Quickie

I’m sorry I’ve haven’t been blogging in awhile. I just want to give you a quick update of what’s been going on. So next week is a big week for me, I’m moving to a new apartment. I’ve been packing and haven’t had a chance to work on any projects. I still have been keep track of projects I’m planning on doing, but I don’t have the time to execute them. So anyway back to the move. I’m moving from New York to Florida. This is a big move for me because I’ve been in New York all my life and this is where my family lives. Some of you are probably saying why Florida. Well two answers. The last time I went there on vacation we stayed in a residential hotel and I finally got the feel for living there. Usually we stay on Disney property and you know how that is, going out to eat, maid service, buses taking you to the parks. Well the last time we had an apartment which we didn’t have maid service, we had a kitchen and rooms we had to maintain. We had to cook our own food,wash our own dishes so on and so forth. The second is my daughter got a job there upon finishing her internship ship and said she wanted me to be her “roommate ” along with her friend. So at this point I said why not. So here I am packing for a move which will be happening next Sunday when me and my dog fly there.

I will be back with my project as soon as possible,so I ask you to stick around to see my new projects as well as I organize my new spaces.

And as always

Keep crafting

This is how we do it

Hey how is everyone. Thank you for returning to my blog.I have good news to share but you have to come back tomorrow if you wish to know. Today I have a project to share. In a haul I shared these wooden mini crates.I saw these crates and like a crafter had to come up with an idea to use these.So I came up with a great project. I took these crates and painted them with some paints I picked up at Target.After I painted them, i used some wood glue to attached them. After glueing them together,I come up with another idea and I purchase four more. I once again I painted them and attached them.(I didn’t take pictures of that process). When the project was done this is what i came up with.I made a display case. I will be hanging it up on the wall, and putting some of my small trinkets on it. Here is just an ideal of what you can use it for.It can also be used to display craft supplies as well as paints. The possibility is unless.

So I hope you will come back tomorrow ,but until then

Keep Crafting

How I organize my fabrics

Hi and welcome back to my blog. I decided to do a quick blog on how I’m trying to organize my fabrics. This is just to give you an idea on how I will be organizing my fabrics. I have all types of fabrics, I have felt, foam,vinyl,plastic, interfacing and stabilizers. I decided to use ziplock bags to sort my fabrics.The only mistake I made using this idea was I picked up the wrong size bags, or maybe it was just I had more fabric than I realize I had.As shown I separated my fabric items and placed different bags. I put foam, interfacing and stabilizer in one bag, vinyl and plastic pieces in another bag. I put all my fabric pieces that fit in one bag and all the felt in another. I wanted to organize my fabrics so when I want to sew, all I have to do pick a bag of fabric and sew. In the future ,I will show you how I reorganize my fabrics in larger bags. Some times the Dollar Tree carry large storage bags. If I find them I will share that with you and I will also show you how I redo my fabric.So I will bring this blog to an end until next time, and as always,

Keep Crafting

A quicky

Hey welcome back to my blog. I just have a quick announcement to make and since I don’t have a finished project to share, I went to tell you something. I won’t go into details but in the next coming weeks my blog might have holes. What I mean by holes you say, well I will have a big organizational/purge going on and between that and my work schedule I won’t have a lot of time to craft. I will try to share the organization with you, as well as a few crafts but it won’t be on a daily basis. Please don’t leave me because as you will see in the coming weeks,something exciting will be happening and I will be sharing all with you. I do have a project I’m working on, but it turn out to take more time than I expected it to. So stay tune for that. Well I’m ending this blog now but remember,

Keep crafting

Its not a Saturday Haul

Hi and welcome back to my blog. As you can tell from my title, you probably know what this blog is. How back what is a shopping haul for 200 Alex. Yes that would be correct. So I have a small haul for you today because it will be used in hopefully one of many crafts for the reminder of the week and just some add on item. So let get to it. I brought these mini crates from Michaels. I was standing at the counter today and they were just talking to me. They said something like I can be used for a decor/organizing element. I looked at them and said really and they said yes take us home and we will give you ideas. So I brought them home. No I’m not crazy, but any time I see something that looks interesting, my mind make me think. I do have an idea for them but you just have to see.

Before I move on. Please excuse the tray I was doing a craft and I damaged the paper. Let this be a lesson to all you crafters out there. Protect your work surface always. So the next items I picked up from Target. I want to pick out fun colors to use with the above crates,but that you will have to wait to see what I do with them.The next item is some ink joy gel pens. I love the way these pens write and now they make them with caps. Just something new to try.The final item is just a couple of blade refills for my paper cutter. Nothing big, just wanted to share.I think I’ve covered my haul. It was just a couple of items I need for a new project. So I will leave you till tomorrow, soooooo

Keep Crafting.

Getting my craft on

Hi, welcome back to my blog. How is everyone doing. I hope your week so far has been crafty. Today I come to you with a craft for the sewing people out there. All the sewing people out wave your hands in the air and wave them like you just dont care.Ok ok I am coming back. So before I went off the rails, so to say, I have a craft I didn’t realize I needed until I decided I wanted to sew more neatly. I will also have a bonus at the end. So the item that I made is a mini ironing board. I have a mini craft iron that I usually just put on a tray with a towel and iron little projects that I dont want to be hassling with a big iron and board.This little iron is good for little projects such as sewing open seams and just ironing small pieces of fabrics.

