Thursday, November 29, 2012

Needlepoint Clutch Bag Project

Hi guys... a lil while ago I posted that I stated a new project. It was a Needlepoint Clutch Bag. I bought a few of the plastic canvas clutch's to work with. I plan to sell them on my Etsy store: Freak Unique Designs. I am over half way done.

This is what I bought. They work wonderful and are easy to work with. As plastic canvas goes, these were very cheap to buy off Amazon. Check them out:

Here is a  pic of the Clutch as a work in progress:    (Click to make pic larger.)

When I am done, It will have a polymer Clay designed Large Button Clasp. I am also thinking of doing some hand beading on the front around the white square. What do you think? I will post  the finished project when I am done. It will also be in my Etsy store for sale. I highly recommend buying your own to work with. The needlepoint design can be simple like mine or very complex. The project design can be up to you, but the possibilities are endless...and the clutch will be stunning when done. It is super easy and fun to work with!

Hope your all having a wonderful Holiday Season.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Rubber Band Manicure Tutorial

Cant get your manicure just right? Try the rubber band Trick. Check out the tuturial below that I found on my facebook from Style United. It rocks!

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It def works really well and I had to share with all of you! An extra step I took was to use a clear coat base as my first step, then after the the color you choose as the tip, follow up with a second clear coat to seal the color and make it glossy.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

First Snow Of The Season

I awoke to the first snow of the Season. I love snow. I am from Florida, and moved up to Pittsburgh a few years ago. The changing of the Seasons, and snow still have a magic wonder to me.  I decided when I let my dogs out today I would snap a few shots to show you the very first snow of the season. It was very light snow, and its still coming down in tiny trickles...but it is the very first snow of the Season in Pittsburgh!

Clover Loves the snow!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday Season! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Project:Shoulder Bag

Recently Purchased The Darice Spring Tension Hoop as shown below to work on some intricate bead work I'm doing on some flowers, on my current project. I'm making a cute shoulder bag, and doing the bead work without the hoop would have been almost impossible. I got a really great deal, as show below... and it just arrived today. I love it. Its small and the tension is perfect for what I am working with. Its super easy to use, as I have never needed to use one until now... but I thought it would be tricky! Guess again... super duper easy. A great purchase that will aide me in many craft projects I'm sure.

Here is the fabric I'm working with (with hoop already on) as I'm beading the stems of all the flowers with green seed beads, before I begin sewing the bag. Right here is just raw material with a few beads sewn already. Wish me luck. I'm in love with the Fabric. I found it by an ad on Craigslist. I got a huge, I mean HUGE garbage bag of all sorts of fabric all for FREE. Gotta love FREE guys! I sure do. (Sorry its a little blurry folks, I think I need a new camera very soon.)

Ill post more pics when I'm done with the projects. Perhaps a tutorial if I have some free time to do so in between.

Happy Holidays and much Love from me and mine to all of Yours!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Does Anyone Ever....

Does anyone ever have so many projects to work on, games to play, things to read, etc... and still bored and don't know what to do? I have so many things to do, but I'm still bored. I have like a million craft projects to either start, work on or finish and still don't know which to work on or do. Same with games. I'm a huge gamer, esp PC gaming. I play WOW, SecondLife, Rift, Perfect World, Rusty Hearts, etc... but when I'm bored I don't know which one to play.

My mainstay is always Monopoly on Pogo. I pay for premium membership just so I can play Monopoly without ads. I play it on average 10 times a day on and off. I hate waiting in the game room to find a game though.

Do you guys have the same problem?

I'm sitting here writing this blog out of sheer boredom.   I started dinner and its finished on simmer till my hubby dearest comes home from work. I was staring at my computer screen not knowing what to do next. Its so weird... I have so much to do yet cant decide what to do.

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Big Blue Hello Kitty Bow

Hello my friends. I finished a project I was working on for my ETSY Shop: Freak Unique designs. Its a Big Blue Hello Kitty Bow. It is adorable. It is made of beautiful shiny blue material, with pink ribbon with green polka dots and a cute hello kitty head for adornment. Wanna See the finished product:

Freak Unique Designs: Big Blue Hello Kitty Bow!

and shown in my hair:

Hope you all are having a great day. See you soon!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

New Project

Hi guys, Im just having a really good week.
I started a new project... Its needlepoint clutch purse. It will also have some hand beading done on it. Its all custom and I think it will be very cute when I'm finished with it. I'm making it for sale on ETSY, however I love it so much it will be tempting to keep it for myself. Its all red, with white accents, and a red and white star. I have not chosen what will accent the front snap buttons yet... but it has to be really cute. Any ideas?

Talk to you more soon, Im off to relax after a long day of shopping @ Target, and other places. They have some good  deals at Target right check em out if your looking for some clearance bargains. I'm off to play some wow and relax now. Have a wicked day friends!