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Krueger Kicks: Pretty Feet

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Krueger Kicks are back again! Thanks to my most frequent returning customer, I got the chance to make another pair of mini-kicks… This time with pageantry as the theme. Good thing I watched all those episodes of Toddlers and Tiaras on Netflix because the knowledge I gained truly came in handy. These are Full Glitz sneaks, y’all, and I hope they make a Grand Supreme winner out of their wearer at her next pageant!!!!

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made for a pageant princess

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My (Baby) Girl

made kiddie kicks

For a baby shower…

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Holiday Finals

made these presents

Skate-O-Rama Diorama

 

This isn’t the first time I’ve made a diorama (in high school I made them for extra-credit), but it’s the first time I’ve ever gifted one. I crafted this Skate-O-Rama miniature for my bro, with a push-light included and secured to the lid for optimum viewing pleasure. You can’t really see the full extent of paper-skating pleasures I glued together, but the park includes a half-pipe, quarter-pipe, ramp, bowl and steps to kick-flip over and grind on.

 

I only wish it had traveled better and not gotten (minorly) crushed in my suitcase.

 

Flaming Mallow

Seeing the cuzins is the best part of Christmas, even though a mere 3 hours of visiting within a 6-month period pretty much bums me out. None-the-less, excitement and happy ensues when we are together and I hope I helped us along a little bit more this year by designing this original ornament just for them.

Bonfires and marshmallow memories… those were the days!!!!

 

Before and after the year is over I hope everyone can enjoy their days with loved ones and some sunshine.

Like Bigfoot and the Gnome…

Big Foot and the Gnome catch some rays...

 

Goodbye ’11!!

HANZZmade Jewelry: secret givings

made for a lovely colleague

It’s been a weird year for me in terms of feeling that holiday spirit… It’s come in waves, mostly infrequent crashes on my yule-tide shore.

Maybe it had to do with the fact that I ran into my first Christmas tree for the year before we even hit Halloween (Thanks Bloomingdales), but today I think I caught a pretty good wave to ride through the season.

Not only did I overhear a perfectly retold outcome and moral to the Polar Express from one of my third graders, but I also had the chance to finally notice the effects of a secret gift exchange that has been going on at work this past week. The two crafts above (along with a (kinda) perfect circle) made up 3 of the 5 presents I passed on to another. When I revealed my elfish ways this morning/afternoon, I knew I made her happy.

And I also got to stop worrying if the bracelet fit or not – so, thumbs up.

HANZZmade Jewelry: shiny pretty thing

made two-strands of pretty

chain necklace with blue square beads

This is the most intricate piece I’ve made and my first experiment with chains.

It felt more like a construction project, connecting each bead and chain length one at a time. My charm projects aren’t nearly as time consuming. I gauge my craft-time by the number of episodes I watch on Netflix while at-work and this one took a hefty number of Parks and Rec on Friday (5), and a fair few episodes of Glee on Saturday (2).

There was probably a few Christmas music interludes mingled in as well…

Don’t worry… I’ll see the sun in the spring.

Tis the season!

HANZZmade Jewelry: strawberry sentiment

made twice

Today brings another repeat and new life to my series of fruit charms

I think the green wire adds fresh-picked appeal, paired with much neater wrapping on my part… which means more staying power, too, because this one has to last.

This was the only strawberry-like bead left in my collection and I haven’t seen any like it out there in craftland. Maybe one day.

I could probably spend time making lots of other fruit charms again and again if I had the time – and the energy.

 

For now, I’m looking forward to the holiday revival ahead…

And strawberry season.

 

 

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