Monday, December 27, 2010

Super HeroT-Shirt Cape

It's been a while since I have had a new post because I have been so busy re-doing my kitchen, ( I will have a post for that later). I have also been busy with my family, 3 of my kids have birthdays close together and then Thanksgiving and Christmas came. Now that things are settling down I have a lot of projects that I have been working on to share.

First off is a super hero cape attached to a t-shirt. I originally was going to make it for my son, but I didn't have his size of t-shirt on hand. So I decided that maybe my daughter would like one, after all girls can be hero's too!
I used a women's shirt that I was getting rid of and cut out the lightening bolt for the front and used the back of the shirt to make the cape. I appliqued the bolt and sewed the cape on and that's it..instant super hero!

She loved it! She ran around fighting crime

Turns out that being a hero is exhausting

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vinyl Labels

I was blog surfing the other night and I came across House of Smiths. I don't know how I had never seen her blog before but I love it and I was inspired by her use of vinyl.

I used my Cricket to label a few jars I had around my house.

I also took a frame I had and used Scrapbook paper for the background, then cut out our initial in vinyl. I put it on our entryway table, I love it!

I like front doors with the address numbers on the front. To me it has a very cottage feel, which I love. So I put vinyl on the front door too!

It was so much easier than I thought it would be, I can't wait to get more colors for organizing and labeling all around my house!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wine Glass Charms and Napkin Rings Using Shrinky Dinks

As a kid we always had Shrinky Dinks. Well, I found out that Shrinky Dinks sell printable sheets, what a neat idea!! Fall is right around the corner I thought I could make personalized labels for drinks or napkins. I first made and printed out the image, cut the shape out that I wanted and added a hole punch to the top (it's important to add the hole before you shrink it).

Then it's time for the fun part, watching your Shrinky Dinks Shrink! I put them in the oven and watched them curl and move all over the place.

Once it cools and is all done I added a ring and a ribbon to attach it to a wine glass.

It also works as a cute napkin ring

There are so many ideas you could come up with using this paper. I also made a necklace with the names of my kids.

This was so fun and I am looking forward to using it again!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Disney Ruffle Tee

This time of year our family starts to plan our trip to Disneyland. And what trip would be complete if you didn't dress Disney! I had some polka dot fabric and decided to embellish a t-shirt for my daughter. I just took three ruffles I made from the fabric and shaped a Mickey (or Minnie head in this case) and added a cute fabric bow. I am probably going to make a skirt to match. We are huge fans of all things Disney and this fits in perfectly!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Items on Etsy

I just listed a few new items in my Etsy store. I really love the bags, they are great for so many things. They would be great to use as a reusable shopping bag!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pottery Barn Inspired Lamp Makeover

I really love everything Pottery Barn sells, I don't however love the prices. I saw this lamp today at a thrift store and it reminded me of something that Pottery Barn would have....just slightly altered.

I thought it was sort of a combination of these two lamps...
So I took it apart, cleaned out the inside of the glass and painted everything that was 80's green to black. I think it came out beautifully!! Not bad for $10.00

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ruffle Hobo Bag

I have been looking for a new purse, and I just couldn't find one that I liked enough to buy. I figured maybe I could just make one to suit my needs! I came up with this "Ruffle Bag". It's cute, functional, and there is LOTS of room inside for all the things Mom's need to carry. Like a wallet, keys, make-up, snacks for the kids, toys, treasures my kids find on the ground and give to me as "gifts". And then there will still be plenty of room!
I was so happy with the way it turned out I have decided to list a few in my Esty Shop. I have come up with different variations of the bag that I will list over the next couple of days. I have had so much fun coming up with new ideas for my new favorite bag!!

Leslie :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm Back...

I didn't mean to be gone for so long, it just seemed to happen. I think that crafting and coming up with ideas can come in waves. For a while life just got busy and crafting and creating took a backseat. But now I'm back and have some new ideas and fun finds that I can't wait to share! I am glad to be back in the swing of things again!!!


P.S. The Blog is getting a new look too!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Clock Re-Do

I found this clock and I thought it was so cute, just very outdated.

I took it apart, spray painted and distressed it. Then I cut a new clock face out of some scrapbook paper and added numbers cut with my cricut. I think it turned out really nice and it made the clock much more up to date.

Now I need to find the perfect place to hang my "new" clock!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blanket Giveaway Winner!

I put everyone's names in a random draw and the winner is....*MICHELLE CLAUDE*. Congratulations and thank you so much for being a follower! Send me your mailing info and I will send the blanket out to you!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boy's Neck Tie Tee

This is a boy version of this Bow Tee. I cut up one of my husbands shirts and added it to a plain tee for my son. I think it is adorable and so is my little model! I couldn't decide on just one picture so here are 5!

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5o followers Giveaway!

We have reached 50 followers!!!! Time for the Doll Blanket Giveaway!!! I will draw a name tonight and post the winner on Thursday morning! Thank you so much all of you who follow!!

(Next goal... 100 followers and we will have a giveaway to celebrate that goal when we reach it!)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

T-Shirt Bow

Add a bow to a t-shirt
This is a really cute way to embellish an everyday plain t-shirt, and so simple!

I used another t-shirt that was too small for my daughter to cut out the three pieces that are going to be the bow. Depending on the size of bow you want, measurements will vary. I just sort of guessed as I cut mine out.

Then I pinned the top part of my bow to the shirt, gathering it on the sides to make the pleats.

Sew up all four sides of the bow. I decided to use a contrasting thread, which I think adds to the look :)
Next, pin the part that will be hanging down from your bow.
And then sew up the sides of the fabric.

And lastly pin the fabric that will be the "knot" of the bow and sew up all sides.

I love how something so simple can add so much. This is for my daughter, but I think I might need to make one for myself!!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Skirt to Dress Refashion

I love this skirt and the fabric it's made from. Using this skirt to dress tutorial I turned it into a dress for my daughter.

It's really fun to find cute, quality fabrics and turn them into clothes for my kids. You end up with one of a kind pieces that you won't find anywhere!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Easy as Pie Children's Apron

Easy as Pie Children's Apron

I have two daughters one is 7 and the other is 2. They both love to be in the kitchen. So I came up with a really easy way to make aprons.

I first took 2 pieces of fabric and cut them into triangles (I made sure they were wide enough to fit around my daughters waist). I also cut out another rectangular piece of contrasting fabric for the pocket.

With the right sides together I sewed around the triangle leaving an opening to turn out. Then I topped stitched around the entire triangle.

Before adding the pocket I stitched the top of the pocket, then pinned it to the apron and sewed it into place.

And that's it! Just wrap around and tie in the back. Easy as pie!

Works great for a playtime
Or cooking time

( This is also great for boys. I am going to make an apron for my two boys so they can keep their tools in the pockets)