Thursday, February 24, 2011

Have you heard of Pinterest?

It's a newish site that lets you save ideas and pictures and tutorials and recipes and whatever else you may find on the Internet. It's awesome!! I was using Tumblr (and still am to find stuff to pin!) but this is much more user friendly and I love the look of the boards and how easy it is to "pin" stuff to them and to find the stuff you have pinned. Not that I need more ideas of things to do to pass my time but at least now they're semi-organized!

Here's what I've found to "pin" recently:
a tutorial to make a cute summer skirt:

love this quilt:

crafts for Katherine:

Craftiness at it's best:

pom-poms made from old t-shirts

Need more time! more hours in the day! and apparently more wall space!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: February 23rd edition

(not so easy to take pictures and tickle someone at the same time)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

8 Days Late(r)

I decided to show my Valentine's home decor today. It's a little late, but it's my blog!
I made this based on something I found in the Pottery Barn catalogue. Honestly I like Pottery Barn's better than mine but that's ok. I think it needs more--more stuff on the hearts or more stuff hanging in general. I can always add to it next year.

The next thing I made with my crafty friends. We get together once or twice a month and try new stuff or projects we find online or in magazines. This was a coffee can, that was slightly flattened in a vice, primed, painted and embellished.

The next two things I made because I signed up for a Valentine swap on a blog I read. I ended up swapping with a military wife stationed in Kuwait so instead of just giving her a card (also pictured below), I made some stuff from ideas I've been saving in my head for a while. I had some free time and it went something like this: one for her, one for me!

Paper Heart Garland made with an old book and a sewing machine

Heart garland made with a red felted sweater left over from last Christmas' crafty gifts (note the craziness going on in the reflection--lovely!)
Both of these garlands were super quick and easy! Nothing like the ordeal I had made them out to be in my head. I free hand cut the hearts and sat on the floor with my sewing machine and fed hearts with one hand and pushed the petal with the other (my desk was, ummm, a little crowded!).

the Valentine card I made for her. It's called a lace cake. You make layers of lace to mimic a cake and then embellsih. I also made her a cute Valentine figure made out of an old wooden spool and a clay head with little hearts for ears. I forgot to take a picture before mailing it but it looked a lot like this:

(from here:

Don't worry...there's plenty of ideas left for next year! More on that later!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Really don't feel like writing anything... here's some pics of some scrapbook layouts I've made recently...(you should be able to click on any pic to make it bigger)
what she said to me a couple weeks ago

had to do a layout of the Thanksgiving cheeseball!

her tooth fairy pillow I made to make the tooth fairy's job easier (there's a pocket on the back for the tooth so it doesn't get lost under the pillow) So glad she emailed me the directions!

Some of these were for challenges at Studio Calico (my kit club) if they seem random. I also don't scrap in order--that would drive me nuts and stifle my creativity. I scrap what a want, when I want!

And the last two pics show her new fashions: her new boots that she got for having her teeth pulled (although we bought them before they actual pulling: we thought it was going to be that day but they just took xrays) and her black skirt from Amy. And her new skirt and sweater from Target (Mommy's a sucker for pretty kid's clothes!). Note the boots again, we can't pry them off her feet.