Thursday, February 28, 2013

Funky Stuffed Owls

Check out a new item I will be selling!! I love these Funky Owls! They are so much fun to make and I think they are adorable! Check out the little tie on the boy owl and the sparkly heart on the girl chevron owl! And I LOVE ruffles so I've made sure to add plenty to them! I made these all this morning and would probably make them all day long if I could...but unfortunately I cannot because I have run out of stuffing. So until I get more this is what I have so far...  Do you like?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Horse Headband Tutorial

What little girl doesn't love horses?! So I make and sell these adorable horse headbands and thought I would show you how in case you have a little girl who loves horses as much as my little niece!

Items you will need:
~felt (3 colors)
~Tulle trim
~hot glue gun
~needle & thread (or sewing machine)

First you need to sketch and cut out a silhouette of a horse.

Next, cut that silhouette from a piece of your felt and then set your horse aside.

Then you need to cut 2 circles (same size) out of your felt. This color felt will be the background behind your horse silhouette. 

Sew your horse onto one of the circles. You can hand stitch it on or you can use a sewing machine. I used my sewing machine because my hand stitching is not very even. Once stitched on, you can cut a a piece from your 3rd piece of felt to make the horses hair (the light pink part). Hot glue that piece on to the horse. 

Next you need tulle trim. It would look CUTE with pink tulle trim but all I had was gray so that's what I made mine with. You can find various colors of tulle trim at HobbyLobby!

Then hot glue a strip of the tulle trim around the circle your horse is on. (Sometimes I cut the tulle trim a little bit so it doesn't stick out so far)...

Almost done! Hot glue the front piece (the one with the horse) to your headband.

Last, but not least, hot glue the other felt circle you cut and hot glue it to the back of the headband as well as glue to the back of your front (horse) piece. The pictures should show you better than I'm explaining! 

That's it! Now you have this adorable horse headband for your little girl, grand-daughter, or niece to wear!! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Scrappy Spring Wreath Tutorial

Here's a wreath I made for spring that will be available at my craft show! It was easy peasy!! But slightly time consuming. It's a good project to do while watching a movie or after the kids are in bed relax and work on it while you have free time here & there. I was fortunate to have a friend come over while I was working on this wreath so I put her to work adding the scraps with me while we visited with one another. So here's how to do it:

You will need:

~1 wire wreath
~scrap fabric

 That's it! Just 2 things!! Can't beat that right?!

You will need LOTS of scrap fabric cut into strips. My strips were about 1.5" wide and 5.5" in length. You can play around with it and see what sizes you like best though! 

And you will need a wire wreath which you can find at good ol' HobbyLobby.. mine is an 18" wreath I believe. Then all you have to do is tie your strips of fabric on! I didn't double knot mine, a good tug after you tie it once should be fine! 

I love how it turned out! It's springy and even looks a lil like Easter!! I have plans to make many more in different colors! I want to do a Hawkeye inspired one with their football colors! I'll be sure to share a picture of it when I do! If you make one feel free to share it with me! I'd love to see it!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lace Ribbon Headband

I am finally thought of a way to put the lace ribbon to good use! I'm not sure why it took me so long to think of it..but I'm using them as headbands that you can tie in back! I added some fun flowers, gems, buttoms, and whatever else I could find or make and made these fun headbands! They are A LOT cuter in person!! (I need a new camera!!) Anyways, I love them! I'm planning on making lots more to sell at my upcoming craft show!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tshirt to Pillow

My son's room is Illini themed..obviously the Daddy had that idea... so his walls are blue & orange! Sounds crazy, but it's actually not as wild as it sounds! I like it! I toned it done with some grey curtains & such. Anyways, my mom picked up this tshirt at a garage sale a long time ago and gave it to me because she knew I would make something out of it! Well I'm finally getting around to it! I turned that tshirt to a pillow and I'll briefly tell you how.

First I cute 2 squares.
Put them together (lettering facing inward) and sew all around leaving room to add stuffing :)

Trim the corners before you turn it inside out! (Sorry about the ugly fingers! I'm not sure why I even try to pain them..I'm a nail biter! Bad habit I know...)
Add some stuffing and sew up the bottom and ...
a pillow!! :)


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY Valentine's Heart with Crepe Paper Rossettes

I had a friend come over today to make Valentine's type craft! This is what I came up with! It was cheap too!! $1 !! It was so easy! Just took some an hour or so.

#1. Cut a large heart out of cardboard.
#2. Take crepe paper ($1 at DollarTree) and roll them up to make rossettes & glue them on the heart (If you don't know how to make a rolled rossette you can find a tutorial HERE)
#3. Once the heart is covered in rossettes you can add some beads or gems for some extra oomph! ;)
#4. Hot glue a ribbon (I used lace ribbon) to the heart so you can hang it up for all to see!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Green Bay Packers Carseat Canopy

Today I made this Carseat Canopy for my little one. I can't believe he's almost 8 months already!! You would think I would have gotten around to making this's already February and I'm hoping it will start to warm up soon! So I decided to make it with 2 yards of cotton fabrics instead of backing it with fleece because I want to be able to use it to block the wind this spring and not be too hot. Anyways, can you tell my husband helped me pick the fabric?!  I based it off of the tutorial from 'Creatively Christy' blog found here.