Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More projects on my to do list

Love these ruffled dishtowels

These silhouettes are so cute!

I'm going to make some of these fabric wall hangings for our new house!

I'm definitely doing this little project display board.

How cute and creative is this game

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bumper Pad

A friend of mine that I went to high school with recently asked me if I could sew a bumper pad for her soon to come baby boy!  She brought me the fabric and all the trim and I sewed it up for her.  It turned out way cute and she was really happy with it.  It was also an easy to do project and instead of charging her we struck a trade.  She's a great hair stylist, you see, and I was in desperate need of a trim.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Bless Our Home

I made this a while ago for a Relief Society Craft Night.  I love how it turned out - I did mine different from the sample that they had displayed that night.  I had to put my own little spin on it. 

Friday, December 18, 2009

Neighbor Gifts

I made this yummy treat - so delicious and so so easy.  Then I took formula cans and washed them out, covered them in cute christmas scrapbook paper, made a label to put on the top, attached a card - and DONE!  They turned out really cute.  We went and delivered them last night with the boys - who thought it was a lot of fun.  I love when things turn out the way I picture them in my head.  I just hope all the people we took them to enjoy the popcorn as much as we do.

All packaged up and ready to go.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


If you love vinyl and love cutting out cute things in vinyl - go here and enter to win a huge roll!  What are you waiting for - go NOW!

More Christmas Projects

HO HO HO Banner
I made this the first year Aaron and I were married.  I copied it off of one that my mom had purchased.  It's just cut out of a 2 x 4 and strung together with wire and then there is fabric tied on the wires in between.  It turned out pretty cute.

Merry Christmas Blocks
These are the blocks I made this year for a relief society craft.  I was asked to come up with something cheap and christmas-y.  My SIL Leslie gave me this idea and everyone who did them LOVED them.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Aprons

I decided to sew up some Christmas Aprons for my mom and I.  I got the pattern off of an apron my SIL Andrea gave me last year for Christmas.  I love it!  They turned out really cute and I'm sure I will get a lot of use of it whilst doing my Christmas baking this year.

The WINNER is . . . .

Audrey!  I put the names of the commenters in a hat (there were only 4 so it was a pretty small hat) and Aaron drew away.  I will deliver it some time this week.  Thanks for entering and keep checking back for more giveaways.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another Giveaway!

Go here to enter a fun giveaway.  I seriously hope I win.  I love this girls work and the pillows would look quite nice in my new home.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I'm giving this sweet little tree away.  You have from now until Sunday at noon to enter - not much time but I want to get it sent out Monday so you actually have time to display it this season.  Just leave a comment with your email address (so I can get your physical address).  Good luck to all!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Sewing Projects from the past.

I made this puff quilt tree skirt the first year Aaron and I were married.  I love how it turned out and I hope it keeps lasting for many years to come.  The kids love to lay on it and look up at the tree.  The dog thinks it's a comfy spot as well.

I made these stockings a couple of years ago (Jacob's first Christmas) - minus the one that is there for Kaden.  I had tons of left over material so I was able to sew a matching one for Kaden.  I'm glad I found it all because I really love the way these look and I would've been sad if I didn't have one for Kaden.  They are also HUGE and Santa can really stuff them with a lot of good surprises and treats.  I got the pattern here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Projects I want to do . . . .

I have seen SO many cute ideas out there, I decided to make a list of things I would like to make (mostly so I won't forget) here goes:

Love this little felt Mr. Potato Head

Ruffled Throw Pillow

Fabric Wreath

Card Table Playhouse

Ornament Garland

Those are just  few of things on my list of projects.  I'm going to start doing this so I can remember all the fun things I want to make.  I hope I have helped you get an idea for your next crafting project.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Handmade Gift Exchange

I got my gift today from the Handmade Gift Exchange that I signed up for at Craftaholics.  Thanks Heather for the great gift.  Here is a pic of what I got:

A sheet of Chritsmas stickers, a set of note pads and a pen, candy canes, and a homemade ornament that I absolutely LOVE!

Here are a couple pics of the gift I sent out to Sadie - she should have gotten it by now so I won't spoil the fun by showing it off.

A cute little set of Merry Christmas Blocks and

a monogrammed apron!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A little Christmas fun. . .

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Christmas Ornaments

When we first got married, I told Aaron one of the traditions I wanted to do was to get an ornament to show what we had done during the year.  This year I made our ornaments instead of buying them.  I actually made 3 family ornaments - the one above, a cookie cutter in the shape of montana that I bought while we were there on family vacay, and the one below.
This one is my favorite of the the three.  It has family pics of us taken throughout the year mod-podged on the sides of the block and the letter H on top.

