Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Crafty Goodness

I wish I had this many days off in a row more often! I'm actually getting around to all the projects I've been wanting to work on, and it feels GREAT. Too bad the next few weeks will be all work and no play!
Tonight I decided to make some wall decor for my friends nursery.
I started off with two unfinished wood craft squares from Hobby Lobby.
Gave them two coats of white acrylic paint:
I measured the small square on the top to be 4x4, so I cut out two pieces of scrapbooking paper that size. Then I whipped out the good old Cricut, and cut out two images from the Cindy Loo cartridge 3 inches tall.
Then it was time for Mod Podge to secure the paper and cutouts to the wooden squares.
The end-product?
Cute wall decor for under $5!

After those were done, and the glue was drying, I decided to tackle a mini-project!
I love my camera. It's my baby, I treat it as such. However, I was getting very bored with the Canon camera strap. The back, while strong, hurts when it rubs up against your neck for too long, say when you're photographing a wedding. I decided to sew a sleeve to cover the strap, and add a little more excitement to it! It took about 5 minutes to do, which was nice, and it was a perfect fit to the width of the strap.
I'm obsessed with polka dots, so this fabric from my stash seemed fitting! I want to make a few more camera straps so I can switch them out as I please, though next time, I think I will try to put some quilting batting in there too for some extra cushion! All in all, I'm a happy camper, and this will do just fine for now!

What projects are you working on? Care to share? :)
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  2. I'm following you! Cute and impressive project!! I'm just re-learning how to crochet...nice little relaxing past-time. :)

  3. What a great project! Hi~ I am your newest follower from the Thursday hop & would love it if you stopped by and returned the love :)

  4. Girl you are good. I am following you back. Thanks for linking up with us today.

  5. Thanks for following my blog ChicnSavvy Reviews
    I love your craft you did how adorable!!! You are very talented!!

  6. Hi Victoria! I'm following you from the Thursday Blog Hop! I'd love for you to stop by and follow when you get the opportunity! What neat projects you were able to get done on your time off. I wish I had a camera like yours. I too am very camera happy!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  7. Both super cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!