Summer Crafts 1

The weather is starting to get cooler and I couldn’t be more happier! Autumn is my favorite time of year! Comfort food cooking, light jackets, getting cuddly and cozy and having more time for crafting! The summer days went by so fast with keeping Sienna occupied, road trips and just being worn out from the humidity. I didn’t feel like I did a lot of crafts over these past few months but when I compiled all my photos, there were a lot more than I thought. So I decided to just break it up into 2 posts.
I attempted shrinky dinks again with some rubber stamps. I colored them in with pencils and put glitter paper in the back and made them pins. Sorry for the bad photo!
Raven stamp carve
This was for my niece, Elianna, who lives in Thailand. Apparently Our World is big with the 10 year olds and it’s hard to get stuff so I made this with t-shirt vinyl. I heard she likes the shirt!
I bought this princess fabric from This and That from Japan. I love their shop! I love the fabric as it is a little thicker than quilting cotton. I made this pouch for Sienna to hold her little tiny princess dolls, it has since turned into the snack pouch.
I also made this Superman/Batman pouch to hold her Batman and villians dolls (see a couple here). The reason it is half and half is because I used remnants I had after making her these pillowcases:
I made this pouch for a Hello Kitty/skull fan on swap-bot.
This was for a bird brooch swap
I made these lighthouse notecards with my Silhouette. I’m not really happy with how poorly it cut the tiny details like the windows but it’s still better than hand cutting!
I made these photo notecards using my photos. The flower and tree frames were cut with the Silhouette.
And to round off this post, Thank you cards, also cut with the Silhouette:
Sienna’s goofy face is a little extra bonus for you! HA! Anyway, I totally cased this card from another Silhouette user. I really loved it so I made 2! One is for Yves’ cousin in Tunisia, who sent Sienna these cute outfits (see here) and yummy Tunisian pastries for us (I can’t believe I forgot to take a photo of them! I was really impressed with how intricate some of the designs were!) The other card was for the Olson’s, whose house we stayed at during our Chicago trip.

Summer Crafts 2 to follow!


  1. September 19th, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Damn you Lisa M. I just spent 1 hour browsing that fabric shop. I tried to stop looking but just looking and looking and looking. I might have to order some fabric after all of that shopping. Then, I happened to look at your etsy favorites look and had to stop so I wouldn’t spend another hour searching for stuff. Thanks for links. BTW, how is Uncle Petey doing? Need more pics and posts about him 😉

  2. September 19th, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    i LOVE the goofy face!!!

  3. January 19th, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    You are one crafty and talented chica! I LOVE the Hello Kitty Pouch! I have it with me always (it holds postage stamps and letters to be answered) – it’s PERFECT! Your blog is inspiring me to try some new crafts…and your stamp carving skills are fantastic!

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