Friday, February 25, 2011

A late Valentine's entry

You would think that Valentine's is over, but in my book you can "celebrate" it or keep decorations up for it until March 1st.  AND SO, I thought I would post this cute picture of my baby in her Valentine's skirt.  Of course this could be done with any material for any type of skirt.

I found the idea on Homemade by Jill that was featured on Kojo Designs blog.  Only modification I did was to gather the material before I added it to the knit fabric waistband.  Okay and I used a cotton fabric instead of the denim and did a rolled hem on the bottom of it.  It turned out pretty cute and would have only taken me less then an hour if I didn't mess up on the waist band and make it too tight at first and then waaaaay to big the second time.  (It would have helped if the model wouldn't have been asleep when I was making it - but that is what that seam ripper is for.  It has to get it's work in sometime.)

I'm also blaming my late posting on a slew of computer problems we have had the last couple of weeks, along with a job change for Dave.  So there are my excuses take it or leave it.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Ruffled Notebook Cover

I decided I NEEDED a notebook covered in cute fabric to keep all my crazy lists.  Plus they looked so cool online that I thought I might try it.  I didn't follow anyones blog on how to do the notebook cover.  I just decided I could measure like all the other tutorials out there on how to make a notebook or book cover.  Plus I think this is a project I have done before back in the day.  Anyway.  I made the stripe one with the cute polka dot out of material from my stash.  I thought I was pretty cool with the ruffle and the ribbon to close it and even a pen holder.  BUT then I saw this post on making a ruffled table runner and I fell in LOVE!!  I mean really that couldn't be that hard and I really thought I might have to try it again.  And

WAL-LA!  One of my friends had a birthday and I had the perfect opportunity to try out my technique and I LOVE the result.  Don't you think it is cute?

Now to make another one - now that I've worked out all the kinks.  I think Liberty would let me do one for her if I asked real nice.  If she gives me some material I'll make one to match her fancy new purse, and maybe even do a tutorial.  Really it doesn't take all that long, under an hour with minimal interruptions.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day fun

Happy Valentine's day! I saw this idea on the Becky Higgins Blog awhile back and decided I wanted to do it.  Especially since I have a baby with cute feet.    I had to use my Picasa program to put it together instead of Photoshop since my computer is on the fritz.  The paper in the background is from Persnickity Prints called vintage love.  It turned out sooo cute.  Here is another way I put it together.

 Pretty fun to play with.  I like it.

Here are a couple of Valentine's ideas that I have wanted to do with Liberty, but between the two of us we have been sick for over a month (different things and times that overlap.)  So we  (my kids and I) worked on these today.  I think they turned out pretty cute.

This wood block idea was on Under my Umbrella, it was pretty easy and we wanted to try it out.  Easy and Fun.  Kirsten was pretty impressed.

This idea started with this post from Brown Paper Packages but I took it to a different level.  I really love conversation hearts.  And so this was the perfect blend of the project I saw and the idea in my head.  I wanted mine to look like true conversation hearts.  Now I wish I had made these earlier this month, but oh well.  Life is just like that some days.  I found the paper at JoAnn's it is a solid color with glitter on it.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Subway Art.....Personalized

I made some cute personalized subway art for Valentines Day. I LOVE how it turned out. I am planning on changing the colors for each holiday. I made individual ones for my mom and mother-in-law. You can see them HERE.



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