Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, June 16, 2011
10 Things We Love About Dad…
1. You are our “lifesaver” and always there when we need you
2. You always make us feel special (Special Dark)
3. You know so much and always provide us with infinite wisdom. (Smarties)
4. You are a hard worker... and deserve a little break. (Fast Break)
5. Your “hugs” always make us feel better
6. You are always willing to “Take 5” and listen to us, with patience and love.
7. You’re fun, and happy and we love rushing to the door every day when you come home. (Jolly Rancher)
8. You can always make us “snicker” with your silly jokes.
9. Hands down, the best look’in Dad around (Big Hunk)
10. We love you to pieces and are grateful for everything you do for us! (Reese’s Pieces)
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Here are some I have made the past couple of months as gifts.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
A unfinished wood plaque (Michael's or Joann's, or of course if you want a bunch buy a big board from the home improvement store and cut it down)
-Paint (one for the base color and then another color for the polka dots)
-Ribbon (mine was 7/8 inch wide)
-A vinyl letter of your choice (I got mine from my wonderful friend Kyra, she has her own vinyl lettering business, check out her website here.)
Take your plaque or piece of wood and drill two holes at the top. Sand and paint your base color (I did several coats so the imperfections in the wood wouldn't show). Then paint on the polka dots. The girl that makes these uses vinyl, she has a cricut machine and just has it cut her dots. I found these cool sponge brushes in different size circle shapes at Walmart and I used those. Just dip them in the paint and then press where you want your polka dots. After your paint is dry apply your vinyl letter in the center. With the ribbon I just guessed the size. I threaded it through the holes and tied it in a bow until I got it to hang the length I want. As for the bottom ribbon I just cut those the length I thought I needed. My friend just has one ribbon hanging down from hers but my daughter has so many clips and bows I did three. After I cut them I light a match and run the edges through the flame to seal it, or you could use fray check, just do it so your ribbon doesn't fray. Then I officially tie the top one in a bow and staple gun the 3 other ribbons evenly apart on the bottom backside of the plaque and then your done and can hang all your bows. (I think it would be fun to make an adult version for all those adult clips I have to put in my hair).
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I just used a couple curtain rods and rings that have clamps to hold drapes, they don't have to be huge! Easy to change the pics out and a fun way to display your favorite pics!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
And for those who have their act together and want to make a real quiet book like my mom did when I was a kid, there are good instructions here
Shabby Rag Quilt
The first thing to do is plan the size of the quilt and the size of your blocks. Each square would have two pieces of fabric with an additional inch for a half-inch margin. The bigger the squares, the easier. 7x7 squares is a good size (in my opinion) I play around with different fabrics and designs until I come up with something I love.
Helpful (but not necessary) Supplies: a rotary blade cutter, a rotary mat, a rotary ruler, Small, sharp scissors (for making the fringe). You will need fabric and batting (I prefer the thinnest, natural cotton batting).
DO NOT wash the fabric before assembly. Instead, just iron the fabric and start cutting your squares. The batting squares go between your two layers of fabric. They should be smaller than your fabric by two times your intended seam allowance plus a half inch. So... if my fabric is 7x7 inches and my seam allowance is a half inch, then I want my batting to be 5.5x5.5 inches. Don't make your seam allowance any less than a half inch, or else you won't have anything to rag.
When your squares are ready, create a sandwich with two pieces of fabric as the bread and your batting as the filling. Try to put the batting someplace in the center. Top the sandwich with the second piece of fabric (right side of the fabric facing outward). Quilt each square by sewing an X across the sandwich from corner to corner.
Next, make cuts in the seam allowances (all of them) every quarter inch, as close to the seam as possible without cutting it. When you are done cutting the frays, it is time to wash the quilt. The fringes should be nice and fluffy looking. The more you wash it, the softer and fluffier it gets.