Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Grandma's Bread Pans

My Grandma Thompson made amazing homemade white bread for her family for most of her life. She had a big hand-cranked metal bread kneader to do the job my handy Kitchen-Aid does today. I think of her every time my machine is whirling away.

If the grandkids were lucky enough to be around when she was baking the bread, she let us make our own loaf in these mini bread pans. I'm borrowing them from my sister who has them now that Grandma has passed on.

I love you Grandma and I LOVED YOUR HOMEMADE BREAD!!! I'm glad to carry on the tradition with my own family.

Colored Pencil Roll

I have finally COMPLETELY finished one of my craft fair projects. I decided it was time to stop jumping from project to project and follow through with one all the way to the end.

These colored pencil rolls are made for a set of 24 Crayola pencils. I saw a picture of one of these rolls in a book a few years ago and fell in love with the rainbow of colored fabrics. I spent hours in the fabric store matching the pencils to the perfect fabrics. What fun!!!

I have since run across the following link where you can get pattern info to make one for yourself if you want!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Business Cards

Dickens Fair, here I come. So, I'm really feeling the pressure of my approaching Christmas Craft Fair. I have A LOT of projects in the works, but I took a break to design and print my own business cards.

One side advertises this project blog...

...and the other side advertises my handcrafted goods.

I made business card stands out of wire using my jewelry-making tools.

I drew this flower and had it made into a stamp at a local printing shop. It was originally used for part of our wedding decorations, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to get it out again.