Thursday, February 19, 2015

Make Cute St Patrick's Day Shamrock Napkin Ring Holders

Find the gold at the end of the rainbow with these Shamrock Napkin Ring Holders.

• Green felt
• Rainbow, gold or brightly colored ribbon/paper
• Glue
• Scissor
• Gold Glitter
• Card stock or heavy paper
• Pencil and marker

1. Create a template by drawing half a heart onto the folded side of a piece of paper and cut out. 2. Trace your template onto your heavy paper 3 times to create the shape of a Shamrock, draw a stem and cut out. 3. Trace your template onto a piece of felt and cut out. 4. Cut two slits into your Shamrock, wide enough for your ribbon to go through. 5. Cut your ribbon to about 10-12 inches long and place some glue on both ends. 6. Sprinkle your glitter on the glue. Do this to both sides of the ribbon and let dry. 7. Insert one end of your ribbon, from the back of your Shamrock through one slit. 8. Do the same for the other slit, creating a loop on the back of your Shamrock. 9. Place your napkin through the loop and tie a double knot.

Wish all your dinner guests good luck this St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Make a Punny Valentine's Day Card

1. Gather your supplies: Card Stock, embroidery thread, needle, piece of tape, red marker, piece of paper. Draw a simple heart onto a piece of paper. This will be your template.
2. Tape your template to your card stock.
3. Following your template, poke your needle around the shape of your heart about 1/8" apart.
4. Remove template.

5. Start to created your pattern. Have fun, there are no rules here. I started with my thread sticking out on the upper left part of the heart.
6. Continue creating your pattern. Go up and down, across, side to side, at an angle...
7. The pattern is coming along. I also left a loose piece of thread on the lower right.
8. With your red marker, create a dot border around your card.
Now in your own handwriting, write above the heart "You Pull at My". You could also write "Heartstrings" below the heart, but I left it off of my card.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Custom Needle Felted Miniature Dog

I was commissioned to needle felt a miniature dog. My first custom dog. When I said yes, I hadn't seen a photograph at that point, I figured it might be a simple poodle, a labrador, but no, it was a very unique dog with a bunch of cool markings and colors. Well, I DO love a challenge.
Facci Designs Needle Felted Miniature Dog
Needle Felted Custom Miniature Dog