Well I must say that I have had quite a productive 24 hours. I finished the new Ella Clutch Handbag sample out of some Robert Kaufman Fabrics that I have just packed up and listed on Ebay . I found a fabulous new font to use and have been playing with it all day. The fabric wrapper in a paper design download from the Martha Stewart Site. I got the inspiration for the labels from this blog - drool drool!
I had also promised Ella that I would make her a star chart to measure her good behavior (& sometimes bad). She earns a star for the day by not whinging!, eating her dinner & going to bed on time (a lot to absorb for a 4 year old). When she gets the full 12 stars she gets to pick Beanie Kid (we sell them at the store and as yet she has not been allowed to have one. - I think it is killing her every time she walks out without one)
The star chart was made on Microsoft word - just use the autoshapes tool to put the stars on the page - print out one with out the heading the get the child to color in the stars and cut them out. The cut out stars will go onto the card with the heading. Easy as - It took Ella a while to colour in the stars for me - so I got to do more craft while she was happy decorating them.
Daddy had to go to work this afternoon - so we only had a little time this morning between his shifts to wish him a Happy Fathers Day and make pancakes for breakfast - Happy Fathers Day to all the Aussie Dads
With thanks from some inspiration from Martha Stewart on the weekend I whipped up some paper rosettes - to make a picture for my study/craft room.
This is a really easy project and the kids can help out as well.
I have thought of so many uses for this rosette
- put a pin through the centre and use as a decorative pin on your cork board
- glue two back to back with a stick in the centre for a flower and stick in a bucket of sand or oasis
- use on a gift bag or wrapped present
- use a a name tag with a flat back pin stuck to the back
- use on cards and tags
- use as part of a scrapbooking layout
I am sure all you crafty people can come up with more ideas.
Here is how it is done.
Cut a strip of paper 12" x 1-1/4"
punch two circles - 1" & 3/4"
Accordion fold the entire length of the strip - I folded 1 cm folds - it depends how high you want the rosette to sit.
Using double stick tape glue the two ends together
Bring the top together and slightly pull the bottom out until is sits flat on the table - hold the shape together with your fingers and place a dab of glue in the centre - on top of that glue the two circles on and keep holding it together.
While holding it together place the glue bottle on top of something that will hold the rosette down, but make sure that item is not so heavy that is squashes it.