Big Winner

I don’t live too far from Seaside Heights so my husband and I like to go to the beach a couple times a year. I rarely go in the summer. I am not a fan of roasting myself in the heat. We usually go in the off season and specifically we go to to play some games at the arcade and have pizza.

I have so many points built up because I have a tough time deciding what to cash them in for. I kept passing on these little 3D puzzle kits but finally thought I’d give one a try.


Robotime 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box –

I don’t know why, but I didn’t realize there were so many pieces. I also am no good at puzzles. Thankfully, it came with directions. the print was very small though.

So tiny!

It really never crossed my mind that I would need to assemble the mechanism to make the music play and spin!

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Can you believe it? I love it so much! I can wait to get back to the arcade and win some more, or I could just go buy some ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spongebob Squarepants Embroidery

I recently purchased a Cricut Bright Pad and it really gave me the bug to do an embroidery project. The toughest thing about this was deciding what to do, never mind the fact that I have never really done a project from scratch.ย  No directions, no colors, no guidance! I decided on Spongebob (I’ll admit, I watch a lot of cartoons).ย  Yaya was so helpful right from the start ๐Ÿ˜

I stood in the craft store for 30-45 minutes deciding on the right shade of yellow… and the right shade of blue for his eyes.

It took about a week of working on it in free moment I had. I’m happy with the way it turned out. Yellow things are my favorite.ย 

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Hakuna Matata

This week the button aisle was full of amazing new finds. I picked up a lot ofย  super cute stuff this weekend. Sooo adorable!! I just had to start with these… Simba, Timon, & Pumbaa.

Don’t ask what my favorite Disney film is ’cause I really don’t know.ย  It’s hard to choose. I haven’t seen the Lion King in forever. I have probably seen Aladdin 1,00 times though. Anyway, my first project was this wire wrapped pendant.

lion king necklace

I love the way the colors came together. I searched through my buttons for a looong time finding the perfect bits.ย  I don’t use gold wire very often but I felt it was appropriate for this palette.ย 

I can’t even go into how perfect this lapel pin is! It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my mind. And I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. I can’t even bear to part with it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it. I’ll be making one for the shop soon… promise ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stamped Canvas Art with Buttons

It has been a while since I’ve made one of these portraits. Probably at least a year or so.ย  All of the others sold last year so I felt that was a good enough excuse to make some more.ย 

It took forever to remember how to use Adobe Premiere to edit this. I condensed this down from several hours of work. Hope you enjoy the vid.

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Bee Yourself

I really enjoy looking at the embroidery work of fellow creatives online and felt inspired to give stitching up some lettering. I found this kit on clearance for $5 and thought it would look great with a little modification… that means buttons will be involved!

I knew I was going to use completely different colors, and i knew some of my own die cut felt flowers would look great in place of the provided pieces in the kit.

It took me a long time to finish this. I primarily worked on it during my lunch break so it only got 10-15 minutes of my time per day.

I turned out just as well as I had hoped. The yellow frame was a perfect touch ๐Ÿ™‚

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