Friday, July 31, 2009

Cute Projects

I saw this over at Design Sponge
and I started wondering how I could justify
making a new toddler bed for Chloe.

I won't need to justify these.
I've loathed my matching-the-couch pillows for a while
and this will be a cute cheap fix.
Seen at U create.

I found this over at The Pleated Poppy.
Isn't it adorable? 
I love the fact you can use whatever paper you want
to match your house and personal style.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to School

There is something so very wrong about going back to school in July.
Yet here it is, the first day.
Here are some of the things I did for Bailey to get her school year kicked off right,
even if it is still summer.

We made hair ribbons to match her new uniform.
The tutorial can be found here.

I made name tags for Bailey's lunchbox and backpack.
I used the little cutouts that come with the scrapbook paper packs
and added Bailey's info on the back.
Then I laminated them and put them on with a key ring and a ribbon.

Our theme for the year is 
"Do Your Best"

 I made some decorations for our Back-to-School breakfast.

Using scrapbook paper, I cut out two circles with fancy-edged scissors.
I used the fancy edge because it hides mistakes-
it is very difficult to cut a nice, straight circle!
 I used a dessert plate and a bowl as templates.

Then I put them together with a brad
and added my words along with some sticker decoration.

I hot-glued trim around the outside.
I used leftover fuzzy yarn.

Then I glittered them up
and when they were dry I glued them together.

Bailey loved the decorations with 
her annual back-to-school breakfast
of cheese blintzes with boysenberry syrup.
Mmmm....I should have made more...

I also sent Bailey to school with a gift for her teacher-
a nice bottle of hand lotion with a tag          
" Here's to a "smooth" year. "  

What are your back-to-school traditions?

Or is it waaaaay too early to start 
thinking about it yet?!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday peek

Here are some of the fabrics I have collected for Bailey's birthday presents.
I'll post them as I finish them if you promise not to tell!

Tooth Fairy Pillow

I'm not sure who was more excited about the tooth fairy's first visit to our house.
(Probably me)
So when Bailey's first tooth became loose
I immediately went to work on a tooth pillow.
I found a tutorial here.
I used the basic tooth pattern and added a little pocket with Bailey's name embroidered in pink.
I finished the tooth off using silver embroidery thread with a whip stitch around the edge.
Bailey loves it, and so does the tooth fairy-no searching under pillows for little teeth!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Here it is.  
My creative blog.
The place where I will show you 
my projects at hand.

Maybe I'll inspire you.
Or bore you to tears.

The other blog?  It's about the kids.
This blog?  It's for me.
And if you like to craft, it's for you, too.