Monday, March 4, 2013

Venus Goddess of Love Drawing

This is a sketch of Venus the Goddess of Love my 11-year-old daughter did. I like the heart-print halter top. What do you think?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Charity Sweater

This is the start of a charity sweater I'm making using this pattern. I'm aiming at making it a size 16/18 for older kids or plus-sized kids who might need sweaters and also at making its appearance less boxy than the one in the pattern photograph. It does have a nice texture that I'm loving. Has anyone out there knitted or crocheted sweaters for the worldvision knit for kids program? If so, I'd love to hear about your experiences...especially about any adjustments you made to the pattern. They want all the sweaters to look about the same but I hate the thought of a kid looking ridiculous in an unflattering garment. Any thoughts?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mermaid Drawing

These are pics of my daughter's mermaid drawing. She's 11 and she's getting into drawing mermaids and mythological creatures. She said she might want to illustrate history books one day. That's her version of a catfish in the lower right-hand corner.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cardboard Tube Monster

Today we have a bright little cardboard tube monster, made by painting a toilet tissue roll tube neon pink, glueing on a pair of wiggle eyes, a pompom nose, round beads for a mouth and chenille stems for hair. What do you think of my monster...scary...or cute?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


This is a journal made from the Here & Now line of products. What do you think I should use this journal for? Any ideas?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Paper Bag Pig Puppet

This is a pig puppet I made out of a paper bag. I simply cut the snout, ears, arms, legs and tail from pink construction paper and glued them on a lunch bag...followed by a pair of flirty wiggle eyes. Should I make some more puppets? What do you think?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

American Girl Doll Hat

I'm trying to crochet clothes for all of my daughter's dolls and stuffed animals. I designed and crocheted this hat for Lanie, her American Girl doll. I think it needs a flower on the front. What do you think?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cardboard Tube Tree

My latest creation...a cardboard tube tree, which I made by painting the cardboard tube brown, drawing a cloud shape on green construction paper and cutting that out for the leaves, cutting a small slit on either side of the top of the tree and inserting the leaves into the slits. So simple and so...well...tacky...but fun. :)
What do you think about cardboard tube crafts? Tacky...or fun?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Toilet Tissue Roll Octopus

By now, you know about my love of trash, so it should come as no surprise that my next project, Henrietta the Octopus, was made from garbage-yes, she is crafted from an empty toilet tissue roll. I simply painted her purple, cut slits about midway up to form legs, glued on a pair of wiggle eyes, drew on a mouth then used a hole punch to punch out circles (tentacles) from yellow construction paper. Then, as a crafterthought, I glued on a bow. What do you think of sweet Henrietta...a hit or a miss?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Easter Bunny Basket

Yesterday,  I blogged about my love of trash. Here's the idea I came up with for reusing those empty coffee containers. I simply painted the container brown, cut some ears, whiskers, teeth and a handle from colored construction paper, glued on some wiggle eyes and a button nose followed by a cotton ball to form the tail. What do you think of my basket...hit...or miss? I'd love to get some opinions!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What to Do With Empty Maxwell House International Coffee Containers

One of my favorite things in the world to do is to take a piece of "trash" and figure out various ways to repurpose it. I drink a lot of Maxwell House International Coffees and my latest mission is to figure out ways to recycle these neat little containers into fun and useful objects. I've begun transforming one of them as we speak and I hope to share the finished product with you very soon. What about you? What do you turn your Maxwell House International Coffee containers into? I'd love to hear about it!-Cherie

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Welcome:Meet Your Creative Bang Blogger

Welcome to my blog! Here on Creative Bang , I'll be posting about many of the craft projects I'm working on. My name is Cherie, by the way, and I hope you enjoy my blog and get inspired by some of the projects I post. Thanks for stopping in and having a peek around.