Monday, December 07, 2009

The New Crafty-Me

I don't know what has happened to me since I quit working over a year ago....I swear I've had a personality shift: I stopped blogging regularly, I hardly shop at all now (although that's just circumstantial I'm sure), and I've discovered I looooooove being crafty! I seriously never knew this about myself.

So the house isn't any cleaner, I don't cook any more often, but I have made some fun things over the last year...a Halloween wreath, several Advent calendars, a jute vase, pillows, Christmas yarn balls, been in a cardmaking club (which I NEVER thought I would do), decoupaged a drawer pull, spraypainted and painted almost every piece of furniture/accessory I own, hosted a Scrapbooking weekend, started digital scrapbooking, and on and on and on. Poor Ammon. Early in our marriage, he had lots of hobbies to keep himself occupied, and once told me that he wished I had some hobbies I enjoyed as well...I really don't think this was what he had in mind. =)

My latest, or at least most involved project has been making Scrabble-tile necklaces. I LOVE doing these! It's fun to look at a piece of paper and visualize what you could make out of it. They really are nothing fancy pants at all, but, I did recently display them at a craft fair, and they did quite well! Who knew??

Anywho. So now I have dozens left (because I can't do anything in small doses) with no home. OK, I really never thought I'd do this, so here goes really fast:


That was awkward. You'd never know that I used to work in sales would you? lol. But what the heck. Maybe there is some reader out there who just can't live without a necklace, and seriously...what am I going to do with all these? =)

As you can see, I've shown a bunch of samples of ones I've made already - be gentle - our camera sucks, and my photoshopping skills are nil. I've already done several custom necklaces, so if there's a certain monogram or color you want I can do basically anything. Just comment on here if you want to buy one, or 7. They make great stocking stuffers!


Scrappycook said...

Those are so cute and addictive huh?! I make them with scrabble tiles and dominos and glass tiles. I have more than I could ever possible wear now and hope to open a little shop soon to sell them on-line and justify all of my supplies! Where do you get your images? What glaze are you using and do you like it? I gave them as teacher gifts last year and they seemed to go over really well.

Ashley said...

LOVE them! Those Christmas ones are cute!

The Haley Family said...

Holy smokes woman, you have done just a few!!! SO CUTE, I wish I had paper like that for my glass tile pendants! I love the trees and flowers! Where did you find the paper!

Tim said...

Firstly darling, list them on
secondly I will take 3. Paypal ok?
1. (no ribbon just pendant) Cherry blossoms on red background pictured in your post center of 4th grouping.
2.The monogram B with purple background. (w/ ribbons)
3. pink flowered tree in the 5th grouping (w/ ribbons)

Ashley said...

I love you! They are adorable, and you are very talented....and I loved the Christmas card, thanks for sending one...looks like we're moving closer to your neck of the woods!

Michele said...

I hear ya sister. Just don't have many more kids other wise the crating will go out the window also. :)