I have not really worked on anything specific with quilting. I made a couple of
Christmas wreaths that I really liked. Today I started some red pillow cases for my bed for February. I love Pinterest and spend way too much time there. I have a ton of ideas that I want to make now.
Last week I made two Valentine mailboxes. I already gave one to Elisa for her library at the school she works at. The other one is for my youngest granddaughter. It will be shipped to her in February.
|This is my own idea. I really like how it turned out.|
This is so easy to make. I went to Beverly's and purchased the press board mail box for $4.99. I comes with the button closure you see in the picture. I then purchased some scrapbooking paper with a Valentine theme and some embellishments. The embellishments were some sticky crystals, shicker borders and the cute three dimensional hearts you can see. Total cost was about $15 for each one.
I had glue and double stick tape and went to work. I cut the paper to fit where I wanted it to be starting with the inside first. I then moved to the ends, as they were the hardest to fit correctly. For the one that has the button, I measured where the button would be and then cut a button hole in the paper. I put double stick tape around the outside of each paper - right on the edge. Then I put glue everywhere else and stuck it on the mailbox. I did the rounded side after that and finished with the bottom. When I had all the paper where I wanted it, I put stickers on and then the embellishments. Each one looked different, which I like. I hate to make things exactly the same.
I love them both. Each one had their own niceties and their own problems. The embellishments were great because I was able to hide anything that was not perfect.
I do love doing craft projects like this. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Best of all it is something I can do while I watch a movie or Law and Order. And I can do it in my living room by my fire place. I know many of you live in zero degree weather, but I still get very cold when it is in the 30s. So I spend a lot of time with a fire, a quilt and often a book during the winter.
I would love to hear of projects you are working on this winter.
Keep on Quilting