Sunday, August 14, 2011

Random Crafting

I've been doing some random crafting lately.  Nothing major, but since I usually post more about what I buy than what I make, I thought I'd share a few creations.

First, though, sweet Laurie shared one of her Birdsong tags with me because I loved them so much.  This is a terrible picture, but you can see the tags she made on her blog here and here. Aren't they just beautiful?
Seeing Laurie's and all the other lovely tags made me want to make another one quite different from the black and white one I created for the swap, so I grabbed some images from The Graphics Fairy and came up with the tag below.  I used some lace I had recently purchased on Etsy and some trim I bought to sell in my Etsy shop (coming soon!) plus a few tiny vintage millinery flowers and some seam binding.

While sorting through some vintage wallpaper for another project, I found a smallish piece with a bit of blue on it that I loved and decided to make a tag.  I added a ribbon flower with a blingy center and some tiny millinary flowers.  I left a blank area on the back so I can add a sentiment later and attach it to a gift bag or package.
I made this bag, maybe in anticipation of Halloween???  I printed the raven from The Graphics Fairy and left it on the existing white background.  I may try it again, cutting around the bird and putting it on another background. 
And finally - yes, FINALLY - I finished the French General necklace I started in Kaari Meng's class at Silver Bella last November, AND the bracelet kit I purchased there.  It only took a couple of hours and I love them both. 
Hope everyone is having a productive week!


  1. Your jewelry turned out beautifully...great job. Everything else looks wonderful as well. etsy shop...can't wait to see it. :)

  2. Oh, it's all wonderful! I am so jealous of your finishing your French General jewelry! I bought a necklace kit and still haven't done it. Although I must say I had planned to do it with a Bella friend and she has been too busy all summer -- we haven't gotten together as planned.)

  3. I love, love, love the tags you made for Laurie! I *still* haven't finished my French General project from Silver Bella so good for you!!! I love your profile pic - looks really good. :)

  4. You projects are YUMMY! I love the whole connection of seeing all my favorite friends here on blogland. Happy creating!

  5. Your tags are all so nice! Lucky me - I received one in the Song Bird Tag Swap last month. I posted about them today and wanted to stop by nad say thanks!