I like to get a head start on crafting seasonal items for my Etsy shop. So, yesterday I crafted a couple of really cute and really fun things for Halloween. I start decorating for Fall around the middle of September...which, by all estimates, isn't that far away!
I purchased these sweet-faced Halloween kids stamps last month and have been looking forward to making something with them ever since. I love little pieces of art-work hanging from hutch fronts or door knobs. For the base I used two vintage cardboard bingo cards and sandwiched them together so that the worn patina would show.
|Isn't she cute?!?|
|My new staple is Bakers Twine...I used it here to cover up the seam of the two bingo cards.|
I machine-stitched, Smooched with silver spray, stamped, water-colored and added fun trims and embellishments. She turned out quite nicely!
The second project is a set of bag tags that seem to a recurring favorite. I use this "Homemade for you" stamp and add a little something extra, depending on the holiday. For these I found an ittby bitty bat stamp. Then, of course, I added my favorite orange and white Baker's Twine :)
I listed both of these at my Dot & Whimsy shop at Etsy. I've been so busy with work, Athletic Booster functions and design team stuff that I haven't had much time for my Etsy; it was nice to get some new stuff up!
I have two large packages of chicken breasts boiling to put away for spaghetti, salads, etc. "Someone" left the big freezer open last night and we're trying to save as much food as we can.....fun, fun, fun *smh*
Off to work! Stay cool out there :)