Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Father's Day Gift

For Father's Day the boys and I made these for daddy. There's more info here about how we actually made them.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Pin Cushion

I've been wanting to make this pin cushion for a while and finally got around to it. I won't give instructions on how to make it, but you find them here. I've had this set of vintage jello molds that I got from my grandmother and although I don't use them for jello molds my boys like to use them to hold dip for veggies. However, I never use all of them and thought they would make a great base for a pin cushion. It really was an easy project (although the glue stinks something terrible) and now I have a cute little pin cushion sitting on my desk.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hopscotch Camis GIVEAWAY!!!!

Aren't these just the cutest little tops and I have the cutest little niece that would look perfect in one of them (in about 6 months : )
Hopscotch Camis GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day Gift

I made this for my Mom for Mother's Day. It's a big piece of canvas and I painted it and then put pieces of scrap paper that I had stamped or written the names of God on. I really liked the way it turned out and she seemed to like it too.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Hero Cape

I made this Super Hero Cape for Reece for his 2nd Birthday and he LOVES it. I just free hand drew the cape outline and it worked fine.

I made a couple of mistakes with this one that I won't make when I make one for Seth and Wyatt. I did the order of the felt backwards. I started with the white and went out to the initial and I should have started with the initial because it wouldn't bond after the white circle. Also, the neck hole is too big so it gapes a little bit. Oh well, it's still super cute (at least I think so).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Tree Tee

This was just a plain green t-shirt that was handed down to me. Since I have plenty of plain t-shirts I decided to try something on it that I had seen on another blog. I used a bleach pen to draw a design on it. I went with a tree because the shirt was green. I learned a couple of things on this little project. First of all, if you're going to do a big design, like I did, then make sure to work in sections. The bleach works fast, so it will bleach out the part you start with quickly and then look a lot lighter than where you finish. I had to go back over where I ended to make it more even. Also, make sure you have a full bleach pen. The one I started with wasn't full so I ran out halfway through which made it kind of spit out bleach at the end and get some spots on the shirt. As you finish the section you're working on just rinse it in cold water to get the bleach off and then lay it out to dry.
I'm happy with the finished product because I know that noone else will have something like it and it was free.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Lunch Date Blouse GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out the amazing giveaway going on over at Grosgrain right now! I would absolutely love to own this blouse and while I'm not sure it would fit me, I know who it would fit and she would love to get it as a gift.
The Lunch Date Blouse GIVEAWAY!!!!