We know 2 posts in 1 day might overwhelm you but...

....this was such an awesome tutorial, we just had to show it to you!

Super cute right?
Perched atop the sewing machine

Meet Oopsie the Octopus.
You can find her tutorial here.
She is super easy to make and would be an awesome gift for anyone young or old.
As always, if you make Oopsie send us a pic at thosecraftychicks@yahoo.com

Top 10 Posts of 2010!

Well, as most of you know, 2010 is coming to an end.  So we thought we'd share with you the Top 10 posts that you guys liked the most!  Here we go!

1.Elastic Band Skirt

2.Floppy Bow

3.Duct Tape Rose

4.Minion Magnets

5.Felt Flower

This was our first post ever!

7.Who Are You?
This was a post about getting to know our followers (and we still don't have 10 followers yet..!)

8.Cakes and Clay

9.Sheet Music Decoupage

10.The Artsy Clutch

And that's it! Hope you all have a Happy New Year!


Christmas Crafts Part 2 - Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

Well actually, this is a recipe. But it's really easy and pretty fun too! 

2 Tbsp of melted butter
Flour tortillas ( 4-5 depending on how many you want)

Other stuff:
Knife (or cookie cutters if you want to be festive :)
Powdered sugar shaker
Butter brush

*Preheat your oven to 350 degrees*
1.  Brush some of your melted butter over 1 tortilla.

2. Use your cookie cutters or knife to cut shapes or symbols out of the tortilla.

2.  Mix 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. of sugar together.

3. Put the mix in your powdered sugar shaker and sprinkle it over your cut tortilla pieces, as heavy or light as you want.  Lay them on the pan and bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 


This is what you get! (Minus the Christmas lights of course- Thanks Picnik!)

Happy Holidays, and enjoy your Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps!


Christmas Crafts Part 1- Sheet Music

It's that time of year!  This is our first Christmas Craft, but there will be more to come!
BTW, this was our first Mod Podging experience (I know, shocking!) and I think it went pretty well, but let us know how you think it turned out!

Mod Podge ( we used Gloss)
Sheet music- about 6 or 7 pages
Sponge Brush
Empty box or jar

1.  Cut your sheet music into strips, the short way.
2.  Brush a little Mod Podge on to a small spot on your box/jar.
3.  Cover that spot with a sheet music strip and Mod Podge over that.  Do this until the box is covered and you should have something like...

This!  If you're wondering, the holiday subway art in the background is from Eighteen25 and the candy cane reindeer?  Another project for another time! (Soon!)  See ya!
P.S.  Who likes our new background?


Duct Tape Rose

Hi! It's Jillian!  As you can see from the title and the picture, you can probably guess what we're making.  I've been meaning to make this post for a while now, so I hope you enjoy it!  Let's get started.

Duct tape
Floral wire or a thick plastic straw
Scissors (optional)
1.  Rip (or cut, which I like to do because it's neater) a piece of duct tape about 2 inches long.

2.  Fold the top left hand corner over on itself, leaving a strip of adhesive on the bottom and right side.

3.  Now fold the right corner over, still leaving a sticky part on the bottom.

4.  Take what you now have and position it on the straw (or wire) as shown below.

5.  Wrap it tightly around it, and you should have this.  It's (supposed to be) the  rosebud!

6.  For the petals, repeat steps 1-3 and wrap it around the bud at angle.  Do this again and again and again to make the petals.
When you're all done, you should have something like this!  Give it as a gift, tape it to a pen, use to decorate almost anything.  See ya! 

P.S.  We should have some Christmas/holiday crafts coming soon, so stay tuned!


Felt Flower

Dear Readers,
  Hey guys! So, today we will be sharing our tutorial for making a felt flower. All you need is:
- 2 colors of felt (we used pink and grey)
-a hot glue gun
-fabric scissors
- your imagination!

 The last one is the most important. Here's what you do:
1. Cut a strip of felt about 2 inches thick and 6 inches long out of each color of felt (sorry, no picture)
2. Cut triangles from the top of each piece of felt so that they look something like this:
3. Glue the 2 strips together
4. Start rolling up the strips, hot gluing on the way
5. Continue rolling until you run out of fabric. Then, hot glue the edge down.

6. Now you're finished and you should have something like this:

You can do many things with your beautiful felt flower. I did a couple of things. First, I glued a bunch of them on a box for decoration:

Or you could glue it on the top of a pencil (But that could make it hard to erase. You might want to use a pen instead)

Jillian and Claire

ps. Sorry about the bad pictures. There's only so much 2 crafters can do and make an awesome craft, and take good pictures at the same time is not one of them!
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