A few weeks ago I was a very lucky girl to arrive home from a less then wonderful day at work to discover the newest edition to the Martha Stewart library, the Encyclopedia of Crafts to be sitting on my doorstep with a large set of glitter. It was just what I needed, glitter can brighten any day and the new book weeks before it's arrival, well that is just the bees knees. Thank you MSLO for sending it and making my day!
This is one great book, there are hundreds of fantastic ides and crafts for any level, I decided that I should tackle at least one of them that I haven't done before and try it out just for this post. After recently getting a book about Coco Chanel and the history of the Paris fashion house I was inspired by her white camellia that she used and wanted to try making it in clay. This was my first dance with the clay and I had a hard time finding the air dry kind the book called for. But normal clay that you can bake in your oven worked just fine as well. It took some getting use to, but since I love the crepe paper flowers it came in handy knowing how to shape the clay into petals.
Not so bad for my first time, it was pretty simple and the clay is about $2 for a few ounces and I only used a 1/4 of it for 2 flowers. Not a bad deal.
And then of course I made some glittered eggs, but those I could do in my sleep. In fact I had a dream last night that I was glittering a huge bunny for my Easter table.... I may really need some help now...
I'll tell you about these cute bunnies a little later.
Make sure you get out and get this book right away, you can pre-order it at Amazon.com right now for $23. It is filled with over 400 pages of great tips, ideas and amazing photos and in the back there are some great templates that you can use for all the crafts. it is a must have!