Saturday, May 29, 2010

Market Bag::Teacher Gifts

It is the end of the school year. And that means time for teacher gifts!

This year I made bags for all three teachers. I love these bags! They are so handy for carrying all sorts of things. And they are pretty easy to make as well.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blessing Baby Slippers

For the baby's blessing, I wanted to make something...It started out that I wanted to make the dress, but that didn't happen.

So I ended up crocheting her baby slippers. (i'm calling them slippers instead of booties because that sounds so much more feminine! and aren't they SO feminine?)

I bought the pattern from this etsy shop. I changed it around a bit to look more like the slippers I'd seen at this etsy shopThe slippers were still a little big, even after I used a smaller hook, but I think they turned out beautifully. The little flower adds just the right touch!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Patriotic Ruffle Wreath

A month ago, I came across this tutorial for a ruffled wreath. I thought it looked really cute and wanted to give it a try. I love the ruffles!

A good opportunity came up when I needed a little something for a craft night. The theme: PATRIOTIC. I used blue and white toile fabric that I already had. I wanted to make rosettes for the needed red. So I made three from some fabric strips my mom gave me. They're inspired by this tutorial.

(i've got to say... i'm really loving ruffles. i think i want to try some throw pillows. i may be investing in a ruffle foot for my sewing machine. also, i definitely want to make some more of the rosettes.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Paper Airplane Tutorial

When Isaac was little I checked a book out from the library on how to make paper airplanes. I never imagined that those ariplanes would become a such a part of our lives! Isaac still likes paper airplanes. Although now he can make his own. Right now, it's Asher's turn.
I know how to make two basic airplanes. I'm going to share my favorite one.

See that last picture? He crumpled it up in the time it took me to change a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

The birthday decorations have finally, FINALLY come down. They've been up since the end of March. MARCH. First for Aryn and then for Zoe. I have to admit though, I liked having them up. They're so pretty and added fun color to the kitchen.

These paper flowers are great decorations that can be used for so many different occasions... birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, etc. They're very versatile, easy to make, and look beautiful!!

My mom has made them a lot for different things, so she came over and showed me how to make them. Let me show YOU how it's done...

You will need: tissue paper, scissors, garbage ties or wire, yarn.

You can use 6 or 8 sheets of tissue paper.
Decide on the size of flower you want. Small-cut the tissue paper in half. Medium-cut some of the top off. Large-use the full size.
Fold the paper back and forth into an accordion fan.
Cut the ends on both sides into either a rounded shape or a point (like the white).

Twist the garbage tie or wire around the middle of the accordion fan.

Very carefully, pull the sheets of tissue paper apart individually toward the wired center. Go slowly because the paper rips VERY easily. Make sure to do this to both sides.

Voila! A beautiful paper peony.
Make a bunch of different colors and sizes, tie on some yarn, and hang them from your ceiling. (I'm thinking of hanging ours back up in the girls' room.)

Note: this post was first published here by me under the title: paper peonies.


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