Friday, February 13, 2015

Classroom Party

Today was the Valentine Party at Woodzeez Elementary. Mrs. Bushytail came to help and brought red Kool-Aid and cookies! Our teacher decorated the bulletin board with lots of valentines; someone gave her roses and a biggg box of candy. We can't wait to get home there are lots of goodies there too !
The swap package arrived today I will be back soon to share the goodness .... ewww so many cute tiny minis  XO E

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine mini making

I'm on a mini making spree.  Here are a few pieces I've made in the last couple weeks and have a couple more to add.  They are really fun to make and I have been amazed at how I have used every craft making skill I've ever learned !  I will post tutorials.
 The wreath is made with a bump chenille, with handmade ribbon rose.   The quiver is paper, trimmed with foil from a doily and is about 1 3/4 " tall.  The mini box is paper, trimmed with crepe paper ... and I'm sorry but I did not even attempt to make it open ... haaa my mini making skills aren't there !  The card holder is a paper punched piece trimmed with bakers twine.   Thanks for visiting !  XO E

Saturday, February 7, 2015

For the love of "minis"

 My vision is failing me, I desperately need to visit the ophthalmologist.  My focus is less than ideal, I have ADD, therefore making miniatures should not be for me ... but I love "playing" with miniatures and have gotten hooked !  I see something and think "oh my that would be so cute in "mini".  

A while back I bought a 1/12 scale table and decided it needed to be decorated for Valentines Day, it's a work in progress and I am sure will be ever changing, but today I made a runner for my table and it was simple.  Here is a little tutorial if you want to make one. 

    Simple supplies: lace, ribbon, and stitch witchery
1. I cut two pieces of lace to fit my table, leaving a little to drape over the end.

2.  With my two pieces of lace laid side by side, flat sides together, I topped with a matching length of stitch witchery, topped with a piece of  seam binding (not pictured sorry).  This will be the back of your runner.  Then "bond" it together with an iron.    

It's a sandwich:  lace, stitch witchery, seam binding (or preferred ribbon).

3. Now for the top of your runner, flip your lace over and repeat the sandwich - adding your decorative ribbon last (on top) ... caution make sure your ribbon doesn't have an embellishment that will melt when the iron hits it !!  To solve my problem I laid a piece of fabric between the iron and ribbon and it worked on the second try !    
Here's my runner   The table is 5 3/4" long and depth is 2 1/2"
Last week I mailed my minis to Debby for the swap.  She is the host for the swap so she divides them up and sends them out.   I can't wait to get our packages, there are 19 of us in the swap ... SO excited 19 minis !   Thanks for visiting.  XO E