Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Presents

Here's a picture of my boys with the present and card made my Isaac (and mami). Isaac is saying cheese, though he hasn't learned to smile while he says it :)This whole thing was so much fun. The card is pretty self-explanatory. Keeping his attention on it was the hardest part really.

The frame, I have to admit was not my idea. I got it from another blog during mother's day. I used foam board and a knife to make the letters. Knowing the letters would only be used this one time, I wasn't overly concerned with super clean edges and things. Here are the close-ups of the pictures I used.

What a cutey! Didn't intend on diaper only pictures, but dad was gonna be home any minute (because I procrastinated) and I didn't have time to dress him. Plus I ran the risk of putting him in a bad mood.

Here are some secrets: I took 166 pictures in order to get these three! He was a busy body! And, he didn't want to hold the "D" the right way so both of those pics had to be mirrored.

The picture frame I actually found at the Dollar Tree. Isn't that great?!? I was so sure finding the frame would be the hardest part and was relieved when I found it so quickly.

So Happy Father's Day to all those dads. I hope your kids (and wives) were extra crafty for you!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

For Baby Lucas

Some friends just had their first boy after 2 girls. I truly truly love making stuff like this. It is joy in my heart. So here's what I made for him.

And applique personalized burp cloth:
Neck tie and bow tie onesies. LOVE IT!!
We're all friends from East Carolina so here's the front of his ECU onesie using a freezer paper stencil:
And here's the back. 03 because he's the third baby.
Mom and Dad were really happy and excited to put this on him. And Mom said she would take pics of him wearing them, so hopefully I'll have one to put up soon.

Welcome to the world baby Lucas!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup Fever- Go Germany!

Not that I'm cheering for Germany (Go Mexico!) but my friend Nancy is. She grew up in Germany. I nanny for her little boy Finn. So when she said she wanted to make something German for Finn for the World cup, three words popped in my head: FREEZER PAPER STENCIL!!

So one day, she stayed here and we worked on Finn's onesie. Here's how it turned out. And here's the back:I thought it turned out really well and Nancy has told me that she's not planning on taking it off of Finn all weekend! I can't wait to see pictures of Finn wearing it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nora's Dress

I posted about this ruffle dress below and mentioned that I didn't have the chance to take pictures of it. Well, mommy Carly was so sweet to send me pics of little Nora wearing it. It's such a different perspective when you're looking at it on the ironing board and when you see it on the baby.
The little birdie is stenciled on using freezer paper.
Isn't she just the cutest?!?! I'm glad you like your dress baby Nora (and mommy).

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hideaway Canvas

I'm majorly nesting right now. Unfortunately, and my husband would agree, it's not in a baby productive way. Baby #2 will be here soon and we're far from turning the guest/craft room into Isaac's big boy room. This is one of those not baby important projects.

Here's what I made using:

8x10 canvas (4)
scrapbook paper
craft paint
mod podge

What do you think? For what purpose, you ask? Well.......peek-a-boo! Oh, I've always hated the thermostat being right there, in the middle of the entry way wall. I mean, who thinks to put it in the most inconvenient spot ever? So after much thinking of ideas, and waiting for the right sales and coupons, I'm pretty happy with what turned out.

The instructions are pretty easy:

  1. Paint the border of the canvas and some overlapping the top.
  2. Measure and cut the paper about 1/2 centimeter less than the canvas
  3. Glue on using mod podge
  4. Finish with coat of mod podge.
See, super easy. Here are some close ups: I really loved the paper I was able to find.And of course, here's the money rundown:
  • paint: already had
  • mod podge: already had
  • paper: 2 at .59 and 2 at .99
  • canvas: 2 pack on sale for 3.60
PLUS, I had a coupon for 20% off the entire purchase including sale items! So it ended up being only about $8 for this project! And for the husband, that makes this project all the better, even if it's not baby productive.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Two More Projects off the Checklist

I forgot to take pictures of my own projects before I gave them away, so here are the links and the pictures of the blogs where I got the ideas. **Note for emphasis: these are not my pictures***

Project #1:
Easy Fabric Grocery Bags @ Geta's Quilting Studio

I've made about 4 of these bags already. They are so easy and they make great gifts. I made one for a friend who's going overseas that she can take to the market.

Project #2
Ruffle Onesie Dress @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
I made a dress like this for a friend who just had a baby girl. Of course, I used PINK POLKA DOT material! This was also fairly easy to make once you got the hang of it. Though it took a little longer than I thought.

So though I don't have my own pictures, I'm thankful for these two creative ladies for sharing their awesome ideas!


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