Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Presents

Today I'm going to share some of the presents I received for Christmas and some I gave this year. First I will show you the wonderful gift my daughter gave me. She was so excited about it she let me open it early because she knew I was going to just love it. It is a wonderful collection of vintage buttons. I live in a very small town and don't have access to a lot of thrift store and such where you can collect such wonderful things. I told here to keep an eye out for some buttons for me this year because I needed some more and she did a great job. I joking call this stuff 'treasure' but we know that it really is 'treasure'.
Next some of the gifts I made. For my mother and daughter I beaded their first initial. I purchased some wooden letters at the craft store, painted them gold and glued the beads on the top. I used a needle to place the beads and simply used Alene's Tacky Glue to glue the beads in place. It actually works very well and holds up pretty good through the years. My daughter still has a little wooden box that I beaded the same way from several years back and its holding strong.
Finally, I beaded a rock (yes, a rock) as a paperweight or what ever you want to use it for. It turned out really nice. Here are a couple of views. I used pretty much the same method as the letters. Simply glued the beads in place.
Since I am still very new to this blogging thing please bear with me as I learn. I will be posting more of my crazy quilted items soon. So stay posted. I will try to post a few times a week as time allows. I have a fairly demanding full time job that consumes a lot of my time.

1 comment:

  1. Susan, welcome to blog land. You are going to love it I think. I love the beaded rock! I have a question though, do you lay the strung beads into the glue or do you glue over top of the beads? I was wondering if glue on the beads would diminish their shine.