Just a random blog with things I love to make or redo for friends, family and around the house!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

wine glasses and wood gifts

Merry Christmas everyone!  I'm just hanging out with my little girl while my hubby works a 24 hour shift....yep that's right!  That's what happens when you are in the medical field.
Here are a couple projects I did for gifts.  Enjoy!

Martha Stewart glass paint!  I used a small paintbrush to paint dots on wine glasses. I bought red, blue, yellow and white to make any color of the rainbow.

These are more seasonal with gold and red paint

Bought a wood plaque, Family metal sign and wood clips all from Hobby Lobby.Stain the wood first, use gorilla glue to attach metal sign to wood and then glue clips on with wood glue. 

This is my favorite!  I used pinterest for instructions on how to transfer a photo onto wood.  Simple!!!  All you do is get a LASER printed photo (not inkjet!!) (make sure you reverse the photo if you are using words) and put gel medium on the wood.  Put the photo faced down and smooth out with a giftcard/credit card to get bubbles out.  The next day wet the paper and peel it off with your fingers. I then painted the edges with grey (you can leave it alone if you want) and then put some stain color to give it a vintage look. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Crafting

Soooo I don't have anything to put on the blog yet, but I'm busy making lots of different crafty stuff for Christmas gifts.  Until then....happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween outfit

Our little girl went as an old lady for Halloween. Since she likes to drag around chairs throughout the house, we thought she could drag around a walker made of PVC pipe!  Enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

1st Birthday Outfit

So our baby Bella turned one this month and of course I had to make her a tutu for the party.  Plus I made barefoot sandals and a headbow.  Here are the pics.  I got the ideas from pinterest of course.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bowtie Onesies and Onesie Dresses

I'm back in action!  Well....for a little while until I have to get a job!  Ha.  I'm now a registered nurse (passed my boards) so now I have to look for a job to start practicing what I learned in school!
So in the meantime, our little girl is turning 1 already in October so I'm getting ready for that.  I'm making it a pumpkin theme so more pictures and ideas coming for you.

Our new little nephew Henry was born yesterday so what better to give him than a bowtie onesie.  He can get all dressed up for those rides in the park or just hanging out at home.  :)

I bought a couple onesies at Walmart and just put a snap on the top (I also added a little round piece of felt to the back of the material so the snap wouldn't rip the onesie material).  Then I just made a bowtie using an idea from Pinterest.
I found a really cute cardigan sweater that will match this onesie perfectly.  :)

Now to my daughter Bella.  I wanted to make her a fall outfit for pictures we will be shooting tomorrow out in a pumpkin patch.  So here are two I made today.  They were actually pretty easy to make (I just know BASICS in sewing) so I'm pretty motivated to make more!
I got the idea from pinterest as well.  Just search onesie dresses and there are tons to choose from.  I bought a 4 pack of long sleeved onesies at Carters and then just sewed on 1/3 yard of material I bought at Hobby Lobby.  I used elastic on one of them and pleated the other.  The pleated one was much faster.  I sewed ribbon for the waist and made a hair bow too for each one.  Sorry for the horrible lighting (I finished them at night).

Here are a couple pictures of our cutie modeling the dresses.  
Happy Fall Ya'll!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Onesie jersey dress

So since I graduated nursing school, I've been busy sitting around spending time with my baby girl!  I decided this week I would get crafty again after several months, so here is a onesie dress I made using a white onesie and old t-shirt jersey material.  I just sewed layers of t-shirt material onto the onesie (I cut the onesie) and then made a flower with purple jersey.  I'll take a picture of Bella in it this weekend.  Enjoy!

Now I'm crazy about making these so I bought some long sleeve onesies on sale at Carters and will go buy some coordinating material at Hobby Lobby.  More to come!

 Updated Bella pics!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

baby headbands

Our niece was born last week and so I thought why not make some headbands for her and our little one.  I know, I know....you usually get the stretchy ribbon to make headbands but I made them with elastic ribbon for the back of the headband so I could use regular ribbon instead.  I went to Michaels to get some canvases and went a little crazy buying ribbon and bows and flowers at the $1 section that they set as a trap close to the register to buy!  I was a sucker and bought tons of cute stuff!  So with the crocheted flowers I just hot glued clips on the back so they could either clip on to the hair or headbands. The larger flowers were already clipped.
The headbands were just hot glued with elastic ribbon (about 2 inches) just to have some stretch when the baby grows.  Happy crafting!

My model with one I made for her!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

St. Pat's Onesie

So this is a public apology for friends and family that I have given onesies to.  You need to make sure you sew around anything you iron on (duh!!).  It's taken me to have my own kid that I now realize that!  So once again I apologize for giving you a cute gift that in turn has unraveled in the wash.

Ok now that I'm done with that....here is another onesie and leg warmers I made for St. Pat's Day!!!  I bought socks from Target and cut off the bottom of the sock to make leg warmers and then just cut out a shamrock for the onesie.  Enjoy drinking green beer!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Valentine Onesies

I made a couple valentine onesies for our baby girl.  The LOVE and red heart onesie are made with felt and the leggings are from Target socks that I cut the ends off of and sewed.  Can't wait for her to wear these soon!  Happy crafting!