Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Iron Craft #25: Under The Gun

This week's challenge:

"It’s that time of year when we are all rushing to get things done and still enjoy the holidays. We want to make sure you still find time to craft, so this challenge is all about time. Make something that you can complete, start to finish, in an hour or less. That is your only restriction for this challenge, so have at it!" (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I've been so busy working on Christmas gifts this year that it was nice to take a break and work on something fun, even if it is just for an hour. Not that working on Christmas gifts isn't fun, it's just exhausting worrying about colours, styles, etc of the gift recipient.

I decided to do something entirely different than anything I've been working on lately.


A grumpy cat Perler bead ornament for Lane and a Pikachu Perler bead ornament for Logan.

Pikachu was easy to find in pixellated form since the character is in a video game. Grumpy cat was a bit tougher, but a search on Pinterest found loads of examples for cross stitch that I interpreted into beads.

From the time I started searching for the pattern, to the time I was ironing the beads into a melted mash was 1 hour on the dot. If you count me searching for an ornament hook and then threading them through a bead at the top of each ornament, then it might have gone over by about 15 minutes. Those hooks were buried under all the Christmas stuff! ACK! But since searching for hooks isn't really "crafting" I think I made it under the time limit. :D

To check out all the 1 hour projects from the Iron Crafters, please visit the Flickr Group.


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