Coco Candi

Coco Candi
Creations by Andrea

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Curly Hair using Rags

When I visited my sister in Boston my nieces wanted to have curly hair so I decided to make some rags to do it.

Step 1. Find some sort of old fabric, I used some old socks.
Step 2. Cut 4-6 in strips. the strips only need to be about 1 in thick, but they need to be 4-6 in long so that you can tie the rags once in the hair.
Step 3. You are ready to start rolling the hair.I do it with wet hair, usually right after their bath. You do it just like you were using rollers. I start from the top of the head and take a small strip of hair. Start at the bottom of the strand and roll up until you get to the top. Then tie the rag in a single knot.
Step 4. continue to roll all of the hair.
Step 5. Let the hair dry. Over night is best, but at least 3 hours.

Step 6. Start from the bottom and unroll each curl.
Step 7. Seperate each curl to make more curls, twisting each curl around your finger as you go. This will     make the curls look more like ringlets.
Step 8. Style, and spray with hairspray.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Wreath

TO make a Rag Christmas Wreath you need:
1: Round wreaths (I used embroidery hoops, and a large metal ring that was laying around my house)
2: Fabric of your choosing, cut into 5 in long by 3/4 in wide strips, or whatever works on your object.
3: Scissors or a rotary cutter
4: Ribbon or any other embellishments you plan to use.
After you have cut your fabric, start tying knots onto your ring. Continue until you've made it all the way around.

I decided to use multiple wreaths and I tied them together with a pretty Christmas Ribbon.

Be sure to Tie a ribbon at the top that the wreath can hang by.
Hang your new wreath on your door, and stand back.

Add any embellishments that you want. I added a bow on the bottom you could even add small ornaments.
I honestly didn't spend a dime on this project, it was all stuff that I re-purposed. Think thrifty this holiday season. Enjoy!

Central Canyon Christmas Show 2010

In November I had a booth at the Central Canyon Christmas show. 
One of my first real attempts at a Craft Show booth.

I did live Spinning demonstrations at the show, it was a big hit.

 My favorite Tutu shop Libby Loo's Boutique

 Emily's Art one of the finest artists that I know. She was wonrking on a picture at the show.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hot and Cold Rice Bags

I love these rice bags! You keep them in the freezer so that they are ready when you need them. Or if you have a sore neck you stick these in the microwave for 1 minute and you're ready for some instant relief. I have put the rice bags in removable covers so that if they get dirty you can just put the covers right into the washing machine.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby Hammock Photo Prop

I recently made this Baby hammock that can be used as a photo prop. It is all crocheted with the big blue hook, and I just love it hanging there between my two chairs.

I recently made this Baby hammock that can be used as a photo prop. It is all crocheted with the big blue hook, and I just love it hanging there between my two chairs.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Caterpillar Friends

Clavin the Caterpillar has some new friends.

Little ones love these cuddly creatures
They are lots of fun
Either Small or Large

Here is the new Bronco Bunch
These bed bugs don't bite. Perfect for snuggling during nap time.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baby Blankets

I have made a few baby blankets lately that I thought that I'd share. These are flannel rag quilts. These are super fun and easy to make once you get into a rhythm. Each blanket takes me about 8-12 hours to make. Which for a quilt is pretty good.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Calvin the Caterpillar

My latest creation! Meet Calvin the Caterpillar. Crocheted Body, nose and antennae with button eyes.