4th of July Crafts for my Kiddos!

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To Business or Not to Business….That is the Question?!

Does anyone else want to be a stay at home mom and have a craft business? 🙂

I sure do, I love making crafts and I sure love being home with my kids. That adventure would be exciting yet nerve racking! How do you decide if you are able to do that, or have the peace of mind that you will be okay? I have a great job, great pay, great hours…but this is something I would love to do. I sell on Etsy and to local people…but let’s face it, working full time, two kids, and home chores leaves little time for me to tinker around and create! Just a thought, wanted to share and possibly get some insight on the best things to do to prepare or determine if a home business is for you!

Have a great weekend!

Hello world!

New to this blog world, so bear with me!

Some Random Accessories I’ve Made

Vintage Fabric and Felt Cell Phone Holder

Minnie Mouse Hair Clippie

Dahlia Brooch

Felt Pine Cone Tutorial

 

Here’s how: Select two complementary felt colors. Using an iron on medium heat, adhere freezer paper waxy-side down to both pieces of felt. Trace pine cone “petal” template onto the paper and cut out shapes. Peel off freezer paper. Make a hole in the center of each petal with sharp scissors. Make petals sets, using one of each color. Slide petal sets over a wooden kitchen dowel in the following order: A, B, B, C, C, B, B, A, D, D. Alternate the position of each petal so that they resemble a pine cone. Between every petal set, place a very small square of felt as a separator. Cut the excess dowel with scissors. Glue the E petals into a cluster and glue to the top of the pine cone. To make a stem, cut a small circle of felt with pinking shears and make a hole in the center. Insert a thin strip of twisted felt through the hole and glue the circle and stem to the bottom of the pine cone petals.

Pinecone-Template

I found this free pine cone tutorial at FamilyCircle.com (link below, still working on making it active!)

http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/christmas/decorating/felt-holiday-crafts/?page=22/”

DIY Fabric Flower Garland

I found this DIY fabric flower garland tutorial on oncewed.com and fell in love with it!

DIY Fabric Flower Garland

Supplies: Scissors, needle and thread, fabric, and a pencil.

Step 1: Fold your fabric and use the spool of thread to trace a circle. Then cut the circles out.

Step 2: Take one circle and fold it in half.

Step 3: Take the half circle and fold it in half again.

Step 4: Then take your circle and stitch through the bottom. Continue this step, adding at least 6 circles on top of the first.

Step 5: Once you have sewn all 6 circles, connect the petals together by stitching through each one at the corners and then tying off the tread with a double knot.

Step 6: Next, cut 3 yards of thread and add on the flowers one by one.

http://www.oncewed.com/25323/diy-wedding/decor/diy-fabric-flower-garland/