December 29, 2010

Baby Onsies

I hope everyone had a great holiday! For Christmas, I made some onsies for some friends for their new baby. I used my Cricut and Make-The-Cut software to design and cut stencils out of freezer paper. Then I just pained it on with acrylic paint mixed with the medium that makes the paint washable. They have a great dane and the 'paddle faster' is an inside joke. I'm hoping to post at least 2 of the MTC files along with a giveaway soon. Be sure to follow me if you're not. It will be a requirement of the giveaway.

Have a happy new year.

December 12, 2010

Wintery Cupcake

I have a tough final exam tomorrow night so I haven't been doing much crafting. I did send off my can for the Craftster Once You Pop Swap. One of the things I included was a little cupcake in winter colors. It's made from polymer clay coated in glossy Modge Podge with some medium glitter sprinkles. I made a second, slightly larger one for myself that is currently residing on my Christmas tree. I also made a few tags for my partner. Once is shown in the second photo.



December 8, 2010

Cricut Christmas Card + free file

This is the first card I made using the Make the Cut software for my Cricut. I'm fairly pleased with how it came out except I think the papers are a little too busy.


The .mtc file is included below. There is one layer for the top of the card and a second, unscored, layer for the card base. Just fold the base in half, and stick the top on.

Christmas Card 2010

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it. I've been busy with school, work and a holiday swap I'm participating in this month. Finals are coming up quick. I managed to finish all the stockings for my family for Christmas. I used my Cricut to make freezer paper stencils for the names. They were pretty easy to make once I figured out exactly how I wanted to do them.


November 6, 2010


Way back in May I made some vanilla extract. Several months later I have the final product.


It was very difficult to photograph, but you can really see how dark the vodka got. I haven't tried to use it yet, but will very soon.

Here is a link to the tutorial I used: Bethany Actually - make your own vanilla extract

October 16, 2010

Free Pumpkin File and A Card

Long time no update. I've been busy with work and school. Most of my crafting time has been spent making Christmas gifts. I did manage to make this card for my boyfriend for our 13 month anniversary. He loves Halloween so I thought it was appropriate. I purchased the smaller Cricut Expressions a few months ago along with the Make-the-Cut software. I haven't done too much with it yet, so I'm pleased with how the card turned out.


I created the pumpkin file below, modified it with a font from and grunged up the plain orange paper with a black ink pad. I wrote on the inside with a silver Sharpie.



September 6, 2010

Chunky Bracelet

This bracelet was inspired by the glass leaf charms I found at a craft store.



August 22, 2010


There is a shop near by where you can go in and paint your own pottery using various glazes. I enjoy going there with a friend or two occasionally. This first piece is a large cappuccino mug that I made on my first visit. It's currently holding M&Ms until the weather cools down and I can use it for hot chocolate.

I think this bowl was the second piece I made at another time. It's currently near my craft table holding random odds and ends. I think that's the way it goes with most of the things I've made. I do have another bowl I recently emptied and am using it as a cereal bowl. Everything else I've made ends up holding random stuff, even if it's meant for something else.

August 16, 2010

Messenger Bag

This is a messenger bag I made from a Simplicity pattern (I think). It's made out of denim with cotton lining. I really like the lining. The photos don't show it but the lining is actually a pale blue with dark blue and green rings.


The inside

August 10, 2010

Carved stamps

A while back I participated in a book swap on Craftster. One of the items I sent along was a bookplate stamp shown below for Molly. It's the first and only time I've ever done stamp carving. It wasn't too difficult, but I found it frustrating because it wasn't easy to cover up mistakes. I'm still pleased with how it turned out. The image was stamped onto a piece of foam board then glued to the opposite side.


August 7, 2010

My Favorite Blogs

I have several blogs that I read regularly or go to when I need some inspiration. Here are three of them.

Mod Podge Rocks - She posts a lot of links to projects that use Mod Podge. I had no idea that there were so many different types of this glue out there. My local craft stores only carry the matte and gloss types. This years she's having a contest about once a week to win a little trial pack of Mod Podge.

Not Martha - Megan posts a variety of links like food, electronics, games, and of course crafts.

Oops, I Craft My Pants - I love her style and use of bright colors. I know I have at least two of her ATCs up on my ATC wall.

August 5, 2010

Early ATCs

Something that I love to make are ATCs.  These are a couple that I made when I first started out. They both went to fellow Craftsters in monthly ATC swaps.

This was is embroidered on felt with a few beads. I was trying out some new stitches.


This one is a watercolor anglerfish with a wire and bead 'lure'.

The top one is embroidered on stamped cardstock. The bottom is various stamps on cardstock.

August 4, 2010


Welcome to Dolphin In The Sky - a craft blog to share and inspire others. I'm hoping to post my own crafts as well as  links, the occasional tutorial, freebie, and maybe even a giveaway or two.  I tend to dabble in a lot of crafts including sewing, paper crafts, jewelry, embroidery and more.