Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Playing CatchUp

Hello Friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

My Mom, Sister, Brother-in-law, Niece and Nephew were all here for a visit with our family. I so enjoyed having them here. We had lots of fun shopping, eating, and visiting Disneyland. But now that everyone has gone home and the kids are back in school, I've been trying to catch up on some housekeeping and holiday shopping. Unfortunately I've had little time to get much crafting done. I did manage to sneak in a couple of projects this past weekend that I thought I'd share.

This first photo is of a collage necklace I made using some trinkets I've been collecting. I'm planning on making more to give as gifts (maybe even selling) but I was really pleased with how this first one turned out. This is the front.

And this is the back. It reads: Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. I don't remember where I read this quote originally. I had jotted it down in a notebook some time ago. Note to self: I really should be better about writing down references.

This next project was ridiculously quick and easy. Here is a "before" photo of a slim wallet I purchased. I found it in a clearance bin for super cheap. I love these skinny little wallets, but I thought this one was a bit plain.

So I added a little "bling" with some rub-ons and a few rhinestones, and violá. How perfect to tuck a gift card into!

Well I'm off to make a turkey sandwich. (Yes, we still have left-overs.) And then I really need to get those holiday cards finished and in the mail.


Kristin G. said...

These projects are really cute! Thanks for sharing.

The Vintage Vignette said...

Michelle, I just love the pendant you made and the binder clip you used for the bail gives it such a whimsical look. I also love the quote on the back and will share it with my little niece who has just discovered the joys of reading chapter books. Pendant making must also be in the air as I just completed some white glass wafer pendants and posted them to my blog...check them out when you get a chance. www.thevintagevignette.blogspot.com

Conniecrafter said...

Love your necklace and the way you dressed up that wallet, great idea!