Sunday, August 25, 2013

More craftiness

PlI just like to document the things I make. I'd like to get more consistent about it, too. So, here are a few more things I've been making recently. 

I made this little flower for Bella's blessing day. She wore a dress that my Grandma made for her. 

Not really a craft, but a delicious dessert recipe from, where else, but Pinterest! I absolutely loved these cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Easy and delicious!!

These cute little baby shoes were too small! I thought I had measured her feet correctly, but I picked the wrong size. Not only that, but I accidentally made two right shoes. Oops! I guess I'll need to make two left ones and give them away as gifts :) I also need to make her some that are the correct size. I love the pattern and would love for her to have some.

This carseat cooler is one of my favorite things I've made recently. It gets hot here in AZ, and I feel so bad for the little man when we come back to the car and his seat is so hot. This is perfect for when we're at church or out somewhere else for a few hours. 

These bathtub paints were a big hit. Super easy, and quick clean-up, too. Although one of the blue colors kind of stained but it has since come completely off. 

Since I failed so spectacularly at making the other shoes, I thought I'd give these a try. And they are awesome! This way her feet don't get all sweaty, and she doesn't kick them off very quickly.

Oh this dress. I just love it. I make these dresses as baby gifts for friends, and I finally got to make one of my own! I also made a matching diaper cover.

It was a little trickier than I'd expected, but still quite easy. And it really completes the outfit. 

 And finally, for now, a tie. He really, really wanted a pink tie and even picked out the fabric for it. He could hardly wait for me to finish and asked every day if it was done yet. He has also requested a blue one and red one. Both of which he will get for his birthday.

I'm also ready to actually quilt Bella's quilt, I just haven't gotten to it, yet. There are a few birthday projects that need to happen first, as well as a baby gift for a new nephew who will be here shortly!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Craft round-up

I've made a few things recently and started a couple of others that I'd like to document.

My little guy really needed a bow-tie. Yes, it's huge, but I sure love it! It's going to be hard to keep me from making a lot more of these...

A Pinterest inspired (of course) card. I used my Silhouette to cut out the circles.

Easter baskets for this year. Ours were in storage, and I loved this idea. I think I may just do this every year...

I used my heat transfer vinyl and Silhouette machine to make this bag. My parents thought I bought it from the store this way, which made me feel awesome! 

And finally, the quilt I will be making for the little lady who joined our family in April. I am in love with the fabrics and the design of this quilt. I can't wait to finish it!

I think that's it for now. Now that we've moved, and we are getting settled, I have a few more crafts that I'd like to get done sooner rather than later. We'll see how it goes with two little ones...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Very little time to craft

I had a chance to see a few things for a friend of ours who just had a baby (last night!!). They didn't find out what they were having and so Justin and I decided it would be fun to make something in case the baby was a girl and in case it was a boy. I had fun making a few different things.

The baby ended up being a boy, so it looks like the ties will be getting some good use!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Moving tip

We are packing up for our big cross country move. We've known all along that this time in DC would be temporary, so at least we've been mentally prepared for a while.

I saw a tip on Pinterest a while back to pack your necklaces for a trip, so they don't get all tangled, like this:

That's all good and fine, if all your necklaces are nice and thin. But what about these kinds of necklaces?

I have a lot of jewelry. It's a curse. I make a lot of jewelry and I buy a lot of jewelry. Although my jewelry purchases have dramatically decreased since having a child.

Anyway, since I am packing all my jewelry to move, I needed some way of keeping them together without them becoming a nasty mess. Last time we moved I just put them all in a ziplock bag.... That was a fun 45 minute detangle session. I decided to apply the same concept of using a straw, only on a larger scale. Ta-da!

I think this will be the perfect solution.

Next up... The 100+ pairs of earrings... I still have to decide how I'm going to do it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Recent craft endeavors

I made a few pieces of jewelry while visiting Arizona in August. I absolutely love both pairs of earrings. The music notes for obvious reasons, and I just absolutely love the measuring spoons.

I feel weird even saying I made the measuring spoon earrings, because really, all I did was stick the charms on some ear wires... Not hard. But, I did put them together, so I guess I did technically "make" them. In any case, I love them, and wear them quite frequently. They always make me smile, and I really hope that someone will notice them sometime :)

This necklace was made from a kit that my sister bought. It was really fun (and easy!) to make, and I find excuses to wear it as often as possible.

And finally, something I have been meaning to make for quite some time... A diaper strap. This little beauty keeps the wipes and diapers together so I can just grab it and head to the nearest changing table. No more digging in the purse to find the wipes and a diaper. I really love the way it turned out. And, it will likely be the last thing I will be sewing for a while, since we are in the midst of packing for the big move back to AZ.

The next thing I will probably get to make will be Christmas ornaments for our annual exchange. I think I know what I am going to make, but I haven't comepletely decided. We are going for extremely cheap (on cost of supplies, that is) as well as extremely easy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Card Making

I love visiting my mother. It always means we will make something. We've been doing some card making on this visit, and I've been so happy with the ones I've come up with. Each of them are inspired by ones I've found on Pinterest, but with my own twist.

Here are the four cards I've made on this visit so far:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Busy, busy

I've found myself doing all that I can to fit in some craft time at least once or twice a week. Here are a few of the things I've made over the last few weeks:

Pinterest sure has come in handy! I've found a lot of ideas of things I never knew I always wanted to make! Like this crayon roll up. Actually, I think I found this well before Pinterest, but having it on a board that I check frequently, reminded me that I wanted to make it. I used this tutorial, and I made it in about an hour. I love the way it turned out, and the picture does not do the fabric justice, at all.

Yet another Pinterest inspiration. I didn't look at a tutorial for this, but I used a picture as my inspiration and made my own. I made tags with everyone in the family's name on them. The person whose birthday is next hangs in the front, that way it's easy to remember all the birthdays. I made one for my mother and my mother-in-law.

It has been a long time since I've made any earrings, and I was seriously missing it. So, I made a goal to make 4 earrings in 40 minutes (or something like that), and I ended up with 5 earrings in 55 minutes. I honestly don't need another pair of earrings. I have well over 100 pairs, but I just needed to make some. I really miss playing with my beads.

Another great Pinterest find. This is one of the very first things I pinned. I don't have a little girl yet, I hope to someday, but I just loved this dress. Come to find out that my sister-in-law is going to be having a baby girl this summer. I jumped at the chance to make this dress. I even made it reversible by using snaps instead of buttons. I am absolutely in love with this, and cannot wait to be able to make one (or 10) for my own little girl someday.

It would seem that I spend all my time on Pinterest these days...hmmm... But, I saw this idea, and it was less than an hour before I decided I needed to make this. And, less an hour later, I had a fabulous new shrug! Can't beat that!! Now I am on the lookout for any other shirts that I don't wear that I can convert.

Ah, the ever popular burp cloths. I loved the fabrics on these, and I was so excited to be able to use some ric rac as an accent. They matched some super cute blankets I made with a friend, but I didn't get a shot of the blankets before we gave them to the recipient.

And that same cute dress pattern from above, but for another friend. I forgot to take a picture of the other side of the dress. But you can see the fabric peeking out. What I am most excited about is the fact that I was able to use some of my heat transfer vinyl AND create my own accent design for the dress. It turned out perfectly, I only hope it holds up to the washings and such... It's supposed to, but we'll see...

I think that is everything for now. I am finally getting into a groove where I'm able to fit in some crafting along side taking care of the cutest little monster there is. And he loves to help whenever he can, so that's an added bonus (or something)!