Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hair Bow Holder

I made this hair bow holder for my newest niece using the tutorial here. It was fun and easy to make, and hopefully will be a helpful place to hold all the bows she's sure to acquire.

And here's the darling baby herself, sporting one of her new bows!

Want bows like this? You can make them yourself (if you don't know how and you're close by, ask me and I'll show you!) or you can check out the ones my super talented & crafty friend makes and sells. Her projects and idea blog is here (click on the label hair bows) or more examples are found here. Kim made the clever headband that you can clip bows in and out of.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Welcome family sign

My mom is involved in real estate and had me make this sign for a family that just moved into a house that she was selling. It makes a nice welcome gift for anyone moving into a new home!

Rag quilt

I know this isn't vinyl, but I think I'm also going to use the blog to post other crafts that I make as well. Of course, I don't usually have a lot of time for other things, but it's always fun to share after putting the time and effort into making something. These baby rag quilts have become something of a trademark for me in my last ward and I probably made 10 over the last couple of years as gifts, especially for all the ladies that I served in Young Women's with. This one was for a good friend having her second girl, and she probably didn't really need another blanket, but I didn't want to move without giving her one of these!
What makes me the happiest about this blanket is that I didn't buy a single piece of new fabric for it. I used all existing fabric, hoping to diminish my stash of flannel a little! These are seriously so easy to make and SO much faster than a traditional quilt. That's my style!

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a plaque a friend ordered to give to her dad on Father's Day. It's 7x7 and has a sawtooth hanger on the back.
My friend found a longer quote that goes like this: "A Dad is a son's first Hero and a daughter's first Love." But since there are only girls in her family, she only included the daughter part. Either way, it's a cute saying, huh?

another FHE board example

Here's another FHE magnet board. I'm trying to get pictures up with all the different fonts that I've used on them. This one is uses LD Carefree Black.

I recently learned that using hot glue on the magnet strip doesn't hold up well in the long run. Using liquid nails or epoxy glue does. (We used hot glue for a craft night since it is so fast.) If anyone that has ordered one of these boards from me has had problems and would like me to fix it, please let me know! I apologize for any inconvenience. Live and learn!
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My favorite things

Here's another example of the "My favorite things" clipboard that I made earlier. I stained the wood and I really like how it turned out (and so did my friend that ordered it - yeah!).
Font: LD Distorted Drusillus
Now that we've moved, I hope to hang up my board soon and use it for its purpose. My kids are busy painting again now that we've found their paints, so I'm sure I'll have lots of art work to hang up.
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I am a child of God sign

Just a shot of my kids' room that includes a sign with red vinyl "I am a child of God" on 1x6 wood...probably about 30 inches long.

Family name plaque

This was a wedding gift for my cousin. It's a variation of a sign that I made at Christmas for another cousin
The wood is a typical 24 inch x 7.5 inch. Fonts: Papyrus and Scrap Cursive.

Mother's Day or Father's Day present

I gave each of our moms this frame for Mother's Day. I bought the frame (at Kohl's) and then added the vinyl. I wanted to buy an unfinished wood frame and paint it, but I couldn't find any that fit an 8 x 10 picture. So this was the next best thing, and of course the grandmas loved it. Who wouldn't with those cute kids smiling at you? :)