Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Crayon Roll

I've never heard of crayon rolls until recently-someone gave my son one as a gift and I thought it was so cute. So I did what every person in the world does-I "googled" it and came across the instructions on this blog ( I made the felt one for a friend's daughter, she loves ladybugs. It's not perfect but I don't think it's too shabby for my first one. And I used a sewing machine, yay! I don't think I'll make another felt one as the shape had a tendency to morph throughout the stitching. I bought some cute jungle material to make my son a larger one that holds more crayons to use at home. I'll post it when it's done.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

How many days to "glow"?

A friend of mine is going through radiation therapy for breast cancer. Her husband told me I should come up with some kind of countdown so she wouldn't have to make big X's on the calendar. He said I'm crafty and made sure I didn't misunderstand it as "crappy", haha! He was kind of joking but I thought it was a great idea. I was going to see her today so I threw something together really quick late last night. She jokes and calls her radiation her time to "glow" so I ran with that pun. She has 38 treatments so I took 4 sheets of business cards and stamped them like a OSW with SU's Burst Into Bloom stamps and Gable Green/Pretty in Pink/Positively Pink/Lavendar Lace ink, Lavendar Lace marker. I also used a binder clip, misc. CS and misc. ribbon. On the back of the business cards, I printed some inspirational quotes I found online and added a few jokes, a card with her husband/sons/grandson's names on it, a half way there and you did it card. Some were serious, others were funny, like "You Glow Girl!" and little things to make her giggle. I know I could have done a million different things to make it bigger/better but I didn't have a ton of time and I think it turned out cute because of what was printed on each card.