Friday, October 28, 2011

Its been awhile.....

But I have some good excuses!  Life got in the way.... then we moved, and then I had the cutest new project ...
Oliver George....  Oliver because we liked it and George after my grandpa who passed away 2 years ago.

Anyway, I have had a little time to do some crafting.  I made an art hanger for Emma,  I got the idea from something I saw at target, and figured I could make one for less.  

This project was super easy.  I already had the letters for her name, but you could buy vinyl ones or purchase and paint letters from the craft store.  Then I purchased the picket fences pre done at Michaels.  I went to Home Depot and had the wood cut to size for me.  Then my dear friend over at out the bird house and birdie shapes for me.  I let Emma paint the birdies and glued clothes pins on the back of them.  Simple and cute!

When I was pregnant with Everett I made him and Emma the blue towel hangers.  I needed to make one for Oliver too, and since we rent I needed a way to hang them all, that wouldn't leave dozens of holes in the land lords walls.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

I have an art hanger in progress for Everett too.  Will post that when I am finished.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentines Cards for the Feel the Love Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog on this blog hop!
Sorry I'm not more detailed for you, I'm fighting off a nasty cold.
Here goes!
DD helped me make some of these for family.  I would have liked to do more to them but a 3 year old has a short attention span!
I used the Create A Critter cart and my gypsy to weld 2 acorns together.  Then I sent the top of my acorn through the swiss dots to give it the extra effect

I made a V-day card for my hubby, but I wasn't really happy with it, so I made another, and still not all that happy.  Oh, well I'm sure he will like it.

Friday, February 4, 2011

And even more owls


These 3 are the ones that were commissioned

this is the one that is similiar to Everetts
I made it so the tummy will get a "raggy" effect around the edges

red owl
Ok so this one turned out totally different than what was in my head, and it is full of mistakes, I'm not even sure if I should sell it. You can't see in the pictures the flaws. The bonding on the tummy wrinkled, the spot I sewed it shut stretched and more. And she was supposed to look sweet, not sad.
So I need a good story behind her for my etsy shop, maybe unrequited love? Oh and she also has a heart on her bum


Sunday, January 2, 2011

More Owls!

I have made a slew of owls over the past few months and here they are.  I've definitely gotten better, but could still use some improvement.  My 3 year old helped me name some of them

[image] And last but not least....and certainly the funniest name...

This is the one for I made for my husbands boss' daughter who was born in November

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 The owl I made my son for Christmas


I also made him a pair of pj pants from his daddys old pair that became irreparable.
Here are the original pants with Everetts next to them to show the size difference :D

The finished product with a close up of the logo.  I cut the logo out of the big pants and made it like a patch onto the little pants, the edges will fray the more the pants get washed