Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guest Hosting Fancy Friday with Mel Dreams Often

This week I have the pleasure of guest hosting Fancy Friday on Mel Dreams Often.
Melissa is a really hip stay at home mommy who shares my love for crafting and creating. Be sure to go by and say hi! :)




Fancy Friday



 







Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Handmade Love Thursdays!

Welcome!!

This blog hop is all about sharing things handmade. Show us your creativity. I can't wait to see what everyone has to share!

The Rules:

1. Please do not link up to any shops, only blog posts about your creations.

2. Please post my blog hop button on a post or somewhere on your blog. If you chose to follow ( not required) Cariboo Butterfly Handmade please be sure to leave a comment. I love comments, and will check and respond to each one...though it might take me a day or two. :)

3. Post up to 2 entries only.

4. Please keep entries family friendly.

5. Please try to follow back anyone that follows you from the hop. Thanks! :)





I had to change hosting sites, because linky tools is a paid subscription. Right now, I will have to do just the text links. Sorry about that.



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Emmylou's Bear Revisited

I did some re working of this bear I completed the other day. The more I looked at the bear, the more I decided I didn't like it the way it was. So, I re worked the foot pads, the ears,added a belly button, and changed the bow. :)
I think it looks a lot sweeter.






Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Handmade Love Thursdays!

Well, It looks like my trial period over at Linky Tools expired. Oh bother. :( Ok, well I will have to look into an alternative for Handmade Love Thursdays!
Thanks to those that linked up, even if I can't see them anymore.
Have a great Easter Weekend!



Welcome!!

This blog hop is all about sharing things handmade. Show us your creativity. I can't wait to see what everyone has to share!

The Rules:

1. Please do not link up to any shops, only blog posts about your creations.

2. Please post my blog hop button on a post or somewhere on your blog. If you chose to follow ( not required) Cariboo Butterfly Handmade please be sure to leave a comment. I love comments, and will check and respond to each one...though it might take me a day or two. :)

3. Post up to 2 entries only.

4. Please keep entries family friendly.

5. Please try to follow back anyone that follows you from the hop. Thanks! :)






Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Spring!

Well, Spring is slowing making its presence known here. The snow is melting away, and the sun is warming up the earth...despite the snow/rain/hail mix that has been falling off and on for the last few days. I had a meeting today with Lisa of Porcupine Designs. I am going to be designing felted soaps using Porcupine Designs handcrafted soaps. It is very exciting! Be on the lookout for these felted creations in the coming weeks. The plan is to have some available at the Quesnel Farmer's Market and of course available in my online shop! Stay tuned for more details to come! :)




Thursday, April 14, 2011

More felting soapy goodness

Yesterday, I felted some bars of soap to show a local soap artisan next week. Hope good things come from our meeting. :)





Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Handmade Love Thursdays!

Welcome!!

This blog hop is all about sharing things handmade. Show us your creativity. I can't wait to see what everyone has to share!

The Rules:

1. Please do not link up to any shops, only blog posts about your creations.

2. Please post my blog hop button on a post or somewhere on your blog. If you chose to follow ( not required) Cariboo Butterfly Handmade please be sure to leave a comment. I love comments, and will check and respond to each one...though it might take me a day or two. :)

3. Post up to 2 entries only.

4. Please keep entries family friendly.

5. Please try to follow back anyone that follows you from the hop. Thanks! :)



Most of all have fun! Sit back with a cup of tea, and take in all the craftiness.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Emmylou's Bear

I just completed this little bear this morning. I have two more to make to complete this order. These bears will be going to live with their new family in the Haida Gwaii islands formerly known as the Queen Charlottes.







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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Handmade Love Thursday!

Welcome!!

This blog hop is all about sharing things handmade. Show us your creativity. I can't wait to see what everyone has to share!

The Rules:

1. Please do not link up to any shops, only blog posts about your creations.

2. Please post my blog hop button on a post or somewhere on your blog. If you chose to follow ( not required) Cariboo Butterfly Handmade please be sure to leave a comment. I love comments, and will check and respond to each one...though it might take me a day or two. :)

3. Post up to 2 entries only.

4. Please keep entries family friendly.

5. Please try to follow back anyone that follows you from the hop. Thanks! :)

Most of all have fun! Sit back with a cup of tea, and take in all the craftiness.






Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Welcome Wednesdays on Take it From Me!

I am happy to say, I am one of the featured bloggers on Welcome Wednesdays over at Take it From Me! If you get a chance then you should hop over & visit with some of the great blogs.





Monday, April 4, 2011

Fleecy Taggie Dino Pillow

I whipped this little guy up today for the little boy of a friend of mine. The dino is for Thor the little boy I wrote about before. I spoke about his website Paws 4 Thor. He is making a big trip to the coast soon to get his private autism assessment. I wanted to make him something he could snuggle with, and make him feel good.

So, I decided on a fleece dino taggie pillow. I chose red because that is T's favourite colour. I free hand drew the pattern, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It did take a few tweaks to get him perfect, because fleece was a lot trickier to work with than I thought!!

I needle felted the eyes, and his name on the leg with wool roving.








Saturday, April 2, 2011

Felting Soapy Goodness

Today, I wet felted my very first bar of soap. This is a fun and easy craft to do with your kids as well. I felted two bars. The first one I did kind of hap hazard like, and it didn't turn out as well. The second bar is a lot nicer.

Felting soap is a cool way to felt, and make something useful... Soap built into a wash cloth. This is a great stocking stuffer, party favour, or gift for any occasion.

I am also hoping to be pairing up with a local soap artisan in the near future, so there could be some felting soapy goodness in my future endeavors. :)

Here is what you will need:

1. bar of soap ( I used Ivory, because I had it on hand. ) I would use something that suds up really nicely.

2. Colorful wool roving or batting. ( I used New Zealand Corriedale and Merino wool.)

3. a stocking

4. wash board, sushi mat or anything similar for friction . This is not necessary, but definitely speeds things along.

5. Warm water & towel


What to do:

1. Wrap your bar of soap in your roving. You want to wrap it twice, end to end and side to side to make sure bar is completely wrapped. I think the first time should be a solid colour with some small wisps of other colours to try at first. I tried with too many colours the first time, and this is obviously for someone with a bit more wet felting experience, plus I didn't use the sushi mat the first time. You will be able to see a big difference in the first and second bars.

2. Place the wrapped bar in the toe end of a stocking and tie a knot in it.

3. Dip the bar into a sink with hot but not scalding water.

4. Start to lather up the bar by gently rubbing the bar.

5. Rub the bar up and down on your wash board and or sushi mat, flipping it over, and doing the sides as well. Wet again after a couple of minutes and repeat the process. You want to do this for about 5- 10 minutes to make sure felting process is complete.

6. Rinse lather off the bar, and remove from the stocking to dry.

If once you remove the bar, and it doesn't look completely felted, then repeat step 5 for a few more minutes.

Once the bar is dry then you can package up, and give it as a gift, or put it in your bath tub for your next bath! :) The skies the limit on creativity with this project.

Have fun!!


First Bar:


Second Bar felting stage:







Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Friday! :)

Handmade Love Thursdays didn't have a bad start considering I didn't do too much promoting. The link will be open until next Wednesday night so feel free to add your creations until then. Then we will start a new party! I am happy it is the weekend, but I have so much to do. I am suppose to go to book club tonight, but I am not sure I am up for it. When is a mom not ever ready to go out for a night out with other moms? I guess it has just been a busy week, and I am tired. So we will have to see.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Cheers!