Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What do you do with your stash?

We all have odd bits in our arts and crafts stash that we know we are going to use...someday.  These items jump to my attention when I'm looking for something else. 

So over the weekend I puttered around the studio looking for new inspiration.  While I didn't discover the next big technique or gadget, I did use some of those little bits from my stash.

My basic crochet skills came to play as I made a soft glitzy bracelet from several black and silver yarns and some black pony beads.  It is stretchy so no clasp needed.  It shines and of course goes with most of my wardrobe. This little project took me less than 30 minutes. I have some bright colored yarns that will made a great bracelet like this one.  

Go look in your stash and see what you come up with?  Then share it with us here in the comments or on Instagram tagging me at @wilsonshells and #stash #reuse.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring is here...sort of

It's Spring and I need to see some flowers.  So since they aren't quite visible yet here in the Chicago area...I made my own to enjoy!

If you want to make your own, check out Youtube and Pinterest for some great tutorials. 

I started a flipagram on making this particular flower.  The only part that I didn't include is gluing the layers together.  Easy to do.  Stack the layers - largest to smallest - and add some glue between each layer.  Any craft glue will work.  Check it out.