Frosty the Lighted Snowman

I know it is not Thanksgiving yet, but I am getting excited for the holidays.  I have been able to create a few things so far this year.  I hope this trend continues and I will share them with you as I go.

I have always loved glass blocks, it probably stems from my love of Architecture and Interior Design.  Did you know my undergraduate degree is in Interior Design?  Well now you do.  I have to admit I have not worked in this field for close to twenty years but it was my degree.  Anyway back to glass blocks…. I have been seeing all the ones people have put lights into and used vinyl on them to make great home decor items.  Well this past weekend I was able to go to a Craft Warehouse for the first time.  I loved it as there were so many great craft items on display of what you could make.  One of the things they had were glass blocks which has a plastic bottom which would allow you to fill the inside ~ ingenious!!! Here is my creation:

Snowman glass block_1

I the glass block would work perfectly as a snowman. I designed my own face  and cut it on vinyl using my Silhouette.  I saw an adorable felt hat there but it was too small so I made my own.  I found a how to on the web and modified the directions so mine would be a little smaller.

Snowman glass block_flower

I also had just seen the CTMH video Craft your Curls which I posted last week about using fabric to create flowers.  I told you I would post something I designed soon and check out my cool flower using the Sparkle and Shine textiles.  I only used two layers to create my flower as the video shows three.

Happy Crafting!

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Using Fabric

I have to admit I have been a bit gun shy of using all the cool Close to my Heart Fabric.  I have tried and had some success but I just cant seem to find that great how to video to make me feel confident.  I have learned how to make some cool rolled fabric flowers but I see so many others out there and wonder how is it done?  Well CTMH has come out with this awesome video.  It shows you how to make three different flowers.  I am now so excited and cant wait to try them!!! I already know where I am going to use my first one.  I am going to leave you hanging on that thought but I will be posting it on my blog when it is done so stay tuned.  In the mean time be sure to look at this video!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Creating Fabric Flowers

You have probable seen the Base and Bling kit that Close to My Heart has been offering.  You may be wondering how to create that awesome fabic flower.  Well here is a quick video which demonstrates how easy it it to do using Close to My Hearts adhesive dots and strips.

Happy crafting!

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