Saturday, August 15, 2009

Craft Party

I went to a craft party today hosted by my friend Paula and a SU demonstrator. We made these neat blocks. We were supposed to create "faith" or "hope" but all ended up doing names and something else on the other side. I made these to go in either my great room or kitchen. As you can see, you can stack them vertically or horizontally. We used SU DP and misc. embellies. The demonstrator used the Cricut to cut out the letters, that's a pretty cool machine. It was a fun project and would be nice to do as gifts. My advice: have a paper/color scheme in mind in advance, it will make it a lot easier if you're like me and have a horrible time matching papers/embellies.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hanging Treat Box

I made these hanging treat boxes for my ds' teachers for their first day back to school. I used the Deja Views paper pack that Archiver's gave out as a free gift this past weekend. I didn't have to stamp anything, which made these very quick and easy.
Tutorial found on SCS:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Another M&T

I went to Archiver's Make & Take today and made this cute card and an 8x8 scrapbook page.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Crayon Roll

I made 2 more Crayon Rolls. I used the directions from this blog again: but tweaked the measurements a little to make one that holds 18 crayons and one that holds 8. I also changed the closure to an elastic loop, it's not as cute but I think it will be more functional for me.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nap Mat Cover

My mom brought me a sewing machine this past weekend. It's amazing how fun sewing can be when you have a machine that works! :) And this one is neat, it has cruise control, haha! Anyway, my ds has to use a nap mat this year and I wanted a cover made for his mat. I know we could use a crib sheet but that wouldn't be as much fun, would it? He has a 2" thick mat, length and width are typical dimensions. We layed the mat on the fabric (which mom also brought, thanks!) and cut. We used 2 pieces of 26"w by 60"l fabric and 1 piece of 45"w by 16"l fabric (for the attached pillowcase, travel size pillow). She did an envelope opening on the end to remove for washing, we didn't use Velcro, it doesn't seem necessary right now. These dimensions leave enough room to fold the mat to carry and remove the mat easily for washing, it's not a tight fit. I am going to make 1 more just for kicks. It's a great way to practice for other projects I'd like to do. Envelope opening:
My ds, the ham, I can't imgine they are actually going to get him to sleep on this mat! :)