Monday, January 17, 2011

Desks and Floor Cushions

My husband made these lap desks for the girls for Christmas. I painted them and sewed the floor cushions.
The lap desk plans came from Ana White and the floor cusions from Living with Punks. They are inspired by Land of Nod Floor Cushions.
I made a few changes to her plan. I used a white cotton sheet for the liner and stuffed the inside with beads instead of "fluff". I also added a zipper so I could remove the top cover. I love that the girls can move this stuff into any room they want to play in. Very easy projects. We started a few days before Christmas and got all of the projects done in time.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dress Up Box

So the lighting is really bad, but my husband made these dress up boxes from ana white. I painted it and planned on sewing the outfits. I love making furniture with my husband. The girls love this and I love it because it keeps everything in one place. Hence, they play dress up more. Happy Girls, Happy Mommy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Felt Toy Truck

This is the first time I have ever seen a project and then got up and had all the supplies on hand and then finished within a reasonable time frame. She gives the full instructions and I had enough felt to make 2 of these cute trucks.

I did make mine a little differently on the wheels. This was really easy and worth every effort.
And it is a BOY gift. On this blog, WHAT? I did go out and buy felt to make 2 pink trucks since my 2 girlies were wanting to play with these. Oooh...and I would love to do a firetruck version. Maybe if we have a boy bun in the oven.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gift Caddy

Have you ever been to Ana White? I got alot of inspiration for Christmas gifts from her blog. This was something that I didn't get a chance to make before Christmas but am glad I got a chance to now. There are so many ways you can turn this into a simple, easy, and cute gift. The best part is that this was 100% made out of scraps I have been asking (forcing) my husband to save.

Coffee and creamer makes a cute coffee box.
Parm and Tomato soup and you have an easy meal for a new mom.
Or you can show off and stuff your box with hand sewn keychains, coffee cozy, and onesies fit for any new mommy.

Cute, cute, cute! Stay tuned more gift ideas if you are willing to put in a little extra work.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Old School Crafting

I save all my wine bottles and wine corks. Why? Well that's what my husband says too. Then it all came full circle when I came up with this idea. These are the only 4 items you need to make this simple Christmas Ornament.
That's It! It took me about 10 minutes to do all of these.
These would be fun to decorate a small tree for a wine party anytime of year.
Looking at the corks actually bring back memories of what the wine tasted like and who I shared the bottle with. Some people I know write the date and names of those who were there.
As you can see my tree is nowhere near being decorated. Slow and steady, right?


Check out how I made these HERE!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Ornament/Mini Potholder

2-5 by 5 white cotton squares
2-5 by 5 white t-shirt fabric
iron on transfer sheets (Dharma Trading Company)
Kate's Kitchen
Double fold bias tape
Make a fabric sandwhich.
Stitch layers together.

sew on bias tape.

hang on the Cricut Christmas Tree.

A tree filled with these. Super Cute! After making this I realized it would be the perfect size for a kid's kitchen. I might have to stitch some up for the girls.