Sunday, February 3, 2013

felt gifts

A while ago, I made these felt trinkets as gifts. The babushkas were for my mom(happy(late)birthday, mom!)and the dolphin pillow was mom(merry(late)christmas, mom!)! Anyway, I got the idea for the babushkas from Felties by Nelly Pailloux, which has lots of outrageous little felt animal how-to's, like a squirrel, a polar bear, and a chihuahua. The dolphin pillow was all my idea, though! My mom loved both gifts, and I think that soft, home-sewed trinkets are great gifts. They can be throw pillows, ornaments, pencil toppers, and pretty much anything else you can think of! For more great craft ideas, keep checking this blog.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

More nail art

Yesterday, I painted my nails. You should know that I love to paint my nails, and I have shown a few on my blog. Tuxedos are fun and interesting, and you can even paint other related designs like a dress and a necklace, or maybe a pair of sunglasses. For more cute nail art ideas, I recommend cutepolish. There is an outrageous amount of nail ideas out there, so go online and explore! If you like what you see here, keep checking this blog, because there will be more!

For the pillow below, I just sewed together two pieces of felt and stuffed it. These hearts are great places to hide your secrets (write it on a piece of paper and tuck it into the heart) and no one will find out unless they break your heart!

this is the heart I made yesterday.

my feet :)

School project 4 quadrant diorama

Hey guys, I wanted to show you an art project that I've been working on for the past few weeks. I did a book report on John Muir, America's first environmentalist, and part of the assignment was to make a pyramid out of paper with four scenes showing four different events in the person's life. The scene at the top shows John's house in Yosemite, the one on the left below that shows John and his little brother David on their roof in scotland, where they grew up. The one next to that shows John and his dog, Stickeen, on a glacier in Alaska, and the one on the bottom shows John and Teddy Roosevelt in Yosemite National park. I would like to thank Sally Medlicott (she created the doll on the right) for a lot of the craft ideas I used in this project, like the way to make the people I used. I also wrote a poem about John Muir, which you can read below. I spent an outrageous amount of time on this project, so I hope you like it! If you want more inspirational craft ideas like this one, keep checking the blog because I've got more!

The Hiker, the Dreamer

by Holly Lynch

The hiker walks through the tall swaying grasses
valleys and forests with trees.
Wherever he walks, whatever he passes,
there is but one thing he sees.
It is the wilderness, wherever he goes, 
he notices things we don't care about.
He dreams about saving everything that grows
and that he will try, he has no doubt.

For he is a dreamer, there is no other word
for a person who hopes only good.
Although some think his inventions are completely absurd
others know that he's misunderstood.
However hard it is to prove that the land
is valuable, he will find the cure
For a sickness that doesn't even appreciate sand
this dreamer, his name is John Muir.

Glass Pendant Necklaces

Hi everyone, I'm back after a looooong absence. Sorry, I've been really busy lately. Anyway, a while ago I made a beautiful necklace at my summer art camp, thanks to Lara Kiniri. I am actually wearing one of them right now, the one with the brown swirl on it. My mom really likes that one, and I let her borrow it sometimes. She made the green one with the three flowers on it. This project was outrageously fun, and you can get materials like silver frames for your necklace in lots of different shapes, glass tiles, and chains for great prices at We used E-6000 glue, and it worked really well. A fun idea for this project is to buy the materials at, then make your necklaces and sell them to your friends, if you are a kid like my neighbor Sadie and want to make some extra money. Anyway, if you try out this project and have a lot of fun, keep looking out for more great craft ideas coming your way!