Friday, July 27, 2012

Pillowcase Dress

Thank the Lord for a mother who can sew! My mama will be giving me some sewing lessons here soon and I am sooo excited. I've never really had the "yearning for the learning" until this little bundle of joy came along. Now I have all these ideas of things I want to make for my daughter! My mama made alot of clothes for me when I was little and I used to soak in all the compliments I got on my clothes. I was never embarrassed of home-made clothes, I was soo proud that my mama made it! I hope B will be proud too. Most likely she''ll hit that age where everything embarrasses her and I'll have to stop:( I remember the day my mama went to the school counselor because she was concerned that I didn't want to wear bows in my hair any more! Hahahaha!) Anyway, I love my mama for all she is and all she has done and continues to do for me and her lil grandbaby. This is my mama's latest creation- a pillowcase dress...made from an actual pillow case. I loooove it! B looks so sweet and innocent wearing it doesn't she!! Hehe! Thanks Mama!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tutu Cute!

Every little girl meeds a tutu in my opinion! These are some I have made for B. So much easier to make than I ever thought! Can't wait to make her one for Halloween or Christmas this year!

Owl Nursey Mobile

I made this a while back for a friend who was having a baby girl. Her nursery theme was owls. This was my most favorite project ever! It turned out ohh sooo cute! Would love to do something similar with other animals!

Crayon Clock

Been wanting to make this for a while. It is finally on my wall in my therapy room at work! It's just plain cute and all my kids want to talk about it. Always good to have something to talk about in speech therapy!!

Very simple to make. All you need is a cheap clock, a cheap box of crayons, and a hot glue gun. Tadaa!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Coral and teal bracelet

Pinned Image

I made this bracelet today and thought it turned out cute. It was a copy of one I saw floating around Pinterest (of course!). I am happy with the finished product, but can't say I'm really into any more jewelry was tedious work for me. Especially when it involves cutting chains and connecting clasps as this one did! Also, I was very surprised at the cost of jewelry making supplies. After having to buy a cutting tool, clasps, embroidery thread, and the silver chain, this ended up costing me $13! Could've bought a nice bracelet for that, but at least I have the tools and supplies to try again if I happen to forget what a pain it was, lol! Anyway, I loved wearing it today, so it's all good!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Flag Wreath

Thanks so much to Capital B for this tutorial. I made this Friday and auctioned it off at our family reunion on Saturday. It now belongs to it's proud new owner and my sweet cousin Raegan. So glad it went to someone who appreciates it and loves it! I do think I'll be making another for myself real soon!

Just a few tips that made it easier for me:

1. I used a rotary cutter on the felt, which saved tons of time because I could cut 2 pieces of felt at a time
2. Straight pins do seem to be the best to attach the felt to the foam wreath. I would recommend using pins with red, white and blue heads because they do sometimes show through. It took at least 250 pins for mine, so be prepared!
3. I used 2 vertical rows of three "flowers" each for the red and white sections. This seems to space out the colors nicely

Happy 4th of July!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Polka Dot Tiered Planter

My project for the day was this tiered planter. Thanks to Positively Splendid for this very cute idea! It was another Pinspiration from Pinterest, of course! B napped while I painted the pots, but when she woke up she helped me fill the potting soil. She kept saying "more dirt!!" She learned a new word today... She now runs around the yard pointing out all the "pots, pots!!" Aww, she's such a joy and a blessing! This project turned out really cute and reminded me of lady bugs:) I also think it compliments the black and red porch theme pretty well. Plan on painting my door red soon as well. It is currently dark green. I'll be sharing that when I get around to it:) Toodleooo!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Father's Day Plaque

So excited about our fathers day craft we completed today! Again, as I always say...Mod Podge Rocks! The little pictures are of B holding the letters DAD. I found out the hard way how difficult it is to get a 19 month old to hold her hand flat to make nice handprints. We had a couple of paint-overs and do-overs, but she absolutely LOVED it! Check out her helping paint the clear coat on! What a crafter just like mama!!

