Friday, July 24, 2009

Settler's of Catan

I had this great idea today!..well, I'm really probably in over my head, but am excited to try it anyway. Do any of you play Settler's of Catan? ..well, I do, and it's probably safe to say that I'm addicted to it. Anyway..I decided to combine my love of crafts, with my love game! We'll see how it turns out in a few days. I am still trying to decide what to use for the game pieces (ie:settlements, cities, knights, roads, number chips, etc. - Maybe I'll check out US Toys) I think I'll cut paper for letters/number tokens.. then it'll all be velcro'd so the tiles can be idea is to make a board I could take..on vacation so I don't lose my real pieces.(It's a pretty expensive game..and I'm pretty protective of it!) I need to get some sheep fabric still..but know exactly what I'm getting.

<---From This

To This--->

Wish me Luck!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bow Holder

Easy! I just hot glued some ribbon onto the back of this frame that I got from the dollar store.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baby Crib Bedding - Check

Okay! So, I FINALLY finished the bedding for the crib. I spent all day. Now I have to make the mobile and I'll be finished with that project! Don't look too's no where near perfect, but I am pleased for my first attempt, and without a pattern. I like the colors too! Hooray!! My son has decided the underneath is his new tent.

Taggie Blanket for Baby

Soo soft and cuddly. When baby is big enough I can attach toys and such too!

Friday, July 17, 2009

When I See an Elephant Fly!

I thought I had seen everything with the Cricut!! ..From cutting your own stamps, cutting fabric for iron-ons, and the 'Sure Cuts A Lot' computer download (that will cut any true-type font off your computer using your cricut machine, of course your scrapbook die cuts, and so much more until I saw this! Check this out!

Now I find that the (Scrapbook) Cricut Machine can also cut FONDANT for Cakes! I'm totally going to try this ..eventually..! Another thing to add to my list!

See more Cricut Cakes and order the How To DVD HERE.

Burp Cloths

I sewed some fabric onto some pre-folded cloth diapers. They make cute burp cloths and match my baby slings I made previously. I will have to make some little boy ones though!

The fabric was cut to 6" x 20 " and I just folded under the sides as I sewed. Easy and quick!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


So, I honestly think I am the world's BIGGEST procrastinator. But, I finally got some curtains made. I've had the fabric for the shower curtain for oh..6-8 months. and the fabric for a bedroom curtain for ..oh, about 2 1/2 years..yes.. that's right..years! I found the bedroom curtain fabric, I think at Wal-Mart on sale, and it matches our bedding, so I grabbed it, thinking I would have it done long before now. So, I am glad to have them done!! I like them both a lot!



Monday, July 13, 2009

I don't know how I found this..but this Dawn gal has the CUTEST cards! Next time I participate in a card swap..I know where I'm getting my ideas!

If you are in to cards, go check out her related videos at youtube! Have fun!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I've been working on my scrapbooking a bit lately. It's been fun!


T-Shirt + Iron-On = One cute Big Brother!!
(my son and his proud "motorcycle" -like daddy)

32 weeks

This iron on didn't work so well, so I filled it in with puff paint.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

4th of July

I found this unfinished wooden star at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago during their 1/2 off sale on unfinished wood..which made the star $1.50. Covered it with scrapbook paper and embellished it..don't mind the mess in the background..that's just my messy craft table! It comes apart and stores flat which is nice too!

Quit for Baby Ella

My mom found this baby quilt top all patched up and sewn together in her endless box of unused fabric (you know what they say.."She who dies with the most fabric, wins!)..So..I tied it and put a back on it and now Ella has her first quilt! I haven't made a quilt before because, well..honestly, they kind of intimidate me..So I'm starting small with a pre-made top! lol!! It turned out cute though!