Friday, September 28, 2012

more Halloween

Okay, so I have a problem...I love to make stackers! I think I have some for almost every holiday! I know I need to make some for Christmas still.

Here are the ones I made for Halloween.

I used piece of 2x2 I had laying around and got my vinyl from my awesome sister! She's a great supplier for my craft addiction ;)

car seat cover

I had the opportunity to make a car seat cover for a friend. I love sewing - when things work out and I don't have to unpick anything.

This is for a girl, but the car seat were kind of boyish colors. The pink ribbon I got at Walmart and the fabric - in the clearance bins - SCORE! I got the ric rac here. This is where I usually get most of my ribbon.

This is the finished product

I used orange for the underside

This is a close up picture of all 4 colors/patterns that I used. I love the craziness of the butterflies.


This is the first year I have a child in school. I thought I would help get the excitement rolling at our house so I thought I would get a few decorations. I started off with some school stackers. Got the vinyl here. I plan on using them in the many years to come.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


So, these are pretty common and I haven't made any in a while. I ended up making 5. I made 3 for the sisters I visit teach, 1 for my visiting teaching partner and 1 for me.

Here is a picture of a few of them:

Simple and easy. All you need is a composition book (I got mine at Target and Walmart for .50), scrapbook paper, adhesive and embellishments (ribbon, flowers, button, brads, charms - whatever suits your fancy). In the past I have covered the front, back and the insides, but this time I just did the front.

You could always use a notebook :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Here are some ribbon flowers I busted out the other day.
Pretty easy to make. I found the tutorial over at Ribbon Flowers.

too much fun

Well, I made another one of these dresses. Here are my other ones. They are super easy and don't take a lot of time. Thanks to everyone who are having baby girls and giving me the opportunity to make you one :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

hair bow holder

I saw this fabulous idea to hold bows. Here is the link. It was super easy to follow but it did take some time to make.

For the person I was making it for, I decided to add some wings. I got them on clearance at Michaels

now to just add some bows :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

family name signs

I made these for my best friends this year for their birthdays.
I saw the idea here and got my vinyl from my sister here.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Like all kids, mine go through phases, too. One of the latest ones is playing pirates. They want me to draw them a map and then they take the map, roll it up, and look through it like a telescope.

A short time ago, we were in Jackson Hole, WY and we saw a show on TV called Jake and the Neverland Pirates. The girls were hooked (no pun intended). They started saying, "army Heide's" (argh matey's) in their best pirate voice. It was great!

I saw this cute idea for some pirate skirts. Now, I have to say, this is not my best project. I started out with my bandannas, cut them in half (for another idea I saw) and ended up sewing them back together. Then, I sewed on some elastic - boy, that was hard! So, I called it a day when I finished these.

Next on my list of pirate dress ups are hats and patches. My ideas that I'm going to use are here. I am also going to store these in a wooden treasure chest I saw at Michaels. I will update this post when those are done.

Friday, June 22, 2012

chunky flag

I enjoy making crafts. Whether it's sewing, making cards, or painting wood. I found this cute flag made out of wood. This was so easy, that I made 3 - easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

I just used 2x4 scraps that we had laying around in the garage for the stripes and a 4x4 for the blue. I cut the bottom of the 4x4 so that it was the same height as the rest of the flag.

white stripes - light ivory
red - tompte red
blue - prussian blue
stain - dark walnut

I love scraps of wood lying around just waiting for a craft!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

glitter bottles

One of the things we made to start off our summer and check off our list is our glitter bottles. I found the idea for the bottles here. I didn't use a Smart water bottle. I also didn't use mine for a time out or relax bottle. We did it as a craft.
I liked having the different color of lids. However, what I don't like is not having a semi-flat bottom on the bottle. Mine are likely to get dented.

(the glitter dyed the water a little)

shakin' and stirred

Henry couldn't hold his glitter bottle and say cheese (with his hands) at the same time.

