Archive for the 'Crafts' Category

Nursery Wall Art

Friday, October 18th, 2013

This project was super easy and pretty cheap… and I must say, it looks awesome!

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Supplies:

an assortment of fun fabrics

several embroidery circles in various sizes

scissors

hamer and nails

Directions:

Place the fabric in the circle then cut the excess. Using a hammer and nails hang on an empty wall to add instant color and excitement!!

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Kyle goes to Kindergarten!!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

My twin sister, Kyle, is in her 3rd year of teaching and this is also her 3rd time switching schools and grades. First she taught 5th grade then last year she taught 3rd grade. This year she is taking a BIG jump down to kindergarten! To celebrate the new job and to spice up her classroom, I made this cute wreath!

 

Here are a few similar ones I found on Pinterest which is where I got the idea.

Black and White Quilt

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

 

I made this quilt for my friend’s new little baby.  It’s only the 2nd actual quilt that I have made. I love the way it turned out, although I would make it a little smaller next time and use a different batting that would make the quilt more cuddly.  I still am not very confident in the actual quilting or binding processes, but I guess the more I do it, the better I will get!

My inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the quilt I made:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Gracen opening her quilt:

Glittered eggs: A lesson

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

I wanted “fancy” Easter eggs for a Spring decoration.

In February I saw some nice ones at Michael’s, but when I went back to get them in March, they were sold out.

But they had these eggs:

But they weren’t pretty.

I thought I would cover them in glitter to glam them up a bit.

My supplies: Glitter, spray adhesive, baggies, scissors, and LOTS of newspaper

The process was VERY messy but the eggs turned out nice!

Some eggs have an ugly side…

But I like the way they turned out!

SO when I was all done, I searched the web for a less messy way to cover eggs with glitter… and wouldn’t you know that Martha knows best! =)  Here is another option that is cheaper and easier. Maybe I should have done my research before, instead of after! Oh well! =)

 

 

 

 

Pillows

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A long time ago my mother- in-law gave me 2 large pillow forms that she wasn’t using.  I thought if I could find the perfect overs, they would look great in our living room or even on our bed. After searching for a long while and many trips to Homegoods later, I gave up my search, until I saw some really cute ideas online!  So began the process of finding the perfect fabric and finding the time to make the pillow covers.

For the first pillow cover, I followed this pattern.

For the second pillow cover, I used this pattern.

 

I think they turned out really cute and they were easy to make! The pillows add a little color and softness to the corner of our living room.

Kitchen sewing projects

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I recently fell in LOVE with Pinterest and I have been enjoying searching for fun sewing projects.  I have complied a list of cute kitchen items that I want to make!

 

 

 

Bags, Totes, Purses, Handbags…

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Whatever THEY are called… I love them!! But my budget doesn’t always allow for purchasing every cute one I see!  BUT I found some CUTE bags that I can MAKE on Pinterest!

Simple baby quilt

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Several years ago I purchased a baby quilt kit from Joann Fabrics.  The pattern that came with the kit is so easy to follow and quick to make and really turns out a nice quilt.  I have enjoyed using it over the last year or so to create some pretty baby quilts!

 

Better late than never…

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I realize that I posted this post a LONG time ago.  So forgive me for being so tardy with this update!

My dad and I built the coat rack shelf in January.  I am glad I had his help because I would never have figured out the crown molding angles!

After several weeks of the shelf taking up space in my garage, I finally got around to sanding, applying SEVERAL coats of primer, then EVEN MORE coats of paint!

Then Peter put on the hooks and wrestled the thing on to the wall! It was quite tricky to hang it due to its massive size and shape!  And it didn’t help that our studs are NOT evenly spaced- not even remotely! (I should mention here that we made a slight error in the building process that actually worked in our favor.  It was supposed to be 6 feet long… but a quick cut later and a whole foot was missing! So it ended up being 5 feet… which is better because 6 feet would have been too long.  Whoops!)

The final touch was adding the framed pictures we picked out from our various trips and travels.

We LOVE it!

Sew… I LOVE this!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

As I do often… (but today I had an excuse- I was waiting around for the carpet to be installed!) …I was surfing the web for some cool sewing ideas and I came across this!


So that got me excited! And so then found all of these:

And if you don’t want to DIY… you can purchase some of these: