Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Bethany Box

I like to make things for my family at Christmas time and this was something I made for my daughter last year.  I have one which I have also started for my son so hopefully he'll get that one this year for his birthday.  I bought the boxes from The MDF Man at the Hobby Crafts Show last year and always planned on making them for my children. Also at the show I found a lovely stall that sold wooden buttons where I bought ones to spell out Bethany's name.

I painted the box using some Dulux sample pots and then used ink pads to decorate the initial buttons and the butterfly.  I then stuck them down and coated the whole thing in clear Mod Podge to finish.  Bethany loves it so that's the main thing!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

More bunting!

Here's another item I made for my daughter - I really must find more things I can make for my son!  She wanted some new bunting when we moved house so I let her choose a whole range of material and made her some from that.  My last attempt at bunting was making proper triangles sewn together but this time I went for a simple method with triangles cut with pinking shears and attached together with a nice bit of bias binding.  Now if I could only get her to tidy her room...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Wall hanging with pockets

I was trying to decide what to make next as I wanted something a bit different so I decided to make a wall hanging with pockets for my daughter.  Having previously made crayon rolls, I adapted the idea in my mind to be able to make the hanging.  I was quite pleased with the finished product but think if I did it again I would make the bottom set of pockets into three rather than two.  My daughter seemed to enjoy it though!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Shopping lists

As I'm off following a knee op, I thought I should update the blog!  I've got several items to show so maybe I'll actually get round to writing some of them this week.

This item was another one I made as a Christmas present for one of my sisters.  At Christmas I always try to make something for my family but this year things got in the way and I needed an emergency gift for my sister. I remembered that we went to the crafting exhibition at the NEC and I bought a cardboard covered ring-bound notebook.  I painted it blue (my sister's favourite colour) and decorated it with black alphabet stickers and sparkly gold butterflies.  I wish I'd bought more now as I quite fancy one for myself too!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Canvas Photo Noticeboard

First of a couple of Christmas present posts!  I normally try to make lots of things for my family at Christmas but with moving house and having a little one, this year just seems to have disappeared!  I did manage to make a couple of things though. The first is another one of my photo noticeboards using a canvas, fabric, wadding and ribbon.  They are so easy to make (this one took about 30 minutes) and look really effective.  Hopefully my sister liked it too!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Wreath

Something a bit different for me today as I went to a friend's house yesterday and we made Christmas Wreaths.  I'm not the most artistic person in the world and struggled to get it looking good, but I'm still quite pleased with the finished product!  It is now hanging proudly on our front door.  

Happy Christmas!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Tooth Fairy Pillow

My daughter's first tooth fell out today.  I had seen little pillows that other people had made for their children for their teeth to go in and thought I would like to make one too.  Unfortunately I hadn't gotten around to it and so when her tooth fell out today it was an emergency make!  She loves giraffes so I used her favourite giraffe fabric to make a little pillow and sewed 'TEETH' onto a small pink pocket to go on the front of it.  She seemed to like it and it is now safely under her pillow with her tooth inside it waiting for the tooth fairy...