Yep the Happy Holiday Girl is still around and still loves the holidays! I get so excited when August rolls around each year because that means that fall is just around the corner! Summer is starting to wind down and I couldn't be happier about it! Summer is my least favorite season.
I made a red and blue themed vintage ornament wreath recently. It felt good to finish a major craft project (major for me anyways). I just wait until our toddler goes to bed to work on my crafts because I do not like taking time away from her. Plus, it would be difficult to craft with how busy she is.
I also had a Pinterest Challenge with some friends. I called it a "Fun Summer Pinterest Challenge" and asked my friends to chose one pin and complete it within 2.5 weeks. I have been collecting vintage buttons for a few years. I have buttons coming out of my ears. This has inspired me to get using some of my buttons since I have so many of them. I chose to make vintage button flower pin brooches. They turned out pretty cute but were a lot more difficult to make than I had imagined! The most difficult part was finding a good jewelry glue with a fin point. I still was not happy with the couple of different glues I purchased and if anyone has good recommendations for a craft or jewelry glue with a very fine point, I would like to hear about it!
To give credit to the inspiration. This is where I was inspired to make my flower button pins. And although I did not take pictures of the backs of my pins, they are covered in felt with a pin back so each flower can be put on a different coat.
Here is what my awesome friends and family came up with who particiated in my Pinterest event. It was fun and next I plan on doing a recipe event!