Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sorry for the absence...

My goodness what a week! Sorry I have been MIA! And that I haven't been doing any commenting (I read everything people I swear!) I've been having computer issues and Vista and I are no longer BFF's. I should be back now though just minus a few weeks of mostly unrecoverable files... and yes I do backup however someone didn't tell me I needed to... I forgive him though because it really is Vista's fault... well not the lost files just the whole crashing part.
I have been crafting but I cant show some of it for a while because it is for people and I want it to be a suprise... I am sure this is a problem for everyone as christmas is getting closer! Anyway here is something I can show you.
I collected city pens for my funny german hat (what are those things called) when I was growing up and I wanted some way to display the ones that I still have (mom have you found anymore of these I know I used to have more). I love my header photo which my mom took in Austria this last summer so I decided to use it for a back drop for my pins.

It's not a perfect copy of the picture but you get the gist. I had alot of fun doing this it is actually 3d there are 7 layers of felt that build the picture. Which is why the shadows are so bad in the picture.

The box is from the Michael's Martha Stewart line. I got a bunch of them on clearance so you will be seeing some more projects with these in them. (If I can think stuff up)

7 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

Oooooh! I'm wincing in pain for your computer troubles! This project is wicked cute! Very clever way to use the pins! So Martha's debut into the mainstream crafting world didn't go so well??? Her scrapbooking line just came out last year at the CHA show. Maybe Michaels just overstocked... Is it weird that I just obsessed over why those boxes were on sale? I might have a problem...

insanely crafty said...

Martha's stuff is seasonal so there is a new line and colors every few months. I just wait until her stuff goes to clearance... it is expensive I think this small box is normally $15... Walmart also carries her stuff incase you didn't know.

corinnea said...

I will try to hunt down the other pins.... that is just too cool of a way to display them. I love you using the photo to inspire you! Stinkin, clever girl!

Jenny P. said...

Kelly: those are the specimen boxes I told you I have and you asked why I would have specimen boxes!! Because they're cute! And Martha Stewart!They come with pins to hold your specimen:) These have been on her website for almost a year and she's been selling crafting stuff on her website before and now after jail. I didn't know she launched a scrapbooking line for Michaels though. I used to be a little Martha obsessed but I'm gotten better. I love the whole thing, Jessica, Really cute and ingenious:)

Domestic Goddess said...

I love this idea, very original! I'm not a huge Martha fan, she just rubs me the wrong way, but I do like how crafty she is. :) I didn't know she had a craft line, guess it makes sense huh? lol

insanely crafty said...

I must confess I really am not a huge fan of some of her life choices but her people rock! They come up with the CUTEST stuff. And when I have seen her show I cant help but find it hysterical because she gets annoyed with her guest and ... well... it is just funny to watch her be annoyed...

insanely crafty said...

I must confess I really am not a huge fan of some of her life choices but her people rock! They come up with the CUTEST stuff. And when I have seen her show I cant help but find it hysterical because she gets annoyed with her guest and ... well... it is just funny to watch her be annoyed...

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