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.