I just have to give a shout out to Amy over at the Vintage Fern who recently celebrated her 400th blog post with an AWESOME fabric giveaway. And, you guessed it, I WON!!! If you haven't checked her out... well... DO IT!! She makes beautiful things, and is truly an inspiration.
Ok, so most of you in the crafty blog world know Ashley from lilblueboo. If you don't, you are TOTALLY missing out. Seriously, one of the most talented ladies ever! So, I finally tried her sienna dress pattern.... LOVE IT!! It is one of the BEST and easiest to follow pattens you will find! And, the end result... PRECIOUS! Now only if I had a little girl to put it on. At least I know a couple that will look totally cool rockin' this Beatles dress! Seriously, you have to try this pattern, you will not be disappointed!
YAY!! Finally able to get some Christmas crafting done!! So much fun!! I just love how my wreath turned out! Dollar Store ornaments and a coat hanger. It did take quite a bit more bulbs than I anticipated, which caused me to have to beg the hubby to run me by the dollar tree after church on Sunday. He is not a fan. But, wreath complete and I am happy! If you would like to make one, check out the tutorial here. Although, I did find that using zip ties to secure the coat hanger into a circle works really well instead of trying to bend it back together :-) And, I was able to make Liam some cute little Christmas shirts too! I listed them in my etsy shop if you are looking for a cute little something for Santa pictures ;-) .
Sorry for the hiatus. I have been super busy this past month. I have actually had the opportunity to get to work with the costume department for Whitestone Motion Pictures for their upcoming movie "Heartless: The story of the Tinman". I got to make some of the costumes as well as work on set helping with wardrobe. It was a ton of fun, and I can't wait to get to show everyone some of the pictures of the beautiful costumes :-) So, now that I am free again, I am able to get around to blogging and working on some more "mindless" crafting, which is nice.
Here is the Turkey shirt I made for my son to wear on Thanksgiving. I drew the turkey and then made an applique from felt. I think he turned out pretty cute :-)
My baby's 1st Birthday is just a few days away. I can hardly believe it!! I have made a few things for his party, and am still working on a few more. There is never enough naps in the day to get it all done. I got the idea for this crown from Jill. She made a similar one for her little one for his b-day. Check out her blog for a tutorial :-) His hat does not match the rest of the decor because I just used the supplies I had on hand. I figured for the 10 seconds that he actually keeps it on his head it is not really going to matter.
I appliqued a long sleeve t-shirt with a 1 on it for him to wear to the party on Sunday. The fabric I used is All Stars by Riley Blake. I just love this fabric! So CUTE!
Birthday banner. I used this AWESOME tutorial which actually includes a printable pattern!! I LOVE how it turned out!
I am also working on a quilted table runner for the table. I ran out of thread when I was about 90% finished... SO FRUSTRATING!!! I guess I will be making a Hobby Lobby run tomorrow :-)
They may not be the prettiest cookies you have ever seen, but I must warn you, DO NOT make these cookies if you are on a diet, alone in the house, or have little or no self control. YOU WILL EAT THEM ALL! SOOO YUMMY!! So, I figured I should share the recipe so maybe I won't be the only one gaining 10 lbs. on just pumpkin cookies alone :-).
This is the rest of the gift that I made for my friend's little girl for her 2nd birthday. I actually had more fabric left than I thought, so I was able to make a little skirt to go with the applique shirt. SO cute! And, of corse a little hair bloom too :-)! Making little girl stuff is so much fun!
One of my friend's little girls is having a birthday on Sunday, so I thought this would be a perfect little gift. I got the AWESOME tutorial here. Which was actually amended to fit "large" crayons for younger little ones by Serena at one of my favorite crafty blogs here. Don't you love when someone does all the hard work for you and all you have to do is follow the simple directions??!!! I sure love it!
I am also making a cute appliqued initial t-shirt and a matching hair bow out of the
same fabric, too. I will post some pictures of the whole gift when it is all finished :o). Super simple and I just love how it turned out!
Ok, so I guess I have been in the dark, or under a rock, or something of the like. I can NOT believe that I am just now finding out about this AWESOME community!!! If you are a knitter or crocheter you MUST, must, must, must check it out. I mean THOUSANDS of patterns, mostly free!! Tons of groups and communities to join, and a place to see lots of other peoples beautiful yarn creations!! I have only been on it for 3 days and I already have over 20 patterns saved that I want to make. And, I have already made a SUPER cute scarf that I will be sporting in this beautiful fall weather! I just had to share... I don't want anymore of you wandering around in the dark like I was :o).
So, I thought I would jump on the band wagon! Etsy... here I come!! I am officially opening an Etsy store. I have been selling a few things here and there and crafting for fun, but I figured hey, why not try to make a little money at it too! I have listed a few things in my store, just to see how it is all done and everything, but I am planning on having an "OFFICIAL" opening after I get some "real" products made. Look for the official announcement in about a month! Feel free to check out what I have so far, but please don't judge... like I said... we are not officially "open for business" Wish me luck ;o)!
This is the gift I made for the grandparents for Grandparent's Day. They LOVED them. I think I may have to make one for me too! The total cost of the project was about $4.00 a piece. Not too shabby if I do say so my self!
This is what I put on the back of the plaque. Yeah, it in nearly impossible to get a good handprint of a 10 month old. But hey, it is the thought that counts, right?
Yay!! SO... my best friend did have a little girl!! SO... of course I had to make one of these adorable onsies to go with the little shoes!! You can find the tutorial here . They are so easy, and so freakin' cute, I couldn't make just one. I can't wait to see how adorable she looks in it!
The friend that I had made to birth announcement block for contacted me today and asked if I could make her a matching bow holder. So, I gave it a try... I think it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself :-)