Friday, November 26, 2010

origami tea bag flower Christmas card

Tonight I made an origami tea bag flower Christmas card! I like how the flower turned out like a poinsettia! To cut the flower, I used the Storybook cricut cartridge and cut the scalloped circle at 3 inches, then folded the flower. To finish off the flower I added some sparkle to the center. For the flower, I used this tutorial:


I've had some chocolate brown vinyl for my cricut that I haven't used for about 2 years now. Tonight was the night! I cut the letters at 9 inches and used the Plantin SchoolBook cricut cartridge. I LOVE how it turned out,but I really think it is missing a fork, knife and spoon. Do any of you own the From my Kitchen cartridge? My proposition is this: I send you vinyl and a special surprise to go along with it and you cut me a fork, knife and spoon! Let me know if anyone is interested in playing!

Monday, November 1, 2010


I've been dreaming about making my terrarium for quite some time now, and today was the day! Here's what you will need to make one of your own: rocks, activated charcoal (found at any pet store), spanish moss, potting soil, moss, knickknacks (mine are in the mail!)

1. clean the terrarium container with mild soapy water, rinse thoroughly
2. place a thin layer of rocks on the bottom of the terrarium (this helps with drainage and water management)
3. place a thin layer of activated charcoal over the rocks (if you are making an open air terrarium skip this step)
4. place a thin layer of Spanish Miss on top of charcoal and rocks (this acts as bedding material to keep the soil separated from the rocks)
5. place a thin layer of potting soil on top of the Spanish moss
6. plant your plant
7 place moss on top of soil and around plants
8. place knickknacks on top of moss to finish it off!

Care of you terrarium:
terrariums need little attention, moderate sunlight and water. With a closed terrarium you can go weeks with out water.

Christmas craft sale

My table at a Christmas craft sale. Two down, three more to go!

Thank you necklace

A wonderful co worker of mine discovered my love for keys and making jewelry, and she donated her antique key collection to Opechee! This is a thank you gift to her. I hope she likes it! ♥

Selfish Hedgehogs