Friday, June 12, 2009


A couple cute little bracelets. My friends baby was wearing one last I saw her and it was so cute!..hope they will fit! I'll make more to match her outfits as I get them.


I made these head bands and bows tonight for an infant girl. I covered some single prong hair clippies (I got from Sally's) with ribbon using hot glue, then glued on some flowers and buttons and patches. I'm sure I'll make fore eventually. The headband itself is made out of a knee high..yes, a nylon knee high! I heard they stay on better than anything.

I flattened it out and sewed it just below the knee and above the toe seam. Cut the excess off and covered it with the bow. I like that I can switch out the little bows. Just hope they fit! For lack of a better head..I had this container sitting close by! But I think it will be about the same size!


I got in a crafty mood tonight about 10:00 and had to run to the store for some things..I got started at 11:30 and didn't want to it's late and I'm tired, but I got a couple fun things done! Here's the babies name! This isn't how I'll hang it in her room, but my son is asleep in there now.Here is my sons name that I did 2 years ago when he was born.I am working on the bedding..I have the sheets done and the bumper cut out..I'll get that done next. I've just been busy with summer and travels, so things are a little slow going.

Candle Holders - w/tutorial

Things you will need:
baby food jars
beads (that will fit on the wire)
Goo-Gone for the jars and a paper towel
Needle-nose Pliers (for bending and cutting the wire!)
Tea light candle

I used baby food jars..I figured applesauce would smell the best if there was still a smell after they were washed. I cleaned them out and used Goo-Gone to remove the Sticky label. I actually had to use some 'elbow grease' too..that is some tough glue! Pick your bead color. I think glass beads would be case the get hot with the candle..but these ones I had on hand are plastic.

Next I wound some wire around itself and slipped it over the rim of the jar and pulled tight..then twisted the wire up so it wouldn't slip and come loose.

String your beads onto the wire to make the hanger. Then attach it to the other side by slipping the wire under and around a few times. Needle-nosed wire pliers/cutters are awesome for this!

Then I strung some more beads onto a smaller piece of wire, fed it through one side, wrapped it around and through and strung some more beads onto the other side of it and wrapped it to tie it off. I then bent the wires to little curly-q's, and you're done!Easy Shmeasy! I think this would be a fun craft to do with your/a child! Make a bunch and hang them around your backyard, or for a birthday party or something! A boy could make one and just use a different color scheme!