Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Jilian and I cuddled with our faces in the sun.
no matter where you are!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
First I prewashed the fabric, green fleece and dinosaur fabric. I put the two fabrics together and cut them to size, leaving enough to make a matching pillow. Then I drew a large "A" (for Ashton) on a piece of paper to monogram the blanket. I used my template to cut out an "A" from the green fleece, next I stitched the "A" to the dinosaur fabric.
I then sewed the two fabric pieces, right-sides together, leaving an opening so I could turn it right-side out.
Next, I turned it right-side out and closed the opening by machine sewing and continued to sew along all four sides to finish off the blanket.
For the pillow, I took a piece of each fabric, right-sides together and sewed on all four sides, leaving an opening to turn it right-side out. Then I stuff it with pillow stuffing and hand-stitched the opening.
Finished blanket and pillow
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
You would almost think I only have this blog to make postings about Heidi's Craft Challenges! I really do intend on blogging more! Anyway...
Heidi's monthly craft challenges do inspire me to be crafty. This month's challenge was ribbon. I LOVE ribbon and use it often on my scrapbook pages and in Grace's hair. However, I am going to show you some simple ways I have used it in the girl's bedroom decor. AND you get a little sneak peak at the changes going on in Jilian's room. I'm almost done and am excited to share! Until then, here are my crafts...
Grace's curtain in her room. I made a simple white linen curtain and then tied it up with wide pink satin ribbon.
Jilian's new curtain in her room. Similar to Grace's however I made the curtain from cotton fabric with little pink and brown birdies and used wide brown satin ribbon. I was low on ribbon so I didn't make bows, even though I didn't plan it that way, I like how it came out.
Lastly, for Jilian's room I made this sweet little bird (birdies are my new phase!)which I will be hanging over her crib, with thin brown satin ribbon. I've made two so far and will be making a few others.
Please excuse the poor photo quality. My camera is at the camera doctor, I had to use Grace's to take these pictures! :-)