Saturday, December 29, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Child- size apron

This is the apron I made for Jonas' little friend, Sara, for Christmas. It was super easy! The strap is all one piece. I have plans for more Christmas gifts. We'll see how many I actually get done, but if I have any other ideas to share I'll try to post them! I hope you're enjoying the season of gift-giving!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Old drawer

Here's the drawer I found at a yard sale this summer. After some cleaning and sanding this is what it turned into!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Old jeans? New skirt!

Problem: Jeans with holes worn right through at the kneeSolution: A new skirt for your little girl!

I just hate throwing things away. (I get that from my mom!) I use my little boys jeans that are worn out. I've also picked some worn out jeans up at yard sales. Cut the legs right off and sew on a skirt! Add embelishments or leave as is. Easy!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall Garland

I created this tag garland today for the front window. It says "Blessings" and on either side are my kids handprints. On the back side of the tag belonging to each child is a personal note to them from me with something specific I'm especially thankful for about them right now. I hope each of you are taking time to count your blessings and are having fun being creative as you decorate for the season or just survey the change of nature!

Monday, September 10, 2007

License Plate Sign

Jonas' bedroom is dark blue on the bottom half of the wall and a tan color on the top half. Jason is in the process of putting together several old WWII model airplanes to hang in there. I'm looking for just the right map to hang on one of the walls. When I saw these license plate letters I knew I needed them for Jo's room! I cut a piece of wood to the right length and then cut out a section of a map to put on the wood. I used some decopauge to stick the map to the wood.

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Next, I hot glued the letters on. And this is how it turned out! Jonas was a big help and is very proud of his name sign!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Artful Blogger Tea Party

This post is for artsymama's artful blogger party. I feel somewhat unworthy to join the party goers, and I have no tutorial, but I wanted to share this collage. All you need is a frame, a piece of chipboard cut to size, spray adhesive and lots of old treasures (or new copies of old treasures!). I tore pieces of handmade paper for the background and then started layering. The family picture is one I found in my grandmothers basement. It was torn and going to be discarded. I rescued it! The stamps are from 2 of my grandmothers collections. Some of the labels were from scrapbooking pieces and the ribbons just scraps from other projects. It's been used and displayed in different ways in my home, but for now it's with this grouping on my wall.

I can't wait to see all of the tips and treasure I discover through this virtual tea party! The best part of it is that I'm sitting on my bed with my laptop in my pj's sipping a real cup of English Breakfast tea. So fun!

Jewelry Wall

I'm still unpacking boxes from our move 3 1/2 months ago! I've been needed a place to put my jewelry and this display is what I came up with.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Happy Birth-day Carson!

This is the quilt I made for our dear friends John and Jennifer Tittle and their new little one, Carson Michael.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Paper bag scrapbooking

Thanks Cathy for the great ideas! This is the only one I've done. It took a lot longer than I anticipated, but scrapbooking always does for me!

Paper bag scrapbooking

Tuesday, February 27, 2007