Monday, June 28, 2010

These neck coolers are sitting in the fridge, ready for use. I suggest you google 'neck cooler' and you will find out how to make them. I picked up the dry powder stuff that gels in a rather large bag for $8 in the garden center of Kmart. You could probably make about 50 of these with one bag of the stuff. I did not actually follow any specific pattern, but winged it. We've used them twice so far and they actually work well!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

This one came from a previous batch, but I'm just now catching a picture of it. Small purple flowers all over, slightly puffed sleeves using foldover elastic. This greenery is not found near us, but at a campground in Ohio.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

An awesome book cover. Not made by me, but by an 8 yr old with my help. I am beyond excited to have finally been able to make one of these. I'll post mine another time.

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm kinda lucky she wanted to put it on. I've been using this fabric for years and have just a small scrap left. I'll be donating it- I can't bear to make one more green ladybug anything.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Here is an after the fall and after the fix. This funky duct tape worked great to hide the glue. I will have to come up with a prettier option when I have more time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another process not product photo. There is some serious beading going on. I picked up a super cool multi-pack of glow in the dark beads to add to the fun. I can't tell you how much I love anything that glows in the dark!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CAUTION- Shield your eyes! Protect small children! When I showed this to a critical 8 yr old, she screamed "oh yuck! Get that thing away from me- I don't want my eyes to see it! It is so ugly!"
I thought a new bag to hold my knitting would be fun since I've been able to knit again. I used this pattern because I had some cotton webbing on hand and I was too lazy to make real handles and turn them. The top part to insert the handles works great with webbing! I may add a snap in the center. It also has a couple of pockets inside.

'Angel Bag'. Link to pattern:

Monday, June 21, 2010

I used to love how these horses turned out. Not so much love for this one. Maybe I'll toss it, or add the mane and tail and see if it improves?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Not really a finished product as much as the process. An improptu stamping session with many artists. Pictures like this remind me why my house is not sparkly clean.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

We tried a different bubble making recipe- I've always used glycerine, but our friend hosted this bubble fun using a recipe with cornstarch and something else. But, no glycerine at all. Seemed to make some biggies!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Adding a little love to her room. I used the sizzix machine to cut out hearts from felt. Then, with a straight stitch and a thin ribbon sewed straight across the ribbon while placing the hearts.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

So these started as new socks, but now they are a bit worn. I tried crocheting beads to socks a couple of years ago and ended up with nothing. This time, with inspiration from another mom, I did it! Thanks Beth and Pat!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Letters that Abigail cut out from fabric. Then we wet them with liquid starch, squeezed them out, and rubbed them onto the wall. According to all internet sources and our preliminary trials, they stay for a long time then peel off easily with no residue left on the wall.

Friday, June 11, 2010

These six are for us. Hopefully this is enough. With all of our travel lately, we've needed a few more. Also, since he figured out what a fun sound velcro makes when you rip off your diaper, I've had to trade out a few we had with velcro with snaps.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I started this penguin skirt 3 years ago. She is such a patient child! The 'unfinished bin' is really dwindling! Finished in time for the smaller a-line penguin skirt to fit her little sister. Now they match!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2 more bibs. The next time I get excited about a pattern could someone please remind me not to cut out 30?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Back to making diapers. This one is from the unfinished bin.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Some homemade playdough formed into a fun rainbow! Fun rainbow craft day is fun for moms and kids!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Save your apples from bruising in your bag! This knitted fruit cozy is the answer. This is a wonderful bulky cotton yarn, but this would be great in a stretchy sock yarn.
A quilted mat with ribbon ties. We use the rocker every day. For 8 years I've put off doing this. I am almost out of this great orange fabric, but this way I can look at it every day!