Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A few little things

I've managed to do a few little crafty things recently. These were all pretty quick and simple projects.

First is the other version on the fabric ornament that I did recently. I liked these too but I think I preferred the other version better.


I picked up some $1.00 candle jars at Wal-Mart and added a strip of homespun fabric, tied some jute around them and then finished them off with buttons and a little greenery on the one


I also picked up a few packs of those really cheap plastic candy canes at Dollar Tree. I wrapped some with homespun and others with jute twine.

I had a go at making my own rusty jingle bells. I don't think I did it quite right or maybe I just didn't leave them in the mix long enough but I used them anyway. They are after all a little rusted.

And that would be it for right now. I'm also working on a wreath and hopefully I'll finish it. With me though, you never can tell.

27 comments:

Don't unplug your hub. said...

It's 5.30 in the morning here. I couldn't sleep last night. Guilty conscience. Please tell Duke I have changed my mind about Sadie and the kennel. I knew I would.
Very nice craftwork Ann.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Looking forward on seeing the wreath. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

marie said...

Love all your creation! The candles are a great idea and your rusty bells look pretty perfect to me! I made some jute covered canes too...my daughter-in-law claimed them immediately! :)

EM Illustrator said...

Wow! These are great, I am getting in to the Christmas spirit from looking at your creations. Planning to go get some nice decorations on Friday when I am off work, just love it. Have a great day!

Duni said...

I love all of these handmade items! The candle jars are so cute! I love the homespun look :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

The fabric ornament looks so catchy and love your rustic candy cane

Antonella said...

You have certainly been busy! Love what you've shared... I really love the way you've transformed these items into something so festive and cute! Kudos on the bell, I think you did a great job!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Jeanne Pursell said...

I love them all Ann! I think you have been extremely crafty lately! Great job!!

Helen said...

they all look wonderful, especially the candy cane.

Sandra said...

comment below from NON crafter.
I like the jute cane the bestest of the two, the candles are a great idea. so here is the non crafters part of the comment.
So What are you going to DO with these? gifts? decorations? you are talking to a person who keeps her tree in a bag so i can plug and play... waiting to see the wreathe, and i know where that goes.

Grace said...

I don't know I kinda like the double button ones better...it's all in the fabric tho and the way it's folded - I do like more white showing, for contrast.

I realize that rusted jingle bells are a part of "the look" but if those came my way I would be polishing the bells...part of my compulsive cleaning thing I guess...LOL

Betsy Adams said...

Love your ideas, Ann... There are so many ways to give nice homemade gifts at Christmas --which don't cost much... I have been on a rant lately--griping about how much people spend at Christmas... Unbelievable!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Donna said...

GirlChild! I Never have a good idea!!!Hahaaaa
Like These!!!
hughugs

Sandee said...

You are so crafty. I would look at all that stuff and not be visionary enough to figure out how to put it together. I think every one of these things are adorably cute.

Have a terrific day. My very best to Duke. :)

Ginny said...

These are all awesomly gorgeous! You know I just love seeing your crafts! One is better than the next. I love your snow pictures with the pine tree, but glad for you that it is gone. Did Duke like it?

Debra Dickinson said...

A few?!? Little?!? It would take me 2 weeks to make each of these. Great job! They are adorable. I love them!

I also love your new (to me) Christmas theme on the blog. Sweet!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I see that you are preparing for the coming apocalypse. For each one of those could be easily made into a weapon.

Rose said...

The fabric strips are such a great simple touch for the candles. Fun projects!

Marg said...

Those are terrific. Good to see you getting back to crafting. You do great stuff. I really like the candy canes.

BeadedTail said...

I would have had naked candles and plain plastic candy canes since I wouldn't have the crafty vision you do. Everything looks fabulous!

Donna said...

It's all looking good! Can you come over and help me decorate, LOL?

Chatty Crone said...

Very nice craft projects Ann - are you doing another craft show? sandie

SweetMarie said...

fabulous items! You have a bunch of wonderful gifts and items to sell! :)

Expression said...

Wow...you are just so gifted and talented that it blows me away!!
Jackie:-)

Dee said...

Ann, your sewing and crafting ability is better than any I see in the stores or a catalog.... beautiful work.

Sharkbytes said...

I like this fabric one. I think I have some genuine rusty bells. Never thought they would be desirable!

Reeni Pisano said...

I love your rustic, homespun creations! I bet they look cute in your house.

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