Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Wreath

My friend Annie and I often get together for our kids to play together. A lot of the time we try to make or do a craft. She is INSANELY talented and always comes up with the best ideas! Annie came up with the idea to make wreaths out of hangers (we were both a little low on craft fund budgets). So she made these out of a cloths hangers. She wrapped it in fabric scraps and then some of that shelf lining stuff. Amazingly clever, right?!

We then made lots of flowers for our wreaths. I don't get to make many flowers with 3 boys and so it was fun to make a TON of flowers! I love them! I just love how they all look piled on there!

The final wreath. Isn't it pretty? We sure had a lot of fun! Thanks Annie for such an awesome idea!

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Dress

My good friend's daughter turned one and i wanted to make her a present (selfish, right?! How could I pass up an opportunity to make something girly?!) I love this dress pattern. I've made it once before. The main fabric was from Joann and the yellow was a remnant from my sister's quilt.

I added a bow to the front instead of a button and I just love it. I wanted to blend the two colors and it was just the perfect touch. I love it!

Hopefully she will get lots of wear and tear out of it as the weather warms up!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Santa Advent Calendar

I grew up with a wonderful advent Santa. He was our favorite. We would rush every morning in December to put our little hearts on Santa. It was always a fight for who got to do it next...

So i decided i wanted to make one for my own kids. Originally we were supposed to do it as a girls day at my parents but it didn't happen and i wasn't really too surprised about that! :) So when i got home i went right too it!

My mom traced her original and i used it to cut out of a 2x6 board with my jigsaw. I then bought the hearts on etsy for a seller (if you want to know, they were FABULOUSLY helpful!)

I then painted him and put the nails in. I really love how it turned out. You take a heart from Santa's sack each day and put it on the nail. He is a pretty happy looking Santa. It just makes me happy to look at. 

Merry (late) Christmas!