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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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
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 ;)
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.
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.
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.
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 :)