Saturday, March 27, 2010
I recently have has so much fun trying to figure out how to do some appliques onto Rawlins shirts. He is going to need some summer clothes. Here (Puddle Jumpin Designs)is the link for the truck appliques, she has several others and was so awesome to put up the printable pattern for all of us. Jenny you rock. I think her blog has the cutest name!
these are my pieces I cut out of 2 of my old shirts, Now you can see how simple it is to put together. First sew the 4 shoulder seams.
Then pin up the sides and sew them, you are amost done. Since I used 2 of my shirts I used the botton seams so I have NO HEMMING TO DO. The ribbing is all we have left.
I used the same pattern for this shirt. I like this one better. I am going to be making quite a few of them out of some awesome adult shirts I got on clearance of marvel characters. I am going to remake them to fit the little boys. They are so excited and the shirts were only $2. Pretty cool for some one of a kind super hero shirts.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We redecorated EVERYTHING 4 years ago when we moved in. No huge remodeling the house was only 8 years old but it was NOT our style at all. So here is our kitchen before.
New light fixtures, I LOVE these pendulum, it feels so reastauranty.Refinishing the cupboards is much easier than I imagined. If you are ever debating wether to refinish or buy new. It is totally worth it to try first. It is fairly inexpensive and we did it in one weekend. As far as the stain glaze mixture I would recommend you talk to a cabinet maker or a painter you trust, The color mixture is never the same, since you have to consider you starting color AND the color you want the for the finished look. My favorite things in the kitchedn are my new Jars, they are huge. and the radio I can't cook without it. we kept waiting for the stove to break so we could finally have all stainless, but it never happened.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I will be adding MANY things to my shop later today. Including several beaded watchband kits.
Monday, March 8, 2010
So without further ado. Meet my new craft blog buddy ANNE
Hi to all the readers at Becky's Craft Closet!!!
I am so excited that Becky wanted to blog swap with me today! My name is Anne and I blog over at FloralShowers.com I am pretty much a craft fanatic...I especially love to crochet and sew (although, I don't like sewing anything too complex---sleeves, zippers, that kind of thing is not exactly my forte. :-) I am the mother of 2 cute kids, and the wife of a super hard working and handsome guy. And I think I am addicted to blogging. I'm trying to cut back----but we'll see how that goes.
So today I thought I would share a simple tutorial on how to make felt flower hair clips. (I have been on a bit of a flower kick lately so that's what you get! he he.)
So here is what you will need:
* Felt circles cut into various sizes and shapes (and of course you will want lots of colors)
* Alligator Hair Clips
* Needle & Thread
* Hot glue gun (not pictured. ha ha.)
1. After you cut out your felt circles, hand sew them together to form a cute little flower:
Then cut out and sew up a few more :-)
2. Then hot glue coordinating ribbon onto your alligator clip: (The flat side is the side that will go against your head...and if you are making this for someone with fine hair, you may want to leave this side "ribbon free" as it will help the clip not fall out.)
3. Now all you have to do is glue your cute ribbon covered alligator clip onto the back of your cute flowers
and then Voila! You are done! How easy what that!?!
Here are a few other tutorials I have on my blog that you may be interested in checking out! Make sure you say hi, and let me know you came from Becky's Closet!
How to Make a Ribbon Flower
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The metal stamp kit was only 5.95 at Harbor Freight and washers are about a quarterish?? but buy way more than you need. You will have many mistakes trying to get it just right. But the first step is the most important.
1. Take some Ibuprofen for the headache you are about to get from all the pounding!!
2. Hold the stamp toward the bottom. Double check to make sure it is right-side up etc. I tried to stamp all of my kids names in a circle. For some reason I have never been able to get the w to work...ever..? and I had to abreviate McKinley to Mck. Well she is used to that anyway. Hammer it 5 to 10 times, or a couple of times HARD. Experiment with this.
3. The last step is to color the whole thing in black permanent marker, a few minutes later wipe it off using hairspray.
4. To hang it I wrapped the washer in wire, and attached a jumpring to the wire, and the ring to the necklace. Then I hung a bead from the wire using a head pin. I got many compliments on it.
The other thing I did this weekend was make a few headbands. I have finally convinced McK. that big flowers are cute in her hair, but with her short hair they need to be on a headband. I will show more on the How to later, but I needed somewhere to put them and found that a skinny mouthed vase works best. I pulled this out of the back of my cupboard and was so happy, now I can display this vase I bought from and artist on the beach in Costa Rica. It makes me smile. :)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The kids had WAY too much fun at preschool on this day. FYI - if you leave the mixtures together longer than a minute it will be more like flubber and less like slime. Its tempting to leave it in there because its still seems like glue but just pull it out and start working the mess out on the table. As you can see we moved class up to my kitchen on this day. It was fun to clean up.