Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Craft-A-Day

Remember this?



How about these?



Or this one?




All of these patterns and more I found in the book Craft-A-Day by Sarah Goldschadt.

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The idea is to make one simple craft each day for 365 days. Each week has a different theme. Themes include animals like dogs, cats, bears, foxes, fish, ladybugs, and rabbits, as well as items such as hearts, hexies, snowmen, mustaches, umbrellas, rain clouds, etc. Crafts include stuffed objects, finger puppets, cupcake toppers, cards, tags, ornaments, phone cases, and more.

I don't use this book to create a craft each day, but I do use it to get inspiration when making crafts. It's a good jumping off point. With all the patterns available in the book, I can start with the basic shapes and work to create my own project.

Take the bird keychain I made. (Picture above.) The book didn't have directions on how to make a keychain but it did have directions and the pattern to make a felt ornament. All I did was add a loop of felt to attach a keyring to while I was stitching.

I've made a lot of gifts from this book.

My friend Kate loves foxes so for her birthday I made her a whole collection of foxy items. A stuffed fox, a fox ornament, a fox necklace, a fox card, and a fox gift tag all came the "fox week" section of the book. 



Children love these woodland stuffed animals. A trio makes a perfect birthday or Christmas gift. 



Finger puppets are also a great gift for kids. 



A little house magnet looks so cute on the refrigerator. 



This is a great book for crafters to own and get inspiration from.

5 comments:

ellen b said...

Love those woodland animals!

Cheryl said...

You have made a treasure trove of goodies inspired by this book!! So much cuteness!!

Joanne Mitchell said...

So cute!

Kathy said...

I think I am going to have to buy this book. So many great ideas!

Barbara F. said...

How cute are these?! Love them.