Friday, January 28, 2011
This is my daughter's hat for their 100th day of school hat parade. 100 pompoms. It was so much fun to make.
I have a hat that I made my father for his birthday that I'll have to show off later and I'm making another had for my brother-in-law's birthday. Both are totally my own designs... I haven't seen anything just like them before. So I'm kind of proud of them. =) My hubby's birthday is next week and I should make him something, but I'm totally clueless. He won't wear a hat. I'll figure something out I'm sure.
I also have a very, very busy week planned next week. In April, I am participating in the American Heart Association's Start! Heart Walk. My sister and I went to the team kick-off yesterday and they were giving us fundraising tips and I had a light bulb go off. I'm going to make some Valentine/heart themed stuff and sell it for donations. All the proceeds will go towards the walk. If I sell it for $10, $10 goes to the Heart Association. I'm pretty excited about it. I have a few ideas of what I'll make. I'll have to be an obnoxious promoter if I'm going to sell it, but I feel much more comfortable being pushy when I'm begging for donations and people get something in return. I mean... it's a win/win for the buyer - they help out a cause that EVERYONE should care about (you do have a heart, right?) and they get a handmade something or other out of it. I found a hat pattern that I want to make to sell, but the designer specifically put on her site that she doesn't allow people to sell items made with the pattern. I've emailed her to see if she'll make an exception in this case. I think I'll make a couple fingerless gloves, some keychains... things I can whip up pretty quickly. If it goes well, I'll continue it and possibly come up with some Easter themed stuff. But needless to say, I need to get this stuff made in the next week so I have time to sell it.
Stay tuned ;)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I texted my sister and asked her for a suggestion. Her suggestion? Pillsbury Doughboy.
So... what to do?
Come up with my own pattern. Heaven help me.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
My first bag contains the body, head and arm of a jester. He's for the girls. I have to work on him when the girls are asleep or Olivia runs off with the appendage-less thing to play with him. The pattern is by the same lady who made the Dotje doll that I just realized I never posted about. Here she is:
Monday, January 10, 2011
My brother-in-law, Lee
My cousin, Amanda
My dear, dear friend Robbie
I'm mostly listing these out because I will forget if it's not somewhere handy. =) And trust me, writing stuff down isn't handy for me. Paper mysteriously disappears around here almost instantly.
I don't know Brittany and Christy extremely well, so this will take more thought than the others. I don't want to just throw any ol' thing at them just because. I would feel guilty. Seriously, I would.
After thinking about it, I realized this was just up my alley. I prefer to make things with people in mind. When I was going to have a booth at the Flea Market, that was one of my biggest obstacles. So this should be fun. And who knows... maybe when I'm done with these 5, maybe I'll surprise a few people =)
You know what that means?
Thursday, January 6, 2011
We've had this set up in their room not even a week. And they have lost privileges to the playroom TWICE because they will move the entertainment center... TV and all. It's dangerous. And kind of freaky that little girls are that strong, but that's not the point. I think we're going to have to put the TV up on a cabinet that they can't move just for safety's sake.
When I went to pick up the TV and entertainment center from my sister, I had not seen the entertainment center. The moment my brother-in-law brought it out, my first thought was "wow, I could turn that into a play kitchen so easily!" I guess I have serious craft-brain. Hubby wanted the TV on the entertainment center, so I just forgot about my idea.
However.... now that the TV must be moved, the entertainment center is free. And I can make it into whatever I want =) Mwahahaha!
Ignore the dirty floor. I swear I swept in there Monday. Can't you see it though? The short side on the left would be the stove/oven and the taller side would be the fridge. I'd need a few peices of wood and some hinges, some paint and a few other touches and VOILA! A play kitchen. Then I'd have an excuse to make some felt food and whatnot.
Yeah, I'm kind of excited about it. My creativity is in full gear this week, making it hard to concentrate on anything else.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sometimes I just crack myself up!
Originally uploaded by Silvertears1275
I follow Inner Hooker on facebook. She has some of the most adorable crochet patterns around and they're very well written (I've come across some pretty crappy patterns...). She recently changed her profile pic and when I looked at it, it said "My Mom's a Hooker. You should be too." I thought it was so cute that I had to put it on a shirt for the girls.
I was pretty obsessed with this all day. I couldn't wait to get it done. So much so that I smudged it a little bit =( Oh well... I guess I'll have to make another one =)
It's freezer paper stenciled with silver and black metallic fabric paint. I don't think I've used actual fabric paint before when I've stenciled. It was a lot of fun... I need to stencil more often.