Friday, March 14, 2014

Quick St. Patrick's Day crafts

So I wasn't sure what to do for Little Bit's teachers for St. Patrick's Day. I do 6 gifts for her teacher, counselor, OT and 3 Teacher Assistants. But when I found the burlap canvases at Michael's I knew what I could do.

So what do you need?

Canvas (mine are burlap)
Freezer Paper
Spray paint (or regular paint but I am lazy and like spray paint, lol)
Silhouette Cameo (or scissors)

First, pick your design. I chose a 4 leaf clover. Now I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out but you can use scissors. I chose to cut it out exactly 8"x10" so I could cover the whole canvas.

Once cut out, lay your stencil on your canvas and iron (shiny side down) onto your canvas. Try to make sure you have the edges down good.

Now to paint. I use a piece of wood to spray paint my items on. Lay your canvas down and paint.

Once done painting, remove the stencil. And look! Oh so pretty.

I added ribbon to the back of mine. I cut the ribbon 6" long, then stapled into place. I also went back and added a drop of glue to both sides of the ribbon to help them stay.

And you are done!

And it is that simple. I did these 2 also.

For her classmates, they are getting little plastic boxes with Skittles and Rolos in them. I just used twine and cardstock for the tags (cut using my Cameo). 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Round up of sewing projects

These are some sewing projects I have done in the last few months, both personal and for business. :)

Some weighted blankets:

Feedback: "I just got Sam's blanket in the mail and all I can say is "WOW" I LOVE it sooooo much, its beautiful! Thank you. I pray it helps him. Thank you"

And some custom apparel

Feedback: "Love it! It's very cute! Thanks!"

And I just finished up this Berenstain Bears baby blanket for a friend; I included a matching baby bodysuit too. :)

I will try to blog better! :)


I am alive...I think. :) Round of Vinyl projects

So life has been crazy the last few months. With Little Bit's school, holidays, and then me getting sick, life has been out of sorts. I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with me but I will be ok. :)

I have been able to craft and sew during all the madness. And since I am not the best with words, let me show you pictures. :)

Here is a gift I did for my Mother for Christmas. She loved it!

I made up a cute bag, shirt and tumbler for my aunt (sorry forgot to take a pic of the shirt and tumbler). 

Gifts for Little Bit's teacher who had her baby right before Thanksgiving

Christmas gift for my Mom and aunts; my grandma passed away last June and this is her signature I traced and put in a locket for them. I put them in the bags and gave them out at our Annual Girls Christmas Party. 

100th Day of School for Little Bit (I also made my aunt one as she is teacher). 

Valentine's Outfit for Little Bit, and her gifts to her classmates and teachers.

A couple other shirts I made for Little Bit: 

And one last one that I made for a friend who happened to be the first nurse in the NICU to take care of Little Bit when she was admitted. :)

Be sure to be on the lookout for my sewing projects!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Wow this month has flown by! It has been a busy month both personal and business wise.

But today's post is to show you what I have done for Halloween!

First off, Little Bit wanted to be Annie for Halloween. Hubs and I went to the local costume store and they didn't have any stock but said we could get free shipping if we ordered from their computer. Sounded good until we looked and it was out of stock there too. :( Since we were right next to JoAnn's, hubs said "can' you make it for cheaper?" I said I might could depending on the fabric; I got some red knit and it was about $10 cheaper than the costume. Here is my version:

Little Bit loved it and since she does not like to wear anything but a hood on her head, I just curled her hair the best I could.

Her class's party is tomorrow so here is the treat bags (from Pick Your Plum of course with HTV) for her classmates (filled with 2 pieces of candy and 2 small toys), her teacher's, counselor's and OT's cups and treat bags for the assistants that help in the classroom. :)

I hope you have a safe Halloween! We are to get storms so most trick or treating will be done tomorrow night.