Friday, December 18, 2009

Black Apple Doll

I came across a blog that referenced Black Apple Dolls Martha Stewart has a how to tutorial. So I decided to make one for my secret Santa. She is a huge Disney fan so I added a hat. I ended up making two and I personally think the second turned out better, but I only have a picture of the first.
Haylie and Hannah both have birthdays coming up so we may take a bonding trip to the fabric store because they each want their own doll now.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Got Cake?

I took a cake decorating class. If you want to se my progression go over to my daily blog.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I have been dying to try this Ruffle Butt Onesie. The one at the bottom. So here it is:

I tried it on Jackson and took some pictures where his head was not showing, but Jeremy said you could tell it was a boy, so down the tubes those pictures go! Trust me that it looked just as cute on as it does on the hanger!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oven Mitt

I have done a few Apron's in an hour and then came across this tutorial for an oven mitt. I thought it would be a cute matching thank you gift for my friend who made this awesome cake.The apron I made had the teal pattern as the main part and the orange was the waist band and tie part as well as the bottom border. I appliqued a cupcake on the bottom with the teal as the cupcake and the brown as the cupcake wrapper. It looked super cute.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Modge Podge

A while ago I was introduced to Modge Podge. It is a fascinating little substance. I made these letters by painting them and modge podging the pictures to them. It was weird last night it came to me that the fabulous 3M Command Strips for picture hanging would be perfect. No holes to drill or brackets needed, not to mention no holes in the walls.

Unfortunately I did this before Jackson was born so it is now out dated, but I am pretty happy with it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Apron in an hour!

For our Relief Society Super Saturday (a craft day) one of the classes was this Apron in an hour. My friend Brittany told me the instructions were on line, so I googled "Apron in an Hour" and found the instructions. It is super cute and super easy, not to mention cheap to make, less then $3.00 given you don't have to buy thread. So here it is:

If you would like to make one here are the instructions. I am thinking of making a few and keeping them on hand for gifts. Wouldn't it be cute with a little wooden spoon recipe cards and a gift card to your favorite home store, like Williams-Sonoma?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


In all my blog stalking adventures, lately I have been shopping for crafts and coupons, I came across this idea at U-Create. It is a jar that has 26 things to be grateful for, each day you draw a slip of paper and it tells you what you are grateful for and something to do with "it." For example, I am thankful for my ears, listen to music today. Or I am thankful for my legs, go for a family walk. You can get the coupons all ready made at We started two days late but we are on the ball and ready to show gratitude. I can't wait until they draw the "I am thankful for Mom" one!!!!

My jar still needs a little TLC but it is cute enough to hold slips of paper. I am sure ribbon will be joining it soon!

The nice thing about it is that I can use it again next year!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Luke from Endor

For Halloween Logan wanted to be Luke from Endor.
Jeremy was just as excited as Logan. Since the main part of the costume is just a poncho it wasn't too hard. The tricky part was sewing on the hood, until I did it! I will have to get some better pictures so you can see it better, but for now here it is:

Dish Towel Dress

A friend of mine found out I am really enjoying this sewing thing so she gave me a dishtowel that looks like a dress and asked me to figure out a way to replicate it so she can make a new one. Here is a picture of what it looks like:

I used various stuff I had left over from other projects and made this:

It was fairly simple and I made it in less then three hours, plus multiple interuptions! I actually think it would make a cute dress. I realize the ruffles arn't perfect but, but bad for a trial and error huh?!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ping Pong All-Star

Do you have a die hard ping pong player in your home??? WE don't either but it is shaping up to be a fun costume. Check out the passionate ping pong player belt. Everything at your finger tips!

You can't really see in the picture but the belt is camo for the real enthusiast!

Crayon Rolls

Crayon Rolls and matching church bags:

Here are four of the five bags with the matching crayon rolls. The bags were $1.00 each, and the crayons were BOGO so for the roll, and bag it cost me about $5.50 for each gift. Not bad! It helped that my friend has a ton of fabric samples and I only had to buy material for Logan.

Placemat Bag

I started this craft at a Midnight Madness (most people do a Super Saturday). Once a year through church they put together what is basically a crafting day workshop. I think this was actually two years ago. To do this you buy a placemat, you know the kind you set your table with, fold it in half, the top sides facing eachother. Then sew along the edges. Next you fold what will be the side of the bag to match up with the bottom and sew a straight line. You will end up with a triangle. I cut the triangle off and made tiny straps to attach the handles. It is not pretty but it serves its purpose. You can buy handles in many shapes, styles and sizes at your favorite craft store!