Tag Archives: Crafty

Handcrafted Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop

Handmade Wreath

Handcrafted Pink and White Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop

I made this handcrafted pink and white dogwood wreath yesterday for Craftiladi.  I have been working hard to learn about Etsy.  In case you don’t know what Etsy is….most everyone knows about Ebay…..Etsy is an Ebay for handmade crafts.  I have dabbled around making and selling handcrafted items and gifts for a long time, but I really need to step it up a notch.  This really is my true calling.  I am happiest when I am creating with my hands…..I absolutely love to craft things.  I have been taking webinars, reading articles, and doing everything that I can to try to make my lifelong dream come true!   Journey with me as I continue to make this passion for crafts to fill my life, with my love for handcrafts and hopefully other lives also!

Have a crafty day!!

Linda

Jamie’s Handcrafted Tree 2014

 

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Jamie’s Tree

 

When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.

Mouse in a slipper

Mouse in a slipper

When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life…                                                   she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I searched stores and craft shows                                                     all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.

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I saw this on Pinterest today,  Thanks to  www.blessedarethefeet.com/give-every-day-shine/     new-year It struck home that  I need to set goals for my blog for the brand spankin new, sparkly, do-over, blank canvas, full of promise, and hopeful NEW YEAR!!                                                            GOALS!!                                                    You could think of goals as a recipe for your success? There are short term, and long term goals.  Goals are written to carry out or attain a desired outcome.  They will most likely need to be modified, reviewed and most likely will be changed once, twice, maybe more or if you are lucky maybe less.  I love this graphic because of all its ideas of how you can improve or change your goals. Continue reading

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….

 

Today’s craft comes from your imagination.

As a child I was always cutting paper snowflakes.  Fold, fold  and fold.  Then cut, cut and cut.  Then open up the paper to see the wonderful creation.  I always felt like such an accomplished artist.  there never were two that turned out alike.  So exciting.  Now as an adult I still enjoy the thrill.  Although now I try to see how intricate I can make my snowflakes.  It just  makes me feel like a kid again.  View the tutorial from Martha Stewart here. Then fold, and cut and let your imagination soar!!!  A few years ago I also discovered 3 dimensional paper snowflakes. More about that in a future post.  I make them for the office that I work in at school.  Hang with string or thread attached at the top, or use putty to attach to the window.

Snowflake mobile from Google images

Snowflake mobile from Google images

Also when you are satisfied with your creation, spray glue on your snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter….Beautiful!

 

This is a craft that young and old can enjoy.  So get out your scissors and ENJOY!!  HAVE FUN!!!!  BE A CHILD AGAIN!

            Linda

Free Christmas Printables

Today I am sharing a collection of Christmas printables that I hope you will love as much as I do.

These Chalkboard Art Prints are really a great, fast way to do some wonderful, fast and easy holiday decorating.  These songs are everyone’s all time favorite Christmas carols.  There is a total of 8 prints in the two collections.  Pick the ones you want, save them to your computer, print them, frame them and enjoy!  so much FUN.  They come to us from A Cottage Market, a blog I recently found and have thoroughly enjoyed.  Stop by Andrea’s blog and say Hi.

This Christmas Subway Art really caught my eye.  It’s bright, cheerful, and says it all!  It’s just FUN!  Go say Hi to Katie at Smile Like You Mean It…..

 

Need tags, more art…..

check out all these gems from

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Hope you have fun….

Linda

Handmade, Artistic, Creative, One of a Kind Gifts and Crafts

Welcome to CraftiLadi…..

Let your creative mind discover handmade, artistic, creative, one of a kind gifts or crafts that will satisfy everyone. Directions, tutorials and ideas are offered for beautiful, handmade crafty gifts at Craftiladi…..

“Crafty” is a very broad topic.  Creative, crafting, sewing, decorative painting, DIY projects, cooking, baking, exercise, computers, the beach, dogs and family are a few of my favorite things.

CraftiLadiPicMonkey-Header-with-Living-Life.jpgMy name is Linda, and I want to welcome you to my little corner of the universe.  At CraftiLadi I will share some of my original ideas, some of my favorite ideas that I have  found on the web, recipes and tips….and just have fun..  I hope you will pour yourself a big cup of your favorite beverage (I love coffee), relax, sit back, put your feet up and stay for awhile.  If you have any ideas or suggestions of crafty ideas you would like to see, please leave me a comment.  Comments make my day…. I will do my best to see what I can find.

What does “Crafty” mean to you?

I’m so glad to meet you….Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Creative Day and most of all

ENJOY!!

                                                                        Linda