Friday, August 24, 2007

It's Vacation Time Again!!!

We are headed back up to the cottage early tomorrow morning for a week. I can hardly wait to get there but my "to-do" list just keeps growing and growing!!!! It's going to be super hectic from now until tomorrow morning when we finally get out of here.

I've been a teensy bit crafty the last few days but mostly I've been doing laundry, cleaning the house and packing for the week.

First up are my keychains. This is actually the second revision of the design. The font I used the first time was cute, but terribly hard to read. I'm quite happy with these ones.



They really were super easy and affordable to make. I can provide more details if anyone is interested.

Second up are fabric pendants. I've been trying to figure out how to make these for a while now. All I did was glue a tiny square of fabric to a scrabble tile and I used a clear acrylic top coat to make them durable and shiny. These three are for practice only. I learned that the fabric needs to be applied to the back of the tile, the letters are showing through just a little bit.

In real life the finish on the pendants is much clearer and smooth. The photo seems to exaggerate the flaws which honestly aren't nearly as noticeable in real life. I've ordered some bails for them which haven't yet arrived. I'm looking forward to re-doing them and perhaps adding a decorative button and bail.



I've also been making some Halloween cards.



It's funny, with all the things I need to do and get done before we can leave for the cottage, my craft bag has been packed for days. Priorities I tell you!!!!

Anyways, have a super week. I'll be back after Labour Day!!!!

15 comments:

Tracy said...

Have a fun time Karyn! I love those little pendants. What a cute idea. Hope your week at the cottage is relaxing and inspiring.

lera said...

Wow! Where to start?

The keychains are cute. I think etsy customers will be happy to get them.

The pendants are freaking adorable.

And, aren't you a little early for Halloween?? lol

Enjoy your trip...

sometimes senseless mom said...

Glad I found your blog. Can't wait to see what what designs you come up with in your etsy shop when you get back from vacation!

Tracy said...

Love the keychains/pendants! Those cards are very spooky...Etsy shoppers are gonna love your offerings--they are super! Have a great time away--relax & enjoy! See you soon ((HUGS))

Felicia said...

You've been busy! Everything is adorable and lovely Karyn. Those keychains are brilliant. I hope I helped inspire those Halloween cards. I love the little scrabble pins.

Hope you guys have an excellent week away. Relax, enjoy. Taking any Stephanie Plum this time?

rohanknitter said...

The keychains are so cute.....and the little pendants.....and the cards!
Have a great time.

Mary Sarah said...

Enjoy your vacation week! The keychains, pendants and cards are great!

Polka Dot Creations said...

Have a great vacation! And I sympathize on the priorities thing. Mine are right where yours are. When we're going away, who cares if the kids have clothes to wear? I've got to make a new pendant necklace to wear on the trip. Or a new skirt, because goodness knows I don't have enough of either of those things.

Christy said...

Enjoy your vacation Karyn!

beki said...

Love those fabric pendants - those are too cool!
Have fun at the cottage, you lucky duck!!

Jenni-Raie said...

those scrabble tiles are neat!!! but now do you have enough to play the game?

DancingMooney said...

Your work is darling! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog!!!

Have a great vacation!
;)

atet said...

Those pendants are GREAT! Hmmmn, you've got me thinking here, and that is never a good thing. Enjoy your week at the cottage!

Chara Michele said...

Hope you enjoyed your time away! (By the time you see this I think you will be back already:)

Those keychains turned out so cute! I love the pendants (are you going to sell those to?) and the Halloween cards make me smile!

Cici said...

i love your little fabric pendants! how clever.

now i have a question. where do you get your clear acrylic? brand? I made some fabric covered buttons/hair bobs wayyyyy back at the beginning of summer and wanted to add some clear acrylic.