Friday, April 22, 2011

Crocheted Kindle Case

I wanted a case for my Kindle, but I couldn't decide what I wanted. I did a search for tutorials online, and I found this one. Hers turned out MUCH better than mine, but I'm pleased with how my first attempt at something like this turned out. The homemade look of it doesn't bother me. If it did, I would have purchased a case. I may make a second attempt at some point, because it's much larger than I intended it to be (crocheted items always seem to stretch on me). As it is, there is extra room for me to carry a light if I choose to get one.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mailbox for Husby

For our first anniversary, I made two gifts for Joseph. Because it was our first anniversary, we were supposed to give each other paper gifts. That lent itself perfectly to being crafty. While I was in Hobby Lobby one day purchasing some items for Croffice (coming soon!), I found a paper mache mailbox (sorry, I don't have any before pictures). It was only 99 cents (on sale), and I thought it would be a fun way for me to leave notes for Husby. I started by adding scrapbook paper with modge podge. Then I cut a couple of fun images using my Silhouette SD. I really like the "restroom" couple. Hehe. I used a red Sharpee to add the little hearts on them.
I also used a red Sharpee to color the flag. I was pleased with the result.

An index card folded in half (and trimmed a tiny bit) makes a great start for a homemade card.