Monday, March 29, 2010

Birthday gifts for a friend of Cody's...

I love that boys have friends that are girls, it means I get to pull out some girly crafty!

Trying not to spend a lot of money right now I dug through my fabric stash and decided to make a purse for Cody's friend. Here's the finished product...

Also wanting to make sure she was accessorized to the nth degree, some flower hair clippies.
My beautiful models, always so willing to help me show off creations, even if they are girly.

Happy Birthday Miss C!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

$3 Easter Wreath...

Here is a very easy and inexpensive project to add a little spring to your home. The local dollar store has garland with sparkly eggs attached and plain wooden wreathes like this:

Using a glue gun, put a dab of glue on the back and press one end of the garland to it. Let it dry for a minute or so, then simply wrap the garland around the wreath so that the wood is covered, gluing the end as well. My 12" wreath needed two strands of garland, not realzing this I only bought one the first trip, and when I went back they didn't have anymore yellow. So I wound the yellow around, leaving gaps and filled them in with the white. Here's the finished product:

So go forth and be crafty!

Monday, March 15, 2010

All about me...

Next week at school Cody gets to be the VIP for the week because his Birthday falls the following week while they are on spring break. One part of being VIP is bringing in a poster of pictures, so here's what we did. Pretty simple, cover the poster board with checkered paper, then did a border in blue dots, cut out his name and Birthday using Zooabaloo.

Should be a fun week! He also gets to take something to share every day and a treat for his class on Friday.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Goody, Goody....

Last night I was able to finish the decorations for the goody bags for Cody's party.

At school, most days, they play "dinosaurs," which is basically running around screaming at each other. They used to "eat" each other, but that got them in trouble, so now they just run around and roar. Of course this T-Rex is riding a red razor like Cody's, pretty cool.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pictures to hang....

My friend Sarah posted some pictures at Christmas time with sayings displayed in 4 frames, it was the cutest thing. She said she found the idea at Pottery Barn. So I've been wanting to do the same thing to hang over the TV and have finally finished the first set. My plan is to change it out with the seasons, or holidays.

Here's the new collage over the TV...

The second picture project I've been working on are school days frames for the boys. These frames were found at Micheal's with the mat already cut, I added scrapbook paper and some number/letters from Cricut.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pillows and Parties...

Cody's Birthday is at the end of the month, so I'm working on all the things to make it happen.

First to be done were the invitations. Pretty simple this go, with the help of Photoscape, printing at Target, and a simple boarder and number. The inside is just printed from the computer, although it is with blue ink, to keep it festive.

For his main party, we are going to a climbing gym, so not much is needed for decoration. All that I need to get are some table clothes for the party spot. I'm planning on getting plain colored ones, to keep the cost down, but thought I would spruce up the food table with a banner.

My Celebrations cartridge for the Cricut has the triangle banner image, so just picked a font and cut and paste. Strung onto orange ribbon in hopes that it won't stretch and dip too badly, then each triangle has tape on the back to hold them into place.

The next 1/2 finished project has been almost 2 years in the making. When we moved over to the new house my friend Jen gave me some pillows, I've had high ambition to do some pretty quilted designs, but came to realize I just didn't have that in me. So I finally bit the bullet and found some nice home decor fabric on sale at JoAnn's and started. The pillow slides in and out of the back, with a velcroed split across the back, easy washing for the accidents that tend to happen here.

I say 1/2 finished because I need to make two more for the other couch so we can toss the crappy pillows we've had for too long.

More to come...