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!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas gifts 2014

Here is the large dump of Christmas gifts I made this year. I originally was going o do a post on each one but then I had so many I don't have the time.   
I made these which look way cooler in person using printer friendly transparency. So cool. These went to chris and Jim 
I bought a wood burning tool finally and enjoyed making these for Travis parents and chuck and Renee  
I made these tiny canvas for Travis grandma
I made snow man kits for all of my friends kids. I use polymer baking clay and dowels and hot glue. 
I made these paper roll notepads by wrapping a rectangle of foam poster board and used a binder clip to hold it and hang it. My friends and neighbors got these. I use a picture off etsy as a guide. 
Fancy coasters for my besties. 
Gifts in a jar for my friends. Including cord tacos, double sided elastic hair ties, candies, stickers, personalized monograms for labels and something small and individual for each of my friends. 

Ring dishes for a few of the jars
A few cup cozi for the jars too. Made out of cuffs of an old sweatshirt. 

I helped my friend Kortnee make some personalized gifts for her family 

Mine craft shirt for my nephew
Nativity book and tile for my visiting teachers. 
Personalized brush for my niece 
Elsa frozen cape for my other niece. 

Headband and tank for my sister Chloe. 

Well Ya... Shirt for my brother Christian. 

Cuff links for the fancy men I know. 

Pure talent etched glass shadow box for my brother chase 

Family rules sign for Clara and victor. 

My gifts were loved this year. I was so glad!! It's my favorite part!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ugly sweater party

With some inspiration from the interwebs (and some serious convincing my hubby to cooperate) we rocked the ugly sweater party this year. 

Kid bday party gifts.

My son got invited to his friends bday party that was a joint party with his little sis. I made crowns for her and masks for him using this tutorial (the link for the crowns is in the post)

I loved how they turned out. So quick and so fun. I love using felt too. 
I also made them kid friendly ornaments too. 

Christmas crafts.

I made this big bow for the top of our tree. Growing up we always had a bow. 

We cut a few branches from the bottom of our real live tree. I used some wire and some left over ribbon to make a wreath. I really didn't like it at first. Seemed a bit wild. But now I'm loving the natural look. 

I made these plates by adding vinyl to dollar spot dishes. 
I made this nativity votive out of dollar tree glasses. It's a crappy pic but looks  beautiful 

Christmas pjs

Christmas pjs made from this tutorial . 
I actually used old adult pjs and they fit perfect. 

Baby book

Project life is awesome. I'm so glad I used it for my son's baby book. However it was a ton of work and it is huge. But it's perfect and I love it. He will be three next month so it's about time I finished it.  I'm in love. And it will be treasure forever. 

Teeny tears diapers.

I made 25 sets (50 diapers) for the teeny tears foundation which gives them to families who have premies and micro premies that don't survive to keep as a keepsake. Each kit has two: one for the baby to wear and one for the families to keep.  It's so sad to see how tiny they are and I can't even imagine going through that. I hope they can go the families and bring them love and comfort.