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Ok so Misfit Crafter, let me explain. To me being a maker, crafty person, artsy being has made me feel less like a so called Misfit. So really Misfit I see as someone who just goes with the flow of life. So I am a Misfit Crafter. Also I am a mom of two beautiful beings & a wife & so much more.

Monday, December 31, 2012

In Love with this hair product!

Ok for anyone that knows me personally they know I have battled with my crazy Incredibly thick curly hair almost all my life , for at least the last 25 years. Now, I have found solutions to make it strait when I want to, but never anything that really helped make it look great curly and down. But I have finally found it and I did not have to pay a fortune for it. Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Smoothing Cream.
I bought it for the first time and used it after my shower yesterday. Now right away I knew I would not be using just the recommended quarter size amount on the directions, I used more like a quarter cup...lol maybe a little less...but if you have seen my hair not much less. Combed it through my damp hair and something amazing happened, it did not frizz out right away. Usually after a few minutes I see the puffing begin so I said hey maybe this will work and I can have my hair only half up today, but then after waiting longer and giving it a little blow dry with a diffuser it was still smooth and my curls looked great. In fact all night at work till bed at midnight still looked great and I did not pin it up, tie it up or anything. Then I woke up this morning and well the side I must have slept on the most was a bit flattened but then I fluffed it out a bit and then after dropping my husband at work came home and dampened some over flat parts and some parts that needed to be re curled and added the quarter size amount of cream to my hand and reapplied to the messed up areas and it looks better than yesterday.
Thank you Garnier Fructis!
Check it out...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

More countdown crafting...many days behind.

We had a few hiccups...everyone getting sick...most are all better now. But now our heater went out so waiting on that to be fixed, while wearing lots of layers...lol.

So here is what we did and will be doing today.
Glittered ornaments...love these.
We made these using Glitter It 
This stuff is great makes it easy to add glitter to glass ornaments.
You simply pour the glitter it into a clean glass ornament. then pour it back out into a paper cup.
I let the ornament sit upside down on the cup for a bit to get all the excess glue out.
Once drained out pour glitter into the ornament swirl slowly and pour out the excess glitter into another cup.
You don't want to pour the glitter back into the container because it will now be a little damp from the glue. But you can use the glitter again in another ornament or another project.
Now you let the ornament dry then put the cap back on and hang.
Try using multiple glitters etc.
I also added sequins. (experimenting and it worked).
So here is the trick to adding sequins. Since the sequins are a little heavy, I did not drain the ornament as much when adding sequins so it had more stick. this worked well for me although a few sequins did fall, so I just added a bit more glitter to fill in the empty spaces. Although it did leave some great dots, so I might try purposely making the sequins drop next time to make a cool polka dot ornament.
Also try adding tinsel glitter looks great in ornaments as well.

We are working on our Gingerbread House today.

Will post more later today or tonight.



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Two more days of crafting countdown to christmas.

Sorry for th delay in posting I got called into Michaels to work early yesterday so no craft happened yesterday. But we doubled up today.
The kids made salt dough ornaments and pinecone/pompom christmas trees.
Ok so the trees are super easy to make.
You just need:
Medium to large pinecones with big openings.
Fuzzy pompoms
White glue
Something to protect your surface, we used paper plates.
I put a puddle of glue and the pine cone on the paper plate and had the kids dip the pompom in the glue (just a little, and yes I repeated not so much over and over). And just had the kids push the pom poms in the openings of the pinecones. They loved it.
Now the salt dough ornaments.
You will need:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup luke warm water
Pour the ingredients in a bowl and mix then nead dough til well mixed.
Roll out dough to about 1/4 " and cut with cookie cutters. Make ahole at the top of the ornament to put string through.
Bake in oven or toaster oven at 230 degrees for 30minutes till cooked through you make need to keep baking an additional 20 minutes.
You can speed up. The process by microwaving in 20 second intervals but I noticed it bubbles the ornament more often than baking.
Let sit for a few minutes....like 5 to cool before removing from pan.
Once cooled decorate with paint or glitter etc. And hang.
Have fun!
More tomorrow.  (Popcicle stick snowmen and santas)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kids 12 days of crafting Christmas Countdown

Ok so my countdown is 25 days...but I know not everyone wants to come up with so many crafts.



I made 25 little pockets cut on my Cricut using the Cricut craft rooms elegant envelope. I cut them at 2 inches (relative size).
When I assembled them I turned the envelope on its side and sealed 3 sides including top and bottom leaving a side open.
I cut numbers using cricut craft room font at 2 inches.
I used holiday patterns in cardstock for the envies and solid CS for the font. I made cards for in the pouches using two colors of cardstock and one pattern paper cut at 4" x 2" so they stick out of the top of the pouches with alternating colors.

Now so I did not go nuts making 25 crafts up or searching pinterest for hours I made 7 surprise treat cards up. So if you want to make 12 day or more of crafts or my crazy 25. There ends up being a few breaks where you can give the kids a candy treat or special little toy instead of making a craft.
Now once everything is cut and assembled write on the cards the craft you want to make and other things like cookies for santa the day before christmas.
Attached some twine on the flap left open at what is now the top of pouches. With some double sided tape or fast drying glue then fold the flap into the envy this gives the garland great strength.
Add stickers or embellies of your choice to envys and /or the ends of the garland.
I also attachd some trim t the tops of the cards to make it cute and easy to pull out of the pouches.

So now for some of the crafts we have made.
I love these snowmen and women...lol.

Ok so I work for Michael's so I usually find all my supplies there.
So I found these big snowballs on clearance for $1.99 at Michaels they are about 4 inches each ball.
(Please keep in mind they may be regular price at some Michael's)
So I hot glued two snowballs together to make the body of the snowmen.
Then I cut felt to make scarfs and hats. Added pom poms for the top of the hats and used embellies that I have laying around for the face and buttons and things. Or as my daughter called it on her Purple snow lady. A belly button and a bellybutton tattoo.


We have also made some sun catchers found at Michael's as well. They are only $1 for a pack of one frame and the melting beads. And the two frame ornaments are also from michael's I got them for about .42 cents. Full price I believe is $1 I got them on sale of course. We painted them with multiple acrylic crafts paint colors and splashed them with glitter. Today is a treat day so no craft today.
Tomorrow I will post a few days of crafts that we will be doing along with another completed one.