Friday, May 29, 2009

Shirt Dress. Part II...

Here is my second attempt. It turned out much better. If you look closely you will see that I put the pocket on the bottom of the dress. It holds crayons really well!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Shirt Dress...

Here is a dress I made out of Aaron's work shirt. This started out as one of the ugliest shirts! Aaron gave it to me to practice on, and I was bummed. It ended up turning out super cute! I just wish I took a before picture of it. Next time. Just walking to the park today, we received several compliments on it! The idea was from the website Made. She has a great tutorial you can follow. My friend Lyric and I tackled this took us all day (between one sewing machine, one pair of scissors and 5 kids).
It was a fun project, and I plan to make a couple more.
The Front
The back
(it is a little twisted, but you can get idea).

Friday, May 22, 2009

ABC Flashcards...

I got a little inspiration from the memory game, and decided to make flashcards. I went to the scrapbook store and used the die cut machine to cut the letters out. Then I put scrap fabric behind it. I tried them out on my friends kid, and she did pretty good with them. It made me happy!

Memory Game...

I found this cute memory game on Craft Pad. From there you can print a template off, or use a small round object to trace like I did. All you need is some scrap fabric (which we all probably have way too much of :) ) I can't wait to play this with my daughter. I tried to get my husband to play, but he had no interest...ha.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Paper Journals...

I found this on my favorite site Craft Pad. I'm working on branching out, but she has the cutest stuff! I just folded the card stock in half, placed paper inside and sewed it up. I cut fabric out and mod podged it on. This is seriously the easiest project, and can be made from scraps around the house! I really like how she used different color thread to sew it up.

Mod Podge...

My friend Elise introduced me to mod podge, and I am a HUGE fan now! I used some scrap fabric and covered these frames. The frames were nothing special, but look so good now! I printed some pictures of my daughter to put inside the frames, and plan to hang them in her room. I'll post pictures of that when we get around to hanging them.
*Sorry the picture quality is low. We are working on a new camera!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kids Apron

I bought this adorable fabric at the Fabric District in L.A. I decided to make Daylynn a reversable apron with it. I am in love with the way it turned out! I used a basic apron pattern, but added the pocket, ruffles and pom poms to the bottom.
I especially love this little model!

Eye Spy Bag

I also got this idea from Craft Pad. I used some leftover pink minky for the back, and my new favorite fabric (the green one) for the front. I made this 8x8, and used clear plastic for the front. This was fairly inexpensive, because a few friends and I searched our houses high and low for the items to put inside. Daylynn loves to play with this. She can find the snake and baby that are inside.


I found these adorable dolls on one of my favorite sites Craft Pad. From there you can click on the link to Martha Stewart's site for the tutorial. I can't get the video to play on my computer, so you I just read the directions. They are pretty good, if you actually read them...ha. So you get to see my first doll where I thought I knew what I was doing, and my second doll that is so much better. My daughter loves these...even my first attempt.
1st attempt.
Notice all the raw edges are showing. ha.

2nd attempt.
Much better and cuter if I say so myself!

Quiet Book

I can't take all the credit for this adorable quiet book. Yes, I sewed it, but my friend Lyric came up with all the cute ideas. I copied her's. Even copying her, our books turned out really different. I guess that is the fun of it all. Take ideas and run with them!
Front Cover. I ironed on the "E"
Pipe Cleaner Flowers and a purse filled with goodies
A girl's hair to play with and tic-tac-toe
Color Gumball Machine and Button Flowers
Shoe Tying and a Puzzle board.
I have an 18 month old, so we've lost a couple pieces of the puzzle.
Puzzle Holder and Shapes

Monday, May 4, 2009

Why I Craft...

I am a mom to a sassy 18 month old, and the wife of a funny guy. Our family recently went through a loss, and I found that crafts or projects as I like to call them have helped me get through it. I feel accomplished! I feel like I am in control of something in my life and as we all know we aren't in control of a lot of things. It feels good. So I'll be posting my projects as I go along...enjoy!