Thursday, April 23, 2009

Similar......Yet Different

Spring has sprung around here for me and I couldn't be more pleased. I have planted my seedlings to start growing indoors, and I can't wait to get my garden planted outside. I put together two cards that were very bright and fun. They use similar concepts and paper but are different. I like doing this sometimes because it's nice for my brain to only have to come up with one type of card and then tweak it a little so that it's different. Thinking of You

and a Thank you card.
I can't wait to sample some real cherries soon. Delish!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday gift for a Princess

My niece had a birthday a little while back, and I made her a crayon roll to go with a coloring book. I've been really trying hard to make handmade gifts for birthday parties this year. I guess that the coloring book isn't handmade, but we will just look the other way on that one, because there is no way any child would want to color in my drawings lol. I found some really cute princess crayons that I thought would be very fitting for a little princess to color with as well.
I saw a crayon roll made by someone else on the web, forgive me I can't remember who :( But she hid the seam lines and I just love the way it looks. So shamelessly I copied, I admit it. Genius whoever she is cuz it makes it look so finished and beautiful.
I love making these, they are so fun, and easy too. Perfect to take with you anywhere to keep little hands busy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Baby Legs Tutorial

I know there are lots of tutorials out there on the web for these, but I thought I would just add mine to the mix lol. I am one who is all about simplicity, so mine is a little different from the one you find on flickr. So here goes...Find a sock that is for an adult and comes to just below the knee. I got these at AE on clearance for $2.50 nice eh! Cut off the toe portion and the heel like in the picture.

You should then have two pieces that look like this.

Turn the smaller piece wrong sides together to form the cuff.

Insert that piece into the larger tube with right sides together. (see picture)
Pin in a few places around to hold things together properly.

Sew around those edges using an edge finishing stitch.

Pull the sock right side out and you are done. Voila! Easy Peasy, just what I like.

Here's a shot of Ellie wearing them, don't they look cute. My girls wear them when they are playing dress up, but want to keep their legs warm as well. They also wear them under their nightgowns for the same purpose.

I made another pair that I stuck on Vanden, he thought they were great, Dad however, didn't think they were that awesome :)

I however think they accentuate his chubby little thighs quite perfectly. ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back in The Saddle Again

I haven't quite found a place for everything in my new craft room. My hubby put up some shelves in the closet and I used some crates stacked for my material and yarn. I hope to get it totally organized soon. Then I will show you a picture. I have a card to share with you that I made the other day. It was quite fun. I got the inspiration from Heather's blog (click the Ustamp button on my sidebar to find her)

The stamp set is from Rachelle Anne Miller and the Papers are SU. I used watercolor paper to stamp the image on with Staz-on Black ink and colored her in using my ink pads and waterbrush. The ricrac ribbon is CTMH. The sentiment is a rub-on.

I hope you enjoy her she made me feel very much like spring.