Monday, May 30, 2011

Craft Term of the Day- Yarn Bombing!

Have you ever heard of yarn bombing?

I have seen the concept, but didn't know what it was called. I saw a really cool commercial for Natural Gas that was pretty awesome. I was googling earlier about felting, and somehow came across this super cool event happening in Vancouver. I am not a knitter per se, but I know people that are. At any rate, it would be super cool to see. :)

2011 Mini Maker Faire Vancouver-Calling all Yarn Bombers!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Why Handmade?


I can think of a few reasons why I love to make and give handmade gifts.

1. A lot of thought and consideration goes into a handmade gift. When I get a handmade gift, I know the person took time to really think of me.

2. There is so much room for creativity , and personalization with handmade gifts.

3. The feeling of joy when you see the smile on the face of the person you gave the gift to.

4. Handmade gifts are so versatile, and they don't have to be complicated.

5. Best of all, handmade gifts come from the heart ♥.

Wednesday, May 25, 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! :)








Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 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! :)








Monday, May 16, 2011

Quesnel Crafter's Society

I am really excited that I am going to submit some of my work to the Quesnel Crafter's Society. The society runs a co-op gift shop in town called Cariboo Keepsakes. I am going to talk to one of the ladies on Thursday, and submit some of my work for approval from the board. If my work is approved, then I can join the society, and be part of the co-op. I am kind of nervous about submitting my work for scrutiny, but I think it will be just fine. I am the world's worst critic of my own work. I think we all tend to be hard on ourselves when it comes to creativity. One of my submissions is a needle felted string jointed bunny rabbit. I drew up the pattern yesterday, and started working on it yesterday afternoon. I think it is going to turn out really cute. :)



Here he is! This is Charlie. My daughter named him. I think he turned out so sweet! :)



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ink!

I have been pretty busy with projects lately, so I haven't been posting much lately at all, and for that I am sorry.
I however, have something really exciting to share with you all.

When, I turned 40 back in December, I decided it was high time that I get a tattoo. I have been toying with the idea for about 15 years. I finally decided it was time to make that a reality.

I really wanted to work with a female artist, and was happy to discover a young artist had opened a studio in the basement of the hair salon I am going to be selling some hair accessories. ( If I ever get around to making any!!)

I wrote her, and told her I wanted to meet with her. I threw some ideas out at her. I had a few things I really wanted to incorporate into the tattoo as much as possible. I still have some other ideas maybe for a future tattoo as well. We talked about my thoughts, and her thoughts, and it wasn't until we sat down together that it all came together.

The butterfly has been part of my persona for the last 9 years. My husband wrote a poem for me in which I a butterfly. I will post that poem some day if I can pinpoint where it is. I have Celtic roots , and I feel a kinship with the Celtic culture I can't quite explain. You know how you just have that connection with something you can't quite put your finger on. That is how I feel. So, I definitely wanted a butterfly , and I wanted a Celtic feel to it. So, my artist really wanted to do a realism 3D butterfly, and had been wanting to do one for a long time. So, I agreed that would be a cool thing to do. The reflection shows the image of the butterfly in Celtic knot work.
So, the butterfly represents me, and the reflection represents my Celtic spirit. Pretty awesome, eh? :)
I am super happy with it. I go back in 3 weeks to get touch up work and a little more colour.

Hope all is well in your parts of the world!! :)





Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Handmade Love Thursday!

Welcome!!
I am starting a little earlier today. Hope you all are having a spectacular week. My weeks have gotten a lot busier these days, so not much time for blogging. Hope to get some good posts done very soon.
Cheers!

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! :)








Thursday, May 5, 2011

No Handmade Love Thursday today.


Sorry, I am just totally swamped here with other projects, I am going to have to skip Handmade Love Thursday today. Please come back next week to link up! :)




Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank you followers!

I am very lucky to have over 300 lovely followers. I am sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I have been super busy in the craft room. I will be posting pictures very soon of my latest bear orders. I hope everyone has a lovely week!!
Cheers!!