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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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!!
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.
Here is the pictures of Christie's bag we made. The pattern was out of the One Yard Wonder Book. It was pretty tricky for Christie's first purse but it was Flawless!
Christie did such a great job. It took us a while (4 hours) but she has sewing stamina just like me so we finished it in one night! She took these photos with her amazing camera taking abilities... like I said before she is very talented... she wears lots of hats very well! (photographer, chef, scrapbook and crafter extraordinaire, mom of two, secretary for Wolfe Lighting etc!)
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.