Friday, June 12, 2009

Cord Covers

This is a very simple project. Measure the length of cords you wish to cover and double the length in fabric. Cut 2 strips and sew raw sides together and turn right side out and hem both ends and you have a decorative cover for the ugly cords.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Family Home Evening Plaque

A while back we made these Family Home Evening plaques for mid week and I forgot to post it. Anyways, this project is fun!
First you need a pre-made wood plaque..or if you or your husband is handy and you have the right tools, to can rout a piece of wood. So, then antiqued the edges after painting them white first, using some dark brown glaze. Then I used modge podge for gluing the scrapbook paper on.
Then, we had the vinyl letters pre-made from a friend who had a vinyl letter cutter.. once again another tool that would be useful.. but you can buy the vinyl lettering elsewhere, rather than buying your own vinyl lettering cutter..which is quite expensive. So, you stick on the letters and use modge podge again over the whole thing. then I screwed on the hooks and done! One day I will have tags made for each family member.. they are ready to be made, just haven't been done yet.. are kids are still a little young, but soon I will make them and when I do, I will post, since so many people are just dying to see them ?


I made this apron for a friend's birthday, and I really enjoyed making it! maybe one day I can have downloadable patterns, but I would have to figure out how to do that first.. although I didn't have a pattern for this, since it is just a simple apron. It's a vintage fabric and I think vintage goes well with anything in the kitchen :) makes it funner to cook..right?

for the pocket...I sewed the bias tape onto it partially first.. (perhaps next time, if someone is actually interested.. I can made another one and take pictures of each step) then, I sewed it onto the apron. then I pinned the neck strap and ties around the back and sewed the edges on. Then, the flower is ribbon and fabric petals, with a button sewed on.. then I used a little bit of glue to secure it even more. Anyways, super easy.. a little time consuming, maybe just me, but I don't do things quickly. they make great gifts!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Dolls and Curtains

These curtains were fairly easy.. I didn't even use a pattern, just measured the length and width of the window and made panels to that exact measurement (with lining.. I used old sheets!)
I then sewed on plastic rings 10 inches apart, then at the top 5 inches apart and pulled them with a cord and tied it. sew the top for the curtain rod (about 2-3 inches thick)
These dolls weren't very hard, but a little time consuming :) you can get the pattern on Martha Stewart website "black apple dolls."
The face is used with embroidery floss and the hair and flower is felt. The body is muslin and the legs are old jeans. The body is any fabric!
(The yellow hair doll is for my blondie girl and the red hair doll is for my auburn haired girl )

Monday, June 1, 2009

Toddler Bibs

These are coordinating pocket Bibs!
(Can you tell I have 2 girls?)

These will soon be available on my site:
They are lined in vinyl for easy wiping and cleaning and creates a nice large pocket for food to fall in, when eating. has a velcro neck; easy for Toddler to put on and take off. Snaps for the pockets that can easily be unfolded for cleaning!

Mothers Day Blocks

For Bunco just before Mother's Day I made these blocks for one of the gifts
  • 3"x3" block wood
  • modge podge
  • scrapbook paper
  • ribbon
  • letters
  • spray glitter

glue on your scrapbook paper (with modge podge), then let dry, then cover with a thin layer of modge podge. then glue on your letters (these ones were initially yellow, and I used a stencil brush and did a crackle paint technique with brown paint).

Next, I added the ribbon to each block or you if you wanted to stack them as shown only add the ribbon to the top block (or each bock can have ribbon, without the bow on the top..except for the top).

Then, spray the glitter over the blocks

Camera Strap

These camera straps are super easy to make!
I used a pre quilted fabric
sew bias tape onto the edges..after you have measured the correct length
the sew the wrong sides together and turn right side out. feed your camera strap through the cover.. voila!
Now you have a stylish strap along with a little extra comfort!