Monday, July 29, 2013

Boy Sign

Many months ago I made this sign for my boys' bedroom door.
I slightly copied the idea, but it wasn't in a sign form. My husband is 10 years younger than his older brother and my boys are 7 years apart. My 7 year old loves this sign, and asked for a picture on it. I on the other hand am not too happy with how it turned out. But such his life, now that I've done this type of craft I would have done many things different.

Would you like to see the before? Many many months ago my friend was getting rid of stuff and told me I needed this sign. So I reluctantly took it. Months later I then turned into my boy's door sign. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Red Riding Hood Doll

When my daughter was  almost two we made her the most adorable red riding hood costume. Ever since I've wanted to make a matching doll with the scraps. Finally this summer my mom and I did it. It was an interesting experiment as my sister in law Brittany can attest to.
Nan was so excited she got out her old cape. She has never played with a handmade doll immediately normally they have to sit on a shelf for a month or two until she will love them. 
I'll be honest I hope to never make this child a homemade doll again, because how many handmade dolls does one child need?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Patriotic Bunting

I realized this post is a little late! 
Here is my bunting for the Fourth of July. 
Here is the whole shot. 
The key with this project was, free and easy. I used fabric I already had, I found red baby ric rac in the closet, so I used that as my string. Baby ric rac was not my first choice, but I had nothing else that remotely matched. I cut out my circles, folded them into half circles, and sewed on the ric rac. Yes you heard that, I did not sew my half circles shut, it didn't seem worth my effort.
Here's a during shot, to break up the metonymy of posts. I mean really I sewed one red line and was done. No ironing or nothing. 
The ric rac turned out alright and it's wasn't as hard to sew as I thought it would be. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Birthday Bunting

I decided I didn't like my birthday banner so I made a new one from the left over paint chips my kids had collected while we were painting the interior of our house.
I made many small ones to go around the majority of my living room and kitchen.  You can tell what colors we favored.  Pink/Red, Yellows, and neutrals for me.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Patriotic Pillow

I needed a pillow for the Fourth of July. It was super easy to make.  I used fusible bond.

Patriotic Pinwheel Foam Wreath

My Patriotic Foam Wreath for the wine rack, with paper pinwheels and bunting.
I also used this wreath at Memorial Day.