Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cute Crayon Teacher Wreath

I saw this really cute wreath while looking at Pinterest pins, and knew I had to make one for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher. So, to give credit where credit is due, here is the link to the blog where I got my inspiration.

This site has a tutorial, so I'm not going to bother with writing one. I'm just going to post my picture:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beginner's Inchie's Swap

I recently did the Beginner's Inchie's Swap Round 3 on I had never heard of Inchies before I joined Craftster, and I certainly had never made one. Those those who are unfamiliar, an inchie is just what it sounds like an 1"x1" (Inch Squared) piece of artwork.

This swap required me to craft something under her theme suggestions making 8 inchies total. She received today, so now I can post what I sent her.

From Top Left to Top Right:

1. Wild Flower With Colorful Insect   &  Raven With Words Nevermore (hard to see, I know!)

2. Wild Flower With Colorful Insect    &  Tree of LIfe

3. Mummy Square                               &  A Snail Pic I Took At My House

4. A Warewolf Saying RUN                &  A Day Of The Dead Skull with word Crazy

I covered them in modge podge. She loves how they look so glossy, and she said she loves them and will probably make them into magnets!

And this is what I received from my partner!

 Alaska themed inchies. Aren't they beautiful?

And, Big Bang Theory Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock! I love them!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Super Easy No Sew Capes for Stuffed Toys

My son has taken to wanting his tiny stuffed bear to have a cape. He'd adopted an old rag, and tied it around Bear's neck, so he can be Super Bear! This, however, doesn't stay on very well, and it was frustrating to my son. So, alas, here's the solution:

I was lucky enough to have some velcro strips on hand--super easy, just stick and peel! So, I stuck the two sides together, and placed on one corner of the old rag. That way I knew it would line up. then, once stuck, I unpeeled the back from the other side, and stuck it on the other corner of rag, and ta da! Cape.

That was well and good until he wanted to decorate it. Ok. Easy peasy. I pulled out some of my dimensional fabric puffy paint, and decorated it. He loves it. My daughter wanted one for her dolly. She decorated it it herself.

Now these are small animals, but if your kid wanted one for a larger stuffie, I suppose an old dish towel or something would do the trick!

 I guess I'll have to grab a pic of the bear/dolly wearing the cape, but you get the idea, I hope!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hunger Games Inspired Embroidery Hoop

I've been wanting to make this hoop for a while, and I finally got around to doing it. It's about 4" and, I tried my hand at beading on the hoop. Each yellow bead is individually hand sewn. I used the chain stitch on the stem and to fill it in. I used the back stitch on the lettering.

It's inspired by the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The dandelion being very significant to Katniss about Peeta, and the word, Real, to simply answer the question "Real or Not Real."

I love it.  I haven't had the chance to close off the back yet, but I love how it turned out.