Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's My Name Again?

Just in case Summer ever forgets her name, I made this cute little doo-dad to help remind her. :)
Okay, it's driving me crazy that her wall looks so peachy-tan in this picture. It's actually yellow (similar to the "M" color)... just to set the record straight. :)

It was so easy, but I sure dragged my feet in getting it done. The intention was to have it done before the little cutie was born, but that just didn't happen. Oh well. :) But here's how I did it: I got some wood letters (at Hobby Lobby), traced them onto scrapbooking paper with prints that I liked (and that matched her room decor), painted the wood white, cut the letters out (and I actually cut a little inside the lines so that some white would still show around the edges of the paper), used Mod Podge to apply the paper, and then finished up with a coat of Mod Podge (I used glossy) over the top. Then I just attached some sheer ribbon to the back of the letters using hot glue (it can get a tad bit tricky trying to figure out where to attach the ribbon so that the letters will hang straight, so I had to play around with that a little), and finally I hung them on this peg board that I got and had painted white. Ta-da!

I really like how it turned out, but now I need something else to go with it on the wall. Hmmm... maybe some butterflies. What do you think?

Now I just need to find some butterflies! :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dixie's New Skirt

So lately I've been on a sewing kick, which is odd because up until a few months ago I'd hardly sewed a thing in my life. But I'm really enjoying it, and I find that the more I sew, the more excited I get about sewing something else! Pretty soon I'll have closets full of homemade clothes... at least for the girls. I'm not sure why, but there seems to be a big difference between sewing little kids clothes and adult clothes. While the little kids ones will look cute, the adult ones just never seem to look like anything but "homemade". Not that there's anything wrong with being homemade. I guess. :) 
So anyway... here is my first adventure at a skirt. Honestly... about the easiest thing you could ever sew. I didn't even use a pattern. But I love it! And when Dixie saw it, she said, "Ooo... Peerwy" ('pretty'). I think that means it's a keeper. :)

I'm sure there are many more variations of this to come!

Hi and Welcome!

Hi! And welcome to my new blog! I've created this blog to help me keep track of all my creative ideas, my inspirations from others, and mostly to help motivate me to keep using my creative brain cells! From sewing to crafting to baking to whatever else helps keep me sane, I hope you'll enjoy this crazy creative adventure with me. :)