Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Had a couple “dinner parties” this past month and NEEDED to spruce up the dining room. Found these fantastic square plates at World Market and a tutorial online to fold paper napkins to make them a little more fancy. A picture frame with fabric in it instead of a picture is a perfect dry erase board. I can change out the verses, to do lists, or reminders anytime I feel like it. I used a metal cover for a bin covered with fabric as a magnet board. Usually I have reminders for food I need to bring or places I need to go but it works great to let people know what the appetizers are! (since I tried some new things)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
As you may or may not remember, quite some time ago I made a very crude car seat cover for my daughter.
Well, yesterday she finally got a booster that I found at a garage sale, it was in pretty much perfect condition except for the seat cushion which was pretty stained looking. So in literally 15 minutes this came together – very basic sewing knowledge only!!! I used the old seat cushion and just covered it with a piece of fabric, sewed overtop of the seam lines down the center and added binding on the edges – done!
I took off the old girly seat cover and was still left with this very dirty car seat that now needs to be used for Ethan.
I have had some practice since my first attempt on this infant car seat:
I took it apart and added new fabric and put it back together again using a tutorial for guidance.
I learned a few things in the process and this one turned out almost perfectly (and I didn’t have to do a canopy)
I used a nice dark navy blue for the center so it doesn’t show too much dirtiness and some sock monkey fabric that is new from Hobby Lobby. I also used grosgrain ribbon for the binding on the edges to finish it off. It went much faster this time and I LOVE how it turned out!!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Now, I could have spend about $4 per kid on a box of premade Valentine’s or a Candy Valentine but lately I have been feeling kinda over the top crafty so when came up with a more cavity free alternative for the same price.Got to LOVE Keegstra’s Dollar Store in Hudsonville. I got this pack of 24 bubbles for $1!!!! Removed all of the birthday bubble labels. Pretty girly necklaces at 8/$1 Flame boy pencils at 12/$1 Well, this part could have been way cooler but we are a little on the cheap side over here when it comes to printer ink so we just have black. I make these to fit around the bubble jars, using the original one as a template. I have FedEx adhesive shipping labels so I printed them on that so they would stick. You could use regular paper and a bit of glue too. (or address labels?) Girls got these with a note on top!! (snack bags were $1 for 50 of them)
So…. I spent $8 ($4 per kids’ class) and a couple hours. I hope they enjoy passing them out!
Now, if you are up for it and want some inspiration or some free printables that look way better than mine – check out my Valentine’s Board on Pinterest.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Who doesn’t just LOVE Valentine’s crafts??
I love to make things for the kids in my boys’ class. In preschool when the class size was more manageable I made Bags for each child out of a Tablecloth from Target and added felt letters to personalize.
Conversation Hearts - Valentine’s Soaps!!
Such a cute Valentine’s Card.
Stickers!! – so you can make your own cards – click the link to see some cute ideas!
Boutique Hair Bow – who’s girl would not just LOVE to wear this to school on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Straw Cards - very tempted by these – a pdf to make your own - right up my alley!!!
Monday, January 30, 2012
We got a Kindle for Christmas last year and I just LOVE it!Made myself a case last year and was asked to make some for a friend’s Mom and MIL.Double Layer of Flannel and Soft fabric on the inside to protect from scratches.Button/Elastic closure.Fits the regular size Kindle and the Kindle Fire as well. And I got to use some of my favorite pink fabric:)