Monday, December 23, 2013

Personalized Ornaments


My newest project! Personalized polymer clay ornaments. I will be selling these on my Etsy craft site soon! Etsy name....Kraftykristen




Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stuffed Turkey!

My weekend project! What a fun thing to make. He's up for sale on Etsy!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/kraftykristen

Friday, November 1, 2013

Minion headband

My daughter requested a minion headband after she saw me making minion hats! This is what I came up with.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Anniversary frame

I made this frame a couple of years ago and it's been pinned a lot on Pinterest. I didn't know what to get my husband for our anniversary and he loves to get letters from me. Its scrapbook paper with "I love you because....", put under glass in a frame. A dry erase marker is used to write special notes and is easily erased. Simple but meaningful.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Coffee Table Re-do

A neighbor was giving away this coffee table and I thought I could do something with it. I painted it and stenciled the top. I purchased the Plaid stencil at Michaels and used butterscotch Folk Art paint. After lightly sanding the edges and top, I will seal it.   Before and after pictures...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Minion crocheted hat

I just loved the movie Despicable Me 2. My daughter wanted me to crochet a minion hat. I need to tweak it a bit but the is my first try.

Pattern courtesy of...

http://library.ravelry.com/jendougherty/266997/Minion_Hat_Crochet_Pattern.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJNNSUP6J3RN4WZYQ&Expires=1375414146&Signature=nSmUOcO7vNovyu4hYihw5Ifu1Iw%3D

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tutu for American girl doll

My daughter made this tutu dress for her American Girl doll. I'm very proud that my 12 year old is becoming a crafter! She is interested in selling them too!


Monday, May 20, 2013

My version of Home Depot's Flower tower....

Let me start off saying that this project was hard and expensive! I had to purchase 2 flats of flowers and probably could have used more. (I made 2 of these towers...one flat per tower.) I think it will fill out in time. Hints...use the fencing they recommend, the spaces in mine were too large. Fill the bottom of the pots with styrofoam as his project takes ALOT of soil.  Will post later in the summer to show you how it is coming along. Happy Gardening! Here is the link if you want o try it yourself...http://gardenclub.homedepot.com/build-a-flower-tower/
P.S.  the other pot in the picture is filled with hostas which came back this year. Saw this idea on Pinterest of course!

Krafty Kristen: An old T-shirt..new again!

Krafty Kristen: An old T-shirt..new again!
My 12 year old daughter asked me if she could cut the sleeves off of her t-shirt. It was old so I said she could. She ran and showed me her new creation. She cut fringes on the sleeves and at the bottom of the shirt! She's very creative! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentines Day Craft

I purchased these "wooden words" at Joann's. Lay the word face up on your desired colored paper and trace lightly with pencil. Cut out. Spread a light coat of mod podge on word and lay the paper on top. Smooth down.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wonderful Lemon Rice Soup

Happy New Year! It was beautiful here this afternoon with snow falling. We had a taste for lemon rice soup. I made this recipe ( didn't have the carrots and onions) and it turned out great!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/greek-lemon-chicken-soup/Detail.aspx