Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Gifts for Charlee

My sweet dear friend Tina finally had baby #3 last week. Yea!! Baby and Momma are doing great although momma had quite a scare and had to go back in the hospital for a couple of days. Thank the Lord above she is fine and dandy now!!
Well, when one of your besties has a baby you gotta make her something right?

I have made baby burp cloths a few times but, I decided to make these bigger. They are more simple than my previous burp cloths however, these can hold more spit up and cover momma well! I used fabric and terry cloth.

See some the earlier burp cloths HERE and HERE

I just love that little star. I cut it out and ironed on fusible fabric backing to the star then ironed on the star to the onesie. I did pre-wash the fabric and the onsies.

Here i cut out fabric and felt to make a little lollipop flower. I decided not to use a broach pin to secure the flower because I did not the wee one to get stuck with the pin!

But I did want the flower to be removable so momma could wash it so I decided to use Velcro tabs! yea! I only had black ones on hand. I finally decided that was okay since it will be covered up anyway right?!

The Velcro was already sticky on both sides but I worried about it coming off during the wash or anytime. So here I added some fabric glue and a small clamp to keep it smooshed while the fabric glue dried. This should do the trick!

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I had some fabric flowers already prepared just waiting for a project to land on like a scrapbook page or a card or a hair bow or... a baby onesie!! used the same Velcro adhesion here too.
So there you go, simple and sweet baby gift for a dear friend. I am going to visit the wee one as soon as i get back from vacation and kiss those sweet puffy cheeks!!
Thank you for the visit!
Cheers!! ~Julie~

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thanks Cards

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Well Hello There!!
I actually got crafty with some paper last month. It felt great.. it has been a little while since i have scrapped or made a card. My daughters dance recital was at the end of May and I was asked to make the coaches the thank you cards.

I totally lifted these from Nichole Heady with Papertrey Ink. I had to do them super quick so i stole her layout. The diamond was used because her coaches are opening a new studio called Diamond Academy of Dance. The colors here will be the new colors of the studio also.

I used the Hannah Montana Cricut Cart for the diamond image. Close to my heart stamps to stamp the images on the paper. The paper used is Stampin up and Papertey Ink. The thanks sentiment was also cut out with the cricut, I believe I used Cricut Sampler Cart.

Super quick post. Going to go spend some time with my daughter. Thank you for stopping by here today. Hope you come back!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

The House That Creaks #3 The Kitchen Island

hi there. welcome to my 3rd project in this noisy squeaky house!!
I bought this kitchen island from a yard sale for $45.00 !! woohooo. I thought it was a great price for such a sturdy piece. We did add the granite piece on top when we had the granite counter tops installed. but that was all until i decided i needed to be BLACK.. The whole time I was painting it i was singing the Rolling Stones song "Paint it Black" tee hee

I loved that i just fit so perfectly into the kitchen. I felt pretty lucky to find a piece at a great price and fit in so perfect.
Here she is all beautiful and black. OH, I think I forgot to mention that I SPRAY PAINTED the entire piece. I have seen blogs that had BEAUTIFUL projects using spray paint. I totally thought to myself NO WAY!!! spray paint is streaky.
Being the big brave dog that I am I just had to see for myself. I told my self that if it did not work out the I will just roll paint over it.

I also bought so new cool hardware. However TOTALLY spaced on the hinges! I will get around to that... eventually. I have a credenza I want to do THEN... the kitchen cabinets (gasp!) I believe I am going to have to do the cabinets in sections. It is a pretty big kitchen (not complaining). I had planned on rolling on the paint for the cabinets but I believe I have made up my mind to spray paint those as well!! oooo... i am gettin CRAZY these days!
One last look! Thanks so much for stopping by!