A couple of things I would do next time

  • use more exact measurements for each bottle (the original post didn't have exact measurements - it all depends on how you want your glitter to settle)
  • fill it up to the top so you don't see the bubbles

Summer Bucket list

This summer, I thought I would find several things for my kids to do and make a list.
(it's not in any specific order and it's okay if we do something more than once)

it may be over the top for a list, but sometimes, that just happens when I'm creating :D
(when I put the list on I realized that some of my list got covered up. The banner is easy to move, so it won't be in the way)
I'll try and post the things we do, but sometimes life just gets in the way ;)

here is my list:

make a glitter bottle { }
go to the zoo { }
go to a splash pad { }
have a backyard campout { }
visit Grandpa & Grandma in St. George { }
have a luau { }
go to City Creek { }
water balloon fun { }
go for a hike { }
visit the Church History Museum { }
make popsicles { }
go to the library/story time { }
leave a secret gift for a neighbor { }
go to the Gateway { }
plant a flower { }
go for a nature walk { }
have lunch with Nana downtown { }
build an indoor fort { }
go on a picnic { }
visit Wheeler Farm { }
play hopscotch { }
go to the Kennecott Copper Pit { }
make a cereal necklace { }
do a science experiment { }
have a backyard swim party { }
go to Temple Square { }
camping { }
watch fireworks { }
play at the park { }
fly a kite { }
get snow cones { }
bake a treat { }
make salt dough { }
write & mail a letter { }
eat watermelon { }
make s’mores { }
Ogden Train Station { }
play with cousins { }
make handprint art { }
go to the dollar movie { }
drive in movie/box cars { }
go to a parade { }
pick peas (with Papa) { }
feed ducks { }
have a bbq with friends { }
make a craft { }
make bubbles { }
ding dong ditch { }
have a pajama day { }
bug, leaf, or flower collection { }
ride TRAX { }
mail a hug { }
make ribbon wands { }

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to make these dresses! Just WAY. EXCITED! I used my moms serger (and one day, I'm going to invest for myself) and completed these in a few hours.

One is for my sister who is expecting a little girl (3rd baby, 2nd girl) in June and the other is for my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby (it's a girl!) in July.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For our May's Relief Society night they wanted to do a recap on President Uchtdorf's talk Forget Me Not from the October 2011 General Conference. A dear friend of mine who is the second counselor in the Relief Society presidency and also in charge of our RS nights asked me for some ideas. I saw this idea for something to display. I used a piece of 12x12 wood, painted it blue, got my vinyl from Utah Vinyl and put a ribbon around it. I also helped decorate some 3x5 notebooks with the Forget Nots for handouts.


table decorations

little girls

I ordered this vinyl from my sister about 4 years ago. I had great plans to make something with it. Well, life got busy and I never got around to it. I was invited to a baby shower for a neighbor this week that I don't know very well and wasn't sure what to get her. I came across this vinyl and thought I could probably put it to use.

It says:
Little Girls
are precious gifts wrapped in love serene. Their dresses tied with sashes and futures tied with dreams

I just wanted to make a side note - this pink paint is from the Martha Stewart collection called Peppermint Bark. I love the name and the color.

Friday, April 27, 2012

purse/camera bag

I just finished my latest project. I wanted a camera bag for my camera, but all the ones that I liked that looked like purses, were about $100 too much. I ended up finding a tutorial on Pinterest from a blog called Tales of My Life. What an awesome blog/tutorial!

When I was working on this, I was kind of feeling overwhelmed. But as I got closer to finishing it, I clapped out loud! It's not perfect, but it serves it's purpose and it was less than $10 to make! Whoo Hoo!

Sorry, these pictures are not the best, but hopefully you'll get the idea.

start with a purse (or you could use a diaper bag)

make the inside and voila! Purse turned camera bag.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

camera strap

I didn't like the look of my camera strap, the bright Nikon I was not a fan of - plus, the webbing dug into my neck a little bit. Not very comfortable. I found a simple tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop for a strap cover.

It actually took me 3 tries to get it just right. The first 2 tries, I thought that I measured right. Good thing it was an easy thing to do. I think it turned out good. If I were to make another one - which I just might - it will be ruffley :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

kids' room decor

I was doing some cleaning and saw these picture blocks I have made. They were all done a while ago, but I thought I would share.

This one was for Emmi - the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. I saw the idea and got the picture from her website.
I painted a piece of 2x6 black, sanded the edges and added some stain. Had the picture printed at Costco and put it on with some mod podge. Fancied it up with some tulle and ribbon.

Here is another one I did from Lil' Luna

This one I didn't sand the edges - just kept it all black. This one is for the little girls.

What a great way to display little reminders using a block of wood, some paint, pictures and ribbon!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I was on a roll making some skirts for the girls a couple of weeks ago.

they saw this pattern and thought it was like Rapunzel

I thought I would try a different pattern. I saw this tutorial for this skirt here. It was pretty easy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


my latest projects:

skirts for the girls

kindle fire sleeve