Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baby Quilt

I saw this quite a while ago and fell in love with it!  And I put it in my "bank" of things I wanna make someday...
And then we found out I'm having a girl and a whole world of opportunity opened up for me!
And the first thing I had to make was this quilt.
I couldn't get it out of my head.
So I went fabric shopping and came up with this:

I basically followed her tutorial fairly closely.
I obviously used different fabric.
I cut the letters out using my Silhouette, which was AMAZING!  Saved me so much time!  I really heart that little machine.
And changed the word "play" to "poop" because, come on!  We all know that's whats REALLY going on.
And I used black thread to zig zag stitch around the words.  I love how they kinds of pop.
I simply quilted diagonal lines across the thing, since I didn't really want to hand quilt anything and don't own a super fantastic quilting machine.
I basically love everything about this little quilt and can't wait to let my little belly snuggle with it...or on it...or whatever.

So a HUGE thanks to Vanessa from V and Co for this amazing idea and tutorial.
And expect a lot more of where this came from!
I'm not due until June!
And there's a WHOLE lotta ideas out there for little girls...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Candy Bottles

I was up home at my parent's house and Valentine's Day was fast approaching.  I saw this post and thought it was an awesome idea to make for them.

I had no supplies so I had to go shopping at the limited stores over there, but I think I made it work.

So here's the before:

And here's the final product: 

It was really fun trying to make this and make it work with what I had.

I spray painted the case, inside and out.  Then I decorated the CRAP out of it!  
I cut labels for each bottle out of black paper and then used ribbon and felt to decorate them.

I chose three snacks for my mom, and three for my dad, as so indicated by the black and pink ribbons.
I tried to think of cute little sayings to go with each snack.

All in all it was a super fun idea! And a blast to make.
The only downside was trying to drink all the soda that came in the bottles...

 A perfect idea for someone who's hard to buy for.  And it doesn't just have to be for Valentine's Day! This would work for a birthday, maybe even Father's Day!  The possibilities are endless!!

So thanks again to Becca over at Nap Time Journal for the super fantastic idea!  If you haven't been to her blog, stop what you're doing right now and go!  She's awesome.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine’s Day Wreath

I was browsing through one of my favorite blogs and saw this little beauty. 

And I decided it might be a fun little project.
Plus my door has been looking a little naked since I took down my autumn wreath.
I know, I need a Christmas wreath.
All in good time.
ANYWAY, so I went to the dollar store and found a floral form.
And went to Wal-mart and bought some $1 Valentine’s Day ribbon.  And I wrapped it around the form and hot glued the ends down.
Then I took some cupcake liners and went crazy!
FYI: IMPOSSIBLE to find cute cupcake liners in a small town.  I made due with what I could get my hands on.
I followed her directions pretty closely and worked in sections.  Instead of bunching them up, though, I sort of wrapped the liners around a chopstick (See that green stick in the background?) and then pressed it into a dab of hot glue.  I found it a lot less brutal on my poor burnt fingers.  Plus I could press the liner slightly into the form, which kind of gave it a more secure feel.DSC_3403
And I just worked my way around.  I also put them on the outside of the form, which makes it nice and puffy.
Then I sprayed some adhesive on the liners and poured a whole bunch of red glitter all over the thing.  It was magical.
I then made a sort of flower out of a couple liners and glued it on.  Then I tied a bow out of some thin ribbon and glued it in the center of the flower.
I glued some ribbon across the back and tied it in a bow and hung it on the door.
I think it turned out super cute, even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the liners I got.  Fun colors and a fast little project.
A huge thanks to Jen over at Tatertots and Jello for this super fun project!  She’s pretty awesome, just so ya know.