I had hoped to update this a month ago, but I didn't. I just picked up working again a few weeks ago and I have really enjoyed it. I was looking to take what I already knew how to do a bit further. I have been working on my packaging with stamps that I have made and stamps I had made for me. I love stamps.
I was getting sick of all those roses, but this made the whole thing new again to me. I found a way to make the fabric stiffer and sturdier so I could finally make some hair things. I discovered this new method while working on a custom order. Here they are in their cute little boxes.
So I did do the stamping project I mentioned last post with my students and I really loved what they came up with. I was sorry I forgot my camera on my last day because I only got a few shots the week before.
This was a tribute to the Nightmare Before Christmas. The other side of the bag had the negative image of this. I was really happy to see kids use the stamping and stenciling techniques and then take it a step further by applying to a book bag or sewing it onto something. Here's a cute pillow.
I thought these grave yard stamps were fun.
I would have liked to have found some photos of this years stage set just even for my own memory, but there really was no saving it after we took it down. This cardboard fireplace is all that remains. It had a beautiful fake fire going the night of and I was so happy with it. It's sort of in shambles now.
Here are some inspiring things (to me):
(this is candy sushi that I saw on Cookie magazine's website... I can't remember where I found the whoopie pies)
This was on etsy, and if it weren't for a $30 shipping fee, I would have bought it.
Tough budget. I think this is the best example I have ever seen of something that is truly gender neutral. I love these colors.
I have been making and thinking of baby projects and after seeing many beautiful mobiles and dream catchers and ornaments I have been making a bunch like crazy. I have 3 posted on etsy, and I'll put the ones I am keeping on here later. Here's one that's in the shop.
I took apart a very old bracelet for its beads for this. I have also fixed a few of my photos on etsy. I am much happier now with this fox pin.