My schedule can be a little backward to most, I guess. I am doing 'Makes' every day, just unfortunately I don't get to post every day. Some are a day behind, yes, but I'll tell you a secret - I edit the post date! I want to make sure I'm in line with everyone else, I guess ...
Well, without furthur ado, here's today's (ahem, yesterday's) Make n' Tell!
Remember these fun friends that I found at the dollar store?
I've started with the frog, yes, and have moved to the butterflies now. I was thinking of ways other than jewelry I could do to use these critters, which made me think of this tote I had lying around for the longest time. I bought it at my local Shoppers Drug Mart on clearance for $2.50. Just a plain one, waiting to be graffiti'd. Not bad, eh?
I started to decorate it, but I don't really like where it's going. In fact, I'm considering ripping everything off and starting over.
I started with applying the butterflies first, after I had Nick drill some holes in the top corners of the wings. I also had a few fantastically tacky fabric prints, and picked one that had the best matching 'pink' to the tote. I tried to sew a pocket on the front, but I'm terrible at sewing, no matter how crafty I get with it. I've set it aside for now, since I became frustrated with it, and figure I'd come back to it later with a clearer head.
I was still determined to make something, so I stewed while I made this simple necklace.
Suddenly, this necklace gave me an idea to make these earrings.
And finally had a great idea for a butterfly necklace, using beads I hadn't looked at in ages.
I'm very proud of myself on this make. I usually do pride myself in colour combinations and whatnot, but this one I had a personal stake in. Seeing the yellow on this butterfly made me think of the long yellow acrylic beads, and I was very choosy when I hunted for the pinks and greens, trying to focus on those long-forgotten beads I have in the bottom of my stash.
I'm off to work on some more blogging - today was Christmas in the mail! I couldn't believe it! What are my September Make n' Tell Challenge friends up to?
A Frayed Knot Knits
BeadCrazed by Lisa Lutz
Designs by Victoria
The Tote Trove
previous September Make n' Tell Challenges:
Day #10 & #11
Day #12 - Happy Birthday, Dad!
Day #16 & #17