Crafty Cathy

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    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

    I knit.
    I crochet amigurumi's.
    Sometimes I sew.
    Occasionally I cook.
    I always take pictures.

  • Recent FO’s

    DSC06570 Little Red Riding Hood

    Flower Power DSC05784

    Baptismal Gown SYTYCD Hat

    Baby Blankie Baby Dragon

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    DSC04917 Modified Simple Shoes

    Hello Baby! Cable Jumper

    Ragland Ninja Baby Double Trouble Cable Hat

    Saarjte's Bootees Sk8er Booties

    Two Tone Socks DSC04627

    Bunny for Baby DSC04617

    DSC04619 (Large) For the Horde 3-25-08 1

    DSC04610 (Small) Bring Spring Bunnies

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Archive for the ‘Paper crafts’ Category

Hey Santa!

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 21, 2007

It’s holiday time which means I’ll be on a hiatus for the next week and then back for a few days before heading out for a week long cruise.

Hopefully there will be plenty to blog about and new FO’s to share.

Here’s a peek at our Christmas Village. The Santa is a cutout from Custom Paper Toys.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!


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2008 Calendar

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 18, 2007

In years past I always said, “Wouldn’t it be fun to create a mini calendar to give to our friends/family?” And then family stuff would come up or work would get busy and I just never got around to it. I thought this year would be the same ‘ol story but surprise surprise, it’s not.

It was one of those “Ah ha!” moments where I had the right images, the right software and and figured out the right process. I love those moments. I wish I had these moments every day.

A few days ago I stumbled upon a website called The PotterPuffs and quickly fell in love with the Powderpuff Girls inspired artwork. I found that the artist was open to sharing their work and allowing visitors to use images that were not commissioned by others.

I was inspired and with the vision of the calendar in my head I started. Using Microsoft Publisher to obtain the calendar dates (call me efficient… or lazy!) I copy/pasted them into InDesign to create the layout. Calendar on bottom, picture on top. I was even able to find some Harry Potter fonts from for the month name and cover.

The calendars are small (measures 2.5×2 inches) and I haven’t decided how I’m going to put them together yet. A center ring maybe? Or rubber cement the top and find a stand? I think they’re too small for the CD cover/stand though. Thoughts?

I’m toying with the thought of using Photoshop to create some abstract art for a more grown up version of the calendars. Or maybe using some of the pictures I took during our last few vacations.

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