Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hair Bows!

So this past week my sister and Mom and I got together several times for big craft days.  We did everything from scrapbooking to sewing to bow-making.  This was the first time I have ever made bows.  Since I have boys, I haven't really had a need.  But having all 5 of my nieces around inspired me!  So, here is the collection of bows that I made.  :)  Some are the twisted rosettes, some are just the folded little bows, and some have giant flowers!  All of them are glued onto alligator clips wrapped in coordinating ribbon.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What I've Been Up To Lately

Here is a peak into what I've been working on lately. I had a baby shower coming up and saw this cute idea over at Living Craftily Ever After and knew I had to make one. I have future plans to make one for Addison as well. Aren't they adorable?!
Also, for the aforementioned baby shower, I decided to make some wall letters. Here is how they turned out. I used chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby (which were $0.99 on sale), scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge. Super easy, and I think they turned out pretty cute.
Last but not least, I decided to make a tag blanket. I didn't have any minky fabric on hand, but I did use a soft flannel.The birdie fabric is so cute! I think I purchased it from Hancock Fabrics last year. Oh, and see the little iron-on initial? I wanted to make a bit more personal, and it was obviously super easy to apply. All you need is an iron.

Addison was invited to her first birthday party today. I've been inspired to use my Cricut more and more lately and was able give this bucket from Target (in the dollar section, which cost $2.50...hmmm not really a dollar) a spruce with some vinyl love. Functional and cute. My favorite combination. 

Here's a peak at the back.

I'm tempted to make one for Little A with polka dots. Actually, I think I will. We can always use cute and functional storage buckets. Right?

Love this Blog!


I have posted links to this blog before, but I just LOVE it!  They have so many cute ideas, especially for little boys!  I am going to make these just as soon as I can get to a fabric store.  They are the cutest little felt pirate vests, hats, eye patches, and you don't even have to sew them!  The vests can be adapted to work for pirates, cowboys/girls, or anything else you can come up with.  I showed them to Evan and he is super excited too!  I'll post when I get them done!  :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Conference Buckets

As Conference was approaching this year, I was trying to think of ideas to keep Evan's attention during conference.  None of the "conference notebooks" or packets seemed to be geared towards Sunbeams (they all required reading and writing), so I was really glad when Melissa sent me this link.  Conference treat buckets!  What a brilliant idea!  Igot little flower pots at 2/$1 from the dollar section of Target.  Since I don't like filling my children with straight-up candy though, we decided to put different treats in some of them.  We ended up Raisinets, Reese's Pieces, candy corn, popcorn, cheese crackers, and Goldfish.  Instead of just printing the words on the buckets, I also went to ldsclipart.com and printed little pictures of each word and glued them on.  Evan LOVED it!  He payed a lot of attention for a 3-yr-old, and he got quite a lot of treats.  Looking forward to seeing how well he keeps it up today!