Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014

Thankful banner

 While you could buy burlap and cut it into these neat little flag shapes yourself, Recollections sells 12 burlap panels and twine together at Michael's arts and crafts superstore. 
I used white fabric paint to write the word "thankful"

The package comes with twine but I found it difficult to use with the burlap so I used fabric tape to attach hold the panels together.

One roll of fabric tape was just enough to line the tops of the panels on both sides. 
leave a little bit of excess fabric tape on the sides either to hang or hold on to.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Ladybug 1st Birthday

Here are some DIY decorations and food I made for my daughter's first birthday.
I got some of the ideas from things I saw on Pintrest

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Baby Shower Thank You Cards

This is something I made while I was still pregnant (and before I started blogging so unfortunately I don't have any other pictures of them). But I'll explain how I did it.

1. Fold card stock in half
2. Use a onesie cookie cutter as a stencil. Make sure part of it is over the folded part of the card stock or else you won't have a card.
3. Stamp "thank you" on the front using a rubber stamp and white ink.
4.Tie a teeny-tiny bow out of thin ribbon and glue wherever you think looks best on the onesie.

And........................You're done!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Tree Growth Chart

This is the paper I used

Roll it out on the floor or a smooth work surface

Draw a tree trunk and branches 

Use a measuring tape and mark off each foot. 
Make smaller lines to mark off inches in between each foot.

Draw lines on the tree to make it look more like bark.
(You could add the child's name by making it look
 like it's carved into the tree)
Cut out the tree but leave brown space
 in between the branches to attach the leaves to.

 Cut out various different size 
and colours of leaves, or hearts, or flowers

Tape tree to the wall and use double sided tape
 to attach hearts or leaves to the tree

When you're finished use cut out numbers 
or stickers for each foot

This should only take a couple hours unless you have a baby 
or toddler and then it will probably take a lot longer.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

frilly baby romper

Use a plain onesie that is a size too big 

Remove the sleeves

Remove the stitching from around the neck

Use lacey or frilly trim. You can sew it on but to 
save time you can use fabric glue.
Keep glue away from babies; do not let them wear the romper until glue has dried and romper has been washed.

Cut the trim and start gluing from 
the bottom and work your way up 

When you are finished the back let glue dry for 30 minutes before flipping over and doing the front

Glue trim all the way up to the arm holes

Use trim as straps and 
cut away excess fabric from back of onesie 
Let dry 24 hours before washing and allowing baby to wear.
Using glue will limit onesie's ability to stretch so it is important to use a onesie that is a size too big for the baby.

Monday, 28 April 2014

I made a tutu and you can too too

You will need tulle and a crochet headband;
you can find both in the wedding section of Michael's.

Find something to use to hold and stretch out the headband for you.

Cut the tool in equal lengths and pull it half way through the
 hole in the bottom row of the headband.

Tie it in a knot twice.

Keep going all the way around. 
For a fluffier tutu add tulle to the next row on the headband.

 For this one I only did the bottom row.
The taller the tutu wearer the longer the pieces 
the tulle should be cut.