Have Fun with Decorative Masks

I’ve been making and donating masks since early March of this year. I continue to make masks most every day or weekly. (made and donated a little over 300 masks) While I enjoy making, I started to have a little fun thanks to my sister Mary, who made some really nice “bling’d out” masks for our nieces. She inspired me.

I dug out my fabric stash and bling embellishments and started to play. Here are a few of masks I recently made.

I continue to keep mask fundamentals incorporated into the fun masks (i.e., 100% cotton, filter pocket, adjustable ear elastic, etc), that I am making.

It’s nice to add creative and fun designs to masks. Masks do not have be utilitarian looking. I know however, some people need a generic looking masks for their occupation or work requirement. I have made several for correction officers and EMTs. I consider the creative style masks as “weekend wear masks”, something to put on that’s fund but has the protection the CDC and scientists/doctors are recommending.

I was pleased with how the bridal mask turned out. I hand beaded the lace which was overlayed over a liner fabric for breathability.

I ended up selling two of these masks. Both customers were gifting them to brides-to-be for their upcoming weddings.

This next one was fun to make. It was the first time I used a rhinestone setter. I like the breathability of the stretch denim, also lined with a cotton fabric. The lace in the pocket added a bit of “denim and lace” style.

For my next “fun mask”, I plan to use some HTV. I’ve used HTV before, but not very experienced, so making a few masks with HTV will cross this learning curve off my crafting bucket list for the year!

I look forward sharing more fun masks with you and I hope you are inspired to create your fun masks.

Stay safe and health.

Porch Post Design

I’ve been wanting a porch post, some call them “Welcome Posts”, ever since we moved into our new home. I finally got the time to make one!

I love how this post turned out. Working on another post with a different color scheme and style and hope to post it soon.

I finished the post with a variety of waxes from Prima Marketing, Inc. and Finnabair.

I originally thought I would paint the word “welcome” on one side of the post. However, I already designed a door wreath with “welcome” on it.

I hope this inspires you to make your own porch post.

Stay safe and healthy.

Reinventing a Project Series

Super excited to roll out a new project series today.

In this series, I take an old project and turn it into something new! Now, some might ask “why?” Well sometimes, if you are in the mood to design something new, you look for inspiration from something old. You can also look at it another way, turning a well, lemon, into lemonade. While I don’t really thing this old project can be called a “lemon”, I do think I can improve on it by designing something completely new.

I would love for you follow me on this series. Perhaps you too have a project you would like to retool and reinvent. I hope this series inspires you.

Here is Part One which can also be found on my YouTube channel.