Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Whiteboard

I've seen this Idea a couple of time and I really liked it so this time I decided to try it. I found the idea here, but it's a link to a link to a link, so I decided to do a mini tutorial on it. It's not very hard to do really

(Although, theirs are much cooler than mine, and I'm still not sure I like my fabric choice. I may change it soon)

1. Find an old picture frame (with the glass in it).
I found mine at DI

2. Sand it and paint it

3. Cover the backing, or picture that was in it with your choice of fabric.
The other tutorials said to just glue gun the fabric onto the back, But Tyson had some spray on adhesive I wanted to try. It worked great so I guess any way you want to do it

4. Then put it together.
Place the glass in the frame, then put your fabric-covered backing onto the glass and voila

You will actually be writing on the glass and it works just like a regular white board. When I switch my fabrics I'll post another pic and maybe you'll be more excited :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pass the Piggies

For a family reunion they were having a craft auction to raise money for the next year's reunion and I found this tutorial and I had to make it. I used to play this game all the time growing up. It was a fast project and very satisfying in the end.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

Here is some more Freezer Paper Stenciling.  I loved what Chelsea did with hers, so I decided to give it a try for my SIL's birthday coming up.  I love all the numbers people have been using in decorating lately and how they put them in unexpected places, and I know my SIL has been into it as well, so I decided to do a number 5 pillow (she has 5 people in her family).  A few people asked for more detail on how to use Freezer Paper for Stencils.  There are tons of great tutorials online, so this is just the basics, but there really isn't much to it.

You can print right on Freezer Paper.  I found that out after I printed it out on regular paper, cut it out, and then traced it onto the freezer paper, but either way works just fine.  Just make sure you have the wax side down, paper side up.  Cut out your stencil with an exacto or whatever you have handy.

Then you put your iron on the temperature it needs to be for the fabric you are using and iron the stencil on the right side of the fabric, and iron some more to the back side, so it can catch any leaking from the paint.  Just remember that the wax side should be against the fabric.  Press it on really well (don't iron, press).  Then paint your fabric paint on and let it dry completely before you peel the freezer paper off.  Then turn the fabric paint side down and press again so you can heat set the fabric paint.  Then use it for whatever you want.  In my case, I made a pillow with unbleached cotton.

put a pretty bow on it, and give it away! I'm making myself a number 3 pillow and a lumbar pillow that says Nest on it (a la pottery barn)... I'll post then when they get done.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Moby Wrap

There are a couple of babies being born soon so as I was thinking of what to do, I heard about Moby wraps. I guess I had seen them before but never paid much attention. But now...Oh I wish I had known about these when Afton was born.

So I "researched" them and found out all you really had to do was get a strip of fabric 20-30" wide and 5 yards long. and that's it. But I wanted these to be a little more...well, more. So I put a yard of cute fabric in the middle.

These are the fabrics I made the big ones out of

I didn't get a picture of the big ones on but I made a mini Moby for Jo and the babies loved it

Washer Necklaces

So I really love these necklaces, but I can't afford them.
Then I found this tutorial and got an idea...

I guess ours aren't as good as the vintage pearl ones but well, I like them anyway
Tyson and I spent about an hour stamping washers, it was so fun

We're going to do some smooth ones next but it was fun to bang up the washers with a hammer :)

All in all it cost me about 8 dollars for the material (stamping set, washers (thanks dad), and beads) that will last me for about 100 necklaces.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Freezer Paper Stenciling

So I haven't done freezer paper stenciling before cause I thought it would be hard, But my SIL and I tried it out last weekend and I am hooked. So easy even I can do it...that's saying something.

Anyway, here's the two I had time for, but as soon as I get more onesies, watch out

{Jumping Trout for Daddy's little fishing buddy}

{Painting in the stencil}

{Chasing the little girl that loves the shirt so much she won't give it back long enough to take a picture}
{Don't worry the paint was dry}

{My favorite one}

The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry so you can peel off the paper

Monday, April 5, 2010

Scripture Case

I made this scripture case a while ago for Rachael's baptism. I got the tutorial off the Polkadot Chair blog.

I really liked the way she did this bag but I did different sizing because I didn't realize at first that she made hers for compact scriptures, even though she said it right at the beginning.

I think I added a couple inches on everything and it ended up being a bit too big.

And you really can make it reversible. If I had thought of that I would have sewn things on a bit differently.

Anyway, It was a really fun project and didn't take any time at all.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


I made these Silhouettes for my Mother in Law of her grandkids for her birthday at the beginning of the month. I still have yet to do my family, but I will someday.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dress Quilt

This is the quilt I made for my mom for Christmas. We saw the pattern a long time ago and fell in love with it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Paul's playhouse

This is the felt playhouse I made for Paul for Christmas. It was a really easy project, although that's probably because I didn't sew it, and because our table is small. I will post instructions later. The first one is actually flipped the wrong way, the lighter blue is the sky, the darker is the ocean, and they are going to be fish that Paul can velcro on and off. (When they get made)