Saturday, August 21, 2010

Color Combos

It's so weird but last night as I was trying to fall sleep, color combos kept popping into my head. I thought I would brain-dump them here for future use. (Yes, I'm a Stampin' Up fan. No, I'm not exactly thrilled about some of the colors they retired.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Not forgotten

I haven't posted anything but not for lack of wanting.

I made a bracelet out of fabric and need to take pictures.

I've ripped the inseam out of a pair of pants and will be following this tutorial on how to turn them into a sweet skirt!

I have some ribbon out and ready to make into a bookmark. Got the idea from one I saw in the book store. Fancy that - a bookmark for sale in the book store. Ha!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Baby's Room - Wall Decor

Bought these raw wood letters from Joann's, painted with 2 or 3 coats of acrylic brown paint and decorated with stamps, rub-ons, ribbon, premade embellishments & stick on jewels. To make things extra secure, I used hot glue so nothing will fall into baby's crib.

Of course, if you do this you need to make sure you hang them high enough on the wall that even on baby's best day she could never pull them off and choke on any of the pieces her curious little hands might dig off. You probably already knew that but I wouldn't be any kind of mother if I didn't say it.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Decorate a plain onsie with a felt flower.

I did this back in June. It was simple though the hand stitching was a little time consuming. Definitely a project you could do in an hour (if you didn't have babies climbing up your leg or running around the house tearing books off your bookshelf.)

I cut the flower out of pink felt (and a matching piece of Heat N Bond) using my Cuttlebug and a flower Nestabilities die. I ironed the Heat N Bond onto the back of the flower and then the flower onto the onsie. I used embroidery floss to secure the button and to do the hand stitching. And BAM! You have just prettied up a plain boring onsie.