Friday, December 30, 2011

Chair Label

What a cool chair!  It was designed by Felix Guyon with La Firme.  It is a beautifully designed chair that folds to an inch thickness.  I just love the luggage tag label design.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Popeye Birthday Cake

My little boy had a birthday recently and I made a Popeye cake for him. He loves the Popeye cartoon and he makes a Popeye expression for the camera sometimes.  I found a picture online and drew the design of it on the cake.

Happy Birthday to my sweet boy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Paintbrush Roll

For Christmas my mom asked for a paintbrush holder roll and I thought I'd try and make one.  I wanted one that wasn't just a plain white canvas and found this outdoor fabric in her favorite color.

I found some pretty good instructions here, but if I were to do it again I would adjust the length of the roll because I have longer brushes and this wouldn't work for them.  I had a little trouble with the elastic staying level and it did end up a little wonky.  What I should have done is tacked the elastic first before I sewed the pockets.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Beaded Wreath

Okay before you think I have too much time on my hands, I made this before I had kids or cable.  They took me forever to make and I made six of them that year for gifts.  I know, CRAZY.  I found this time consuming craft from good ol' Martha.  They really do turn out pretty when they are done.  It just takes lots of beads and time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lacy Rib Hat

We took a road trip to visit family and since it is a long drive I brought along some knitting projects.  I was able to get some knitting done when I wasn't being the referee for the kids.  I went to the yarn store before I left town with my daughter in tow, which she of course talked me into picking up yarn for her too.  This rainbow yarn caught her eye and she claims rainbow is her favorite color.  Ha!  I decided to make a hat out of it for her and found the pattern via Ravelry and it's free.  You can find it on the Yarnophiliac blog, here.  It's a wonderful pattern and knitted up easily.  I haven't done any sort of lacy type knitting and it turned out beautifully.  It also has a picot edge that I really like.

As you can see the owner of the new hat loves it too! It was a little cooler there and she was happy to have a hat to keep her warm while she climbed trees.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Stockings

I forgot to show you my son's stocking I made last year.  It literally took me the whole month of December and this year I added his name.  I've always liked the colorful and sequined stockings.  Growing up my siblings and I had similar Bucilla stockings and I absolutely adored them.  I thought my kids would enjoy the same type of stockings too.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Drawstring Bag

I'm not sure if anyone else is in the same boat as me, but I'm always scrambling to get my Christmas presents done.  I can say this one is done and headed out the door. I sewed up this drawstring bag to go along with a present I bought.  It just looks pretty all packaged up in a handmade bag.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nesting Ornament

Here's something I did a while back with a set of egg shaped lions that nest within each other.  I thought they'd make cool ornaments so I drilled a hole into the top of each one and fished a piece of twine through the hole and tied it off.  The kids love these and have so much fun opening and putting them all back inside of each other.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Angel Costumes

Last week, I ended up taking on the task of making 23 angel costumes that needed to be completed for the Christmas pageant this Friday.  Oh my goodness, If I don't have to make another angel costume again I'll be happy.  They were very easy to make, but when you keep making the same thing over and over again it becomes tedious.
Here's a picture of my two angels in the costume.