Monday, October 8, 2012

Sock Owls

Hi Crafters!
Every month I host a group of crafters in my home.  We gather in my large kitchen for a fun but simple craft.  These crafters range from three years of age to about twelve, so a craft that is easy is a must.  But, for the older kids, it must also be a versatile craft which challenges their creativity.  Most of the time, I come up with an idea, but this month we used one I found on a website. 

These Autumn Sock Owls were a real hit with my crafters.  And, I think you'll enjoy them, too.  They came in the weekly crafts email from Crafts 'n things, one of my favorite magazines for all-around crafting projects.  You'll have to subscribe to get this project now, but you can see this week's email here.  You can sign up to get the newsletter and receive new craft projects every week. 

Here's the sock owl that I made:

Here's a few of the crafters and their creations.

 This tweed-y work sock made a great owl.

Everyone has a unique creation!  One of the older crafters got really creative and made a sock elephant!

Moms stay to help the little ones and have some crafting fun, too!

Hope you're enjoying some crafting fun this week.
What will you create?

Happy Crafting!

(Note:  I'm a crafter at heart, but I also design crafts and have had designs published in Crafts 'n things.  However, I was not compensated for this post.)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Leaf Mobile

Hi Crafters!

It's the first Monday of the month and it's time guessed it--The Designer Crafts Connection blog hop!  This is the place to see new fall crafting ideas from your favorite designers. 

The beautiful colors of fall leaves always inspire me this time of year, so I have a quick and simple way to create a fun Leaf Mobile. 

First, collect and wash plastic lids from food containers.  These are so easy with which to create different crafts because you can cut shapes from them with a pair of scissors.

Cut the ring off the lid.  Then, use a natural leaf as a guide and cut a leaf from the center of the lid. 

Punch a small hole in the leaves with a paper punch and string them on a piece of twine.  Knot to hold and tie the other end to a piece of wood.  Or, you can hang them onto tree branches in your yard.  They're wateproof!

Leaf Mobile
Designed by Terry Ricioli

They are lovely, fluttering in the breeze, but you could also use them in a wreath.  Or, write names on them and use them for place cards or other table decorations!  I'm sure you'll think of more of your own ideas, and that is what crafting and creativity is all about!
Happy Fall Crafting!

PS  There will be a blog hop later this month in which you can win a great prize from Makin's Clay.  Here's a photo of all the goodies that they are offering.  It's worth over $100 (retail). 

Here's the link for the contest.  The link will be active between October 13 and October 24.  
Be sure to check it out!