Some crafts we did for the church

Here are some pictures of the craft things we have been making for the church fundraiser.
They are really easy to do.
And as always if you need information on how to do any of the crafts on this blog feel free to email me.
Keep your fingers crossed for us to turn out many more before Saturday!

Aprons for the little girls.

Reversible Purses

Hair bows, koozies and more aprons.

Next craft project coming soon!

Well no craft pictures tonight but should have some soon as I have been helping a dear friend of mine with some projects for her church fundraiser.

So tonight I went into my sewing room and started to work on some things, I realized what a mess my supplies were in and I decided it was a perfect time to do a clean up.

It really feels good when you can find things.

So stay tuned for whatever crafting projects we come up with as I will share them here.

And one more thing if anyone has any craft ideas that we could make for the little boys please share them with us here. It would be greatly appreciated!

Not much going on with crafting today, so I decided to share a laugh with you.

This was in an email today, it is an oldie but a goodie!

The Baptist White Lie Cake

To all my lady friends that BAKE, you will love this story!
Even if you have seen this before, it is a great story!

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips"
Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of
the ladies who bake for church events:

Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group in

Tuscaloosa , but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered it the

morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel

food cake mix & quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and helping her

son pack for scout camp.

When she took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake

was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed, "Oh dear, there is not time to bake
another cake!" This cake was important to Alice because she did so want to fit

in at her new church, and in her new community of friends.

So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the

center of The cake. She found it in the bathroom - a roll of toilet paper. She

plunked it in and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product

look beautiful, it looked perfect. And, before she left the house to drop the

cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter and gave her some

money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at

9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home.

When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found the attractive, perfect cake

had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone and called her mom.

Alice was horrified-she was beside herself! Everyone would know! What would they

think? She would be ostracized, talked about, ridiculed!

All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her

and talking about her behind her back.

The next day, Alice promised herself she would try not to think about the cake

and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a fellow church

member and try to have a good time. She did not really want to attend because

the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact

that Alice was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa

, but having already RSVP'd , she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay


The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old south and to

Alice 's horror, the cake in question was presented for desert!

Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake! She started out

of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her

feet, the Mayor's wife said, "what a beautiful cake!" Alice , still stunned,

sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church

member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself."

Alice smiled and thought to herself, "God is good."

So here is my long awaited Craft Project.

Hello to whoever is returning to look at my project. (The Cameo I was telling you about.)

I don’t know how she looks to you but to me she is special. I think the main reason it took me so long was because she is very small.

I have decided to put her on a sewing button, and I think maybe I will then attach her on a ring base. So now my finished craft project has turned out to be a Cameo ring.

Well here she is! And as always COMMENTS ARE GRAETLY APPRECIATED!

Cameo made with clay.                                                                                               

Cameo attached to a sewing button.

So while we wait for my crafting idea from the post below! (And oh my what a project it has been!)

I thought I would upload some more button pictures. Today I have more brown sewing buttons. As I sort through my buttons I can’t believe my eyes at some of the treasures I find (they are to me, like art to an artist.) Anyway I will quit babbling and upload the pictures for you.

So stay tuned to see my long awaited project. I hope to have it ready soon!

Are you here reading my blog? Don’t be shy and leave me a message. This is a lot of work so at least let me know someone is enjoying it.

My next crafting idea coming soon! (Hopefully)

It has been a beautiful day here today and so the hubby and I went out and about for awhile. We really enjoyed the beautiful sunshine today. :-)
When we got back home I started playing around with an old craft idea that I have been playing with for awhile. I am trying to make a clay cameo button or a ring; actually I am not sure it will be anything that resembles a cameo. LOL! But I shall not give up! It is now my next big crafting challenge. And hopefully if it turns out halfway right I will post it here for you to see, and if I don’t post it, I will leave it to your imagination of why ;-)

Have a great rest of what is left of this evening !

The Crafting Nut is back!

I’m back from my visit with my mom. It was a good day trip.

She didn’t know I was coming and she was pleasantly surprised, especially when she saw that I brought her a craft to work on. (Yes it is in the family :-) and as you know she is an avid quilter. So I surprised her with some more needlepoint squares to work on. Who knows maybe she will use them to make a quilt one day. I leave the quilting crafts to her.
Today I have to work on my taxes :-( anyway some things we just have to do and make the best of it so when they are finished I will be back to my crafting. :-)

No Crafting for me today!

