Monday, August 31, 2009

Polka Dot Skirt & Headband

My SIL found this pattern for a skirt and asked if I would help/make one with her. I LOVE skirts and so of course I wanted to do it with her. We went to JoAnns and found this really cute Linen fabric and thus began our adventure. The pattern was the New Look 6569. I haven't taken pictures of me actually making any of my crafts yet, but I will do that from now on so if anyone wants to know how to do it then they can. This one I just made from a pattern, but I also made a matching headband. The headband idea I got from the Make it and Love it blog. The tutorial is here.Here is the headband. I used actually elastic with mine instead of a headband, but it worked out just the same!
And here I am modeling my new skirt and headband (which you can't see from this angle). I started this skirt a long time ago and just barely finished it. But I bought this gray half jacket about the time I started it, so I was really happy to be able to wear it finally with the skirt that I bought it for!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jewelry Holder

So I haven't been wearing any of my jewelry lately because it's kind of all a jumbled mess. As I was checking out a bunch of my favorite craft blogs I came across this super awesome idea for an earring holder. I saw this idea on the Gluesticks blog. The tutorial is here. and knew I had to make one of my own! I'm so glad I did because now I can find and wear my jewelry. I bought two $1 frames from Everythings a Dollar. They look decent, they aren't the best quality obviously, but they look good, and that's what counts! Then I used some scrap material from my headboard project and I don't know what the stuff is called, but the mesh looking stuff is what I was making a rug out of. I also bought some really cheap sticky hooks from Target and stuck those on for my bracelets and necklaces. I would have used screw in hooks but the frame is plastic so that wouldn't work. But I like how it turned out! Enjoy!!

Another mini-album

I design for a small scrapbook/stamping store located in Kodiak, Ak. Normally I do this through the mail - I'll mail off some cards/albums and the manager mails me product. Well, we're visiting, so I finished up a few things for the store while I'm here. I love doing mini-albums, but pretty much never put photos in them. I LOVED the paper on this one, so got on the computer and sent some photos to Walmart - the wallet size were perfect for the size of the album.The front and back cover were pieces of Grungeboard, painted and covered with paper. The inside pieces were layers of paper. All the paper is Fancy Pants On a Whimsy - I inked the edges of each of the inside pieces of paper with Momento ink.

All of the pictures are from St. Croix - from the time we got there in summer 2008 up till right before we left - all the pictures are in the sun, so the bright papers worked great for it.

More info will be on my craft blog later this week.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A baby gift I finished

I finished this for a friend who had a baby recently - I modge-podged paper to the box and 12 different CD cases. There is on case (room for a CD and DVD) for each month of Michaela's first year. My friend takes tons of pictures and I know she will fill this - and keep her picture organized this way. I had to make a matching card using the same paper and some Unity stamps.
The entire finished project is below. I used a whole bunch of Unity stamps - I love the versatility of these stamp.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Cheap Headboard Idea!

So my husband and I just bought a house and our bedroom is completely white. I felt a little bit like I was in a mental institution because it was so white. So I decided to do something about it. I really didn't want paint it because I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to paint it, so I thought instead I would make a very colorful headboard. I had looked on tons of different websites and blogs and didn't find exactly what I wanted, but I did find some ideas that I combined into mine. So here's what I did.
I bought 4 pieces of 1 x 2 x 8 pieces. Then I cut the wood using a saw and then nailed and glued the boards together to make square frames. I also bought 3 sheets of foam that measured 2' x 8'. I cut the foam in half to make 6 squares.

After the squares were made in both the wood and foam I used an upholstery staple gun to put the fabric I had chosen over the frames and foam. I first had to cut the fabric to the size of the squares which were 2' x2'.

Once all the squares were done I figured out exactly where I wanted the squares to go on my wall. Then my husband and I worked together to screw each square at the corners to the wall. It was super fun!

I had a ton of fun making this! I think it turned out great, and I was so happy that I found this fabric at JoAnn's. It turned out great! It looks better when my bed is all made and my side tables aren't so dirty, but oh well!

Friday, August 21, 2009


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