 I also made the boys' this year and I was really happy with how they turned out.  On Benjamin's and Jacob's I put a picture with the year and then put things that they have been into throughout the year on the sides. On Benjamin's he has a pic of Optimus Prime, a little school house, a pic of Phineas and Ferb, a list of words that he has made up, and the letter B.  On Jacob's there is a pic of Bumblebee, a bandaid with the word OUCH written on it, a pic of Scooby Doo, a wrench with "Daddy's little helper" written by it, and the letter J.  On Kaden's I put pics of him throughout the year.  There is a newborn pic, one at 3 months, one at 6 months, and one at almost 9 months, a letter K, and BABY's First Christmas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Countdowns

I made this wooden block countdown on Saturday after Thanksgiving.  My SIL brought two countdown projects for us to do while she was here - this was one of them.  It was so easy to put together and so cute!

This is the second project she brought for us.  It is a mini muffin tin advent calendar.  All I can say is:  it's a good thing we had a cricut or else it would have taken us so much longer to do.  It wasn't really hard to put this one together, just time consuming.

This one is my pride and joy.  It took me FOREVER to cross stitch this baby.  It has 25 little ornaments that hang on the bows by each number that were cross stitched onto plastic canvas.  I took the pic before Dec. 1st so there aren't any hung up yet.  Here is a close-up on Santa:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Knitted Hats

I downloaded the pattern for these hats from the lion brand yarn website.  I love their free patterns!  Anyway, I knitted one for each of our boys.  Ben picked red, Jacob wanted blue, and I picked orange for Kaden.  They are a little big on them but that just means they have room to grow.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Family Tree

I cross-stitched this for my in-laws as a christmas gift last year.  They gave it back to me so I could add Kaden's name and I FINALLY got it done.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  Also, Aaron made the frame as his contribution to the gift.

I made this one for my mom about 10 years ago and I have been adding to it everytime there is a wedding or birth.  She loves it and has hung it proudly since the day I gave it to her.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gift Exchange

I signed up for a handmade gift exchange.  It seems like it will be really fun.  If you want to sign up too - go HERE.  Hurry though you only have until November 28th to sign up.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Crafts

I have a few more Thanksgiving projects that I wanted to share with everyone. The first is a GIVE THANKS banner (I guess that is what you would call it).  I made this a couple of years ago out of white cardstock covered with scrapbook paper and then I cut out letters to put on it.  I connected each square with some hemp cord.  It actually is pretty dang cute.

The second projects is a set of Happy Turkey Day blocks.  I got this idea from my SIL Leslie and since I already had something that says GIVE THANKS, I went with HAPPY TURKEY DAY.

The last thing I wanted to share is TURKEY FINGER PUPPETS.  I got the idea from here.  They turned out so cute and the boys love them.  They seriously took me like 15 minutes or less to make all three.

Jake doesn't look too happy here - check out his eye!  It happened right before the pic was taken.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flannel Strip Baby Blanket Tutorial

I decided to make a tutorial of this in case any one was interested.  I saw one at church and figured out how to make it so here goes:

Supplies needed:
3 yards of flannel (I get 1 yard of 3 different coordinating colors)
matching thread
sewing machine
rotary cutter and mat

The first thing you do is cut your flannel into strips.  Cut one yard into 6 - 6 in. strips; one yard into 8 - 4.5 in. strips; and one yard into 4 - 9 in. strips.

6 in. strip

Match your strips wrong side to wrong side and sew a 1/2 in. seam around all 4 sides.  Once you have done that you should have 3 - 6 in. strips; 4 - 4.5 in. strips; 2 - 9 in. strips.

Sewing strips wrong sides together

Now you are going to sew the stips together in the following pattern: 6 in., 4.5  in., 9 in., 4.5 in., 6 in., 4.5 in., 9 in., 4.5 in., 6 in.  When you are done if you have uneven seams - trim them evenly.

Sewing 6 in. strip to 4.5 in. strip

Back side after all strips have been sewn together

Now take your scissors and clip all the seams from the edge to the thread.

Clipping seams

Clipped edges

Front side after seams have all been clipped

It takes about an hour to sew the blanket together and clip the seams.  So it is a really quick, easy blanket.   Once you are done clipping the seams, wash and dry the blanket and this will be the final product:

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