When I’m in my craft room, I have a tendency to lose track of time. There have been times when I’ve become so engrossed in a project that I’ve watched the sun come up. One of the last times I did that, I realized that I needed a clock in there. But, knowing me, I couldn’t just buy a clock… I had to make one.
Here’s the latest project for my craft room. A DIY Canvas clock… With Bling.
I love to work with all sizes of gemstones. I like to decorate items with them as well as use them to make jewelry. Trying to place them on an object can be tricky unless you have a little help. I’ve tried using tweezers, but the gems like to jump out of them. Then I found the QuickStik Pick up tool, which was purchased at Joann Fabrics in their scrapbook department. They aren’t cheap. I paid $7.00 for mine, although I use it a lot. If you don’t want to spend that much money for something that you may not use very often, I have a do-it-yourself solution. It works as well as the QuickStik & you probably have everything you need to make it.
What is it? It’s a wax stick. Simple to make anytime you need it & probably won’t cost you a cent to make.
A while ago, a friend posted a picture of a clock on Facebook. She said she really wanted it. When I said that it looked easy enough to make, she said “show me”. I showed the picture to my son, and he said that he wanted one in black & white. So, to satisfy both, I made it for my son’s birthday. It was so easy to make using very little supplies.
I love centerpieces that have some sparkle & shine. I can’t help it, the more shine, the better.
When I’d first seen the Mirrored Lazy Susan by Valerie Parr Hill on QVC, I fell in love with it. But the $31.00 + $7.47 shipping & handling charge made the price tag a little high for me. By now, you know me, and you know that if I want something, and it’s too expensive, I’ll try to make it myself. My version was under $5.00!
I have a watch that’s one of my favorites. I love the way it feels when I wear it. But it’s recently lost a very important piece of the band. It’s called a ‘FreeLoop‘ or ‘FreeRing‘. I tried to find a replacement for the missing piece, and from what I understand, they don’t sell it. The only alternative would be to buy a new band. Unfortunately, I can’t find a band in white that fits the watch. So, I did what I usually do when faced with a problem… I made my own Watch Band Quick Fix.
When you’re a crafter & people know it, they sometimes give you things thinking that you can do something with it. This project started with a friend giving me a pair of gold & glass cherub lamps that someone had given her. She thought of me because I’m always creating something. I’m going to get 2 or 3 projects from this pair of lamps. Here’s my first one:
When we first moved into our home, we bought this corner booth. I wanted it not only for the seating, but for the extra storage that was built into the seats. But I don’t like browns, not the color or in wood tones. And for years, I would look at this booth & cringe.
By now, you know the way I think. If you like the piece, but the color doesn’t go with your home…. paint it! So I did.