The California Strawberry Festival was this past weekend. I couldn't go, so I made felties instead. ;) Grab your scissors and some scraps and let's get strawberry making!
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Make and share your creations on the Facebook fanpage.
And enter to win a basket of berries OR supplies to make your very own strawberry bunch. Like/Share/Pin/Re-post and WIN! Make sure to tag @feedthefishco and #strawberryfelties. Entries are due on May 31st; winner announced on June 1st. Happy making!
If wearing green doesn't work, maybe a cute lil button will help. Learn to make this quick DIY below.
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This pin is versatile! Mix up the colors and sayings and BOOM, you have name tags, a baby shower game, Easter gift tags, contest awards...so many things! Make and share on the Facebook fanpage.
And enter to win a custom set of 8 pins for your next gathering. Like and share this post on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter (make sure to tag @feedthefishco). Entries are due on March 31st; winner announced on April 1st. Happy making!
I got my very first LIVE Christmas tree this year (wahoo!) and yes, I got it to fit in my tiny studio apartment (winning!). I had no idea how to decorate it since I didn't own any ornaments, and honestly, I don't think I've ever decorated a tree on my own before. So...I did what made sense to me and got some supplies to make my own ornaments. Also, I bought a string of lights (I'll definitely opt for more next year) and my Mom gave me some strung beads (a nice touch!).
<--Here's a little peak at my Christmas tree complete with craft shelf backdrop and flat sheet turned tree skirt. ;)
And below, find a super quick, easy, cheap, and fun way to make unique ornaments.
make your own ornament...
Clear ornaments -- you can purchase these at any crafts store; many are on super-sale now (we're talking 75% or more off retail)
Something to fill your ornaments -- I used sequence I had laying around. You can also use paper scraps in any color, confetti, those circles you collect when you hole punch, jingle bells, tiny buttons or beads. Just think "light"; you don't want the ornament to be too heavy.
Ribbon -- any color
Here's a closer look at my plushie ornaments. I sold these at my holiday shows this year. I get to keep the extras! :D How do you deck the halls for Christmas? Share below!
On Saturday I hung out at Sticky Art Lab in Berkeley and demoed three paper ornaments. Paper and creativity flew and these artists left with some pretty cool holiday decor!
I saw a wrapped hanger in a clothing store and thought it was such a great idea!! So I decided to give some new life to an old shirt I stopped wearing and the often ignored wire hanger.
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Greetings and Happy HalloWEEK everyone!
♫It's the most craftiest time of the year.♫ I'm sure you're all busy planning your costumes, making jack-o-lanterns, and prepping ghoulish treats. We got started a little early at the Creation Station -- Check out these fun pumpkin magnets made by FtF fans at the October First Friday event!
To make your own, gather some wood pieces (any shape!), orange and black paint, magnets (preferably with a sticky back), and paint brushes (I recommend using a foam brush to paint the entire piece orange and a regular paint brush to paint on the fine details).
I wanted make something for my Daddy on his birthday. He loves to cook and eat (yup, that's where I get it from!) so hence my first real sewing project: an apron! I didn't have a pattern, but I picked fabric with stripes which helped tremendously in cutting straight lines and getting creases just right. With very basic sewing knowledge, this project took about 4 hours.
This isn't an official tutorial, but I hope my experience inspires you to create!
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I made this a couple of months back for my parents' anniversary. They've been married now for 46 years! ::woot woot!:: When they got married in 1967, they were given a cross stitch with their names and wedding date; it still hangs in their master bath area. I thought I'd give them a 2013 twist on personalized anniversary mementos by making a string art piece with their initials: A & E. From this project I learned that (1) I need to practice hammering nails at a 90-degree angle and (2) holding a hammer is very empowering.
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Yay love! :)
Who would you make a string art piece for? What designs, words, colors would you use? Share below.
On a quest to get Hot And Sexy (HAS), my friend and I decided we needed shirts to remind and inspire us.
How it all started:
I texted that I might be late cause I was getting "has." I meant "gas" but typed the wrong letter on my phone. I didn't bother to correct it; I thought "they'll figure it out." When I arrived, my friends asked what "has" meant. Apparently, they thought I had made up a new acronym, pondering that it could have meant "hot and sexy." They thought "oh, she's just getting dolled up!" And "getting HAS" was born. Every time we decide to try out a new pilates studio or decide to go for a run, we exclaim "time to get HAS!" And now we can tell the world with our new tanks.
You can join Team HAS, too! Here's the DIY to create your own top.
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Some people build sand castles; I collect shells and pebbles while at the beach! It's an activity I clearly picked up from my Mom. No matter if her back starts to hurt from bending over finding the perfect shells, she keeps going until she is satisfied with her collection. (Go Mama!)
On a recent beach adventure in Alameda, I spent a good chunk of time admiring objects on the shoreline. No shells here (not whole ones anyway), but pebbles were everywhere in so many colors and shapes. I collected a few with hopes I'd be able to create something besides a display jar. I decided on making pendants -- just add wrapping wire. Take a looksie below. I made a few more for my friends who helped me collect them -- a crafty way to remember the day!
What do you do with your found objects? Comment below.
come explore new tools, techniques, and talents with me!