Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Latest crafty creations

Wow, two days in a row of no school for the kiddo. Needless to say he is in heaven, though his basketball game and the school band concert were cancelled as a result which he is disappointed about (the game more than the concert of course).

I finally found some wax at the craft store and dipped a batch of salt dough bowl fillers. I need to work on my technique a bit, but I love the way it ages them even more!

I also stitched up a little pincushion for my middle sister's birthday. My stitcheries always start out bigger and then end up smaller than expected just by stitching. One of these days I will remember that when I'm cutting out my material and not after I'm done. : )   This is 100% wool and then I used scraps of 100% wool to stuff it. An upcycled button topped it off. I think next time I will add leaves to make it look like a flower.

Unfortunately I took a bunch of pictures and then shipped it off to Colorado before looking at the final pictures. It's a little blurry, but you get the idea.

Now I'm going to bake sugar cookies for a memorial service on Thursday. A a dear member of our community passed way too early in his life. Take care everyone.

UPDATE: I've added a set of these salt dough bowl fillers to my etsy shop. As Christmas is too close to ship for, if you would like a set of snowflakes please let me know. I will also be making them for future holidays/seasons as they are just too much fun!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love your salt dough ornaments..I must make some of those.;)

Christine said...

Love how your ornies turned out and that is such a pretty pin keep!

Kim said...

The bowl fillers are awesome. Great idea.

The Wooden Acorn said...


Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Thanks everyone! I had great inspiration. Check out http://allroadsleadhome-deeb5.blogspot.com/ and http://andbabymakesfive-colleen.blogspot.com/

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Those wax dipped salt dough ornaments are so cute! And that pinkeep is just darling!

Carmen and the Primcats

the primitive country bug said...

Your salt dough ornies are adorable and I think you did a great job painting them. The pin keep is sweet too. I'm sure your sister will love it! I wish my sisters liked what I like, it sure would make gift giving easier. LOL!
Blessings to you~ Birgit

Country Prims said...

Hi Michelle,
Just found your blog after hopping!
I see you are becoming a wool addict too-I can't get enough of the stuff!lol!

Your salt dough ornies are lovely and the pinkeep is cute too. Glad to have met you and I will visit again soon,

Shazy x

acorn hollow said...

Just found you I will follow along great salt dough bowl fillers.
great rug

Geesha said...

Your dough bowl fillers turned out really well...I also love the pin cushion you made for your sister...I want to learn how to do this stitch!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Thanks again everyone! I love getting comments. lol. Geesha, penny rugs are so much fun and once you get the hang of it, the blanket stitch is easy.