Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby Boy Hat Set

A friend of mine is having a boy in May. I use to make a baby hooded towel or a baby blanket and burp clothes that I would crochet around, but that has become a pretty known thing and is done a lot now a days, and I like to be unique so I came up with this
newborn hat, diaper cover, bow tie and chunky sandals set.

I really like the news boy style hat, but I thought the one I have was more girly so I played around with the pattern and came up with this one.

Diaper cover. (I found a free pattern on line for this I can't remember what site it was from, so if ya recognize it let me know I will give them credit for it.)
Bow Tie
And little chunky sandals. I just got the pattern for these and couldn't wait to try them out, I love how they turned out!
I really hope my friend likes this unique little hat set made with love!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"L" Frame

I decided to put the crocheting aside and do another project today. I got this picture frame with canvas at a yard sale for $3, the guy I got it from asked if I liked the picture I knew from the way he asked the question he didn't care for it, I just smiled and said "it has potential!".
Moving on back in February Fabric.com was having a sweet sale, I got some fabric for my curtains(to come later) along with this cute little piece.
The minute I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it! Today I went to Hobby Lobby and got this..
Alright let's get this craft started if you want to do this frame with letter (and you know you do
cause it's AWESOME) this is what you'll need:

Picture frame with canvas
nail gun
glue gun
spray paint in color of your choice
wood letter of your choice

Since watching paint dry really sucks let's start with that that way we can work on the other stuff to pass the time. Start by taking the canvas out of the frame set this aside you will use it later. Sand your frame a little, just enough so the paint will stick, then paint your frame and letter.

Take the canvas out of the frame, lay it face down on your fabric, over lap enough to cover the sides.
Cut your fabric, then staple the fabric onto the canvas.
I started with the long sides first.
To do the corners I folded the short sides in like wrapping a present, should look like this.
Then fold it up, smooth it out and staple into place.
When you staple or glue your piece make sure you pull your fabric tight so it's nice and smooth. Trim off access fabric.
This is what it should look like so far.
Now it's time to go back to your frame and letter, if you need to put on another coat. My frame took 3 coats and my letter took 2. While the last coat of paint on the frame dries decide which way you want your letter and glue it onto the canvas.
(If you wanted to you could glue some ribbon around the canvas and be done.)
Once the frame is dry put the canvas back in and TADA your done!

Take a step back and admire your work!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011


A few weeks ago while diggin through my yarn stash I found a small amount of green yarn, and it's been sittin in my yarn basket just beggin to be made into somethin AWESOME!

I finally sat down last night and created this little green friend. Isn't he adorable?I had just enough left over to make 2 of these cute flowers and just in time for St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Argyle Bow w/ Crocheted Headband

Before my friend got here this morning I cranked out a couple headbands, I'm still playing with sizes, I haven't figured out a size for newborn yet, it would be nice if I had one to test them on! Anyway once my friend got here we crafted some hair bows(we may have done more talking then crafting) this is on of the bows I came up with.
I will be adding this to my Etsy Shop, but not at the moment cause well I'm tryin to keep my kids from killin each other!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I have been busy, getting my etsy shop up and running, so that's why there has been a lack of posts. I will do better once I get everything added to my etsy shop I have A LOT of stuff, I still need to edit the pictures and get them added, it's proving to take for ever, I think it's because of my kids I mean really I have 3 of them and today was the first day of spring break! Tomorrow a friend is coming over and we are going to craft us some hair bows so I'm sure I will post about that! Mean while check out my etsy shop tell your friends about it cause it's AWESOME!!!