Crafts Other Than Stamping

Hello Stamping Friends!

I hope you don’t mind this month’s post won’t be stamping related.  I spent the month doing very little of it and A LOT of time doing other crafts.  I did manage to create four Christmas cards for next month’s club. But for this month, I thought I would share a few of the other projects I worked on.

First off, both of my children work in health care for the same hospital system in Colorado, and they both asked if I would make them a few scrub caps.  I don’t think scrub caps were ever something they had a desire to wear before the Covid19 pandemic.  Now they want to remain as covered as possible while at work. So, I managed to make two for each of them.  My son’s cap came with very specific requirements.  He wanted Green Bay Packers material and buttons sewn to the sides so he could run the cords of his face mask behind them instead of his ears.  Finding Green Bay Packers material in Colorado took a little while.  It was nowhere to be found in the local stores, so I went online.  It cost a little more than I would normally pay for a yard of material, but he doesn’t make too many requests and I never did get to take him out for his birthday in March because of everything closing.  I decided I could splurge a little on him.  I found the pattern for this cap on Pintrist.  It is a version of several that the free pattern offers.  Here is a link to the pattern if you are interested.

I’ve harassed my daughter too many times to mention about sending me a photo of herself in the scrub cap I made her, but she hasn’t bothered yet so you will have to use your imagination.  When I finished with the  caps, I had enough of the material I used for my daughter’s  left over so I made my 2.5 year old grand daughter a pillow case dress with it.

She visited over this past weekend and she wore the dress, but she wouldn’t let me take a picture of her in it. (I think she gets it from her mom! 🙂 The dress was another pattern I got off Pintrist.  The link is here.

A couple other things I worked on this month were a few recycled glass projects. Using glass i.e. plates, bowls, vases, glasses, etc. I found at the dollar store and local thrift stores, I created a few lawn ornaments for my back yard.  My back yard has been needing a complete overhaul, but since that isn’t going to happen anytime in the near future, I decided to clean things up a little on my own and add some fun stuff back there.  After all, the back yard is our vacation destination for this year…maybe even next year.  So, I might as well enjoy sitting out there. 🙂

The first lawn ornaments I created are these mushrooms and a mini bird bath.  (The clay frogs are candle holders.)

The mushroom on the left with the blue stem was made using items from the dollar store.  The mushroom on the right ismade out of two items I found at a local thrift store.  And the mini bird bath to the back is created out of a pink covered candy dish and small vase I had collected awhile ago.  My biggest recycled glass project was a full size bird bath pictured below.  All of the glassware is stuff I found at a local thrift store.

My final project for the month of July was up-cycling my denim jacket.  I’ve seen many with lace trim for sale but they are always so expensive!  And my philosophy is,  why pay money for something you can make for twice the amount?!  I’m being sarcastic, if you didn’t realize.  Sometimes that is usually what happens.  By the time you finishing purchasing all the things you need to create something, you realize it would have been less expensive to buy it already done.  At any rate, I added some lace trimming to my denim jacket, and I am looking forward to wearing it this fall.  I hung it in our coat closet so I see it when I need a jacket.  I was keeping it in my clothing closet and realized I never wore it.

So these were all of my July crafts.  If you have any questions about them, let me know.  I would be happy to answer them.

Until next time…

Happy Crafting!