My Crafty Saturday ALMOST turned into a complete disaster. More on that below but first I’ll share this sweet little craft I completed just this morning. It took me about an hour simply because I was following a video and she does pause to check her audience comments now and then. But it’s totally worth watching if you love crafts as much as I do. Every now and then I find one I just HAVE to stop what I’m doing and make it! So I gave myself permission AGAIN today to be crafty. (I’m beginning to see a pattern here.)
Okay……first, I watched a video done by Cloth Paper and Scissors on You Tube. Of course mine is just a little different. They used cloth where I used Mulberry Paper for the red heart. I used a couple pages from a very old hymnal where as they used a handwritten letter for Valentine’s Day. This handwritten letter covered the small inside heart where I have the paper from the hymnal and then placed the song title “Count Your Blessings” on top of it.
The supplies I used were mod podge to adhere the paper to the small heart. They suggest matte medium but I didn’t have any on hand. Whatever you use, you’re not going to see it anyway. I used gesso to lightly cover the paper on the small heart. I used strips from pages of the hymnal to create the ruffled effect around the edges of a larger heart. By the way, both the hearts were cut from very thin chipboard for stiffening. I then added a baker’s twine bow and some twine for the hanger.
This entire project would only take about half an hour once you’ve made it through the video once. And I can think of variations of it already. For instance, you could use fabric for the ruffles around the outside of the large heart, you could use fabric underneath the small inner heart like they did and you could add layers of ruffles as well. I’m sure I’ll be making more of these. And it would also be a quick ornament type project for a quick Christmas gift.
So, here’s my version of the video lesson and if you want to watch it yourself, you can find it here:
And NOW……onto my near disaster!
The ONE time I didn’t put the camera strap around my neck because I’m thinking……”it’ll just be a quick shot and I’ll be done”. Well, DEFINITELY not a good thought! When I backed up from taking the shot, the strap had gotten caught on a drawer handle unbeknownst to me and ripped my poor camera right out of my hands. Yup, it hit the floor, a hardwood floor! This was the result. This is, thankfully, the UV lens cover that I keep on all my lenses. AND the saving grace of this event is that SO FAR, there are no other signs (YET) of my camera being broken or not working. In fact, I used it to take this photo.
So, there you have it! PLEASE protect those lenses!! Had I not had this on my camera, I shudder to think what the result COULD’VE been.
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Creative Crafty and SAFE Day!