Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stockings Made & Hung with Care

I did it...I don't really know how to sew but I did it. All 3 of our new family stockings are made. The letters are cut out from the cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I have a sewing machine from 1974 so it was a little tricky figuring out how to sew the letters on in a more decorative way then just around the edge like the rest of the stocking...but I think they came together nicely. Hope you like 'em!

A closer look at them...

And an even closer look...this is for our baby boy who should be making his grand entrance any day now...

Friday, November 18, 2011


I know what you must be thinking…”Holy cow, she’s posting twice in one week!” I know it's crazy…lol. I just finished my mom’s Christmas gift and thought I would share it with you. Every year I make her some decoration that consists of snowflakes, snowman and the color blue. This year I made a stocking (I’m going to make all our stocking this year) But this stocking isn’t for Santa to fill. This I filled with a pine spray, some beaded sprays and a string of lights. The stocking idea came from Amy Butler. I was looking online for a pattern to make our stockings and I found this blog that talked about this felt stocking pattern. When I went to the pattern the picture showed this stocking hanging on a bike with pine and a present sticking out of the top…so yeah, I stole the idea. I’m not a sewer so this pattern was perfect. I didn’t really follow the direction on how to sew it I just kind of did my own thing. The felt was incredible cheap and I got it from JoAnn Fabrics. The sprays, lights and snowman came A.C. Moore. I filled the stocking with used plastic bags from the grocery store to give it volume. And finally the present box opens up and thats where the battery housing for the lights are held (so she can easily turn them off and on and it won't be seen) It was pretty simple once I got started.Hope you like it! If you're interested, the pattern can be found at this site http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Felt_Stocking.pdf

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Womb to the World

Well I'm now 38wks preggers and we are impatiently awaiting Grayson's arrival. I've worked on his album as much as I can. I seperated each page as one month of pregnancy and it will included his birth and coming home. I thought I would show you what I have done so far. The album I used I bought from marionsmithdesigns.com. As I have shared before, I love her work and she sells great products. This is what the album looked like before I tore it apart.

Here are the inside pages...the whole book is made of heavy chipboard

I used paint to cover the pages, seperating each trimester by color. I used a variety of papers, prima flowers, ribbons, bling, buttons, glimmer mists ect. And item's designed by Marion Smith and Tim Holtz. Here's the album so far...

This pull tab is great! Learned it from Marion Smith! Check out how to make it from her video on ustream

This leaf we found at our Maternity photo shoot and we took a picture with it next to my belly...I love fall and I loved that picture...I saved the leaf and mod podged it to my page

I embellished this book with lots of flowers and other items with 3D dots which made it too large for the original binding. So I had to cut the covers off and I just bound it with ribbon then embellised the binding with the birdcage and pin. I really like the way this book is turning out...now we just gotta get this little guy out so I can finish it! Thanks for looking...hope you like it too!