Friday, July 26, 2013

Bears, Beards, and Snails

My husband’s and my friends are getting ready to welcome their first baby, a boy, this fall. I got a super early start on their baby gift because who knows what I will have time for once school and soccer season start back up again in a few weeks.

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This is a travel changing pad made with laminated fabric on the outside and fuzzy terry cloth on the inside. I didn’t get a picture of it opened up, but it has a pocket on the inside to hold a diaper or two and a small pack of wipes.
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The onesie, bib, and burp cloth are all coordinating with cute snail fabric.
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The crocheted bear hat is my favorite and was a breeze to whip up. It only took an hour from start to finish.
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My husband specifically requested that I make a bearded beanie as a funny addition to the package. I found a great tutorial here:

This is a picture from her blog post so you can get an idea of what it looks like with a baby in it. SO STINKIN’ FUNNY!

I used a receiving blanket to wrap it all up in and it’s ready to be put in the mail. 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oh the Places We’ve Lived

I’ve been wanting to make this project for a while and I finally got around to doing it. With the help of my Cricut, it only took me one afternoon. I used my Cricut States cartridge and cut the shape of the states out contact paper. Then I stuck it down on the canvases and painted over it. Once the paint was dry, I peeled the contact paper off and painted a small red heart where the city that we live(d) in is located.


Provo/Orem, UT


Orlando, FL


Topeka, KS


Las Vegas, NV


Every time I look at my wall, it brings back fond memories of all the fun places we have lived since hubby and I have been married.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Red, White, and Blue Table Runner

I decided to use up some of my patriotic colored fabric scraps and made a table runner for Independence Day. It was super fast and easy to make and I finished it in one afternoon the day before the 4th.Chicago Girls Trip & 4th of July 080Chicago Girls Trip & 4th of July 088Chicago Girls Trip & 4th of July 086