A tutorial to make these simple shamrocks using just paper strips - perfect craft for St. Patrick's Day.
A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!
Simple and quick shamrock idea - draw on mugs with markers to create the fun design. Learn the tips and tricks...
February 28, 2011
Post About Curtains) and rigged them up outside so I could take pictures with them as the background - I knew the pictures would match the room that way! For the casual feel I went with some crazy faces and some not - just take A LOT of pictures so you have options. The hardest was to get my just-turned-2-year-old to make crazy faces on demand - I ended up making faces at him and he would mimic them back. I made 8x10 prints (through MPix - so impressed with them).
To start, I painted a thin board (it can't be too heavy because it'd be trickier to hang on the wall) black - obviously, color choice is up to you. I had the board cut to 36 inches by 40 inches - I have 12 pictures with 1.5 inch gaps between everything.
Then I put mod podge on the back of the pictures and stuck them down where I wanted them.
entering this month - fingers crossed!
February 26, 2011
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And speaking of Etsy, I keep meaning to point out that in various photos of me you might have noticed by bias tape earrings, from Along for the Ride's Etsy Shop - so cute! And while you're there, check out the mum hairclips - those are calling to me - along with lots of other fun stuff...
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And, more random info for the month of February -
So I just got the book this week and figured I wouldn't participate in February, but then I really wanted to make that bag, so I just did! I liked the idea of using it for a craft tote (that picture in the book where it's filled with yarn) - the "shopper" bag didn't really appeal to me because (and don't hate me) I like getting plastic bags - we use them to wrap up stinky diapers, so the kids can empty trashcans into manageable sacks, etc.
Sorry for ANOTHER sewing post this week - it seems like I go in crafting spurts - all sewing, all repurposing, all paper, etc - anyways, I've been on a sewing kick. For you non-sewer, stay tuned because Monday I have an awesome photo board craft for you.
I made a few changes to the pattern -
--first, SOOO glad I looked through the flicker groups before I started - I saw that a lot of people divided the pocket and I thought that would be most functional for me. I also saw that someone added a ruffle to the front pocket, which I loved and copied:
--actually, maybe I should mention this first - I cut down the size of the whole bag. The pattern calls for a lot of fabric - I made this last-minute and used what I had on hand, so I had 2 pieces of Amy Butler Fabric that were 1/2 yard each. I made it work. The bag is still plenty big - especially since I don't want it to be a "shopper". The secret is that for the lining where you need more fabric than the outside (for the handles and outside pocket) I didn't have enough so half-way down I used plain fabric (fabric - sheet - - it's all the same - you know I love using sheets!)
Anyways, I LOVE my bag - you should make one!!
February 25, 2011
Lauren @ Creatively Crafty Baby
the mother of the two cutest kids in the world… sorry… its true
in love with James Bond… (seriously… im married to James Bond)
a lover of music… Its as necessary as breathing.
a lazy blogger at Creatively Crafty Baby
from the ghetto of southern california, living in a town with more cows than people… and I LOVE it…
a flip flop wearing, beach loving girl living where it is winter more than half the year… But I wear my flip flops anyway… (havent gotten frostbite yet)
addicted to creating… If I go for stretches without having a creative outlet I get a little cranky.