pattern to make a night gown with a matching pillow case.

~~Happy Crafting~~

Butterfly Baths

This is a project that I made last year for Mother's Day.  They are Butterfly baths.

I really enjoyed making these and my next project with clay pots will hopefully be a birdbath!!
~~Happy Crafting~~

Blogging my crafts

This is where I am going to blog my journey into the crafting world.  I'm going to post what craft I am doing along with pictures and I'm hoping to some day be able to show tuts of crafts.  I am fairly new to the crafting world and I am going to be dipping my hands into all the different types to see what I am interested in.  So far I am teaching myself how to sew and quilt.  I'm also crocheting a baby blanket and working on my Embroidery project.  I've just joined the craft of the month club and I'm very excited and can't wait for the first project to arrive!!
~~Happy Crafting~~