So after disappearing for months I am finally getting back into the swing of things, and here's my latest... I got his cute quilt pattern from my neighbor. It is so cute and so easy. It is just squares sewn together with the oval-ish shape topped sewed on the seams and around the edges. Everything is left open seam which makes is cute and takes the pressure off of it having to look perfect. The doll I copied from a cute doll I saw at a craft show. She is felt, buttons, ribbon, and material for her skirt. I think she is so simple and adorable.
This is a really great idea. The creater puts a slip of paper and some treats/money in each canister. The child then chooses a canister, does the chore and gets the reward.....I kind of like how she does it, but I would have to adapt it to what works for me. I am envisioning just rewards inside that they can randomly choose after doing something I've asked them to do, or for potty training. I would even just have slips of paper in them that had a reward written on it, like go to the aquarium, or play date with dad....something like that. I have a magnet board, so I now know what to do with it.... :)
This is a great way to get your kids to make stories up and pretend. I love the idea. They choose a dice, roll it and begin the story...."Once upon a time there was a ..." after they started it they (or another child) rolls another dice and continues it. Super Cute! I would probaly try to draw my own pictures to make it a little more personal.
Love in creeping in and I love it! January is a bleek month, so to get me happy I already put up my Valentine's Day decor. I've had fun making new things too. As I finish more projects I will update this post, so check back for more lovey-dovey things. I hope you enjoy this walk through my house...
I'll start with my pride and joy for this year. I love how this glitter/burlap banner came out. As many of you know, burlap is all the rage right now. I like it, espeically for banners, but I don't love it. It's too stinky, but I guess that's what you get for $2-3 a yard! :) I love the roughness of the burlap and twine with the fanciness of the glitter. I think it's a good balance. I made it by using my cricut to cut out a stencil out of freezer paper. Then, after ironing it on the burlap I used white glue and spread it on the stencil instead of paint. Then I sprinkled it with glitter. Waited a minute and then ripped my stencil off. Pretty simple, right?! Here's some made the same way, just using paint. I got these letters at a garage sale for $.25 forever ago. They were a pinkish-red with a a nasty wook rose on them. I rip the rose off and mod podged them (one of my first attempts). I still hated them. Well, this year I am definately into glitter, so I thought... Glitter makes everything better! I love the rough edges with it. Much improved don't ya think?! Looks pretty good altogether I think! I've seen words framed before....so I got thinking. I have a frame, I have some things....and this is what I came up with. I love it! and best of all it was FREE! Sometimes I just buy things because they're cheap, or on sale, or just because they're cute. I don't always have a plan for them. This works most of the time, like these for example. I loved them and so I decided to string them on my curtain rod. I LOVE them. You could make your own for cheap, I just really liked the metal look. I have loved stringing something around my lamp for each holiday. I think it's cute. For Christmas I had Holly there.
I found these gems at WalMart last year for $.50. I love them. I don't know if they are made to be door hangers, but that's what I took them for! :)
I love this bag. What a great way to save a pair of pants and get a cute bag in the mean time. Check out the tutorial here. It is a great step-by-step process with pictures and instructions. I'm excited to try it.
I love this idea. My husband has a few shirts that we don't know what to do with, but don't have the heart to through out. What a fun idea to use his shirts to make some unique and cute bibs. I am especially loving the button down one! I can see this for little girls too with some of Mom's old shirts.
I am loving this style of necklance. The flower and combo beads, etc. is so cute and stylish. Check out how she made the jean flower here.
Below is my first attempt. The silver chain was my grandmothers. I love that I was able to use it. My mom just gave me her grandmother's (my great-grandmother) costume jewelry too. I am excited to use it and wear it. I love things that have been passed down.