Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Barefoot Baby Sandals

This morning I got an email for a deal on these cute little baby barefoot sandals. Since I have a baby, I was interested.
Aren't they adorable?  When I clicked on the link, though, and saw that for $6.25 plus $2 shipping, I could own one pair of sandals, I thought again.  I know, I know.  That's not a bad price, but I'm cheap, and I started looking closer. I mean, come on, it is just elastic and a flower. Then I remembered this pink elastic I had bought last summer that I didn't end up using. Hmmmm. The wheels started turning. I had learned how to make some cute flowers out of fabric, so I grabbed my supplies.  All it took was the elastic, fabric cut into a long strip, a button, and needle and thread. This is what they ended up like. I was very pleased. And because I had everything on hand, it didn't cost me a thing. In my rummaging, I also found some purple and green elastic, so I guarantee that I will be making more of these!

Friday, 5 July 2013

4th of July Blocks

We made these cute 2x4 blocks when my SIL and family came down for a visit. We love to craft together so I just printed this cute printable out on photo paper and cut the wood. We painted, mod podged, and added some ribbon. Even my 4 year old niece did one!  So easy and cute!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Chalkboard Placemats

I have another Pinterest party coming up, and this time decided to do something I've been wanting to do  for a long time. When I did that craft fair, oh three years ago or so, one lady there was selling chalkboard placemats. I had never heard of chalkboard fabric, but thought that sounded pretty awesome. So I went online and ordered some. Now to be fair, I did try to make them. They just didn't turn out. I had a hard time with the chalkboard fabric bunching up when I tried to sew it. A few months ago, I saw a tip on Pinterest that said to put scotch tape over the sewing foot. It worked like a charm!  I'm going to get some chalk to put in the pocket and they will be all set to go.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pinterest Party

I have a friend who is having a Pinterest party tomorrow. I am so excited to go and have been trying to figure out what I will make to take to it. I wanted to do something for springtime and finally settled on two wood projects. I made an Easter wood craft and a patriotic one as well. I think they turned out well. When I'm making something, I always worry it won't look good at the end. I have also noticed that a lot of crafts on Pinterest don't tell you how to make them, so I am including the dimensions for these crafts for any others who may want to make them and also for my own personal reference!
Fr the "He is Risen" one, I cut the first piece to 5", the second to 7", and the third to 9". I used the Monotype Cursiva font set at 3" for the letters.  For the patriotic one, I used the Snickles font, also at 3". For the wood, I cut two pieces at 4", one at 8", and the last at 9". I just used 2x4 wood for all of them.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Cupboard Glass

My husband suggested to use the image I used on our privacy glass by our front door on our cupboard glass. We have a corner cupboard that has a glass front.  I used my cricut to cut out the clear contact paper this time and that cut the prep time way down.  I just set my cricut blade to setting 2 and medium pressure.  It worked great!  It doesn't completely block out the view of the inside, but I think it looks good and does what we wanted. 
If you are interested in using the same stencil image, here it is.  You can make it bigger (like I did by my front door) or smaller (like I did here).