Crafty Crowns Photography Friday

Normally I post pics on Fridays. Today I am having some technical difficulties and have decided to post a craft that I just made.

I am a fan of Pinterest for cool gift ideas and this is one of the many pins I have tried and achieved!

I went to a Thrift shop and found this ornate pillow. Dismantled it, and up-cycled the lace!

The crowns were relatively easy once I found some wired ribbon and the no sew heat bonding strips that made this project a snap! With an iron, adhere the lace to the ribbon. Then, just a hem them in the back to close the crown and Wa La!

Presto!! Kiddie crowns. I am tickled with the way they turned out. I am only leery of giving them as a gift in Serbia. I know back home my nieces would love them… Wish me luck. One will be a birthday gift today.

Another Pinterest idea turned gift.

Permanent marker on a plate… baked at 400 Fahrenheit ror 205 Celsius for 30 minutes. Buying cute things with names is not a big here as it is in the U.S. So, I am making my own. The project worked so long as you don’t scrub really hard the marker stays put! Hooray for my new name plate craft!

Happy Friday everyone!

Dobar Dan!

Whatever Wednesday-Craft bag and blog awards

Lucky Thrift Store find

A while back, I believe I posted about this cool find. I planned to fix it up and I HAVE. I am pretty sure I completed my up-cycling of this little bag.

First the bag was washed to try to remove the light stains at the bottom. They remained, but I waited to wash it again after the project was finished.

Black ribbon replaced the tired old pull string. Embellishments in red were added to the ribbon. The red and blackish embroidery that spells out Amelie was covered with all red thread. On top of that, I added bright red beading. I outlined the yellow name box with black Xs. Child style embroidery, because I haven’t got skills for anything more fancy.  The corners were adorned with black beads.

Finally, I let the bag sit for a day with strong stain remover. The bag came out stainless and much more vibrant than it had gone into the wash.

SONY DSCI still have the tent to finish and a few more little girls skirts. I know I can do this for a while. I find it fulfilling. Bu,t I have been thinking lately, I need to find a real job. But there aren’t any here to be had by a foreigner who speaks little Serbian. I am will have to start my own business. I doubt making crafts will make it here in Serbia. But it is a start! I have another crafty thing just finished this week. SONY DSCThis was my first attempt at this Pinterest inspired craft. I will be doing this again soon. I think they make nice gift baskets. I like to put gifts inside of gifts. (when I have the time)

Now, I would like to lightly and politely decline the blog award nominations I have received lately. I have gotten 2 from a close friend I have known for more years than I would like to write. Another one had just come from a blogger I love to read. I have one award already, and I don’t really have an addictive personality. One blog award, one tattoo, and one baby is enough. I write for fun, not for awards. I write in the precious free time that naps my toddler takes allows. Sometimes, I write while she whines at my feet. That is not quality writing time.

Thank you again for the lovely nominations.