Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Getting My Craft On

When it comes to crafting, I generally suck at life.  I can't sew a button.  The craft store scares me.  And I have a tube of Mod Podge that I'm not quite sure what to do with.  But this is the age of Pinterest and I've been pinspired to at least give it a go.

I saw this thing on Pinterest that looked easy enough and all I needed was yarn and the letters from Isabella's old room with her name.

So I decided to try it and it was a huge pain in the ass and didn't come out nearly as neat as the original post said, but I do kind of like it and Isabella loves it.

From far away it doesn't look bad, but you can see a lot of imperfections if you look closely.  I never call her Bella, but I didn't have the wall space, or patience, to try and do the whole name.  And I only used two color pinks instead of 3.  In general, I'm glad with the way it turned out.  It's gotten a lot of compliments.

Then I decided I was going to try these bad boys out.  

Cute right?  Well the directions on how to make the labels completely made my head spin, so I ordered them from her site.  Very reasonable and they came quicker than I thought seeing as they're shipping from Australia.  

This is my crafting station.  Fancy huh?

Some "before" shots

 Some child labor was involved

And while I was fairly terrified the entire time that I was going to completely botch them, they actually came out really cute.

I'm actually having fun doing some grown up crafts.  I might need to keep at it.  But don't mention the words "cricut" or "hot glue gun"  I'm not ready for it yet.  


Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Girl, you totally have a crafting goddess within you! Nice work! I may have to get some of those labels.

Bev Feldman said...

Nicely done! I am impressed, I think I would've given up after the third letter (and I don't think most people's crafts turn out quite as they look at Pinterest...I've had many a craft fail!)

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