Made myself a Harry Potter themed hanging thing.
I started with owl beads in the house colours, then added bead sets I got from Jesse James Beads and at Michael's.
I used half sheets of Shrinky Dink plastic to trace and colour the house crests and they shrank to the perfect size.
Several years ago I found a pic online of a beaded curtain with gorgeous crystal drops. I even found and bought the crystals and curtain rod. But they languished in the craft room, gathering dust for about 4 years before I took them out. First I was going to string them on driftwood because I didn't think I'd have enough of the super cool beads I'd been collecting. The original project had 23 strands and my layout only had 15.
But I grabbed a few more clear drops and did them on the curtain rod anyway. I wrapped the top with green florist tape and then put the wire loops over that so they wouldn't slip on the metal. After it was done, I wrapped another layer of tape to cover the wire. My version has 19 strands and I'm happy with it.
Eclectic altered art Altoids tin. I just kept gluing weird stuff to it, and using glitter paper.
I found some wood slices at a craft store in Fall River when I went to visit Russell after his surgery and I broke out the wood burner. These are addictive. I made a whole bunch of Cape Cod cause I thought they'd sell at the craft fair but they didn't. Some have a heart on Sandwich.
My friend Debby sent me a Seahawks Goodie Package that included a 3D chipboard 'build your own Space Needle'. So I did that, painting it and adding a glitter coat. I found the blue sparkly numbers at Walmart which was awesome. The 12 being for the Seahawks fans, known collectively as 'The 12th Man'.
I also made gingerbread cookies on a particularly cozy, rainy day and here is the Needle's cookie counterpart.
We found out that the baby (due in July) is going to be a boy, and will be named Mark Russell. We were in the Christmas Tree Shop and he spotted the personalized stocking with Mark's name, and I found Jeff's but of course Dale & Casi weren't on there so I got 2 blanks and did them with silver puff paint.
Bday card for my stepdaughter.
At a bit of a craft standstill for now. I am working on a cross stitch that I have screwed up so badly that it's become tedious. Maybe I'll take up colouring again.