Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Silhouettes!?

Are you getting tired of my silhouettes already?! These were done with the freezer paper method (which is AWESOME!!), scraps of fabric and little frames from IKEA. Again, I printed out pictures to size and just traced their images straight onto the freezer paper. Very easy! I've been told my baby looks like Uncle Fester due to his lack of a neck, but I think he's darn cute! :)

Dollor Store Fix-Up

Here is a hair clip I made from a bunch of dollar store orchids. I pulled one flower off, took it apart (which is very simple by the way), and glittered it up! Ever since I became the proud owner of a Martha Stewart glitter set, I have had the urge to apply glitter to anything in sight! I painted on some glue (slightly thinned with water) and glittered each section. I sealed it all up with an acrylic gloss medium.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Hat Full of Memories

Our Grandpa passed away last month, and I took a few of his shirts hoping to make something special out of them. I thought about Grandpa and all the fun memories while I sewed this hat. I used one of Grandpa's flannel shirts, and this tutorial. I made sure to plan ahead, so that I have enough left to make a hat for my younger son as well. The lining is from an old pair of medium-weight cotton pants. The pattern is sized for a 6-8 year old boy, but I think it is on the smaller side. Good thing I cut it on the bias like she suggested or it would not have fit. Now, to figure out how to scale the pattern down for an 8 month old...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm Still Here!

While Rachel may have run off and abandoned her sewing machine for a month, I have not. However, I haven't had a whole lot of time to get crafty in the last few weeks. I do have a few projects in the hopper and I'll post them when they are done. Something I have been working quite diligently on is my daughter's scrapbook. I got way behind (she's two, and her scrapbook had only her first few months in it). So, here are a few pictures of my favorite pages:

The top set of pages is one of my favorites, because the pictures are just one year apart. What a difference one year makes in the life of a little kid!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Freezer Paper!

I have been playing around with freezer paper stenciling. Basically, you cut out a stencil in freezer paper, iron it on and apply some paint. Here is one of my first projects...the kids' silhouettes. I see a lot of possibilities with this technique!