Sunday, November 3, 2013

A few projects

I know I haven't blogged a lot recently. The second child really brought my craftiness to a stand still. Sorry.

This past week, my eldest and I got pinkeye. While not a lot of fun, it gave me 3 days off work to get us healthy, and since both boys were actually completely content to watch movies, do puzzles, and play with each other, I had some time. Here's what was accomplished:

1) Floor cushion. I've made one of these before, but here are the end results:
Interested in making one? Head over to Living With Punks for the tutorial!

2) Laundry Bags. These were fairly easy. Choose a font and size in word that you want your letters. Print them out, cut out the letters to use as pattern pieces. Cut letters out of fabric (using your printed paper letters as a template). Pin fabric letters in place on whatever you are attaching them to. Using a zig zag stitch, attach letters by sewing around all edges (one side of the stitch in the fabric of the letter, one outside of the fabric). Sorry, the pic is blurry...

3) Art Smock. Warning: Laminated Fabric/Oilcloth involved in this one.
If you like this, the pattern is available for purchase over at Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop

4) Finally, it was Halloween. So I had to make a ship for my little pirates!

I don't know how frequently I'll post, but at least I do every once in a while. Once a year is good, right?

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

While working on bigger projects

I'm 9 days from the *hopeful* arrival of baby boy #2. And working on redecorating the room that my 2 boys will share. So, in the meantime, I've made one holiday wreath and one spring wreath. Here's the one for  Spring (only took me about 10 minutes to make, once I had all of the supplies.

What you need:

  • Grapevine wreath (you choose the size)
  • Fake Flora...I went with a white and purple theme, but it's up to you. I had 3 large white/off white flowers, 1 stem of longer purple, and 3-4 bunches of violets
  • Accessories. For this one I went with a couple of small birds.
  • Glue Gun
That's it! fairly simple.

Then, all you do is arrange the flowers in the wreath until you get the desired effect. I placed my larger flowers first, then the smaller ones. The birds went on last. 

I haven't gotten around to gluing them in yet, but as soon as I get my glue gun back from my friend I will add drops of hot glue where necessary to hold everything in place.

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