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.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Radiant Orchid Cupcake Circles

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Its no secret I love using www.picmonkey.com to design, 
well whatever I want.
Upload a swatch of your colour of choice-
I went with Pantone's colour (or color for Americans) of 2014
Radiant Orchid
And use the colour picker to match that swatch.

Or print off these ones- 
I promise to make more to choose from soon.

Once you print them off, 
tape the tip of a toothpick to the back of each circle
You can hide the tip of the toothpick either 
by cutting out circles from cardstock or 
printing out an extra copy of the cupcake circles 
and glue them to the back. 
Now you can stick those suckers into your cupcakes.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Dresser Drawer Makeover

This dresser/change table was handmade and 
has been in my family for some time so I wanted to keep it,
but it was in rough shape

First I cleaned it and then pulled out the old contact paper-
there was a reason that contact paper was on there!

I scanned and printed some book pages and 
used Peter Rabbit postcards 

Once I arranged them the way I wanted 
I measured out how much contact paper I would need.
Use clear contact paper to hold the pages and postcards in place.

Follow the directions on the contact paper, but ye be warned
it is frustrating getting all the air pockets out.
Whatever the design, use glossy paper 
because it may take a few tries getting the contact paper how you want it and if you use regular paper it may rip. 

 PS. contact paper does not photograph well
but looks great in real life