Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday! We are in the middle of celebrating Passover, so I'm just stopping by for a minute to share with you the wonderfully colorful features from last week, and to wish all of you who are celebrating Passover a wonderful 7th (and 8th) day, in which we celebrate the splitting of the red sea! A historic event and a chance to feel deliveration from the things to which we are slaves even today, in our personal lives and in the world around us. And of course it's certainly a great opportunity to express gratefulness, and to reflect on how different our lives are from those who were truly slaves. How one switches from the heavy topic of slavery to crafts I don't really know, so I'll just end this paragraph with fond regards to you all and thanks so much to those who've taken a few moments to share their creativity here!
Isn't this gorgeous pink bowl made from tickets just amazing? My friend Amy over at mod podge rocks has a great tutorial, and you won't believe how simple it is! And this lamp shade is just amazing, don't you think? Craft Passion crocheted it using yarn made from fabric and a special crocheted loop stitch which I've got to try sometime soon. And of course for a shabby chic/cottage look one could certainly try this using faded sheets and pillowcases!
Here are two really nice projects for the little ones, both using yarn dipped in glue. Hands On As We Grow made this free-form yarn garland, and the chocolate muffin tree made these wonderful tissue paper covered globes which could look great outdoors and even as real lanterns paired with a string of lights!
Mich in L.A. is at it again with her brilliant and thrifty ideas— this time she shows us how to use mardi gras beads to make tassels of all kinds. (For those of you who aren't familiar with these beads, they are the kind that molded onto the string, rather than being actual strung beads.) And a bicycle basket covered with crocheted flowers, from Laura, brilliant and quite simple if you crochet. These roses were made with a technique similar to the one I used to make my crocheted floral headband.
I just love this balloon wreath from hands on as we grow, and the fact that her 3 year old son helped by decorating the number three. And as a first time contributor she really lucked out with two featured projects! Fowl single file is back to baking artful cakes, like this hockey puck cake for her husband. She even included the real signature of his favorite player! I'm not sure if the player piped his signature or if she traced it, but either way it was surely appreciated, and quite a feat!
Fun and colorful drums made from recycled cans and balloons? Brilliant, thanks to quirky momma. And these simple felt puppets from she wears flowers have very large mouths, very cute in themselves and great as a teaching tool about healthy eating as well as the dangers of putting non-food items in mouths!