Friday, January 29, 2010

May the Force be with You

My nephew, Baylor, is turning 7 this week. He has such a great imagination! Last year I made him this great Tattoo Shop. I was wondering what in the world might come close to that. I had purchased some vintage Star Wars sheets at the thrift last summer. Bay loves Star Wars and has been asking his mom what I was going to do with them ever since he saw them at my house. Well since I had made his brother an I spy quilt I thought it might be perfect to make Baylor a quilt of his own. These boys are snugglers. I finally came up with a plan for the fabric while in the shower last week. I started the quilt this afternoon and have 5 days before I need to gift it. Needless to say I will be one crazy quilting machine LOL!

I have to add some more to the sides. I am thinking wonky stars of various sizes? Any thoughts?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Heart to Heart Swap

I am participating in Sarah's Heart to Heart swap . Here is a little sneak peek of what I am sending. Well really I am not sending, I am driving them to her house and helping her package up the goodies to be resent :) I love meeting people in blog world only to find out you live close to them in real life!
If you would love to receive a beautiful bit of Valentine goodness rush over to Saucy's and enter to win her gorgeous conversation heart charm bracelet!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I am in LOVE!!!

Check out this blog! Absolutely AMAZING! I want to build nearly everything she has made plans for. I can't wait to get into all of my husbands tools and get building :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alice in Wonderland!

I am really getting excited for the new Alice in Wonderland movie!!! I was wondering if anyone else would be interested in an Alice themed swap? I was thinking just a swap of something crafted/created that was inspired by the film? You can view a trailer of the film here. Let me know if you are interested I will get the swap organized quickly if there is enough interest.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Spy Quilt

I participated in a great I spy swap last year! It was so exciting getting all of those different novelty prints! I have a very special little nephew that I just knew would adore a gift like this. I was so thankful that Wendy developed a pattern and shared it. This is a twin sized I spy quilt.

Sorry for the terrible photo.
I struggled a little with finding the right binding fabric and backing fabric in my stash, but I LOVE the way it came out in the end. My own kids LOVED it too. They were playing with it up until I gave it a final wash and wrapped for Christmas! I am participating in another swap now to make one for my own kiddos :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An Earring Holder - My First Tutorial

Wow I can't believe this is my first tutorial!
Since Gina got her ears pierced last year her earring collection has been growing. She informed me that she needed some place to keep them all. We looked all over for a cute affordable earring tree and found nothing we liked. I thought there has to be a way to make one. This project is super affordable and in my opinion super cute. I had all of the supplies on hand, but even if you need to purchase them you will spend less than $3!!!
Supplies needed: An unfinished wood 4x6 frame from Michaels ( $1 )
Plastic Canvas (mine was from the flea market, $1 for 20 sheets)
Craft Paint (on hand)
Embellishments (I just used a ribbon, but the sky is the limit)
Glue (on hand) Set up your work space.
Open the frame and remove the cardboard frame backer (for lack of a better word). Set this aside, we will use it as a template later. Paint the wooden frame any color your heart desires. I used two coats making sure to get the outer edges and the inner edges.
While the paint is drying take the cardboard backer from the frame and trace it onto the plastic canvas.
Next take you scissors and cut your canvas just inside the line you traced. It will need to be just slightly smaller than the piece you traced.

Make sure your frame is dry and flip it over. Place your piece of plastic canvas in the frame.

Then fold down the metal holders to keep the plastic in place.

There was a peg that came with the frame. Place this peg into one of the holes in the back of the frame. Depending on which hole you put it in your earring tree will be either vertical or horizontal.Finally stand your frame upright and embellish. I just used hot glue to attach a bow on mine. I figured simple was best, let the earrings shine!

Place your earrings in the holes and PRESTO! A super earring holder on the cheap :)

Please let me know what you think? Too many photos? Too much instruction? This was my first one, so I am open to any feedback. Thanks! Oh and if you make one leave a link I would love to see it :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I LOVE Snow Days!!!

Ohhhhhh I LOVE Snow Days!!!!
No School, Lots of Sledding,and Gina Crafting!Adler wanted no part of it!!!

*Oh and P.S. No school tomorrow either YIPEEEEE!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I can finally post pictures of all of the great things I made this year for gifts! Oh wait I forgot to take pictures of them because I knew i couldn't blog them yet :( Okay, I also left my camera at my Mom's house, Really? So I will show you these lovely photos of my beautiful, cooperative children (HA HA)! We had a little photo shoot so we could use the pictures for a Christmas gift. Thankfully true personalities really showed through :) I will be off to visit all of those I made gifts for so I can share them with all of you :)

Lovely. Happy New Year!