Sunday, January 31, 2010

whats going on...

we've been little busy around here. lots of church projects. getting a craft for SYTYC. the kids have been busy crafting.

and mom gave me a huge bag of leather...hmmm imagine the projects!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

play kitchen

After reading a post at homemade by Jill, who linked to this site (called vintage songbird)....I knew I had to make this project. Im going to store it in my 'hopefully sooner vs later' category!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Ever wanted to make a Yo-Yo?

We'll they are actually quite easy. My friend Emily once made me a wall hanging made entirely out of yo-yo's...I love it, and completely fell in love with yo-yo's, however it was a awhile before I tried them out myself....and I'm so glad I did.

Here's how to make your own yo-yo.

Cut a circle from fabric.

For a yo-yo flower make three fabric circles. Cups make good circle references.

fold the edge of the material over about a 1/4 of an inch.

sew a simple stitch all the way around....don't tie off your string on either end....the wider the stitch, the tighter the yo-yo inner circle will be will you pull the strings.

Pull strings and tie off string.

Ta-Da you made a yo-yo.

This tutorial was featured here on Sew What.

Friday, January 15, 2010

SYTYC audition piece

We were told today we could post our projects on our here it is. I loved checking out the other projects. You can see them also on SYTYC.

Problem #1: Have you ever had your baby kick off a beautiful baby quilt while in their car seat? Ahh, it's the worst, not to mention if you were unfortunate enough to have your blanket land on a dirty store floor, or the pavement! I have had this happen and it's just plain horrible....I knew I had a problem.....

Problem #2: The dilema of how to keep little baby warm, the cold air would always sneak under blankets and make those little toes all cold.....yet we live where it's not super cold all the time, so I wanted a blanket that could be versatle enough to be used when it gets a little warmer too......
Solution: A car seat blanket, that stays with the car seat. I can't tell you how happy I am that I made this! In the morning when I drive the kids to school I can quickly get my little princess up last, put her in her car seat and snuggle her up to brave the morning chill.
I fold up the top flap (it is designed to tuck under baby and stay snug) then fold over the two other the morning's I have her little arms secured under the blanket. When it gets a little warmer the bottom flap can be removed! The best part is that it's really easy to sew, the front can be made as fancy......or as simple as you want. Or of course if you are anything like me, you could have several of know just in case you are feeling a little spunky, or playful, or even simple with just a monogram....Trust me you will want one (or many) for your little one, or to make for someone you know!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Audition Week

What an exciting week....Go over to 'So you Think your Crafty' one of the projects on there is mine....which one is mine, well I cant tell! I am hoping to make it through round one! If by chance you are checking out my blog for the first time...WELCOME! Please feel free to follow my blog, you'll be one of the first ;-) and take a button! ooh, I just checked out ALL the other crafters blogs, their is some fun stuff out there! You can check out everyone's bios here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Singed bow in use!

Check it out here is another bow I made for Parlee today...made a little smaller to work with the headband

Circle singed flowers

Sleep would have been a good thing, but the other night I was up until 2 am finishing some singed flower circle clips for someone....I wish I would have been able to take better pictures, but I had to leave at 8 the next morning to get them to her. The early morning light was not the best for pictures..and neither was my house at 2 am ;-) Each one turned out different and really pretty, I loved all the textures that were used, I even used some velvet..which when burned, stink's really bad, and it turns into a drippy-yucky-plasticky stuff that when touched, seriously sticks to your skin!!

I love the old world style that each of these has, I think the little sprays of netting really made it look like a throw back from a time gone by.

Friday, January 1, 2010

mom's quilt blocks

Here are moms first two quilt blocks...these are for a block of the month we are both doing...mine, well there not done yet ;-)


So I have been making some samples of stuff from the new Stampin' Up mini catalog....and there is some really fun stuff. They now have clear mount stamps, they are so fun. I just want to have lots of the acrylic blocks laying around...not the stamps, just the blocks because they look so pretty!

Scallop Circle Quilt

I had the youth of our ward (ages 8-11) come over to my house to help me sew this quilt up for Primary Childrens Medical Center.

This was a two fold project, first off I chose to make something for Primary Childrens Medical Center because I spent so much time there as a kid....However I think no matter how sick you are, you sort of forget about it there. I remember so many good times there. We were always doing some sort of craft project or playing games. I had a particular hand drawn game board in my hospital room that had spot's randomly marked off, when ever I said please or thank-you I got a sticker on my chart, when I reached a 'marked' spot I was able to open a present....usually something handmade and donated to the hospital....It was WONDERFUL! I have always wanted to do something for the hospital, but it has sadly always been on my 'to-do' list. Well, I decided now was a great time to get something done. I invited the girls over to help me out, we cut circles and sewed them together, it turned out beautifully!

The quilt was washed after to allow the edges of the scallop circles to ruffle up.

This is the first quilt that I did a patch worked binding, and I loved how it tied everything together, I will definatly be doing that again!

Once it was all completed I added a card to whoever would be recieving the quilt, telling them that I to had spent time there, and that I hoped they would get better soon, and that I hoped they would have as mush 'fun' as I did. I kept the letter short, so that I would not get all emotional to some strange kid that I would never meet ;-)

My goal will be do do more for the hospital, if you click any of the hyperlinks it will bring you directly to the hospitals donation site.