Monday, November 12, 2012

Tween Gift

This was my first project I made using stampin up designer paper and the "Got Treats" stamp set. I made a little gift for my friends "tween" daughter who wanted cash as a gift. I thought a little chocolate would also work well.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Onesie dress tutorial

First measure the width of the onesie and double the size to get your waistband for width and I made my length by 4 inches. Mark a light pencil mark across the onesie.
Fold in half and sew. This will be your waist band. Now cut a rectangle of either same fabric or coordinating fabric. Use the length of your fabric (about 42" by however long you like your dress. I made my to cover the bottom of the onesie.
Baste stitch your rectancle. Pull the string to create a ruffle.
Pin rectangle to waist strip and sew. Attach dress skirt to onesie (pin on the line you marked)and sew. This is not a very thorough tutorial, so please visit www.love-2-create-blogspot.com for specific instructions. They have a great tutorial for this dress.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Onesie Dress for Baby Shower

I made this onesie dress for my niece's baby shower. I got the idea from pinterest - Love pinterest! Search onesie dress on pinterest and you will get many tutorials. I will post a tutorial soon.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

American Girl Accessories & Tutorial

I have been busy making some american girl accessories. I made my niece a blanket for her AG doll and some sandals for my other nieces' doll. I also made some stockings for my daughters doll.
Blanket was made using a fat quarter fabric. I used a fat quarter with minky fabric.
The sandals were very easy to make. I used black foam and stickers. I couldn't find the link to the video tutorial. Just google fave crafts youtube videos on american girl sandals and you will find a tutorial.
The stockings were the easiest to make. I used one of my daughters old soccer socks.
Cut the bottom of the sock off and cut through the center of the sock.
Sew through the bottom of feet and continue sewing until you reach the other side. Turn over and "voila" stockings for your doll.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Silhouettes - Tutorial


I finally had a chance to make silhouettes of my children.  I had the perfect spot too - right above my bed.  I love looking at my girls when I walk into the room.  Making the silhouettes was easy.  You just need a camera, children, black cardstock paper, canvas, black paint (optional) and background paper (I used an inexpensive bible). 

First, take pictures of your child, print out, trace and cut out of black cardstock paper.



Next, decoupage your background pages onto the canvas.  You can use scrapbooking paper, book pages or just paint the background.  I wanted to use our favorite bible pages so we used the book of Psalms, John, Ephesians, Galatians and Corinthians. 
Note:  At first, it was difficult tearing up the pages of the bible.  Once I convinced myself it was for a good cause, it wasn't so bad. 

Lastly, glue everything down.  The hardest part was trying to get rid of bubbles on the silhouettes.  I used a different cardstock paper that I found at walmart and I had a hard time getting rid of the bubbles.  Not sure if it was me or the paper. 

Overall, I loved the way it turned out.  My wall definetely needed a little something something to make it look pretty. 

Here is the before . . .


After . . .


That pillow is driving me crazy!  I should of fluffed it before I took the picture. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Popsicle stick bracelets

In honor of Earth day, I recycled popsicle sticks into fancy bracelets.  I will be making this project with my girl scout troop soon.  I got the directions here .  Easy and fun!

First, soak the popsicle sticks in water (at least 24 hrs). 



Then, carefully bend the sticks and place in a cup (I also used a water bottle).  Let the popsicle stick dry overnight.



Paint, decoupage with scrapbooking papers or just add sparkle and you are done!


You can also add letters and write a message or put your initials.  The possibilities are endless! This project did not cost me a cent since I already had all the supplies (my husband would appreciate that!).

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Watch ME Draw

I have been a big fan of Mary Engelbreit, the illustrator.  I subscribed to her magazines for many years until they stopped publishing, which I was very devastated.  She recently posted a video of her drawing and it is very inspirational.  It would be nice to see her drawing a little slower, but well worth the view.  Enjoy!