Foyer art

I have had this in my foyer or a few months, but I've been wanting to share it with my readers. I found this cool wall decal for $11 at Ross department store. I have gone crazy about birds this year and had to have this. I decided that I really didn't want to stick it flat to the wall, so I went to Home Depot and had them cut a cheap plywood board into 11 in by 11 in squares, the size of these decal tiles. I simply stuck the decals to the plywood squares and hung up my new art with Command velcro picture hangers. It turned out much better than expected and added a great "outdoor" feel to my foyer. Looks much nicer than if stuck flat to the wall in my opinion. I have a family heirloom park bench that I will be adding to this space soon. Can't wait to sit in my foyer on my park bench and watch the birds!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Silhouettes

Wanted to share my latest project for Mother's Day. B's 18 month silhouette! Grandmama, Nana and Maw Maw loved it! This is a painted wooden plaque from Micheal's with modpodged scrapbook paper. The silhouette was traced from an actual picture I had taken of B recently. Tadaaa! Easy craft and a big hit for the mamas and grandmamas!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Coffee Filter Wreath

I have been diligently working for two straight days on this wreath. Finally finished! I have to say, it turned out beautiful! Be forewarned...this is a time consuming and meticulous project, but well worth the results. I borrowed the idea from Lovely Crafty Home. Thanks for a great tutorial!

So I started by coloring the coffee filters in old empty ice cream buckets of different diluted paint colors, most of which were a mixture of different colors till I got what I liked. I used about a 1/2 inch of water and mixed in my paint colors so that I could color several filters at a time. The cream colored filters were colored with brewed tea. I then spread my coffee filters out on an old blanket to dry. Lovely Crafty Home hung hers on a line to dry and I think that would have probably worked better for me if I had a place to do it.

I used a foam wreath.

I used floral pins to attach the flowers.

Here is a coffee filter flower in the making. Get the full flower tutorial here.

Here is the finished product! What a beauty!


Meet the Family

Hi! These are some pretty recent pics of my family on one of our silly shenanigans. So let me introduce you!

Grandmama and Paw Paw: (Do they not look too young to be grandparents?!)

Me and my very handsome, single (ladies;), and hilarious brother:

B and her favorite uncle. Aww Wee!

B being silly with Paw Paw.

And B just being precious B!

That's all for now!

Mod Podge Rocks!

Ok, so here's a little more of my fun-ness over the past few months. Mod Podge truly rocks! Can't believe I've never used it before now!
Here are a few things I've podged lately:

Light Switches:

(made from wall tiles)

Oatmeal container to headband holder:

Picture frames:

A little birdy:

A laundry sign:

Wow! I've been Mod Podge crazy! But it is a fast, simple, and fun way to decorate almost anything!

Hanging Book Sling

So, I only get spurts of time for things like this, due to a certain toddler who rightly demands my absolute attention at all times! So, most of my blog posts will probably come out all in one day like this to catch up on all things I've been wanting to post but have been too busy to do so. I really wanted to use this blog to help me keep up with my Pinterest projects and to share them with others to prove that fun crafts can be done by those of us common folk with schedules and lives and less than perfect creative ability. I have become absolutely addicted to Pinterest since I found it. I think because I have needed some stress relief and creating really makes me feel good right now! Most of what you see here that I have created will not be original. This is not a "how-to" or tutorial blog. These projects are direct copies of others found on Pinterest. I will try to link up the tutorials for each project if they are available to give credit where credit is due.
So here's one of our latest favorites. The Hanging Book Display. We love it because it can be put at toddler level and allows kids to see the front of books so they recognize them easier. This makes more sense as a book display for toddlers because they can't read titles on spines yet. Here is our creation with contributions and help from grandmama:)

This idea was borrowed from Penny Carnival. I pretty much followed her steps, but discovered that I didn't have to double my fabric because it was heavy duty enough as is. So I ended up with extra fabric. This is not a problem because I will be making B a cute dress from it soon, that post to come later;) These are the supplies we used:

1. Piece of thick fabric 23 inches x 37 inches (You will need only 2/3 yard (note: you will need about 48 inches width for the 4 ft dowel, I used a 3 ft dowel)
2. Two 36 in wooden dowels, 5/8 in round
3. Two double curtain rod brackets. I could only find these at Lowes- $5 each (most expensive part of the project)

B has loved her book sling! We plan on making another for the playroom soon!