So, we may have been traveling, working, enjoying the summer, and buying a new house...but the Craft Chick household had some crafting going on too! I can't show you one project I made because it's a wee little something for someone who may see it here, but, there's plenty else to see!
First, I whipped up a little lighthouse rattle for my nephew's first birthday. I even used glow-in-the-dark yarn so that it will really light up his nights just a bit. It didn't turn out the way I had hoped, but, if it puts a smile on his face for a few minutes, I'll consider the project a success.
To go with the gifts, I made a dinosaur card with my Cricut machine, and a computer kit from SVGcuts. Pull on his tail, and his mouth opens and closes.
I got a little giddy making the dinosaur card, so I made a few more cards. That was such a fun few hours! I cut all the pieces and then assembled them while we watched a family movie downstairs. When the movie was over, I had some cute cards done!
I loved this Charleston-themed card. It's called a step card and it gives great multi-dimensionality to the card. I have no idea who I'll give it to yet. Maybe myself for the new house?
Then, after the success of the dinosaur card, I decided to go a little further with the waterfall card possibilities. With a waterfall card, there's a tab that you pull, and it flips images. So, I came up with a True Blood-themed thank you note for my friend who we stayed with in Switzerland (she LOVES True Blood and was headed to Comic-Con).
Then, to thank my former host family for their hospitality during our visit in Germany, I made a waterfall card with some photos from our visit.
And, while I crafted with paper and loved it, I also was able to finish the Budding Shawlette that I started in May. It was made with Sock Yarn Cinema's My Fair Lady month yarn in "Loverly." Since Eliza Doolittle sells flowers, I thought Budding Shawlette was a great pattern for the yarn.