Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Check out this awesome blog (design mom.com), with an awesome giveaway! I just found it from a friend's blog telling about the giveaway and I got lost in it for awhile... I'm going to have to go back through the archives!

Friday, March 20, 2009

More Stardust Shoes

I know there have been a million stardust shoes made and posted, but I was pretty darn proud of these camo ones I made for baby Logan.

PS Sorry I'm taking over the posts. I'll try to be more conservative. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daybed coverlet and pillow shams

I wanted to show off the coverlet and pillow shams that I made for my wrought iron day bed in my guest room. I found this fabric on sale at Home Fabrics for such a great price and I bought it not knowing what I would make out of it. It was such an easy project and I love the way it turned out.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paper Bag Album Tutorial

Yay! My first Tutorial!! Good thing it's an easy one. Anyway, here's how you make the paper bag photo album:

  • 3 Regular paper lunch sacks
  • Ribbon
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Hole punch

  • eyelets
  • brads
  • stamps
  • Stapler

Take your three paper sacks, fold them in the middle and punch 3 (or however many you want) holes on the folded edge. You can also just staple the end if you don't want to do the holes.

Open the bags and stack them on each other alternating the open ends of the paper bag.

Then close them like a book and tie a ribbon through each hole, or staple it closed or you can also do brads or eyelets or eyelets and ribbon. 

Cut out 12 5x5 pieces of paper, and 3 slightly smaller pieces of paper.

Decorate the pages and glue them straight onto the bag.

The three slightly smaller pages are the ones that will go into the open ends of the paper bags. Just cut them 5x5 and trim a little bit off.

Decorate them and staple a ribbon to the page (or punch a hole and tie a ribbon through it), so you can pull the page out. These 3 pages are good for journaling or just more pictures.

I love making these. They even make good gifts :)
Thanks for letting me do a tutorial.

Monday, March 16, 2009

More for the Nursery

This is another idea I got from my sister-in-law. I bought the cheap little wooden letters from Roberts (I was lucky enough to get them al in the first try), quickly painted them and then sanded them.

My sister-in-law painted hers with a light color, then a dark color so you would see the light color when you sanded it. I just did it with one coat so I could see the wood.

I love this project. It took me probably 20 min at the most. My sister-in-law actually had them glue onto a board covered with fabric and then put them in picture frames (without the glass of course). It was so cute, but I didn't have the motivation to go that far so I just stuck them on the wall with sticky tack. 

Paper Bag Photo Album

I did one of these when I was in girls camp and I always wanted to make another one. then when I saw my sister-in-laws I had to make one right then. 

(I'm still missing the middle ribbon)

I made some pages that you slip in and out of the top of the paper bag. 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Made: Softie lovies

I finally finished something! I can only do short projects anymore apparently. Tonight, I whipped up some new lovies after almost losing one. I made a miniature version of the brick pattern quilt (tutorial found here) Put some super soft Minkie (aka cuddle flat) on the back with some taggies out the side and we are good to go...one for the baby and one for the wash! I just adore this Woodland Bloom fabric still...if only I could have bought a whole bolt of all of the fabrics in the line. *sigh*