Friday, January 28, 2011

More Hearts

I love my heart garland so much I made to make more hearts.

P.S. Don't hate on the network cable.  Everyone has things they care about, this family-- fast internet.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pink Satin and Demin

With some of the left over denim I made my daughter a pocket purse with pink satin ribbon for the straps.

She was pretty thrilled when I gave her the purse.

New Play Rug

I sold our IKEA playrug last summer/fall because no one ever drove their matchbox cars on it, and it was all rough. We had a  hard large plastic sheet that is quite thin under the rug, it came from a pallet of food storage that was delivered to some cousins. I kept the sheet of plastic, even though we didn't have the rug anymore, and pulled it out whenever the wooden train track came out. Then I found this Disney Cars material.  It was so cute I couldn't resist. 
Finally with the material I made a large pocket for plastic sheet, I put denim on the back.  Cars is one of three Disney movies that my son will agree to watch. Now we just need a Lightening McQueen toy and a Mater car toy.
See the sheet isn't pretty, but it works well for the train.  Since we don't have space for a train table.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Heart Garland

I decided our house needed a heart garland. I realized in the middle of the project that I should have used Heat and Bond, but instead I had to sewed the hearts together. Luckily I bought a sizzix heart die for my old school sizzix cutter, so I didn't actually have to individually cut out the hearts. Heat and Bond should have been applied before the cutting, which is why I had to sew.
It was a little monotonous and repetitive to say the least but I love to look at it as I wait for my TV it to turn on.  I also ended up making it about twice as long as I needed because I didn't measure.

Monday, January 24, 2011

January Cake

Sometimes I just don't think there is enough time to consume all the treats you can make in December. 
So I figured snowman wasn't just christmas it was all winter right? So we made this little number in the middle of January. J couldn't stop asking when we were going to make his snowman cake. 
It was so easy! 
Just a round cake, slathered in cool whip, blueberries for the eyes and mouth, and an orange slice for the nose.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Still Christmas?

We visited my mom, dad, maternal grandma and Aunt for christmas. My mom told J she would make candy trains with him. We ran out of time, and the first thing he said when we got home a week after christmas was when are we going to make my train? So instead of making a christmas train we made New Year's Trains on the 2nd of January. You think we opened enough candy?
It was ridiculous, but it was also way easier than I was expecting and Nan did an excellent job of making one and not eating too much candy.  I hate doing ginger bread houses, but I could do this in 11 months again.
I really was surprised at how much building she could do.
Gummy Bears were our passengers.