Monday, November 30, 2009

Guest Post

I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday.

Today I'm guest posting over at Someday Crafts. Head over there to check it out, and to find about a million adorable things you can make... someday


Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm in the Army Now

Hello everyone. I haven't done many crafty things this week. My husband is in Qatar for a business thing and this single parenting thing is hard. To top it off Magoo came down with a cold. He's not napping well, and has been really clingy so crafting has been almost obsolete. I did manage one quick recon this week.

Specimen A: $1 thrift store hat. Looks sort of Army-ish

After Magoo went to bed one night I got out the dreaded unpicker and went to town on those stars. Added a silk flower attached to a hair clip (that way I can switch it out, or wear it in my hair later) Looks pretty good I think, and I don't think I'll be mistaken for an Army recruit.

Yes, that's me. Yes, that's the nose God gave me. I think I must have gotten in the wrong line when He was passing out noses. :)

P.S. All these pictures were taken at different times of the day. It is not a magically coloring changing hat :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grocery Shopping, Felt Style

You Like? I made this set of felt groceries as a door prize for Ogden's New Moon, A Twilight Ball. One of my good friends is putting on this event to benefit the JDRF. I hope this set will make a fun door prize for someone.

I mostly traces things from my pantry for my patterns. The others I just winged. The set includes: Milk, Orange Juice, Cake Mix, Corn, Carrots, Soup, Tunafish, Bowtie Pasta, Fresh Fish, and a Reusable Shopping Bag.

A few close ups of the goods:

Bowtie Pasta

Soup, Carrots, Corn, and Tunafish

I'm linking this up at Poppies at Play

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stuffed Animal Child Harness

I'll admit it, I used to make fun of people who put their kid on a "leash." But now that I have a one year old, who thinks he can do anything himself, I am all for "leashing" my kid. I've seen quite a few stuffed animal backpack style harness. Here is my homemade version (please click on the pictures to make text easier to read):

To make this harness you will need:
-a stuffed animal
-3 3/4 yard nylon webbing
-1 D-ring
-2 buckles
-2 adjustable strap pieces
-sewing machine, thread, embroidery floss, thimble

I couldn't find packaged adjustable strap things, so I bought a back pack from the dollar store and took the these pieces off.

Next cut your nylon webbing to the following lengths:
3- 3"
2- 23"
2- 6"
2- 11"
1- 42"

Take a lighter and burn the edges on all pieces to prevent fraying.

This completes the "leash" part.

Grab a thimble for these next steps. You are going through a lot of layers so a thimble really helps.

To Finish it off, thread the 23" pieces back through the adjustable strap pieces. Fold the ends over twice and stitch to prevent the straps from slipping all the way out (like you did for the chest straps)

Attach the "leash" to the D-ring and you're good to go.

Questions? Leave me a comment or send me an email.

p.s. I know in the picture there are a lot of extra straps hanging down, but I wanted to leave plenty of growing room. Magoo is 15 months and 22 lbs. This should definitely fit throughout the toddler years. But feel free to shorten the straps if you're child doesn't need the extra room.

Friday, November 6, 2009

And The Winner Is...

According to the winner is...


Who said: "Your felt food is fabulous! You have inspired me to want to make some. I would love to win your pizza!"

Congrats! Email me so that I can get this sent your way.

I am so sorry to those of you who's comments got lost somewhere in the great unknown. Just like with things I make, the next giveaway will be better and go smoother.

Thanks to those of you who participated.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bon Appetit Giveaway

I have a strict rule that I usually give away the first of something I make. (that is if it's logical and reasonable) Why? Because after you've completed a project don't you always say, "If I were to do it again I'd do this or that differently." Well, my OCD takes over and I can't stand looking at my mistakes forever.

So, to celebrate having ALMOST 50 followers I am giving one of you the first felt pizza I've made. I made this pattern up on my own. You will get 4 slices of cheese pizza with sauce made from a secret family recipe :) Also included are removable pepperoni toppings. I promise that the only flaws are the ones my OCD brain creates. Like, I swear the cheese is crooked on one of these... The pepperonis are done by free motion stitching. They are not perfect circles, but this was intentional. I think they look more pepperoni-y that way. P.S. The props, aka The Pizza Cutter, is not included in the giveaway.

If you'd like a chance to win leave a comment before Friday, November 6, 2009. I will draw the winner at 10:00 pm MST. Good Luck!

You're gonna want to come back...

You'll want to check back later today. I will be posting my first giveaway! That is as soon as I get mycamera back from the ILs house. I left it there after all the chaos on Halloween.

I'm so excited!

And just so this post isn't so boring here's another scrapbook page I've been working on. I found the kit at HoneyDesigns