Just 2 days before Christmas, and I finally got the doll done. I tried to be sneaky and not let my 3 year old know what I was doing. I told her Santa asked me to make something for her, and that she couldn’t look at what I was working on (like that was really going to work). I thought I was doing O.K. until Day said, “Mom Addison is going to get my doll.” She totally knew. Oh-well….I love how it turned out. I added a ballerina bun to her hair (it ended up a more square than I intended it too). Ballet Shoes And a ballerina tutu. I made a mini version of this tutu.
Friday, December 17, 2010
This weeks the craft I decided to make was ornaments. The first one I made (and didn’t take pictures of) was this from Little Birdie Secrets. She made a star wreath, and below showed making ornaments with the stars instead of the wreath. I made one and added it as an embellishment to a gift. It was really cute…if only I’d taken a picture of it to show you all.
The next ornament inspiration came from this Pottery Barn ornament. After making the signs last we decided we could make this ornament. So a group of us got together and that’s just what we did! We decided to make them square, since squares are so much easier to cut than circles. My friend Tori is planning on putting them on Martinelli’s bottles as gifts for families. Good idea huh??? I decided to just make them for my family (selfish I know), and put them on our tree.
Pottery Barn Ornament What you need:
Cardstock for squares (or circles)
-Big Square 9cm x 9cm
-Small Square 6 1/2 cm x 6 1/2 cm
Mod Podge or glue
Hole Punch (I used my handy crop a dile for the hole punch/grommets)
Letter (stickers or cardstock)
Cut big square with decorative scissors.
Mod Podge/glue edges and add glitter – let dry
Use Glue Gun to glue the small square on top of the big square.
Punch hole in top (I did mine on the diagonal, but you can center it in the middle and have it hang square).
Glue/Stick on letter. (I traced/cut my letters out of cardstock)
The finished ornaments
A-Aaron, L-Lindsay, D-Daylynn and A-Addison
Sticker letters probably would look better, but it works.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
My friend found this cute Halloween sign at The Bateman Buzz, and thought it would be cute to do one for Christmas. We originally want to have it say, “Merry Christmas.” When we really thought about it we thought a shorter word would be more manageable with all the kids. We went with Noel, and I am in love with it! I didn’t have any Christmas decorations in my eating/computer area, and this added just the right touch.
What you need:
Scalloped Note cards (one for each letter)– we didn’t have any, so we used cards and cut them with scalloped scissors.
Letters (we traced ours off the computer. Vinyl, stickers or dye cute would work great too).
Ribbon to string the cards
Pom Poms (optional, but they do add a little something extra)
Sparkly pipe cleaners
Take note cards glue layer(s) with paper. Add embellishments like glitter, pom poms and pipe cleaners and letters. Punch holes in the top (easier if done before adding everythig), string ribbon through holes and hang. Now I have to make one for every holiday!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
O.K. so it’s not supposed to take 8 hours, but it did! Add 3 kids, 2 babies, 1 sewing machine, a short intermission for dance class, and it ends up taking 2 moms 8 hours to make one doll each. We noticed there weren’t a whole lot of girly baby toys, so we decided to make our own. We decided to make the always adorable Black Apple Dolls. I’m in love with this little doll! It’s going to be hard to wait until Christmas to give it to her. I added a tulle hair bow and some shoes to give her a little more character.A close-up on her face. And her feet. They didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted, but I do like having them.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I bought this crown flannel and scalloped the edges to add a little extra touch to it. SO EASY!Princess Wands and Prince Swords.
Wand: I wrapped ribbon around the wood dowel, added some sequence strands and glued felt stars to the end. I finished it off with a little glitter!
Swords: The swords took some creativity. I wanted to buy them, but they were so expensive! So I wrapped the dowel with tin foil, cut a “blade” out of cardboard and wrapped it with tin foil. Then I bought some sturdy felt and cut the handle out of it. Tissue Paper Puff Balls Frog Prince bean bag toss.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Last March as I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Addison (she’s a little over 5 months now) I was busy refashioning onesies for her. This particular one didn’t have a whole lot of umph to it just hanging on the hanger back then. Now with with our cutie to fill it, some baby legs and a puff ball it has come to life!
Things I’d do differently:
- I would probably use elastic thread for this project. When I put this on her this morning, some of the thread started to break. I now have to glue (I’d re-sew it, but my machine is broken) it back on.
-I’d make the skirt fuller. It’s cute as is, but it would definitely be more fun that way.
-I’d sew the skirt at least an inch higher up on the onesie, so it would sit around her waist.
Side Note: Gerber onesies run small! These are 6-9 month, and she has been wearing them since she was 4 months! I’m glad I tried it on, or else we might have missed wearing it.