If you have been here reading my blog for awhile you know about my mom’s injury.

So no crafting for me today.
I am going to visit her at the Living Center where she is staying until she is able to walk on her own.

But before I go I wanted to share two of my favorite crafting friends, Buddy and Girly they always follow me right up to my crafting room and just hang out with me!

Thank T.K. for telling me I should add my babies on my blog!

I hope they are as cute to you as they are to me.

TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! TOOOO CUTE RIGHT! (I am there mom so I can say that ;-)

Here is another idea from a client; we must always listen to what they want!

If I remember correctly, she even brought her own fabric so here is her purse,
Suede and Leather with the two monkeys; see no evil, hear no evil.

Thank you Mimi.

More Sewing Buttons! Antique, Pictorial, Twinkles etc;

Not only am I a crafting nut, I am also a button collecting nut! ;-)
Today I have more sewing buttons for you, some are pictorial, some are antique, some are mirror backed twinkles and some I just thought were pretty or unique.

I hope you enjoy them.
And as always you may leave me a comment!

Our Craft tonight is Purse Night!

Tonight I decided to do a purse night; here are some purse ideas for you.

The pictures are of purses that I sold in my Salon.

I hope they will help you to have more crafting ideas.


The Look of a New Button!

The difference a new button can make on an old jacket is pretty neat.

Jacket before sewing on a new button.

Jacket after sewing on a vintage button from my button collection.
Don't forget to leave a comment below and tell me what you think! ;-)


Now here is a creative idea and a GREAT RECYCYCLED CRAFT to use up the old broken crayons.
Not only is it a very good idea it is also a very pretty craft idea.
You must go check out her site CLICK HERE FOR CINDY SELECTS GOOD STUFF!

Oh my Gosh! Talk about Crafting. I have found the BEST WEBSITE!

I have always loved a hat on a little one.
And here are some of the best I have seen! You must take a take a look at her site.She has some of the cutest baby hats I have seen.
The one with the little ears is my favorite, Which one is your favorite?

Go check out her site!
The Crafty Tortoise Click Here!

More Button Pictures!

Today I have more button pictures for you.
I think the brown buttons are very pretty.
I love the way someone got crafty with the button one on the far right, it is a four hole sew through button, and someone put yarn through two of the button holes how pretty would that be on a sweater!
Hope you enjoy!

Here are some hairbow ideas for you to make.

Hi All,
I am late getting my pictures together tonight. (I am having trouble with my CD drive.)

Oh well something else for me to work on! LOL!

So our craft for tonight is hair bows. And I know you can find some red ribbon to make them with so that cute little girl of yours can have a bow in her hair for Valentines Day.

I have even made them to use as hair bows on my furry little friends. (See  more pics below.)

If any of you would like directions to make them just leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

Here is some craft ideas for you.

I have been busy today; all the while my mind has been ticking for new ideas for us, and all of a sudden DING! (You’ve got mail) saved at last. LOL! So here is a link for some new crafting ideas, she has some really cute things.

I really love the going green crafting ideas.


Another Valentine Craft idea for you.

How about we make a coffee wrap for that hot cup of coffee?

The one below would be a good Valentine gift.
And you must notice it has a small button on it!

Get Crafty for Valentines Day Ideas

Ok I know I said I was going to bed but I just ran across some pictures of dog items I had made in the past and thought you might like to see them and maybe we could get crafty and make a dog bandana and bow before Valentines Day!

P.S. If you will notice there is a button on the back of the dress. LOL!!!


Today's Find!

It is late here but I couldn't wait to show you what I found today, I do love the picture buttons they are very good for crafting.
Time for lights out!
So I hope you enjoy looking.

Blue Sewing Buttons

Now maybe we need to get back to crafting ideas.
But as I promised, a button collage a day!
Here is one more for you this is my dark blue button collage.

Orange Button Collage

So I promised a picture a day, so here is my orange button collage.
If you are out there I hope you enjoy!

Sewing Buttons yellow collage

So.... another day at home! SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!  Got to love it.
Well I did get some things together for Uncle Sam.
I also found some time for another collage of my sewing buttons this time I used yellow buttons.
Maybe I can do a collage a day!

Crafting ideas from the Crafting Nut!

Crafting with beads, antique-vintage sewing buttons, fabric, lace, ribbon, or embroidery design whatever you can think of the sky truly is the limit!