Friday, November 18, 2011

Craftaholics Anonymous Craft Exchange #2

My second craft partner in the Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange mentioned that she like peacocks.  I found a picture of a peacock that I thought would make a good embroidery pattern.  I decided to use it to make another zipper pouch.  I'm not the best embroiderer (?) but I like how it turned out. I hope she likes it.

I put a couple of pack of Jelly Belly candies because Fairfield, California is the home of the Jelly Belly Factory!  Isn't that what pen pals are supposed to do, send little keepsakes from their hometown?  :)

Craftaholics Anonymous Gift Exchange #1

I was first paired up with a fellow crafter in Delaware.  I didn't hear from her for a little while so I was given a new partner from Utah.  Crafter from Delaware wrote me back a day later, so now I have two craft exchange partners!  Lucky me!

The first gift I started on was from the Utah crafter.  She sent me a link to her blog and I saw that she had two cute kiddos about the same age as my kids.  I know my kids love to get mail, so I decided to include a gift for her children.   I made them each a rice filled owl.  My kids love to put these in the freezer on warm days and  pop them in the microwave for about a minute on cold days.  Or they just chuck them at each other.
 For my partner, I made a zipper pouch, and it's pretty large.  It measures about 8x10.  It was a little bigger than I imagined, but I figure you can put many things in it, like: a small notebook and pen, treats, paperback book, diaper and small pack of wipes.

I had a lot of fun with this craft exchange and I haven't even received my treats!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2012 Primary Theme - Choose the Right

I've created a printable that could be used in many different ways. Here are some ways I thought of:
  • Upload to a photo print shop, choose 4x6 or 5x7, and frame them.  
  • You could arrange them in a word document and take them to Kinko's to be printed on transparency to use in soap bottles or sanitizer bottles.  
  • Print it and mod podge to a piece of wood.
  • Use as a scripture bookmark.
  • Print them on cardstock and send them to the children as a post card.  Kids love getting mail.
  • Make stickers.
  • Shrink them and use them on a gift as a label.
  • Print it, laminate it, and add four little magnets to the corners for a refrigerator magnet.

To use, click on the the picture to make it larger and then right click and save it to your computer.  If that doesn't work, please let me know.