Thursday, April 29, 2010
I love that we both captured rain drops. I think they work well paired together.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is Tabitha. She is living with a family in New Hampshire now.
I also made some patches for her to put on items that she sews to sell in her shop. It was a nice change of pace.
Then last week I made these bibs and burp clothes for a baby shower we attended on Saturday. You can't tell by the photos, but they are backed with chenille. It is REALLY hard to find decent fabric for boys, but I was pleased with how they turned out. I ended up using stuff I already had on hand, which is always a good thing.
It was rainy on Saturday so I had the perfect excuse to sew a dress for myself so that I would have something to wear to the baby shower. I have had the material and idea for this dress for at least a month now. So I am glad that I had an excuse to finish it. I took photos so that I could do a tutorial, but the photos are horrible. Guess I will just have to make another one, right?
Here's a photo (see what I mean about horrible) before I made the belt. I used 2" wide elastic for the waist and it worked out perfectly.
Here's a photo that my husband took of me last night. Yes, I cropped my head out of the shot. I was all sweaty from working out and had the most awful expression on my face. I wore a sweater shrug with it on Saturday, which made me feel less self conscious of my flabby arms. Plus it dressed up the dress some.
This is what was happening on the other side of the camera, which would be why I had a crazy expression on my face.
Happy Crafty Tuesday everyone.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Since today is Earth Day, Cara and I decided that it would be an appopriate theme for Team-Up Thursday today. Man, oh man. This was a tough one. I took tons of different shots, but in the end chose the one with a little bit of a message. Cara's shot is beautiful and exactly what I had in mind when we chose the theme. The photo has such an awesome perspective plus I love me some flair.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Here she is on the way up. Eventhough she acts mighty brave, this one made her a little nervous. You can tell she is holding on for dear life.
Miller on the other hand was excited about the fire truck, which is much more speed.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This year I thought we would make some plantable paper to give to the kids teachers and maybe save some for Mother's Day gifts. I saw the idea over at Alpha Mom and knew that my kids would love this project. I took a bunch of pictures so I could show you my process. I changed a couple of things around, but the process is pretty much the same.
Harper had SO much fun doing this project. After a couple of times, she could do it without my help. She probably spent 2-3 hours working on the paper. I didn't count how many that we made, but we made a ton. Plus we still have about half of the soggy paper left.
After we were done, Harper turned to me and said, "Mom how do you know how to do all this cool stuff?" I told her that I saw the directions on the internet. She said, "When I am a mom I am going to do this with my kids." This conversation made all the prep and mess well worth it.
I created a flickr set with my step by step instructions.
Plantable Paper Tutorial
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I have an Earth Day craft planned for Crafty Tuesday tomorrow. So I thought I would go ahead and post this tutorial.
I am trying something a little different for this tutorial. I made it a photo tutorial rather than creating a pdf. It is a set in flickr. You can click through the photos or view it as a slideshow. There are no pattern pieces and it is pretty straight forward so I thought this would be sufficient. Please let me know if anything doesn't make sense. I am also going to apologize in advance for the photo quality. I was working fast and the lighting was horrible.
I had visions of bare little toes in the grass or new sprouts from my herb garden, but sometimes things just do not turn out the way you envision them. There are no little sprouts in my garden yet and those little toes sure disappear fast.
When I opened Cara's shot, my first thought was WOW what a cool shot. It is such a cool perspective and contrasts well with my grass shot. I also love that it tells a story. No telling how many of these balls she has had to retrieve from under the car.
Head on over to Megan's for more Team-Up Thursday.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I have not found too much time for crafting, but have a couple of things to show today. We spent Saturday cleaning out the garage so my sewing area is all clean and somewhat organized. Now I just need to get busy and use up my overabundance of materials.
Here is a cell phone holder that I made for a custom order.
Happy Crafty Tuesday everyone!!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Cara's photo is incredible, isn't it? Now she got creative this week. I love how you can just barely see his face in the left hand corner, but you can see him perfectly in the reflection. Awesome job Cara.