Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 2nd and 3rd!

Here is a super simple mask I made for the Empty Space’s Art Show, Visible Poetics by Julie Jordan Scott! I used another Threadbanger tutorial and channeled my elementary school days when we made country masks. So much fun! The quotes in the picture is a little hard to read, but it’s a fun one: “Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid or something? Oh no. It’s just they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.” I am probably reading way into this one, but it makes me think every time I hear it.

The next project comes from another You Tube video. What would I do without You Tube? I need to start making some videos and putting them up there. I am so thankful for all these talented crafters and artists for sharing their knowledge with us. Here is my first attempt at a crocheted beret. I think I messed up somewhere because it just doesn’t look exactly right to me. Honestly, I had been working on it ALL day long and by the end I just started making loops to finish the dang thing. I love it though and I’m going to try making it again soon...hopefully, the next time it won’t take all day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Madness!

I will probably be the one going crazy by the end of this month, but I just can’t pass up this challenge. A friend of mine informed me today that it’s National Craft Month! It’s also National Nutrition Month and Irish-American Month! Does it get any better? And, of course, St. Pat’s Day is is the 17th, which just happens to be my favorite holiday! So, each day (we’ll do our best to post everyday) we will try and get something crafty and homemade up here.

So, here we, March 1st, is National Pancake Day. We decided to combine delicious “healthy” (we found out late that it was Nutrition Month, so next time we’ll post a healthy version) pancakes with Kirigami for our first post.

Kirigami is paper folding and cutting (think origami and snowflakes). You can buy pre-made patterns and simply fold and cut them out. You can glitter them, string them up, and the list goes on. We used them as a template for sprinkling powdered sugar over pancakes (not healthy at time). Just be careful when removing the template because the sugar can fall off and mess up the design. For a healthy version, make whole wheat pancakes with egg whites and use Greek yogurt in place of powdered sugar. Enjoy!