So I decide to make something that would compliment this little iron, a portable ironing board.The items you need as shown is a piece of cotton fabric of your choice, a dish drying mat,(You can also use an old towel) and a block of wood. (Sorry I forgot the measurements of the wood). The first thing I did was to open the fabric and make sure there was enough room for the dry mat to fit.You can’t tell but the drying mat is under the piece of fabric,because I need to know if there was enough fabric to cover the mat. The main purpose of the mat is to have a cushion to iron on. The next step is to add the piece of wood and make sure its tight enough.Once I made sure everything fit, I staple all the pieces to the back of the wood.Once everything is stapled together I did one more check to make sure it was tight.And here what the finished project look like . It is functional and portable. The best thing is you can use it next to your sewing machine and never have to leave your sewing area to iron down seams.

*****Bonus Alert*******

Here is a bonus for all of you Cricut Maker owners who also owns a sewing machine.Its the Cricut sewing tool kit. Not necessarily needed for either your Cricut Maker or sewing machine, but since I brought the Cricut craft tool kit for my Cricut Explorer, why shouldn’t have a dedicated tool kit for the/cricut Maker. The best part of this purchase is it was half the price as it is at Micheals and I got it from Amazon.I can’t wait to sit down and use all my new sewing aides and as you know i will always share.

So as always,

Keep crafting.

Coffee time Monday edition

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Yes I know its Monday and coffee time is usually on Sunday, but yesterday was a busy day for me, I had a lot of chores Ive been putting off and decided since I was home I should do them. I figure I would find time in the day to do this but I didn’t. Sorry is all I can say, but as you all know life happens. So how was everyone’s weekend. I hope you at least found some time to craft. I did complete one project on Saturday.I will share that with you tomorrow. So lets review the past week shall we. So as you know my blog was all over the place, I did project in which I had to share my hauls,I did hauls and projects not in any kind of order, I just shared. Last week project that I shared were my candle holders and washi storage box.All of them came out super nice and I will be doing more projects like this. I hope to be able to fine different size boxes so I can organize my planner stickers.I also want to take the candle ideal and make a candy holder,or even use it to make a cute flower vase. The possibilities are endless. I also shared a Dollar Tree, Michaels and Target haul with you. Some of the items were mainly to add to my stash. Otherwise my sharing week was really bad.Hopefully I can get my life together and get myself back on track. So this was my week in review, I hope you didn’t find it too boring. I will be back with my week in preview so please return.

And as always

Keep crafting.

Just let me shop and nobody gets hurt

Hey welcome back to my blog. Today is Saturday and guess what, I have a haul for you. Some of these items you may recongize from craft projects I shared in the beginning of the week, but nevertheless they was part of my weekly haul. So lets start with items I purchase from the Dollar Tree.I purchase some candle holders.I know you saw them this week because I shared a craft project I made using them.The other two items was this red basket and the ziplock bags. I will be using them for future projects. The ziplock bags for a previous craft remake. ( I can re craft it, I can rebuild it, make it better. make it stronger). Coming soon. The basket will be used for storage,but that too will be crafted,(is crafted a real word) to something a little more stylish. The next two items are dish drying mat and some foam sheet. The drying mat is for a project that I will be sharing soon, and the foam is just for my stash.The next items is just a candle , some LCD lights with gems and some tape. If I didn’t share that craft( I don’t remember if I did)I will share with you the craft I did with the candle. I didn’t buy the candle for the candle, just the jars. And of course you always need to keep a supple of tape as well as glue in your stash(Its a staple).So the next items in this haul blog would be Michaels items.NO there can never be a haul without something from Michaels. The the first item is just a smushy sticker. Why? Just because!The next item is some buttons. They were on clearance and I thought they were cute and a nice addition to my stash.The next item was some spring loaded scissors. I just wanted to try them .The next items are for projected I worked on and share or will be sharing. The first item is a box. A plain old wooden box, but look what I turned it into.I made a washi storage box out of it. I shared this is a blog post this week. If you decide to go to that blog, you can see how it look with washi tape.The next item will be used in a project that I have complete and will share with you in a future blog post. The last items was just some paint I picked up from Target. I used those to paint the wooden candle holder in the blog earlier in the week. Well that is my haul for the week. I have projects that I will share next week, so come back and see what I have next for you. And as always,

Keep crafting.

Just a little chit chat.

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today blog will be a small blog because I want to give you the chance to comment on any of my blogs that has been published as of this date. I want to know what you think of this blog, my crafts or just me. You ask I will answer. I want to make this blog interesting and I can try to do it without you,but I dont want to. So please help me make this the best blog that I can, as well as something you look forward to.

And as always Keep Crafting

Crafting does the body and mind good

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Sorry I missed yesterday but it turn out to be a day of confusion. I had to go to work for a couple of hours on top of that I had a doctor appointment. After my doctor appointment , I went shopping with my mom. So need less to say,when I finally got home I didn’t want to take out a sewing machine,hot glue gun, e-6000, cricut machine, not any of that. I didn’t want to do a blog on what I want to do but rather what I did,complete or not. Today I do have a craft for you. It took me a couple of days to complete it because the items had to be painted.I purchase these wooden candle holders. I purchase some paint from Target. I purchase a color called Malted Milk, and Shimmer Egg.I decide to go with the Malted Milk, because it is a smooth color. I also purchase some candle holders from Dollar Tree. Sorry I don’t have any picture of the painted wooden candle holders, but here is what the finished project look like.Sorry for the back ground I was trying to get the pictures before my IPad died and I also was in another room. I will now show you what they look like set up in its new location.I put some LCD candle in it and just love the way it. I hope you enjoyed this small craft. Come back and see what else I have in store for you.And I will leave you as always,

Keep Crafting