Sunday, February 22, 2015

I made a superhero room!

Just like the other 9,000 on pinterest! I have cheap laminate dressers from walmart so I primed the dresser first with a glossy surface primer. Then I painted them black and modge podged the fabric on two of the drawers. I found superhero images online, printed them, and modge podged them onto canvases painted to match. I have these SHEETS and this HULK NIGHT LIGHT on the way to complete the theme! Take a look!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

It's been awhile!

I have been crafting in the meantime! Here are the last two projects I've done.

First, I made my son's long sleeve shirts into short sleeve ones. He has some sensory issues and hand washing at daycare is a nightmare with long sleeves. Right before we discovered this issue I had taken advantage of Gymboree's massive sale and there was no way those clothes were just going to be worn at home! I just took a few inches off the length because we live in Alaska and (Duh) it's kinda cold here. If you want true short sleeves you can use another shirt as a length guide and add a little extra for hemming.

Next up I made some homemade lotion bars. I found a simple recipe HERE.

I bought the products she suggested through her affiliate links and this cute LEGO MOLD.

I assembled the goods and got to work. I must tell you that was harder than it seems because it's -40 right now and my supplies had just came in from our mailbox. Yup frozen solid.

 I'm not sure why my photos hate me and won't line up pretty but you get the gist!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'm so bad

It is so hard for me to remember to blog! Loads of updates. Crocheting for others made me sad and dead inside so I quit! It didn't last very long ;) I am now loving craft swaps! I am almost done with college, just one more subterm this fall. We are moving to Alaska this winter! I am loving so many more crafts than just crochet now. I am learning to knit, I have rekindled my love for drawing and I am obsessed with hoops! That's all for now!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Whoa! Where did I go?

I have been BUSY! I had a small human in early July, started back full-time in college in August, and I have a 3yr old. Nuff said. I have opened an Etsy shop! I am loving crochet and decided to take the plunge! It's got all kinds of cool stuff check it out!

And last but not least, here is the little guy who has kept me so busy!
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Matching elf hats

I decided to make new baby an elf hat for a few reasons. First it's super cute, second I needed to learn how to switch colors, and third because I have a friend starting a photography business and I thought she might like it when my boy out grows it :) Once I started making it, Daphne decided she wanted one too. I used this pattern by Carrie Piper. And you can see the project details over at my Ravelry.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Helping a toddler with gift giving

It is hard to explain to a child that the present you just bought is not for them! Especially when it is for a birthday party. Birthday parties are for friends and friends have common interests so a present for a friend is usually a want for my daughter. We had this issue this week and sure enough she did want the present when she saw it. I did the usual reassuring of  "you will get presents on your birthday", "you are going to chuck e cheese for your birthday", and "this is for friend because it's her birthday and she wants you to come play at her party". She continued to ask to open the gift but never got to tantrum mode or worked up about it. The day of the party I unrolled enough wrapping paper to wrap the gift in. I used old Christmas paper and flipped it over to the blank side. Then I gave my daughter stamps and highlighters and let her color the paper for her friend's present. She. Loved. It. Pictures follow :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bake sale cookie fun!

We made cookies today! I found them on pinterest and combined 2 pins. I used the actual cookie idea (but just used a bag of sugar cookie mix) and I used the tip I found on putting a box of instant pudding in your cookie dough to make them chewy! Here is what we did in picture form, enjoy!