Afternoon Live - Felt Hearts and Tassels

With no visiting politicians or big weather events getting in the way, I had my second appearance on Afternoon Live go off without a hitch last week. That's unless you count my somewhat shaky hands and uncooperative glue gun, but those issues were minor.  Here's the video if you'd like to check it out:

http://katu.com/afternoon-live/lifestyle-health/a-heart-felt-craft

Many thanks to my friend Jackie for sharing the photo she took while it was airing! :-)

If you're interested in making this yourself, you'll find the instructions here.  Looks like I need to start thinking of a TV-friendly Easter craft now - maybe something without a glue gun!

Friday Favorites–Will You Be My Valentine?

Before we get into today’s Friday Favorites, won’t you come join me at the Craft Warehouse blog?  You’ll find me there talking about the project I just made for them from the book Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders.  That’s right, a cute bag from only one yard of fabric!  I’d love to hear what you think.

Now, about those favorites - Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and there are so many fun things you can make for it, I decided it deserved two Fridays.  This week, I’m sharing a round-up of Valentines you can make for everyone you <3.

Friday Favorites - 10 Valentines - Crafty Staci

The Better Martha has some adorable, printable Love Bug mason jar Valentines.  This one just says “boy” to me.

Love Bug Valentines by The Better Martha

There are lots of Valentines out there that incorporate Smarties candies, but I really like this 3-D version from Tip Junkie.

Smarties Valentines by Tip Junkie

Valentines can include food without it having to be sweet, as proven by these Nacho Average Valentines from Skip to my Lou.

Nacho Average Valentines by Skip to my Lou

These Fruit Roll-Up Valentines from She Knows actually look super easy.

Fortune Cookie Valentines by She Knows

This Bubblegum Valentine from Project Denneler is so clever.

Bubblegum Valentines by Project Denneler

These Valentine Arrows from Creative Capital B are a fun change from the usual flat cards.

Arrow Valentines by Creative Capital B

Housing a Forest shows how to make several animals from cut-out hearts, but I especially like this owl.

Heart Owl by Housing a Forest

I haven’t seen the movie Frozen yet, but from what I hear I really need to.  If you’re already a fan, try out these Frozen Olaf Valentines from One Creative Mommy.

Frozen Olaf Valentines by One Creative Mommy

If you and I were in the same classroom I would give you a Sock Monkey Super Hero Valentine from Over the Big Moon.

Sock Monkey Superhero Valentines by Over the Big Moon

You’re going to need something to put all those Valentines into, so how about this cute Valentine Pocket from ThermoWeb?

Valentine Pocket by ThermoWeb

Visit me again next Friday for some Valentine’s décor!

Friday Favorites–Valentine’s Day, Part 2

I’m going to start this out by letting you know I’m typing with one hand.  No, I’m not trying out a new circus act, I’m nursing a shoulder issue.  My right arm is in a sling and I’m right-handed.  Any spelling errors from here out are staying, because if I have to hit that backspace button one more time, I might scream.  Ok, enough of my whining, on to the fun stuff! I’ve been saving this post from Rad Megan in Words and Pictures showing how to make Danish Heart Baskets since before Christmas.  I love the red and grey one.  Who am I kidding?  They’re felt – I love them all.

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I’ve never tried making hammered wire jewelry, but StudioDax’s tutorial to make this Heart Necklace makes it sound easy enough I might give it a try.

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This Romantic Heart Wool Valentine from Better Homes and Gardens reminds me a little of the ribbon embroidery pieces my mom and sister have done in the past.

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We’ve never counted down to Valentine’s Day around here, but this Valentine Countdown from This Little Project makes me want to.  I’d put a Lindt truffle ball in every one of those boxes.  And hide the whole thing from my family.

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These See-Through Valentines from Random Thoughts of a Supermom seem perfect for boys.  They like to break stuff and they get to tear these open to get to the candy.  Never mind, my girl likes to break stuff too.  Hearts for everyone!

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If you’re easily offended, stop here.  Who are you kidding, you know you’re going to have to look now!  I think these Lingerie Sugar Cookies from How Does She are adorable.  Somebody looked at a heart and saw underwear – gotta love that.

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Starting with next week’s Friday Favorites, I’ll be celebrating the one year anniversary of Crafty Staci with some fun stuff…stay tuned to find out what!

Paper and Wire Hearts

I’m supposed to be cleaning up my sewing room.  Everything needs to be taken off the old shelves and put onto the new.  Instead, I’m making stuff.  It’s sort of like when your kid finds a toy at the bottom of the box he hasn’t seen for a while.  That’s all he wants to play with for a couple of days.  I’m there...

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