Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's a thing...

Back in early March we got some pretty exciting, but very unexpected news. My sister was having a fourth child- IN MAY!!! 

Yes my friends, you did that math right. Short notice for everyone but we did not lack for excitement. Immediately a few crafty ideas popped into our heads. I am going to share one of them here today.  

My sister thought it would be fun to have "Thing 1, Thing 2" etc shirts for the kids so that once the baby was born we could take some fun pictures. I'm all for a good challenge. 

I bought my new Silhouette Machine in late March so by May I was feeling ready to make her "order." I ordered all the iron-on vinyl (or HTV as they call it) through My Vinyl Direct and it arrived quickly and was so super easy to work with. (NO they are not paying me to say this, I bought it and was impressed, so I am sharing). 

It took a bit of playing around with ideas and doing test cuts with paper, but when I was happy, I created these bad boys. I did buy a design from the silhouette store (here)that had the hair as part of a "hat" design. I had to edit it a little to make if fit perfectly to my circles. 

Pardon the picture quality, it was late at night and DARK. But, as you can see I threw in a mom and dad shirt too. I thought it would be a fun surprise to make my sister and hubby one too so we could get a nice family picture too!

With shirts 4 for $10 at the local craft store, I couldn't help myself. 

And of course the baby's onsie is cute enough to melt the coldest of hearts!

Have you given iron- on vinyl a try?!? It is so awesome. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer Wreath

It has been FOREVER since I touched this blog. I think I kind of lost inspiration and my reason behind keeping track of all my projects there for a while. For a while I wasn't even doing much crafting to speak of!  I know we all go through phases, but it is a big bummer either way!

I did make a few projects at Christmas but I have been busy that past few weeks making some pretty fun stuff. I will come back and share them, but FIRST, I want to share my current wreath,

The concept is not an original one, but I think I did a pretty good job with the design!  

I was babysitting last weekend and it was BEAUTIFUL. Naturally, we needed to make a fun craft. I took them to the dollar store to pick up supplies so that I could make one and the kids could collaborate to make one for their mom. 

In total for the two wreaths, I spent a little less than $10.

-pool noodle
-patterned duct tape (2 rolls each)

I added the burlap ribbon later from my stash at home. So for about 5 bucks, I think this wreath is just fabulous. I love looking at it when I come back home. The bright blue and the small sunflowers just scream summertime to me. 

I have wanted to make one of these for probably 2 years now. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!?!

Have you tried the pool noodle wreath technique yet? It is so worth it.