Friday, May 28, 2010

Car Seat Tent

My new favorite shower gifts are the car seat tent and the diaper wipes clutch.  I saw some fabric at JoAnn's and I knew I had to make a car seat tent for a little girl.  In our ward there will be be 10 babies born this year, so I will continue to have lots of opportunities to make some baby things.  This it the car seat tent that I made for my friend.
With the Mr. & Mrs. Pillows I had to use piping, and I found out it is really easy, so I thought I would add it to the car seat tent.  Then after using the PhotoFabric, I thought I could use freezer paper and run it through the printer.  So I did and "Monogramed" the car seat tent.

I did an H for the last name and in a really light pink are her first and middle initial.  I love how it turned out.

I have been invited to a few showers recently and made this car seat tent for a boy.
And this Diaper Wipe Clutch as well.  I have not made one the same yet.  I am still working on instructions for it.  I loved doing the lettering with stencils out of freezer paper and fabric paint, again like the Mr.&Mrs. Pillow.  Now with this new idea of printing directly on to the fabric, I think I will try that, the possibilities are endless.

I have put diapers in and tried it out, but I saw it in use and it needs a few modifications.  We will see how it evolves.  in the mean time, I will enjoy creating new things!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I am in love with this product!!

Have you done iron on transfers and after all your hard work it doesn't go on very well?  Or possibly after the first wash it falls apart?

Well today at Joanns I found a new product...well new to me anyway.  It is PhotoFabric by Crafter's Images.  There is twill fabric, canvas, cotton poplin and silk.  It comes in paper type sheets and on a roll 8 1/2"x120."  You can print directly on your fabric.  I am not sure how well it will hold up to routine washing but I just printed something and it looks fabulous.  If it was just my kid I would show you but it is Logan's class and don't want to give too much info.
My mind is realing with ideas!  So awesome!  Hummmm, I wonder if you ironed freezer paper to the back of any fabric, would that work as well??? I will get back to you!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Skirt for my girls.

When Jeremy's grandma passed away, I inherited a bunch of fabric.  No one else was interested so I took it all and figured I would take what I wanted since it was probably going to be trashed.  Also I could learn to sew and wouldn't worry too much.  I came across this fabric and new it would be a darling skirt.  So I sat down this morning and made this little number.  I am proud of how it turned out.

It is a little hard to see but I made a little sash  inspiration came from this tutorial on  If I had planned ahead it would have been white.  I am sure there is white polyester in my new stash.

The material is a polyester/Spandex blend.  I am hoping to make a cute flower clip to match, not sure how well polyester would work though????!!!!

My next project involves seersucker material.  I have lots and am hoping to make lots of shorts for the girls!

Happy Anniversary!

For mine and Jeremy's anniversary I made our own set of Mr & Mrs Pillows.  I thought they turned out really cute. 

I added a silhouette pillow of Jeremy and I on our wedding day.  These are the colors I hope to do our room in someday.
And my favorite part because it embarrasses Jeremy to no end:

Again I followed this tutorial from UCreate by Homemade by Jill.

This is what the back of the Mr. and Mrs. Pillows look like:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Family Basket

We had a Relief Society Service Auction.  It is always so much fun, but it is soooooo HARD to come up with stuff.  I have done family home evening kits befroe, but wanted to change it up a little so I took a few ideas and put them together.

In our stake they are putting a focus on growing the stake spiritually so I tried to go along with that theme and put together a family basket to make family scripture study easy, as well as a family home evening lesson and lastly just for fun, they say family dinner time is so beneficial to children.  So I put in a jar of Table Talk questions.

For Family Scripture Study:
I got the idea from this post on Family Scripture Study.
I put a covered Book of Mormon.  The idea is from here.
Laminated Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery Cards printed from here.

For Family Home Evening:
I copied a lesson on Family from the book Before They Turn Twelve by Deborah Pace Rowley.  It is a book of family home evenings based on For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet, you can print it off or get an actual pamphlet for free here.

Included where laminated copies of the Contention Monsters and Angels ncluded in the lesson as well as lamanated name tags from this website.  If you type in Free Printable Name Tags in your search engine, there are lots of options.

Dinner Conversation:
Table Talk Jar of questions printed from here.  There are 5 sets, I included the first one.
I put it all together and this is what it looks like.
I didn't explain what it was very well so it wasn't a huge success but hopefully it will encourage a family to do any of the things mentioned, Family Home Evening, Family Scripture Study, and Family Dinners.  I kept the bottom one for our family.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I love making frames, we have them all over our house, in piles, in boxes, on flat surfaces and hanging on our wall.  I have decided I am going to jump on the silhouette band wagon.  I am going to work on a project an post when it is all done.  I am just in need of some black spray paint and some super cute fabric...

So my goal was to find 6 ornamental oval frames.  I have been trying the internet, but the antique ones are a little more pricey.  I wanted to pay about $1 maybe two if they were in perfect shape.  Last night I went to the dollar store to pick up a couple things and decided  to check out their frames.  Guess what i found:

They were just what I was looking for, I decided to fork out the $6.00 so I could move forward with my idea.  When I went to pay they were only a quarter!  Granted they are super cheap and plastic, but I don't want them for hands on use.  That makes it all worth it!  I removed the mirrors (maybe there is another project I can use them for...).

Next I primed them:

I had the primer so I will be stuck at this juncture for a while but I am really happy with the way this idea is shaping up!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

For our kids that are in Primary we made these lovely beauties for them to give to their moms.  It was a lot of fun working as a presidency getting them together.  And the ones that broke samples tasted awesome.

And we had to have a professional sampler.  Lauren ate like 12 strawberries, only one coated it chocolate.

Note:  According to the Hershey's website, you add 2 TB of shortening to 12 ounces of chocolate for a nice smoothe finnish.  Butter, margerine andoil have water and that will affect the chocolate!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Silhouette Quilt

Using the same technique that I used on the Mr. and Mrs. Pillows, a few of us moms are putting together a quilt for a retiring teacher.  Here is a sample block.  I am so excited to see how it turns out.  Hopefully as cute as I imagine!