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Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cutest Easy Sock Snowman

How cute are these to make with the little ones?!!!!!!!!!!!

For this craft, you'll need a pair of old socks that are crew length, or longer, rice, rubber bands, map pins with heads, buttons, any left over fabric if you want for a scarf.  First, cut off the top of the sock from the foot.  Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber band tightly to the top of the sock. Then turn the sock right-side out again.  Fill the sock with rice. Make sure to pack it down as you go so the sock gets a nice round base.  Rubber band the top of the sock closed and put another rubber band 3/4 of the way to the top for the head of your snowman.  Now, decorate! Tie a scarf around your snowman's neck and add eyes, nose, and buttons.  Use the toe of your cut socks to fashion a stocking cap. Or you could use colored argyle socks to create hats and sweaters for your snowman.  You can either sew or glue on your buttons, and add embellishments - twine, bows, ribbons, etc - as needed.  This is such a quick and easy craft - 10 minutes tops - that it would be simple to create a whole family of snowmen for your mantle!
 
How cute are these to make with the little ones?!!!!!!!!!!! For this craft, you'll need a pair of old socks that are crew length, or longer, rice, rubber bands, map pins with heads, buttons, any left over fabric if you want for a scarf. 
 
First, cut off the top of the sock from the foot. Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber band tightly to the top of the sock. Then turn the sock right-side out again. Fill the sock with rice. Make sure to pack it down as you go so the sock gets a nice round base. Rubber band the top of the sock closed and put another rubber band 3/4 of the way to the top for the head of your snowman. 
 
Now, decorate! Tie a scarf around your snowman's neck and add eyes, nose, and buttons. Use the toe of your cut socks to fashion a stocking cap. Or you could use colored argyle socks to create hats and sweaters for your snowman. You can either sew or glue on your buttons, and add embellishments - twine, bows, ribbons, etc - as needed. This is such a quick and easy craft - 10 minutes tops - that it would be simple to create a whole family of snowmen for your mantle!
 
Thanks niece Kathleen for posting this on Face Book!
 
My Krafty heart to yours!

Friday, October 18, 2013

NEW WATERCOLOR LEAVES AND TABLESCAPE

I am enjoying the Fall here in Central NY so much!  I cannot go out without picking up the wonderful colored leaves and then draw and watercolor them!  Here is a group I finished this morning.

 This is the photo I took first before drawing the leaves.
And this is the drawing with watercolor added:


 Now I have 3 completed, trimmed and ready for framing.

Here is my table with fall leaves allowed to curl up and decorate the lace tablecloth.  Fall colors are just so pleasant to see!  Pls send photos of your creations and thanks so much for visiting!
 
MY KRAFTY HEART TO YOURS...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

OCTOBER

Wow!  Has it really been since May that I last posted???  I sold my home in SC and moved back to my hometown August 6th.  I bought a cute little 2 bedroom with small yard and love being back among friends and family here!  I waited a year and a half after losing my sweet Bill and still wanted to come back, so here I am.  Loving the Fall here in Central NY!  My sis-in-law gave me 2 well-worn, but good wicker chairs and a table to use on my patio.
I bought 2 cans of brown spray paint at the dollar store and spray-painted over their faded brown surfaces. Loved how they came out!


Next, I found 2 chair cushions on sale end of season in Walmart and a vinyl place mat to match and wah-lah! Love it!
 









I really love the way they came out!  I did not notice until taking these pictures that the backs of the chairs do not match-ha!  No matter...
 
And I finally got settled in enough to get out my sketch pad and have been sketching the gorgeous Fall leaves I pick up from the yard!
 
 






This will make a nice seasonal wall hanging when framed.  If you cannot draw, TRACE several leaves onto sketch paper.  You don't even need to put in the veins, just color with crayons or colored pencils like you did in elementary school and you will have a treasure for your wall, too!
 
So many crafts, so little time!!  Come back for more crafting!