A new wallet

Lately, I have had a thing for jellyfish…

Backdrop Stand

I have a roll of black fabric that I use for taking pictures. But I haven’t had a stand of anything to put it on. I also have a roll of green fabric that I use to photograph da-a tis things, and again, same problem. So I decided I need one. And I could make it myself. So I started designing it out of PVC pipe. Then googled it. Tons of instructions on the internet! So, off to Lowes I went. Joe cut all the pieces. Sweet husband. Wednesday night he said he’d help me this weekend. But I wanted it on Friday. So Thursday night he helped cut! ahhhh… I measured it all out. Of course, I couldn’t just follow directions from the internet. I used that as a starting point and designed it myself! But…. I started gluing some pieces together, but not all of them, since it has to be mobile. I was building it as I went, thank goodness! Beucase it was way too tall! I couldn’t put the top piece on it myself because of how tall it was. In pops Joe again for some more cutting and walah! A backdrop. I took pictures if it while I was waiting for Joe to finish his video game before we shortened it a bit. But you get the point. There’s another bar across the top.

Ha! I just looked at the picture. The top rail is on, it just didn’t fit in the picture very well because it was sooo tall! 🙂

Total time, about an hour.

How to transport? The stand needs a bag. The next morning, I just happened to have some vinyl lying around and made a bag. the design didn’t quite work, so I have to add a little something to it. I’ll take a picture of that when I am finished with it. The bag is basically a 3′ tall present bag, minus the bow. Project time, bout 20 minutes!

More of my Christmas Crafts

So I love the bags I made. Already got fabric for more for next year.  And have already made bags for a baby present and plan to make bags for all presents! Hopefully people will recycle them and not throw them away…

Christmas stockings… So I was tired of the ones that we have been using and they didn’t fit with my color scheme. So I bought some huge ‘socks’ from Old Navy. Bright and colorful, cheap and fun. But then when I held them up with my other decorations they just didn’t go. Not fancy enough with my sparkly tree decorations. So… I made some. One night, I realized I had this old sample pillow that had been given to me in a bag of recycled fabrics in this great blue color. Perfect for the color scheme and perfect for the fancier look. But hat would only make 2. We need 4. Ahhhhh… I was just about to hand over the silk and beaded white fabric from the cake table at my wedding to my mom. What would I ever need that fabric for???? Stockings of course! And then in my pile I happeneded to have this lovely white soft fabric. Typically used for ghosties, but beautiful paired with my white pearl fabric! Down I go into my sewing rooma dn out I emerge with 4 stockings! Love them!

Mom was very impressed with the sentimental value of the reuse of the white pearl fabric!

And here are pics of all the sparkly trees I made in position. bad picture…