Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
But I never got around to making it until now. It seems like the perfect project to make as we are getting ready for our trip to Argentina and Peru. I know that we are not going to be able to pack that many toys, but I wanted the boys to have something to play with during the down time, especially during the night time when we are in the hotel.
Here is the first one that I made, and orginally I was only planning on making one, but then I thought it turned out so well that I ended up making two. One for each of the boys. The first one is pretty much a copy of the one on the Fiskars site. Except fo the fact that I put the car compartments on the wrong side, but it still worked. And just like the Fiskars one I put ribbons on the side, so that you can tie it closed. Our oldest is at the age where he needs to learn how to tie a bow/shoe, so I thought this would be another place where he could practice.
The car wash is my favorite station on the first mat. I just think it is so cute, especially with those clear buttons /bubbles.
Here is a picture of the second one that I made. So like I said after I finished the first one I decided that it would be a good idea to make a second one, so there would be more places for the boys to travel to. I remembered that Homemade by Jill had also make a car play mat for her son, so I looked at her's and got some ideas for the four places. I decided to do friut trees, our church building, our house and a playground. We live in Las Vegas, so that is why I used ric rac for the roof of our house. I was trying to make it look like the tiles. And then we have a car port on the side of our house, so that is the tunnel looking thing at the side of the house. Also on this one I made it so the roads extened, so that the roads could connect to the roads on the first mat.
Here is my favorite place on the second mat. I love the tectured felt that I found at Michaels. I used it for both the walls on the roof on the church building and then again for the walls of our house.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I followed the tutorial and made five super snowflakes. Then I had my DH attach them to the ceiling down our hallway. I love walking under them and seeing them glitter. It really does add an extra element to the house.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
But here is a look at my first project:
I got a navy blue plate from D.I. and then cut a white snowflake vinyl image and attached it to the plate. I think it turned out great, and I looks really nice on our enter way table. I also made the snowballs in the small basket. For those I just took a plain Styrofoam ball and covered it with Mod Podge and then rolled it a plate of Epsom salt and glitter.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I just love it!!! I use the tutorial from Oh Fransson Margaret Sling Bag.
Yes, I saw that Elizabeth has retired the pattern, but I wanted to make sure to give credit where credit is due. If you can check out her blog Oh Fransson, her quilts are amazing. I love her Tokyo Subway Map quilt. I only wish that some day my quilts will be as good.
This is the second bag that I have made, and I must say I really like making bags/purses. I'm sure it won't be my last.
Things I love about this bag:
I love the fact that it's a cross body sling bag. With two little boys always at my sides it nice to know that this bag is not going to fall off my shoulder
I love how big and roomy it is. I can easily fit everything inside that I need to take on my day to day adventures.
I love the material. I have had this material for couple of years now and it just seemed perfect for making a bag. plus I didn't have to buy anything new to make this bag-always a plus in my book
Lastly-I love this button. I just think it's pretty
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Since are studying snow/winter during school time this month, I picked them up to do an art project with the boys. Well there was plenty in the bags, so with the extras I decided to make snowflake art.
I put the snowflakes on gray paper in hopes that the white snowflakes would stand out. I was trying to do something similar to the Halloween Specimen Art found at Tatertots and Jello. They were super easy to make, especially since they were stickers. Here is a picture of them hanging on the wall, sorry for the glare. I think it would look better it the frames were white. What do you think?
Friday, January 7, 2011
Every year we have the boys make a Christmas Ornament. They have been different each year. I remember making Christmas Ornaments at school, but I don't think they do that anymore. And I wanted the boys to be able to look back at all their ornaments and just remember how much fun they had. So for this years we made Snowman hand print Ornaments. They turned out so cute.
The tutorial for these is found here at Confessions of a Homeschooler
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
It was the perfect gift. The tutorial was easy to follow and it was the perfect nap time craft. I loved them so much that I ended up making 5 of time. I was only planning on making 4, but then my DH wanted to try one, to make sure that they didn't explode in the microwave (which they don't). Well he ended up loving it that he asked if I could make him one as well.
Then while I was looking at all the cute crafts on Make it Do, I came across these cute Christmas Hair Clips.
I had so much fun making the Thanksgiving Hair Clips of my nieces that I decide to make them some Christmas ones as well. I had everything on hand, but the gold button. I didn't end up using Calli's template, but I followed the rest of her tutorial. The template I followed is found here at Wee Folk Art.
And since I went up to Utah the week before Christmas I was able to give them to my nieces myself. I think I have the three cutest nieces in the world. But, unfortunately I didn't take a picture of them wearing them, but trust me they looked cute.
I used the template for the stocking and cuff found here-at moda bake shop. The stockings are made out of red velveteen and the white cuffs are satin. And then for the semi-circle idea I followed this tutorial here at Pleasant Home