Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day!

I can't believe how darn cute these shirts are! I wish I'd thought of it a) first and b) in time to make one or two for wearing today. Honest Abe for the whole family next year! Thank you Dana (of MADE)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrate the Boy is Baaaack

For a whole month over at MadebyRae and Made , with photos and tutorials and lots of linkies. Check out the flickr pool and upload some of your own clever, cute, awesome boy crafty things.

After looking through the photos I have about a dozen new ideas and as many cool new blogs to follow or etsy stores to drool over.

Just look at all the onesies! Only scratching the surface, I tell you.

1. Mad Men Don Draper Inspired Freezer Paper Stencil Onesie, 2. necktie onesie, 3. Baby Animal Onesie Rolls2, 4. Upcycled Elephant Onesie, 5. Beep Beep!, 6. Razorback Applique, 7. Acoustic | 6/12 mo, 8. tie onesie, 9. 1st knit shirt, 10. milo, 11. Freezer Paper Fun, 12. Robot 2, 13. new fall outfit, 14. gocco dog on a new shirt, 15. Applique Tops, 16. little boy's tie

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

My first effort at a potato stamp, with washable pink stamp pad. Lots of fun with toddlers!
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

You Would Think All I Do All Day Is Iron...

Scored this great old arm/sleeve iron aid at a thrift store - there were three of them, I could only save one. I hope the others went to good homes. The muslin on this one was worse for wear but now so pretty! Look, matchy matchy.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

WIP - Needlepoint Bluebird

This has turned out very challenging but lots and lots of fun - a good small project to learn on. I drew the design from a Charles Harper image I found online - since it is a personal project for a gift I'm hoping there will be no copywrite issues!

I learned that I really should use a graph paper that matches the scale of the fabric, because it was kind of hard to visualize how the bird would look small-ified. I'm going to have to take the yellow out - I don't care for it after all, and I don't think there will be enough for the whole background. But overall I'm very happy with the way it is turning out. I haven't done needlepoint in ages and never from a design I put together (with all due respect to Mr. Harper's estate). J has asked for one with an eagle for his birthday - will have to find a good design (and get some better graph paper!)

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fix-It Friday

Another "blink and you'll miss it" fix. Why do those always seem to take as long or longer than actually impressive fixes?

Remember our new cupboard? It needed a kid-lock for the wine-opening stuff, much of which is sharp, all of which is irresistible to 2-3 year olds. It turns! It screws! It has levers! Look, is that a knife?

Yeah, I thought so. Not very impressive. But oh so good for the peace of mind.

Secret grown up things for grown up juice. And canning. And it seems that there is more room in there for random things that will eventually end up there.

Like cats. After I took the drawer out but before I came back with the screwdriver I needed, someone felt the need to inspect things.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Antique Rose Necklace

Made, BY HAND, by my sister. Wow.
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