I love everything about the word "handmade." There's just something about the mix of creativity & working with my hands that just fills me with happiness. In fact, that's one of the main reasons I chose the name of my blog. So many times after I make something, I think... I wonder if this is a teensy taste of how God felt when He created us? I'm just so glad that he made us to be creative people. It's just so much fun. :)
Anyway... I wanted to share some holiday gifts I made for one of our gift exchanges this year. I made these for a creative God-loving girl who's also an amazing photographer.
I designed this cute camera and uploaded it on my Silhouette software. (Did you know that the Silhouette cuts fabric too?)
I hand-stitched the pieces together, using some retro fabrics and denim.
And... here is the same camera image, only smaller. Can I just reiterate how much I LOVE my Silhouette? I finally feel like I can get the designs in my mind out onto paper (or fabric, etc.) ;)
I added a little button for the lens (loved that that little idea worked!) and a Studio Calico sticker as a monogram. In lieu of string, I ripped a piece of left-over fabric to hang my tag.
Here is another creation I made thanks to my lovely Silhouette. :) I wanted to try my hand at creating my own stencils... so I created this design using the Fabric Ink Starter Kit. The kit is marketed to add inks to t-shirts, etc. - but it works really well for all sorts of things.
I bought a package of Moleskine journals from Target & applied paint to my cut design.
I was just super excited about how it turned out. I'm thinking about making some more items using my logo & possibly putting them in my Etsy shop???
Thanks for letting me share my handmade gifties with you! Sometimes I get a little overly excited when things actually turn out the way I want them to... and I just have to share with someone who's been there too. ;)
Supplies: (click pictures for links)