Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Scrapbooked Clock Face

This is one of my favorite craft ideas. Simply pop the front off a cheap clock, pull the arms off (they'll go back on - if you're gentle when you pull them off!). Then you can either decorate on the face provided, or use it to trace your own and apply your own numbers, as I did here. I love my Cricut! This one matches Cadence's room. The little bugs are cut directly out of her wallpaper border.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bulletin Board Mail Organizer

This was so fun to design and make. It has room around the edges to use push-pins for notes and such; the ribbon along the bottom has funky paper clips, there is a slot for writing beneath each envelope holder... Mainly I just loved using ribbon and scrapbooking supplies in a sewing project! Since this wasn't for me, I don't know how practical it would up being - but it was fun to make, so that's ok!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jeans Purses

These were somewhat difficult for me, since at this point I had done very little sewing. The basic concept was to cut the top off a pair of little boys jeans, line them, then add handles and a "belt".

In retrospect they look kind of sloppy, but I still love the idea - and they were perfect for the purpose I had in mind. I gave them to the nieces for Christmas :)

I also made little coin purses, which are super easy, even if you've never sewn before. A great starter project, and they can be adapted for SO many different uses. I'll try to do a short tutorial later.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Decoration

This was Tony's father's day present last year. I was supposed to make a Mama one to match. See how far that got? Um... see the picture of the Mama one? Oh wait... there is no Mama one. Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Or maybe we'll just do a "Grandma" one and save ourselves some trouble.