Friday, July 26, 2013

Bears, Beards, and Snails

My husband’s and my friends are getting ready to welcome their first baby, a boy, this fall. I got a super early start on their baby gift because who knows what I will have time for once school and soccer season start back up again in a few weeks.

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This is a travel changing pad made with laminated fabric on the outside and fuzzy terry cloth on the inside. I didn’t get a picture of it opened up, but it has a pocket on the inside to hold a diaper or two and a small pack of wipes.
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The onesie, bib, and burp cloth are all coordinating with cute snail fabric.
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The crocheted bear hat is my favorite and was a breeze to whip up. It only took an hour from start to finish.
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My husband specifically requested that I make a bearded beanie as a funny addition to the package. I found a great tutorial here:

This is a picture from her blog post so you can get an idea of what it looks like with a baby in it. SO STINKIN’ FUNNY!

I used a receiving blanket to wrap it all up in and it’s ready to be put in the mail. 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oh the Places We’ve Lived

I’ve been wanting to make this project for a while and I finally got around to doing it. With the help of my Cricut, it only took me one afternoon. I used my Cricut States cartridge and cut the shape of the states out contact paper. Then I stuck it down on the canvases and painted over it. Once the paint was dry, I peeled the contact paper off and painted a small red heart where the city that we live(d) in is located.


Provo/Orem, UT


Orlando, FL


Topeka, KS


Las Vegas, NV


Every time I look at my wall, it brings back fond memories of all the fun places we have lived since hubby and I have been married.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Red, White, and Blue Table Runner

I decided to use up some of my patriotic colored fabric scraps and made a table runner for Independence Day. It was super fast and easy to make and I finished it in one afternoon the day before the 4th.Chicago Girls Trip & 4th of July 080Chicago Girls Trip & 4th of July 088Chicago Girls Trip & 4th of July 086

Friday, June 14, 2013

Gender Reveal Party

My friend is preggers with #3 and instead of having a traditional baby shower, I thought it would be fun to have a gender reveal party for her and her family. We BBQ’d, the kids played, and we enjoyed each other’s company without any cheesy shower games. I found a lot of fun ideas online and went with the “What will it bee?” theme instead of a pink and blue theme. I also didn’t want to make a pink or blue cake to reveal the gender and wanted a way for her two kids to be involved in the big reveal so I made a poster that, when the kids pulled on the string, unrolled to reveal that she is having a boy.

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Everyone was thrilled with the news. Congratulations Mary and David!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Paper Mache

I haven’t had much time to craft at all lately, but I came across this cute paper mache confetti bowl had to make one for myself. It was fast and easy to make and it’s now sitting cheerily on my coffee table. It’s not very sturdy, but it sure is fun to look at.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hexagon Ambitions

Ever since I saw my first English garden quilt, I have had the desire to make a hexi quilt. They are time consuming because they are done pretty much completely by hand and time isn’t always something I have a lot of. The other night, on a whim, I started cutting out a bunch of hexagons from all my scraps. I have done several baby quilts lately with similar color schemes and thought it would be a great way to start clearing them out.
A bunch of hexi's ready to go

My very first ever hexi flower block

And my second
I set a goal of doing one block a day, but that is overly ambitious of me. Honestly, if I get the quilt done by the end of the year, I will be happy.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Angela’s baby gift

After having three boys, a very dear friend of mine will be having her first baby girl soon. I am so excited for her! I jumped on the opportunity to make some fun girly baby stuff.
Skirt, embellished onesie, headband, and burp cloth073
Dress, diaper cover and shoes


I LOVE the shoes!



Of course I had to make a quilt.




Back of the quilt


The fabric is “The Simple Life” by Tasha Noel from Riley Blake. I hand quilted it with Size 8 Pearl Cotton Thread