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!
Meet Elodie. She is an adorable elephant I made this weekend.
I love the ears! It can sit on its own. I made it with fleece so it is super soft! When I finished the pattern I decided it needed a personal touch so I appliqued 2 little hearts then hand stitched around them. I put one on the chest and one on the bum! Now I really need to make another one so I can keep it for myself!
I made the cutest little diaper case and pad out of this fun grasshopper fabric for a friends baby shower gift. She is having a boy but I thought this would be perfect for gender neutral.
The case is fully lined and is perfect to take to church or on a quick outing to pack a couple of diapers and a wipes case. I made this pad to go with it! I used my new sewing machine to make a cool stitch along the edge. I love it! I also made these cute little tag toys. The triangle has a chip bag inside so it make a krinkle noise. The cube has a little rattle I made with a container and so rice. I think they will be perfect with little hands. I made up the patterns for both of these toys.
I made up this pattern and made two of these on my lunch break! I love them and can't get enough. They take the smallest amount of fabric so its perfect for scraps. I sewed velcro to the strap and made it longer so it was more adjustable. I gave them to a friend for her baby shower but need to make more so my future bulldog Wendall can wear them!! cute!
For my friend Sarah I picked out this vintage rose fabric and knew it would be a beautiful dress! This dress was a pattern from the "one yard wonders" It is a jumper for an 6 month old or a shirt for a toddler. Pretty neat!
I couldn't help but make some cute accessories to go with it
I made this headband as a smaller version of the ones i like to wear. It has elastic but you also tie it to give it a cute look. I made some fabric yo-yos and glued buttons on it to make it extra cute
These shoes were so so adorable. I designed the pattern myself and they tie around the back of the ankle. I am sad I didn't have a baby model! I hope they fit!
This picture isn't the best of the projects but I helped my Freaking Best Friend Opal make a new purse. I made a trash bag for my car. They were such fun projects. The patterns we used were out of the One yard Wonder book.
This is a simple cute project I did for my husband for Valentines. I typed out 52 reasons why I loved him and then cut and glued one reason to each card. I used the jokers to make a "title page" and a back cover
I have been digital scrapbook since my Aunt taught me how in the August. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. But i am not too good at it so i am kinda nervous to share. So here are some of my favorites of few that i have done. The first one is using my Aunt Shari's design (http://sharingcreations.wordpress.com) the second one is from SYA'S BLUEPRINTS by Aisyah Roslan. and the last one is my friend Elise's design (PixelGypsyDesigns.com) So enjoy!! leave comments if you like them because like i said i am nervous to put them out there because so many people out there are SO talented!!
So if you don't know what a Cricut is I will tell you. It is a personal die-cut machine that has these cartridges that create letters or shapes at a touch of a button. Basically they are amazing!! So I got to work today and made cards!! I also made some samples to send to my sister in laws and my mother in law. They are big into scrapbooking and card making! Here are the cards I made today.
The Super bowl was even more enjoyable this year because i had a craft to make! I made Valentines for my friend Jennifer's kids to take to their classes. Sound familiar? I did this last year too... http://courtneytravis.blogspot.com/2009/02/happy-valentines-day.html Anyways this years turned out so cute!! Take a look valentines! A fancy purse box and flower valentines. The tag says "Be my Bud-dy"! This is for a little boy that loves frogs. Frog box with balloons with frogs inside. The tags say "Hoppy Valentines Day" And this is a space station with rocket valentines that say "You're a Blast" They are made with a sugar tube and a Hershey's kiss.
It was so fun making them and i can't wait to see if they like them!
I am throwing a shower for Mindy and made these little diapers. On the inside it says Don’t Be a Party Pooper!! Come to Mindy’s Baby Shower Saturday March 13th 2:00pm-4:00pm University Courtyard Lounge Mindy is having a baby girl! Registered at Target
I used white felt, surged around the edge and then made slits so I could tuck in the ends and keep it closed. I bought plastic safety pins at the dollars store and hot glued them on!
Then later this week I am going to a baby shower for someone I work with. She is having a boy. I recently bought a book called "One Yard Wonders" and I made all of this with one yard of fabric. Cheap fabric too! I thought the frogs we so cute and fun! I made a tag/tactile blanket, a bib, a pair of booties, 4 burp cloths and 4 "wee wee wigwams" (tutorial on Make it of Love it!) and then appliqued my favorite froggie on a onesie! Not bad for a yard of fabric!
I spent the afternoon teaching Mindy how to quilt. We are making a "Man Blanket" for her husband. And let me tell you it is manly. Just the size will blow your mind 6 feet by 9 feet!! And this isn't for their bed, just for him to use. He picked out all the fabrics and we just smiled and said over and over "it's a man's blanket" We did get the boy's to come into Porter's!! It was a success!
Over Thanksgiving, we got our photos taken with Travis' side of the family. I just got my copies of the family shot, the "sisters", the brothers and the "kids". I thought they turned out so great a really show off our personalities and style.
Anyways I wanted to display them so went to Porters to get frames or a multiframe mat of some sort and instead I found a really neat shadow box. Opal and I searched through the scrapbooking stuff and gathered supplies. Then I went home and created this:
I made this quilt for my Best Friend Mindy's baby Madison who will be born in May!
I appliqued the letters of the alphabet, then stitched around each letter. To quilt i stitched in the ditch of top. I love it. I used 2 inches of batting so it is very full and I used fleece so it is super soft.
I thought this fabric was appropriate because my friend Ashley's husband is in the miltary! I made 1 tag blanket, 2 bibs (one blank and one says "future Hero") three burp cloths and 4 "wee wee wigwams" *tutorial by Make it and Love it*
I'm Courtney: a 27 year old mommy to Mason. I love crafts, blogging and learning new things. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Early Childhood and Special Education and am enjoying raising my son and keeping up with the house and crafting on the side. Welcome to our documented life.