Craft Blog

On this blog I keep a record of things that I have made. I love to sew, repurpose, create and design things! I consider myself pretty crafty. I hope you enjoy seeing my latest projects! Crafting is a great release for me so check back often because I will be adding new things all the time!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Ornament Exchange


I did an online gift exchange and got a cute ornament from a stranger but it was just wonderful. I sent her letter pictures of her family's last name.



I also love these little shoes my friend Christie sent me! I love them. I am going to hang them on the bulletin board in my craft room when Christmas is over because I couldn't stand to put them in a box. I love love love them!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Berry 1st birthday onsie




My niece is turning one and I made her this little onsie to wear at her party!

Baptism Towel


I appliqu├ęd this towel for my little friends baptism!

New Cricut Cards

I got a new Cricut Cartridge. It is called Everyday Paper Dolls. I made this card for my sisters boyfriend that just graduated from the Fire Academy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quilt Book Giveaway Alert


I want this book! I want to win. If you want a chance to win go HERE
But if I don't win I might have to buy this book for myself. I love it! I just love to sew. My mom would love this book. Too bad I already made her birthday gift. But if you know someone that loves to quilt tell them to check it out. Spread the word!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Memorial Programs for Granny

To make the flowers I cut out 3 flowers on my Cricut and laid the over top of each other.
Using white ink and a doily stamp I stamped and then cut out the boarder for the picture.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Family Cards


I made these cards for a college class my husband too. I printed out pictures of all of my family and husbands family and laminated them. I made them for my "future" children so they can see their family members.

Scripture Case

I made a new case for my scriptures and designed the pattern. My friend Christie really wanted to make some for her kids so I explored how to make a pattern. I loved how it turned out and I am going to make some with her and look for the perfect fabric for mine.


Apron cooking set

I made this fun apron, and hot pads set for my friend Mindy's birthday. I semi followed a pattern in One yard wonders but then added a little bit of personal touches!







Puzzle

My Husband and I made this puzzle we got for Christmas and sealed it with glue and framed it to hang in our living room. Simple craft that looks great!


Lamp Shade

I finally redid the hideous lampshade on my Eiffel Tower Lamp. Here are some Before and After Pictures.




I made the ruffles by cutting up a black blouse I never wore and attaching the strips and gathering them. Then I used an old dictionary and used paper mache (flour water combo) to put the pages onto the lamp. I really like how it turned out.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

MINKEE!!

Minkee is the softest material out there. I love it. I have been drooling over the kits at Porters crafts ever since I first saw it. It's only down fall is its price. It is $20 a yard. So the kits are pretty pricey and you still need to buy the back, the batting and the adhesive. But when my mom was down visiting for the weekend she graciously bought my sister and I both kits for me to make! I was so excited I had them both done within 72 hours of my mom leaving! They turned out pretty good. Clara's is pink cheetahlicious and mine is an array of green and brown patterns. Here are some pics of mine:






And Clara's:




And I will end with some tips.
*This kit is not for beginners. It is very heavy and slippery so you have to have a lot of control.
*Use adhesive. I ran out at the end of the second quilt and found it much cheaper at the store instead of the craft store. It helps keep the back attached the the batting and the strips tight.
*Sew Quickly without stopping if possible. I spaced out my pins so that I could sew a couple of inches before I had to stop.
* Since it was such a big quilt kit (60x72) it is heavy. I rolled up the edges and sewed on the opposite side of the table so the table could hold up the quilt.
*It is totally worth it! It is very forgiving of crooked stitches and ridiculously soft and irresistible!

Baby Bird Mobile

I have been working on a whole nursery bed set for my God-daughter (Who was 2 weeks early and born Wednesday!)So I had to quickly finish the Mobile. I made these little birdies with a pattern from One yard Wonders. I think it turned out really cute. Now I just have to figure out a way to hang it. More pictures of the nursery to come!!



Craft Organization

When my sister moved back I lost my craft room. (But love her so its totally fine) So I had to move a lot of my craft stuff into boxes and put it in the shed. But some of the more important craft essentials I still wanted to be able to access them every day so I purchased an old vintage hard cased suitcase from a thrift store. It has this neat separation screen so I can hold things on both sides. Now I can hold my work in progress crafts as well as materials I use often. It stores perfectly under my bed. And when ever I go over to my friend Christie's I can tote it all around! I have plans to line it and create pockets with coordinating fabric but until then here are a few pictures.