Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall crafting 2011

 My friend Jessica and I like to craft. We decided to see if some of our friends wanted to come craft with us once a month.
 We started by having an open house in the craft cottage with a little food, beverage and a couple free make and takes.
 A fall card using bleach and chalk.
 And a Halloween party favor,
 with wrapped Hershey nuggets inside.
We had a great time and received lots of encouragement. In fact we even scheduled more classes. We will be hosting a class in October to make fall wreaths, homemade vanilla and pom poms. In November we will be doing Christmas tags in a tin and Christmas ornaments. We put together all the materials and our friends just pay a small fee for the "kit" and help with bringing food. In October we are having a potluck brunch and November will be a pot luck appetizers!
 This morning Jessica and I got together over Pumpkin Spice Latte's and had our nails done. Then headed to JoAnn for some creative therapy. Above is Jessica modeling her new set of nails with a before shot of our pumpkins.
 We found Glitter Blast! This product is amazingly gorgeous!
 While we were waiting for our Glitter Blast to dry we tore fabric for fall garlands.
 We used torn fabric, felt, ribbon and burlap. So fun to make!
Inspired from here.
 After Jessica left to spend some time with her hubs, I didn't want to leave the craft cottage quite yet, so I created this fall frame. I used some left over drop cloth from Lowes as the background under the glass of the frame, then used a leaf punch to punch some scraps of patterned paper. On some of the leaves I used distress ink to ink the edges and also inked the edges of the scrabble tiles that I purchased off Ebay. The frame is a $3.00 frame from Walmart. I finished by tying some ribbon, twine and glittered string that I purchased on Etsy. I am so pleased with how it turned out!
 A few little sneak peeks at my craft cottage fall mantle.
 Lots of glitter and sparkle.
 Fall colors, leaves,
 pumpkins, twigs and branches.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend!