Bead People DIY

bead people DIY
bead people DIY
bead people DIY
bead people DIY

For our crafternoon Jessee generously provided all the flower beads, but if you search “stackable plastic flower beads” on eBay or Etsy there are a lot of places to choose from. We drew the faces on our wooden beads for heads (which were found at any craft supply store) but you can also find some really cute beads with faces already printed on them too. Or paint some on. Just remember that your wire needs to be thin enough to go back through your larger hand and feet beads, without being so thin that it easily slips back through once trimmed up. All of this of course depends on the size beads you use too. Our wire was some times a huge pain to try and push back through the beads a second time, but it did work-even if a little rough on our fingers.

February Crafternoon

Yesterday was February’s Crafternoon, you might have noticed that I skipped having one in January. It was nice to take a month off after the holidays to unwind and not think about parties.
We made little dolls out of beads, and munched on a variety of scones. I wish I had taken photos of everything everyone made, but when I am in the middle of it all I often forget to grab my camera.
They were so much fun though and I’ll post a DIY tomorrow with the people I made (I went a little nuts and made 8 of them)
For a snack I made three kinds of scones… cheddar chive scones, these were great-so moist and fluffy, I think would make excellent biscuits. Chocolate walnut espresso scones, those were just “ok” a bit too dry and not memorable enough to ever make again. But the real star and the one that everyone seemed to rave about were gluten-free white chocolate lemon almond scones. I loosely followed this recipe here but for the “gluten free flour blend” I used 2 cups of gluten free bisquick, used the zest of a whole lemon, left out the cranberries and mixed the white chips into the dough instead of melting them on top, and tossed in about 1/2 cup of almond slices. They were slightly prone to fall apart while still hot, but as they cooled they held their shape really well. We only have 3 gals who follow a GF diet, but everyone seemed to like these. Some people liked them topped with lime curd & whipped cream, but they were really good plain too. I’d make them again for sure!

Snow day cookies

We’ve had so many snow (or ice) days around here, no school and sleeping in! But after while everyone one gets a little restless. On one day last week we decided to make some cookies for decorating. With just a cup and an empty soda bottle its easy to create a donut shaped cookie.
We had butterscotch flavoring for the frosting, and lots of candy eyes to play with.

Sublime Stitching


*****Updated! Thanks to everyone who entered, I contacted the winner via email.
To celebrate the launch of a new stitch-able tote that I designed for Sublime Stitching, we are having a giveaway! Want to win a tote? Just leave me a comment saying what you’d use your telephone date tote to carry. The contest will run until Feb 8th.
Don’t want to wait, you can get your tote here on Sublime Stitching.
Some info on the bag from Sublime Stitching:Hello? Oh, hello cutie! Heidi Kenney created this wrap-around design exclusively for Sublime Stitching. Our Most Awesome Tote bag, with a double-sided print appearing on the front and back. A large, easy-to-stitch design that you can show off coming or going!
100% cotton tote 13″ x 15″ x 6″ (33.02 cm x 38.1 cm x 15.24 cm) with expandable sides
wash-out ink
includes the PDF with two full COLOR guides

Valentine’s Update

Valentine’s update will go live tomorrow morning (monday Jan 27th) at 9am, and then there will be a second update (same items just more again at 9pm EST, for anyone who would miss the first update due to work or school.
I reconfigured my bigcartel shop so it should be much more user friendly now! It will show as being in maintenance mode until 9am tomorrow.
I also was able to add instant downloadable files!! So I moved all the printable valentine’s over here and hope to keep adding more digital goods soon.