Saturday, January 30, 2010

If It's a Girl...

I just finished a baby quilt for our baby, if it's a girl. I made an orange and yellow rag quilt with construction trucks on it in case of a boy, and when I saw this tutorial online, I couldn't resist trying it for a girl. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

It still needs to be run through the washer and dryer to help with the fraying, but that will have to wait for a trip to Grandma's.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Busy Bee

I have been working and working the past two days on a variety of things. The first picture is of a bag that I made from an old pair of my jeans and an old pair of my husband's. One of my friends has a bag like that and I would always admire it at church until she moved away, so now I have one of my own.
The next two pics are the advent calendars that I have been working on for so long; the holes in the top are for ribbon (but I won't put that on until the sealer is totally dry). The magnets that I posted a few days ago go on here - there are 24, so you put one on each day starting on December 1.

And the final thing is a Valentine's banner that I made from stiff felt and ribbon. I got the idea HERE.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Bag

Since it's too hard to mod podge with a toddler around who is interested in everything that happens, I decided to make a bag that I have been wanting for quite some time. We started using hats and gloves in October or November and they have just been sitting on the stairs since then, because that is so close to the front door. Today I finally made it...a simple fleece bag with one handle to hold all the winter accessories that have been on the stairs forever.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mail Sorter

I know I should be posting the advent calendar, BUT it's in between layers of mod podge, so it's not done yet. Tonight I made a mail sorter while we watched House. It has 4 different pockets and should be very helpful; the last couple of months I have been putting mail in various spots and finding bills and things that require action with just enough time to get things taken care of. Hopefully this will help. And I used scraps from other projects for it all.
I found the idea and instructions from bright and blithe. Check out the tutorial HERE.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Break Projects

During the break my husband had from school for Christmas, I didn't do a whole lot of crafty stuff, but I did manage to finish two projects. The first is a blessing dress if our baby turns out to be a girl, which turned out great with some advice from my mom. It will be ironed before we use it...

The next is a project I made for my friend Rissa, which I forgot to take a picture of, BUT I am making another one for someone else. It's too bad I didn't get this one done before Christmas, but she will be able to use it this year! It's an advent calendar, and this is how far I have gotten so far: the magnets. The background, made from a cookie sheet, is in progress and hopefully won't take too much longer.