Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SYTYC-Sunny Days Keeping the Clouds Away

The sun is shining what a great day!

As you may know I was voted onto Session 4 of So You Think Your Crafty.  My audtion craft was a fun, cute, functional craft...a sunglass holder for your car!

Some have asked for a tut on this so your wish is my command (for certain things I can not renew the three wishes....ha!)

1-Start out by picking some super fun fabric. I have had this laying around for a long time and I just love it and thought this was a perfect craft for it.

2-Cut two pieces of fabric 5x9" (you can customize this size if you wish to fit your car visor better)
Cut two pieces of felt, for padding, 5x9"
Cut one piece of cardboard, for stability, 4x8" (this will be the finished size)

3- Sew the cardboard into the felt, you can just top stich it due to you will be inserting this into the pretty pocket soon.

4-Next you will need to make the hooks.  I used 2"x 8" pieces of coordinating fabric.  Fold in half the long way, then fold over about .5" on each side and iron, see below picture.

5-You will then top stich around each piece, I used 4 since I have four people in my family.  You will then have pretty little retangles like the picture below.  At this point you will need to align them on the top part of the fabric and sew only ONE end to the fabric, I used a 'X' to hold it tight. On the opposite end place a piece of velcro. I used some I already had there were sticky on the back, easy peasy.

6- Align your top fabric face to face and sew along three sides, if you wanted to add some pretty details like ribbon this is the time to align it and sew it between the two top pieces. Flip right side out, insert the felt/cardboard combo. During this process is when you will also sew in your elastic band. I used two pieces about 10", you want it somewhat tight on the visor.

7- Tuck in your remaining side, ribbon, and elastic band and top stich all around the piece.

8-Once all the top stiching is done, place the otherside of the velcro piece (via sticky-ness) to line up with the other piece on the hooks.

9-Finally add your sunglasses and enjoy!!!!

(in the car)

Just a small reminder that Session 4 of SYTYC starts on July 9th, check it out!


Monday, June 21, 2010

So you think your crafty?

I like to think so!  I made it to Session 4 of So You Think Your Crafty!  I am so giddy- like a small school girl right now! 

The Rules:
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Crafters
  • 10 Challenges
  • 10 Themes
Missy supplies us with a theme weekly and its up to you America...you decide who stays and who goes (Ugh I think I just sounded like a reality TV show).

The craft with the least amount of votes heads home -sigh.  Each week: new theme and one less crafter until a whole hearted crafter, with a little inspiration from Martha, who messes up every now and again (we all do), is crowned Session 4 Queen Bee Crafter!

Crafts are posted anonymously to keep voting fair, just vote for what you like, think is fun, functional, or whatever your reason!

What I can promise you: I will work very hard on all the themes...I have a few in mind for far down the road (so please keep me around (wink wink)) and once the voting is closed and a new week starts I will post about my creation.

We will start in the beginning of July, but for now head over to SYTYC and vote for the final two of Session 3.  They are  both awesome, outstanding, and fun ideas!! Good look ladies!

Now without further ado I present to you the ladies that are ready to bring on their A game for Session 4: 

Kim @ A Girl and a Glue Gun with her Cardboard Clubhouse

Tina @ Simple. Inspired. Homemade with her Sunny Days Sunglass Holder (AHHH THATS ME!)

Emilie @ Emilie Handmade with her Super Absorbent Super Hero

Vanessa @ Tried and True with her Seat/Floor Cushion

Natalia & Whitnee @ Piece N Quilt with their Quilted Bed Runner

Kristin @ See Mommy Sew with her Summer Time Swim Suit

Heidi @ Hello Color with her Embroidered Slippers

Carrie @ Tao of Craft with her Rocket Ship Softie

Cheri @ I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar with her Leather Leaf Necklace

Mary Beth @ Addressing Spaces with her Time Worn Table

This is going to be a super fun, crazy, exciting, hot glue mess, sewing, crafting 10 weeks, I cannot wait!  Thank you to everyone who voted for me and to Missy for giving me the chance to audition!

And now this is how I am feeling right now:
Have an awesome Monday!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

How good are you?

My daughter is 5...and I thought it was time for chores to start. While flipping around my Family Fun magazine there was an article about a mom with 5 children and she started a marble jar system.  While reading I thought I could do that...so I did! We are on day 4 and its going really well. She gets excited to add the marbles when she completes a task and if she loses one (perhaps a small rolling of the eyes) she is starting to understand why.  With out further ado...the Marble Jar.

First I found a old frame and painted it a burnt red color and inserted the list of items and the worth.
Painted a mason jar with an A and polka dots:

The lid I padded with a piece of craft foam and covered with a fun fabric.

And finally the duo wait for the tink of a marble to fall.

Happy weekend!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

3 projects going and a HUGE thank you.

First I want to thank everyone who has voted on SYTYC and guessing which is mine. (I will tell you once the auditions are over and post a tutorial on it) Only two more days and I will find out if I have advanced on. 


I have about three current projects going and tons spinning in my head.  I am making my BFF's little girl a peggie house and dolls for her birthday, complete with some furniture. Along with two additional houses, I figured I am painting and such I might as well do bulk. I have thought about selling them on esty.com (its like my favorite site). But...we shall see, its a lot of work, but they are soooo worth it in the end.  Plus, I really enjoy doing it.

My third project is a yard sale find that is like a dream come true.  Here is a before picture, just wait til this little beauty is done. Can you guess what its going to be?

Thank you again for the support in SYTYC!  Today is the last day!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Voting has begun: SYTYC

Here we go...you may or may not know this but I am auditioning this week for a blog called: So You Think You Are Crafty and my audition piece is up! I cannot tell you which is mine, all I can ask is for you to just vote for your favorite!

Wish me luck!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A new family moving to town

Check this out...about 6 new families are coming to town...ok they are not real...but wooden. They will be families for 4 little girls I have in mind. I have made Livy tons of peggies in the past so I thought I might as well buy more...so I did! 50 to be exact....here they are in all their glory just waiting for some personality.  I really appreciate Gemmie from http://www.etsy.com/shop/gemmielou she allowed me to customize my order  and they were here in two days ...on a holiday weekend to boot! Thank you so much!!

Below are all of Livy's current peggies...she has requested nana, papa, gpa, gma, and a bride and groom...

Check out my fish bowls and the little boy with a hawk! I crack myself up.

On to other news, I have something very exciting coming up I will share soon!