Monday, August 31, 2009

5,132

5,132. To be exact. Is the amount of projects I am working on/would like to be working on. Homeschooling two kids is taking up a lot of my time. Which is why I have resorted to waking up at 5:30 am every morning to get my craft on. Much to my surprise I am not any more tired at the end of the day than I usually am. Here's some stuff I've been working on in the wee hours.

Felt Fall Sweet Set

Spooky and Sweet Sugar Cookies

A new Petal Purse

Trick or Treat bag

Check out the pumpkins I've got growing. They are beauties (they deserve a post a of their own). This is one girl ready for fall and Halloween. What has everyone else been crafting lately?

4 comments:

Riss said...

I love that bag!! Do you have a pattern for it, or did you create it yourself?
-Larissa

Shana said...

Hey larissa, it is my pattern that I made up. For my petal purses I usually choose floral fabric so that I can recreate a custom matching felt flower to make it really unique. I'm glad you like it, I never make the same purse twice so you know your child has something completely unique no one else will have. I use the same pattern for my Trick or treat tote, just a little bit bigger.

Larissa said...

How weird, another Larissa here...just found your site through a friend who I had told I was making felt food for my kids for Christmas. She said yours was super cute and boy howdy was she right. I am seeking some advice...this is my first time attempting it and I was wondering what kind of felt you use.

I guess the good news is that if I crash and burn horribly you have supplied plenty of felty goodies in your etsy shop.

Thanks a ton

Shana said...

Hello Other Larissa! I use both acrylic and wool felt, and which I use depends on what I am making. Wool and acrylic have different looks and textures, and colors available. I'm moving towards using more wool, though acrylic tends to be softer, more easily manipulated so it makes a good base for cookies and donuts. The colors available in acrylic are very rainbow-ish, if you want variety you need to find a good quilt/craft shop that carries wool felt (not Joann, they carry maybe six colors). If you have trouble in your area, etsy is a great place to start looking for felt colors. Thanks for your kind words and good luck crafting!