Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WOYWW #282

It's Wednesday and I'm here to welcome you to the blog hop hosted by Julia Dunnit.  Each and every Wednesday we take a photo of our work space and blog about it, then we link it to Julia's blog and so begins this weekly world wide blog hop.  If you have any questions, Julia has all the bases covered on her blog so you can go check it out and join us, but be warned it is very addictive!

On Monday I had some errands to run and while I was out I visited our local hardware store, Walmart and Hobby Lobby.  When I go to Hobby Lobby I have to touch everything in the store!  I love that place and can spend hours on end inside.  I was gathering supplies to make my own sponge daubers and low and behold I found everything. At the  hardware store I found chair tips... 5/8" size and then I purchased some round make-up sponges and I folded them and pushed them down inside and yes it works!  For about $4 I have enough supplies to make 12 brand new sponge daubers, yes I'm a very happy camper!  You can see one made with a cut up sponge (sort of yellow) and the one made with the make-up sponge is white. I'm so proud of myself!  I've also been making these cute little bird house ornaments using a  template by Nichole Heady.  You can Google "birdhouse by Nichole Heady and you get all kinds of information.

You just let your imagination run wild and they do make an awfully cute ornament to hang on your Christmas tree. I used some pink metal run through an embossing folder and made the roof.  Both of these will be gracing my own tree this year!

Also more glue this one from Ivy Hollow for when I make flowers.  I'm always trying to find the perfect glue and one of these days I will!  The sparkly stuff is Stampendous Frantage Glitter which will be a new adventure for me in the coming days.  Also I just want to point out the clear tag in behind the birdhouses.  It doesn't show up very well but I cut out a tag using some of the clear plastic that we all receive when we purchase stamps and dies etc. Run it through an embossing folder and it sort of frosts the plastic.  It is quite delicate and beautiful and it's going to be a challenge to photograph.  Hopefully I will have some to show you in the coming days.

Well I'm sure I've exhausted you this morning.  We are supposed to keep this short and sweet but I am very excited about all the little goodies on my desk this morning and I just can't stop talking.  I'm off to visit as many of you as I can.


glitterandglue said...

Goodness, Glenda. You have been really busy, inventive and extremely creative. Cute little birdhouses for your tree, and great looking pads for your inks. Well done you!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16

Jackie said...

I love hobby lobby! I always go there when I come over to the USA great shop .. Nothing quite like it in UK
Jackie 15

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Woohoo Magpie what a great method for your own sponge daubers love it :-D also the wee birdhouse so cute... Re glue have just ordered new Ranger one on EBay that Jennifer McGuire raves over on her videos on YouTube.. so will let you know ;-) Shaz in Oz.x #25

Olga said...

Love your daubers, I gotta try this, and those birdhouses are amazing!!!! Thanks for the kind words this morning and voting!!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Thanks so much for sharing the sponge daubers with us.... I'm diffently going to try this!!!
and also for the Cute little bird house, Love that....
Yes I can see that beatuiful Tag.. and can't wait to see more of it!!!

KarenB said...

oh... what a treasure trove on your desk! Love the homemade sponge dauber - what a super clever idea... I need to try that :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm all for saving money and not having to buy branded products...well done on those little daubers...cheaper and they work well!!
I love that little birdhouse - thanks for the link. I'm going to share this with a teacher friend of mine - the kids would love making it!
Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I was ay a crop many years ago and saw someone making a wreath all of birdhouses! It was so cute. I always wanted to make one - I wonder if these templates would work together as a wreath?

I've seen many similar ideas for the daubers - chair tips is a new one on me. I'll have to have a look.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Nan G said...

Cool new daubers! Aren't you a smart one! :) I've missed visiting with you. I am moving to a new apartment. Doing a major downsizing too. So it'll be a whole new place and new craft room. In the midst of packing I've had to stop and mourn the loss of My Fella. It's been a rough month but soon I'll be back to normal crafting and visiting. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #48

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous little bird houses, thanks for sharing them with us.
That's a great idea to make your own daubers, will have to give it a go so thanks for that.
Have a great crafty week, Angela x 34

Sylvia said...

Cute bird houses, Glenda. Look forward to seeing them on your tree! Have a happy Wednesday!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You are the creative one!! Some fun useful ideas. I'll have to try the dabbers for sure. AND I save all kinds of clear plastic or acrylic but haven't tried to emboss it. I love how that turned out. I also want to try some thin metal...I'm wondering about the pull of tops from the cat food,it even comes in orange, green and purple just haven't had enough playtime.
Thanks for the fun post. Have a great week. Turn cold here 38 this AM, but no winds.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Lots of fun things going on with your desk this week!!! You will love Frantage! Happy crafting!

Jeannie #27

Ali H said...

Hi Glenda Than ks for visiting - will def try embossing the plastic cut from packaging ! Love your cute bird house ! Ali #21

Patricia said...

Good evening Glenda,
I visited Hobby Lobby for the first time a couple of weeks ago .... Oh! WOW! what a fantastic store I LOVED it.
I usually go for Michaels or JoAnnes.
Can't wait to visit the Sates again ....... soon ..... guess where I will be visiting???
Love the look of those pretty "bird houses" and your wonderful Daubers.

Patricia x

Artatag said...

Wow, birdhouses on a christmas tree will look so nice. Will you show the finished products?
Gabriele 31

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how fun! Those little birdhouses look darling!

Eliza said...

If I come and visit will you take me to hobby lobby I so want to go and see all this stuff you all talk about, I know it will be a little trip across the pond but hey bargain shopping woo hoo.

Love the look of your birdcage and the ideas for the daubers, brilliant, I love looking for the alternative to the expensive supplies.

Sorry just getting to visit till now, DD stole my computer and I didn't want to reply on the iPad as it takes forever.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #9
Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW

Annie said...

Hi. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I'm catching up with my visits this morning because I had another twinnie fun day yesterday so didn't get a lot of time to call by.
Well done you making your own little sponge dabbers....I bet you saved a lot of money there. I really hope we get to see the finished bird house ornament when it's finished.
Annie x # 26

Chrysalis said...

What is it about birdhouses that makes them so appealing?! Yours is so cute. I've even got a Pinterest board for my favourites. I will have to pop over to that website for a look see. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week.


G'day Glenda. Happy late WOYWW. My new job started today so I got caught up most of last evening getting uniforms etc ready. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Oh wow what a great idea regarding the daubers....well done you LOL. Oh I love bird houses too. I think I need to follow the link!
Annette In Oz #12

Dianne said...

Well aren't you the brilliant crafter, love your daubers, and the birdhouse is so sweet,thanks for the link, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

Neet said...

That's a great tip for making those sponge daubers - and I guess you can change the sponge too if you want to do so. Cheers!
OOh those little houses look kinda cute.
Hugs, & Thanks for the visit earlier - Neet 29 xx

Nikki C said...

Who says you have to spend a lot on dabbers :) REALLY LATE getting around hugs Nikki 6

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