Monday, November 23, 2009

Ponchos for two...

A friend asked if I could make a pair of ponchos for Christmas gifts, here they are. Love both the prints. (And Cody was a good sport!)
Bugs and flowers...
Space and rockets...

Yep, I really need to find some money and start selling these, so easy and so functional!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Totally finished floor pillows...

So I know I've posted this before, but these are two of the four totally finished and stuffed. Stuffing being the harder part I didn't bargain for. The final solution was two extra firm, queen size pillows, then a bit of stiff chair foam/batting to fill in the gaps. (This stuff was a bit more pricey than I was thinking, but had a coupon)

Now to find my big, bike bags to wrap them in.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something to keep the coffee cozy...

In an effort to give some green gifts, reusable, personalized coffee cup cozy. This is one of five that I'm making.

For mom, love's the lighthouses.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Scrapbook Yearbooks

A tradition continued, a scrapbook for both sets of Grandparent's of our year, going from Nov-Oct.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas 2009, getting the ball rolling...

Here we go!

Floor pillows
This is a hangover from last year, ran out of time. This year I'm making them for my boys and my niece and nephew. They are a pieced together top, simple rectangle sides, and a canvas back. There's a zipper along one side so you can remove the inside and wash the covers. As far as the insides, I'm still working on that. The current plan is to use two bed pillows, wrapped in batting to add some bulk and keep them from sliding around.

One of the boys' Malibu Monkeys print pack.

Nephew Cody's pieced together on the wall.

The back and zipper that will be on all four.

Ashlee's pink and purple volleyball set.
This is the basic idea of how they look finished. This is stuffed with pillows that are too small.

Lots of things in frames this year, mainly pictures of the boys. I found frames at JoAnn's that are for 2 4x6 photos, stacked, and I'm going to put two wallets of Cody and two of Tyler in each 4x6 spot, with a nice accent paper behind.

Here is a sign I made for my SIL Danna, cut out with Circut.

Throw blanket for my brother, will be tied on the way up to Boise.

My favorite find of the week came from Target for $6.?? a piece. Mugs for the boys that are customizable. These are a lot like the ones you can get at Starbucks, but are only 8oz, perfect for kids. You can log onto their website and they have templates you can add your own pictures to, then print it and cut it along the lines to fit into the cup. I've been searching for something for the boys and these are perfect! Here's their site.

The ball is rolling for the annual goody bags as well, applesauce is done and waiting, and the cookies are baked for Boise. While up there, my mom and I are going to bake poppy seed cakes to add to the mix.

More to come!