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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Bibs and Burp Cloths

Hi all!
A few posts ago I told you about my
daughter in laws baby shower and showed you the
onsies that we made.
Today I'm showing you the bibs and burp cloths
that we made for her and baby Marie.

I think they turned out pretty cute and I'm 
sure she will get a lot of use from them.
Thanks for stopping in today,
I hope you'll come again soon.
Until then,
I hope you'll smile a lot!

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Kristie Kreates.
Today I have something a little different.
We have an island in our kitchen with 
5 "tall" chairs around it.
The fabric on the chairs has gotten pretty worn
over the years and I finally got around to 
doing something about that.
A while ago, probably 4 or 5 months ago,
I purchased some fabric to cover the seats,
but haven't gotten to it until now.
Here is one of the chairs that needed 
to be recovered.
The colors of the original fabric are very 
faded and worn, but they were just beautiful
when we purchased them and we loved them.
They have served us well for a long time.
Here is the new fabric that I purchased to recover them.
You'll see the color is a bit different in the 
picture of the finished chairs, which is actually 
the more accurate colors.
And here are 2 of the chairs all done and
ready to use.
Just don't look at the underside!
I'm certainly not a professional, but 
I got the job done and I think they look great.

Thanks for coming by today and spending time
here.  Have you ever reupholstered anything?

Come again soon, you never know what 
Kristie Kreates!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

100 yr old Vet Card

Hello fellow crafters!
Today I'm showing you a card that I made
for a gentleman who was turning 100 in
early October.  I saw the story on facebook and
since I'm a big sucker for these kind of things,
I decided that I'd send him a card.
I'm sure he received well over 100 cards
and I was glad mine was one of them.
I'm sorry this picture isn't better,
it's very difficult to get a good picture
I heat embossed the star pattern with 
metallic card stock, this creates a pretty cool
look, which doesn't really show in the picture.
I used purple embossing powder for the 
Inside I embossed a simple 
happy birthday greeting.
I made an envelope and decorated that too.
I hope he enjoyed my card and that it added
some smiles to his special day.
Have you ever sent a card to someone
you don't know?

Thanks for stopping in today and spending
time here.
I hope you have been inspired in some way.
Until next time,
spread some handmade kindness!

Note the links are only to give a reference so you can
see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Saturday, November 2, 2019


As you may know, I'm going to be a Grandma 
very soon. By the time this post goes up,
our Grand daughter, Marie, may have arrived.
A couple weeks ago, we had a shower for 
Sara and one of the things she suggested was a 
"onsie making station"
I loved the idea and ran with it.
Each person at the shower could look through all
the designs that I had created with heat transfer vinyl
and I put it on a onsie, bib or burp cloth.
Today I'm showing you the onsies that were done
at the shower, as well as some I made myself.
I cut out the names of the people attending the shower
and added them to the onsie, so
Jaryd, Sara and Marie would know who 
made each one for her.
(click on each picture to see it larger)

Sorry this and the next one are fuzzy,
I was taking these pictures quickly
at the shower, before Sara packed them
to take home.

All in all, everyone loved this activity and 
now Marie has plenty of onsies to wear for the next 
several months.
I will post pictures of the bibs and burp cloths in
another post soon.
Thanks for stopping by today and spending a
little of your day with me.
Come again soon,
you never know what you'll find on 
Kristie Kreates!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Cards

Happy Halloween!
Today I'm sharing a couple cards I made for
I made this spinner card using 
I stamped the image onto white card stock, 
colored it, adhered it with temporary adhesive
to another piece of card stock and fussy cut it.
Adding the other card stock to the back gives 
that second layer to sandwich the thread
to make the spinner mechanism.  It also
gives a nice clean look to the back
of the image.
I didn't want the sentiment and what I wrote
to show through the front of the card,
so I made a circle flip up the same size as
the cut out in the front of the card.
Where I stamped Happy Halloween and
signed the card.
This card was an odd size, so I made my own 
envelope with my 
I stamped 
and colored it for a festive look, 
using colored pencils.
The other card I made was this
spider card.
I think he turned out pretty cute.
I love the little shoes I made for him too!
It was a little bit of a challenge getting him into 
the envelope, but since I made my own envelope
I made it happen.  I just hope he arrived okay, 
having been squished into the envelope.
I attached a card base to the bottom, 
where I stamped a greeting and could sign the card.
I stamped the envelope with 

I hope the kids I sent these to enjoyed them,
and had a frightfully good Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today,
hope you enjoyed your Halloween.
Come again soon,
until then 
don't eat too much candy!

Note the links are only to give a reference so you can
see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.