Tuesday, October 27, 2009

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 5

Remember that scrap denim I told you to hold onto a couple weeks ago? Well today we are going to break it out and make something super cute, Holiday Hanging Stars. These stars are perfect for decorations and gift giving. The pocket can be filled with flowers or other decorative items. Or you can fill the pocket with items for gift giving. These little guys are so cute you will be so glad that you made them! Like always I didn't follow the given instructions to a T. I do not embroider, so instead I stitched on a few buttons, ribbon, and a little heart clip. I backed it in this swirly print fabric. This is definitely something you can decorate for men, women, and children. Have fun making these adorable stars!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Return Envelope Challenge

The Crafting Pot has a challenge to use those return envelopes from the bills we pay online. So I decided to use mine in a Christmas morning layout of my kids. The envelope is addressed to Santa. My daughter filled it out herself. I thought it would be a cute way to preserve her writing. I had two extra pictures and still needed a spot for journaling. So I made a 6x6 page that will go in between the two 12x12 pages. I have no idea where my 6x6 page protectors are though. Isn't that how it goes? I used the picture of the kids as a pocket to slide the picture of the kids tree into. I also used the sanding technique to make my title. And I used pop dots on all the packages to give the pages a little dimension. All the papers and inks are CTMH ;) Thanks for looking!

12 Weeks of Cristmas - Week 4

I have 2 little girls. And what little girl doesn't like to play Dress Up? I know my kids love to pretend. So, how about an easy NO SEW project for the little girls in your life? A Tutu! I followed this tutorial from JCGrace Girls. It is very easy to follow. And you can be as creative as you wish. If you want to go all out, she also has a fabulous tutorial on fairy wings!

Here are the tutus that I made my girls for Halloween costumes. My oldest has requested another one for Christmas. She wants bright colors and skulls LOL Luckily she just asked for it this weekend, which means I still might find skull ribbon for it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 3

This one was so fun to make. And you can do so many things to personalize it! We are going to upcycle a pair of jeans into a cute apron. And for those crafting on a budget you can get 2 aprons out of one pair of jeans! Here is a simple tutorial from Cut Out + Keep Now for mine I added a panel of fabric across the bottom and made my ties look like a belt run through the belt loops.

With this one I also made a matching birthday card and bandanna. It was a gift for my little sister.

Save your scrap pieces for denim (legs) We will need them for a future project!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Devil's Food

Since my baby girls is going as Angel Food Cake fr Halloween I thought it would be fin to make her older sister a costume along the same lines. So my oldest will be going as Devil's Food Cake. She will have a black and red tutu that isn't quite finished yet. But I just finished the shirt and was dying to share :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Angel Food Cake

My 9 month old will be Angel Food Cake for Halloween. Well my take on that anyway. I made a no sew tutu and made appliqu├ęs for her top. I am pleased with how it turned out. I may do a little more to it by adding sparkles and such. But as of now this is her costume.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Monster Mash

After seeing all the cute monster softies all over the net, my 3 yr old asked if he could be a monster  softie for Halloween. Of course I obliged, how often do crafty mom's get such a request? I dug through my fabric stash and found that I still had blue fur from last years costume (a flying monkey from the wizard of oz ;) ) It as as if it were meant to be! I also have a ton of felt on hand from making his baby sister Felt Food. He picked the colors for the dots himself. Then I decided they would look cuter if they were 3D. So, each polka dot if stuffed with a little batting. Since he is so active i wanted to do something that he could easily put on and take off. So I went with a sandwich board costume. Very simple not may parts, nothing to untie, zip, etc. I think it turned out great. And after seeing his face when I finished I think he is completely ecstatic. Here are pics of the costume and his treat bag. I had planned on making his bag, but when he saw this in the dollar bins at target he had to have it. Which meant less sewing for me. :) Pics of him in it to come later.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

12 Weeks Of Christmas - Week 2

So many people give adorable pictures during the holidays. Why not dress up those pictures with an amazing photo frame? So this week I am suggesting that you follow this great tutorial at The Pink Elephant Challenge to make some Altered photo frames! I made mine a little different then the actual tutorial. but that's the beauty of it all, follow the basic instructions and don't be afraid to use your imagination!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Domino Magnets

I have been working on magnets lately. I stamped some with Stazon and colored them with permanent markers. Then others I used alcohol inks and stamped on them using the blending solution.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 1

I know many of us would love to make hand made gifts for Christmas. So I have decided that I will post project that I have made, along with the tutorial or a link to a tutorial so you can make it yourself. I will post a new item every week from now until the week of Christmas.

This weeks project is Felt Doughnuts. My daughter is going to have a felt play food Christmas. The first felt food I made was doughnuts. They were pretty simple to make and I had a lot of fun making them. I can't wait to see her Christmas morning!

If you don't have a little one I have seen miniature ones made as well. They add a little ribbon loop to them and use them as key chains. Once you know how to make them the possibilities are endless.

I would love to see what you make!

Lisa J Honey has a great tutorial on her blog. I love how talented she is at making felt food. Check out her other tutorials on her blog. As well as her amazing foods in her Etsy shop!

BTW, I was late posting this, so don't be surprised if the next one is posted in a few days.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog Hop - Sew many Cards Challenge

My kids fell in love with the image provided for this challenge. My 7 yr old liked it so much she made her own card submission. She used Crayons, markers, and stickers. :)

Blog Hop - Two in One

It's All About Me - Color and Scraplift
Practical Scrappers - Die Cuts

Blog Hop - Three Challenges in One

Scrap Sketch - Scraplift
Chirper Challenge - "Sweet" - We call our baby a "Chubby Cupcake"
Just Buggin Challenges - Altered Die Cut - Used Glitter on them

Blog Hop Challenge - Creativity With A Twist

"Lets Get Down And Dirty"
This was perfect timing, last week my son played in the mud. So it was the perfect opportunity to scrap his pics.