Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Gnome-some Traveler Purse & Tank-top

I made a very fun purse and embellished tank top for my friend Heather today! She is crazy about gnomes and carries a "roaming gnome" with her everywhere. We found this adorable fabric from Michael Miller and turned it into a fabulous purse! The purse has 6 pockets on the outside and several pockets inside too for cell phone, pens, gun, even a little gnome can find a place in there somewhere! The fun little embellished tank top gnome is made from felt. I hope she enjoys both her purse and tank!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Advent Calendar & Countdown Paper Chain

This fall James and I had a blast making this Holiday Advent Calendar and Countdown to Christmas Paper Chain. I used my Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter to cut out the shapes from cardstock, then James colored behind some of the windows of the Advent Calendar and I put tiny special pictures behind the others. James helped me tape the paper chains together. These were fun and easy crafts to do with my 5 year old!

A Backpack for my Kindergartner

When my oldest son started kindergarten this year, I had a great idea- I'd keep only his most special school projects and papers stored in his backpack each school year. This should hopefully limit the amount of stuff I keep and it will all be neatly stored inside the backpack. being a very sentimental 1st year of school, I decided to make his backpack. This was a difficult project and I doubt I will ever make another one! The backpack turned out great and has held up well so far (only a few minor repairs). Where else would I find a space-themed backpack with his initial on it?

Embellished Onsies

For the Wells Twins

I LOVE embellishing little onsies and t-shirts for babies and kids I know! I have an amazing tool that helps me with the shapes I need to cut out- the Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter by Quickutz. I choose the fun fabrics, iron on Heat-n-Bond Lite and use the pen attachments for the Silhouette to trace the shape I want. I then just cut the shapes out and applique them on the onsies. The designs are really unlimited and I think these are the MOST fun to make!
$15 for an embellished onsie- the designs are really unlimited and I LOVE doing monograms!

Re-Usable Snack Baggies

In an attempt to be a little more eco-friendly in my day-to-day life, I whipped up a few really cute little re-usable snack bags to pack my kids' lunch and snacks in when we're out and about. I loved making these in a variety of bright colors and different sizes. With a Velcro closure and lined in vinyl, they are super easy to wash and re-use too!
If you want to sew up some of your own snack baggies, check out the tutorial I wrote for Community Seeds Eco Magazine in the Fall 2009 issue on pgs. 56-57.
If you don't want to make your own, I can make you some. $10 for a set of two baggies.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Coordinated Jammies

I LOVE making p.j. pants and matching tops for my kids! I just can't get enough of these snuggly sets!
See the tutorial I wrote in the Winter 2009 issue of Community Seeds Eco Magazine for instructions on how to make your own jammie pants with no pattern. Pg. 40-41
P.J. pants with coordinating top- $25

Bookmark with Eyeglass Case

This fun project was inspired by my mom, who loves to read, but often can't find her reading glasses! Now that I made her this great bookmark with attached eyeglass case, she'll be able to safely keep both her book and glasses together all the time!

If you want this hand item for yourself, it will cost you $12.