Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Liam Van

This post is a little belated...can't believe this project is nearly 2 weeks old. So, this little guy & an out of state move have been keeping me pretty busy. I may post a few things here and there, but for the most part, all of my creative tools are packed away in storage until the end of May. And that's okay...cause I just want to love on him all day long.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Airplane Art Binder

Or church art binder. Or doctor's appointment art binder. Or road trip art binder. Why limit ourselves!? How about just, "Art Binder." You can find the tutorial here.

I finally get to take something off of my "to do list" on the side bar. I let Kai pick out the fabrics & though there are a few things I would do better next time (don't look closely at my binding!!), he's 5 and will love it.

Thanks HEBuddy for the free twistable crayons!


Now to make one for T. Without skulls and flames.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hand Towels

I hit target clearance when these dish towels were 50% off. Then found more at 75% off & go the price adjustment. This will be my new birthday gift for the year (I sort of bought a bunch). Inspired by this. Though, I made a tube & turned the fabric, otherwise, the ruffle is the same. I was going to do two ruffles, but I think one keeps it nice and simple. I've got a lot more to make!!!


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!


Inspired by this and used the tutorial from here. Darn, I wish that this Valentine wasn't all over blog world this year! Hopefully, Texas moms are not quite craft-blog followers. We found the idea last year, so this is Kai's second year of this won't be his last!
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shrinky Dinks

So Friday was a snow day...minus snow. I didn't have anything planned, but knew I needed to kill time somehow (not like you really want to go to the zoo on a snow day). So we spent some time doing crafts--we made bouncy balls (out of a kit--could never replicate without), and shrinky dinks. Shrinky dinks were the biggest hit of all.
This little guy loved them. And yes, he's in his ninja outfit. Our biggest bargaining chip has now become shrinky dink time.

Cinderella loved them too.

My kids have gotten much better at the whole coloring concept. I've always been one to "let them color as they will" with a blank sheet of paper. But, since Kai has been in Kindergarten, he's learned about coloring in the lines & it's quite impressive. T is following suit. I was SO impressed with her little flower!

If you want to make some of your own out of recycled plastic, you can see a tutorial here. We found our kit on clearance at Target, but if they don't have more paper at Hobby Lobby, I'm going Green (actually, I have some #6 plastic ready to try out, whether or not they have more shrinky dink paper at hobby lobby!).
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

An I Spy Book

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Well...I didn't actually intend to post this. But, since google reader doesn't give you ANY room for error, why delete it! So here you go :) I did something! A little Eye Spy Book. Not sure if I'm totally done or not. I got the idea from here. Thought it might be fun for little ones!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Quilt

Ever have a present that you wanted to keep for yourself? This was mine. After it was pieced, quilted, washed and dried, I wasn't sure I could part with it. But it was less than a week before we were leaving for my parents and what else would I get them? So gift it, I did.


Here's the front. It was supposed to be this quilt. But I switched it up a bit. I used an old bundle of fat quarters that I got on clearance. I love them. But that was also part of the reason I hated to give it's not like I can go out and buy more fabric to replicate this quilt! It's a one of a kind for sure.


Thanks to my friend Diana, who JUST started quilting (crazy mad woman made 3 quilts in about a month!), I had to add a cute strip to the back. Extra work, but I love it!


It got plenty of use this trip. Especially because it was winter. And we got snowed in. And lost power. It really was fun, but I sure was grateful for any extra blankets :)

And I still think it would look awefully nice in my house.
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