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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Health and Crafts

GOOD MORNING! Here it is Saturday all ready! I am feeling so much better these days and am hoping to continue to better health. Lots more energy that is for sure! When your sugar is way out of line you just feel exhausted all the time... no matter how much sleep you get. So with all that added energy I have been crafting! OF COURSE! Here are some of the projects I completed this week.

This was my "prototype" - I drew this pattern up myself and created this
little bag. I love how it turned out but the flap needed a little fine
tuning.
The bag on the right is my second creation using the pattern I created and I really love
how it turned out. I want to draw up a pattern for a matching wallet so that I can use
the second bag on days when I want to travel extra lightly and be hands free. The straps are long
enough to wear across my body so as not to put stress on my shoulder. I plan to make
more of these bags to use up some fabrics. Perhaps I will finally work up the courage
to sell my items.

Butterflies I created from "ink blots" I created by folding index cards in half with paint on
one side. I added more paint to them and used a white gel pen to add detail and then sealed
them with Aleene's Glitter Decoupage  
This one is my favorite!

And here you see the four I am keeping turned into magnets using ProMAG Magnetic Paper
and Scotch quick dry glue. They are so glittery!!! Fun and Colorful!

I have set up some swaps for the "spare" butterflies for some online crafting friends and only have two left and I think I am going to send them to some little Crafters just starting out - 10 and 12 years old. I want to encourage the younger set!

I have some other crafts to share but can't until next weekend as they are part of something.

I hope all is well with you all.

3 comments:

  1. Your bags are so cute, Becky! I love Hello Kitty! Your butterflies are beautiful and I think you have a great idea to give a little boost to the young crafters! You're awesome! Keep up your healthy lifestyle - it's obviously working! Glad to read you are feeling better and have more energy! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Very cute bags! Isn't it so much more fun creating your own patterns?!

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  3. That is a super clever idea for the butterflies. Good work on your bag pattern. I find making up the pattern rather stressful the few times I've done it. Too much geometry or math or something....I don't know. I am sure glad your feeling better! May the trend continue!

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