I haven't posted this week because I've been up to several things like visiting and catching up on your blogs and wonderful projects. I left a comment or two on your blogs but I did get to do some further browsing just to catch up on most of what I'd missed while MIA. Takes a lot of time to comment on everything, so I'll just let you know now in one-lump sum that your crafting skills are amazing. Also, wanted to say hello to those of you who do not have blogs for me to visit but who support me; I don't forget about you either.
Additionally I took some time to do some browsing; browsed YouTube (which I don't normally do because I'm terrified of viruses) and I got some wonderful ideas while there. I'll have to not be so intimidated as to keep me from going there more often. Mostly though I did a lot of searching trying to find on-line places that sold that diamond mesh at a pretty reasonable cost -- compared to Etsy and other on-line places prices. I really-really wanted that purple and as the little fabric store in my neighborhood didn't have it, I went looking -- and I found somewhere!!! I ordered my purple and received it yesterday!!! I ordered several colors including red to do Valentine gifts but I'm a bit disappointed as the red looks more pink. Anyway, I'm going to share a few quick and easy gifts I made last night with the silver and red, and tell you where you can order it. I received my order really quick -- although I paid extra for a faster delivery! Now, I think you can imagine just how much I loooove this stuff?!!! I'm still searching for somewhere less expensive, but here's the link where you can find it at the best cost I've found so far: http://save-on-crafts.com/sequins.html . Now I'll share with you the easy projects I did.
I found this lipstick case at a dollar store and purchased a stick of lip gloss:
I turned it into this:
Here's a picture of the lip gloss tucked inside the case:
My second purchase at the dollar store was this little purse:
And it now looks like this:
The inside of this purse is red which makes it just perfect for Valentine Day, so I'm going to tuck a small chocolate and a small bottle of perfume on the inside ( little bottle with match of course as I'll embellish it with the mesh!):
Last, I made another pen; this time using the gold -- and I made a small notebook to match:
All these projects took less than an hour to do, and I would have been on a roll had my hubby not interrupted me to do something for him... lol!!! Overall, being as excited as I am -- and at this rate -- I think I'll be plenty ready for Valentine and Mother's Day!!! LOL!!!
Well guys, I guess you're in for a ride!!! You'll probably be really-really sick of me using this stuff for a while because I'm absolutely hooked on it. As I'm trying to come up with a special project using the purple, you can expect to see another project using this diamond mesh ribbon sooner than later... lol!!!
I'm off again, but I'll be back! Stay turned though because I also have a little surprise coming up for you next time!!!
Love and hugs!!!