Friday, December 30, 2011

Just Us Girls #117...wild for FELT! and a lil chick beanie!

Hey peeps!  It's the final challenge of 2011 with Just Us Girls!  This week it's all about using felt on your project!  Don't you just love felt?  Memories from the earliest days of crafting are rich with felt festooned artwork.  It's fluffy, it's doesn't fray and it's meat and potatoes for lifetime crafters and beginners alike.  Wow!  Even I didn't know how much I loved felt 'til just  So won't you pick up your felt scraps or cut into a new sheet and make something with us?

I used felt to make a tiny hangtag on this lil' chick beanie I made myself!  Woohoo!  I must admit I am pretty stoked about this project!  I am not a knitter or crochet-er of any kind but with the help of a Knifty Knitter I was able to take this little hat from conception to finished product.  Can I just say addictive??!  We actually have two new babies coming in the next few months to my extended family so I have a good excuse to make more!

Beanie love aside, the challenge is about FELT and I used this darling chick stamp from Endless Creatons Inc and black Staz on ink to stamp direct to craft felt.  A tiny snip of orange felt for the beak, black fabric paint for the eyes and stickles to add a little sparkle.  Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped rectangle nesties makes the foundation of the tag and a simple straight stitch border seals the deal on this tag. 

I wanted to make sure the recipient knows this is a one of a kind made just for them so i broke out a Stampin Up! stamp I've had for a while.

You know who else are one of a kind???? All of my treasured online friends (that's YOU, baby!) who make time in their day to stop by Paper Daydream.  It really means a lot to me to be wrapping up my third year of blogging having met so many wonderful people through the common bond of craft and creativity.  Thanks for sharing so selflessly with me over the years.  I can't wait to see what 2012 brings us!  But before we leave 2011 in our memory vaults, one last round with the talented girls from Just Us Girls!

  • Elise Durenberger
  • Pam Imholz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Lisa Kind  
  • Lynn Mangan
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • and a final project from our guest designer this month, Lenet Mos.  Thank you Lenet for joining us this month.  Your creations are out of this world!!!!

    Ok, friends, cheers to a happy, healthy, prosperous and creative NEW YEAR!  *mwah*
    Paper: Papertrey Ink
    Stamp: Endless Creations, Inc
    Ink: Staz On
    Glitter: Stickles
    Dies: Spellbinders
    Craft supplies: felt, fabric paint, jewelry thread

    Knifty Knitter loom for infants
    Three different yarns
    Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
    Embroidery thread


    Karen said...

    I saw this cuteness over on FB & just had to click over quick! The cute chickie hat & chickie tag are making me smile. :> Always happy to come visit you on your online home, friend. Let's have a coffee date one morn' soon and then you can fill me in on all the goodness 2012 has in store for you! Happy New Year! :>

    Lynn said...

    On my goodness Dana! The little hat is so darn adorable! And the sweet little tag them both!

    Elise said...

    YOU are SUCH a stinkin', incredible and inspirational ROCK STAR, sweet, sweet Dana G! Oh, my crafty STARS - if all of this creative output wasn't enough, {and it's MORE than enough!!!!} YOUR description and tribute to our MOST beloved crafting material - and OMG! YOU hit the nail on the head... uh, er - you LOCKED IT DOWN WITH A GLUE GUN! Flawless description and tribute! It reminds me... FELT is so much more than craft material... "Yeah! Much More!" FELT...


    Yeah. Heck, yeah!


    Kathryn B said...

    You are just one talented gal Dana! Love the chick beanie. Perfect decoration for these cold winter days! Awesome tag to match! Happy New Year!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    your felt guy to so adorable! WTG ending 2011~

    Lisa Kind said...

    Dana, Dana, Dana! Where does your craftiness end? This is absolutely fabulous! I LOVE that hat and love it even more so because you made it! And the tag is equally fabulous! You are just one talented girl!

    Anne Tussing said...

    I LOVE your baby beanie and sweet tag!! Precious. Thanks for becoming a follower of me. I'm now following you:)

    Cassie said...

    This is absolutely adorable!!! I love that cute little tag! Glad I found you, I am your newest follower! =)

    Stampin' Pam said...

    DANA Dana DANA - do I have your attention now? This is just about the cutest baby beanie I've EVER seen and you topped it off to perfection with your adorable tag - how do I put in my order?? SO creative. You are a WONDER!! Woman!!!