Sunday, January 31, 2010


At a tutorial was posted on how to make your own hoodie, I got so excited I started it right away. The first one was to small so Valerie will be getting one, which I think she will love because it is just like mine and she is in a hoodie faze right now. I only have pictures of mine I still have to put her lining but I am not seeing her until the middle of February. You can click on the title or copy and past this link

I needed a longer zipper so I probably switch that out but other wise I love it and it is so warm.

Lining is fax fur, that I had around the house.

glitter shoes

Over at Samster Mommy she is doing a lot of glitter projects and I just had to try this one! I think it was geared more toward children, but I wanted my shoes to sparkle. I didn't go out and buy Martha Stewart glitter, I just used what I had in the house. I have already wore them out and the glitter stayed. Check out her tutorial...

Friday, January 29, 2010


For Christmas my wonderful husband got me a Yudu. I love it!! My first project was for my husbands friend. We do a secret Santa every year and this year one of us got his friend who is a new daddy. I knew I wanted to make him a funny T-Shirt. This was the end product. It took me about 2 tries but the 3rd one was perfect. We haven't seen him yet, but the rest of my husbands friends want one and I just made my husband one.Dedicated.involved.loving.father

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ruffle T-Shirt Scarf

I saw this great ruffle t-shirt scarf and I knew I had to make it. It was so easy. I had to do mine a little different because something is wrong with my tension. But still only took about 20mins. Check out her great tutorial..Click on the title or copy and past.

Single Crib bumpers

Thank you to Rachel from one pretty thing for helping me get started in the crafting world!

My first tutorial is for my 5 month old daughter. She always gets her limbs caught in between the crib slats and banging her head on them. It is recommend not to use bumpers because of SIDS. On line a lady sells individual crib bumpers but they are very expensive. So I thought I would give it a shot.

As you can see there are 4 slats that need to be finished which is what I am sharing with you here.

EDIT: I have since gone back and added mod podge to each one to hold them on sturdier. Once Savannah started moving about and kicking she started to take the fabric off. It added a little time to the project but not much.

What you will need:

pipe insulation (I used 1in to go around my slats aprox. 12, 6 ft tubes) with glue on the ends
fabric that doesn't fray (flannel, fleece) I have 36 slats and used 6yrds of fabric
mod podge (optional)

I have 3 different size rails, so I measured and cut the pipping to fit, I cut the fabric as I went for most of them. At the end I ran out of fabric so I put scraps together which is what you see here.
Lay the pipping on the fabric

Do this in stages to keep fabric straight. Tear away the plastic that is covering the glue on the edge of pipping place the edge of the fabric over and press with you finger to secure.

EDIT: This is where I added the mod podge. Still do the top step 1st. I used a paint brush to apply the mod podge before rolling the fabric over the pipping. I let dry for 24hrs or what ever your directions say.

This is what one side looks like when finished, don't wrap fabric to tight or it will pull the pipping apart and create a space and wont stay around slats.

Roll the pipping over and cut down the fabric leaving approximately 1inc (enough) to go over the glue on this side, then repeat previous step.

Trim one end of fabric even with piping. This is were Mod Podge comes in play. What ever end you chose as the top leave a little past pipe, cut slits around circle, put Mod Podge over end and fold fabric over let dry at least 20mins. If you chose you can trim even on both ends.

The finished product, the first one is where the pipping ends, the second is the back.

I tried these with batting and Velco. I didn't like the outcome, it was very very time consuming and took double the fabric. Hope you like!

pipe insulation about 1.29-1.59 per 6ft
fabric on sale total $17

SYS Thurs

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Hello crafting community

This is my attempt to becoming a member of the great crafting community. Thank you for visiting my blog and working with me as I get started on this great adventure. I am so excited to becoming a member with all the fellow crafters.

Most of my crafts are things that I have seen and would like and have fallen in love with and want to give a try with putting my own spin on it. Some are things that I have seen on the and can't afford so I try to make my own, which sometimes I like better.