Published October 28, 2011
All week I’ve been busy making sock monkeys for kids in Texas. Craft Hope puts together these projects for kids periodically. I’m not that great at sewing so I haven’t yet participated, but this project looked easy enough, and they have tutorials on their site. We found some cute socks at Target and gave it a try.
I made a couple monkeys that I tested out on my own monkeys first (actually, they hijacked them), but it helped me realize my first ones were not strong enough to survive the abuse that kids will put on toys After re-attaching some limbs we were back in business!
Published October 13, 2011
I’ve been taking Amy Tangerine’s class called The Good Life over at BPC. This class has been so fun, and is one of the big reasons I’ve been inspired to get crafty again She makes the cutest reverse applique t-shirts, and the first week she taught us how to make them. It’s a bit addicting!
My first attempt at a camera t- came out a bit crooked! I wouldn’t have gone w/ this combo but it was the only plain non-vneck shirt I could find in my drawer.
I pulled some of my favorite t-shirts that the girls had grown out of, and have been cutting them up to make the appliques. My favorite is this Gap rainbow tank top – I was so sad when Julia grew out of it, and now at least we can use some pieces of it again. Hard to see the bird in this shirt, but it’s about the only good picture I can get of a constant-in-motion almost 2 year old
Here’s my very first ones – Amy Butler fabric on the left, one of Ryan’s very first baby outfits from the Gap on the right. I’d been holding onto that little Gap bodysuit forever. Everything else I gave away except that. What on earth was I ever going to do with it? Glad I found a good way to use it
Published October 7, 2011
Cards , Halloween , Studio Calico
We’ve been busy here – moved this summer and am just now getting around to finding some much needed time to be crafty again. I have been keeping up with my Project Life though, and will post a big catch up post on those soon.
It’s chilly here today and the leaves are starting to change…. no denying that Fall is in the air! Definitely the best time of year in New England.
Today’s card is one I made for a Shoebox Swap last weekend at my good friend Liz Ballard’s.
I decided to try and make my own embellishments- similar to the cute one’s the Girl’s Paperie had out last fall. It was pretty easy with some crepe paper streamers and punches (and much less expensive!). Used one of my favorite Studio Calico stamps to make the chevron background. Love their stamps-so happy Hero Arts is making them now.
Have a great weekend!