Monday, February 13, 2012

job chart

The girls were excited to get a job chart all of their own that they can be in charge of. It really gets them pumped about being responsible! the 4 yr old can't read just yet, but she can recognize the first letter of the word and know what the job is.
  I just bought a dry erase magnetic board at the store and covered it with modge podge and paper. I used my handy dandy cricut machine for the letters.
  on the computer, I printed up the chores and bought large flat clear marbles at Michaels.
  the magnets need to be the super strong kind so they don't slide off.
  I glued around the edges of the paper onto the marble so it didn't smear the ink, then glued on the magnet. (you probably should use a kind of glue that works with metal, like gorilla glue,etc.)
    the left side says do and the right side says done.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Hailey's bedspread is finished.. well it has been for a little while. I still need to finish the pillow cases. I haven't been in the mood for making things recently, so a lot of projects are on hold, until I start feeling a little bit better..being pregnant and all :)

I used the same designer fabric as Tati's comforter, by Tina Givens. I used a diamond pattern with a border.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Crib Blanket

Made this for my boy!

I bought one package of satin blanket binding and calculated that 4 3/4 yds would be enough, but didn't take into account that I would need a couple inches for the I ran out and needed like only 1/2 yd more, but had to buy another package.. well now I have extra that I can make another smaller blanket for someone :)
My girls already had their summer blankets made, so I had to make the boy one.
Now I need to finish Hailey's comforter for the winter.
I'm excited for the turnout! I made it a little more complicated than Tati's, because I had more fabric this time. I just need to find some material for the backing..I'll probably use an old (but clean) sheet again.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

baby shoes

download pattern here

<><> <>I made these for a girl I visit teach, who just had a baby boy!
Ok so cut out the pieces as described on the pattern. You should have 4 top pieces and 4 sole pieces as well as any embellishment you may want to add.
Just a not in sizing up the pattern cut where it says to cut the buckle part off and then add the amount labeled 3-12 months and then reattach the buckle piece.

Start by sewing right sides together the two top pieces. Don't sew the outside line together.

Then turn it right side out and top stitch the edge.

Then add any applique or design you want to the shoe. (you could also do this last if you want)

Then with right sides together pin the top to both layers of the sole. You want the "buckle" piece to be against the sole and then the toe of the shoe will over lap the buckle.

Then sew around the edge. To finish it off nice I trim away the extra fabric and then serge the edge, but it is optional.

I made these cuties for my good friend who is having a girl after 2 boys! I am very excited for her :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween wreath

This Halloween wreath was super easy, but time do it when you have time, but don't do it all at once! (oops the letters got crooked, I'll have to fix that :)

you need about a total of 1 1/2- 2 yds of fabric ( I had some scraps and I also bought 4 different kinds of material)

1 wire wreath form (I used a 12" form I think)
if you use a bigger form, you need more material!

1 large ribbon for the bow

boo letters (I cut out of carboard, painted, and glued beads)

brooch pins (to attach the boo letters)

cut your strips to 1"x6" pieces. make a pile of the different kinds of material and go in order when tieing them..or tie them in a random order. Just start at the top, on the inner circle and start tieing your strips in double knots side by side.

once all your strips are tied on. use chipboard letters or cut out your own and decorate it.
glue on the brooch pin on the back of the letter with hot glue and pin it to the wreath.

tie a bow and use a brooch pin and pin it to the top.

you are now done and hang it on your front door

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Heart Brooch

There are so many tutorials out there that are amazing.. seems like these days you can learn to do anything online!

So I figured I need to become a little better on giving tutorials for anyone interested.. and I have yet to master it, but I hope this is efficient for now.

To make a heart brooch.. this is what you will need:
hot glue
fabric to cover heart
scrap fabric 1"x 24" (about).. depending on how big you want the heart to be (mine is about 2"x3")
brooch pin

cut out a heart shape on a piece of paper and trace it onto cardboard, then cut it out.
cut about 1/2 in more on the sides of the heart onto fabric
cut along the sides of the fabric on the outside, after you have glued the cardboard heart to the back of the fabric.
start gluing the strips down on the back
 this will be the finished fabric covered heart piece
 cut out a smaller heart shape piece of felt to glue onto the back, where you had glued all the strips down
 with your 1in strip of fabric, fold it in half and glue a strip down about 1 in and start rolling the piece and glue it onto the center of the heart.
Now you can start gluing around and twist the piece as you go
I twist until I get to the bottom of the heart and I come back up to the left side of the heart and roll it into the center of the upper left part of the heart.
Then, I use the remainder part of the strip and starting from the bottom right I tuck it under and start twisting up to the upper right part of the heart until it is all filled in and coiled to the center of the upper right part of the heart (hope this makes sense)

 Now.. you have your heart shape filled in, next you glue along the perimeter of the heart, starting at the top in the middle and glue on your beads/pearls.. whatever you wish to use!
 last, but not least.. glue a brooch pin on the back and you are ready to rock!
I made these for the Beehive girls (12 year old girls in my church, that I am serving with)

We had a lesson on Integrity and we did purple heart invitations and had a packet for them to work on their personal progress.
I thought of the theme.. "Wear your heart on your sleeve" and made the heart brooch so they can remember to be courageous and stand up for what they believe in..yada yada yada.

Oh and don't worry.. you will burn your fingers from hot glue
and I got the pearl beads and pins from Michaels

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hot pads

had some scrap fabric laying around and thought I'd wip up some more decorative  hot pads for my kitchen.. and we like to use them as little place mats, for when our bowls or plates are hot.

they are 10"x10"
bias tape
and I used white material for the back