Nov 29, 2011

Christmas Craftiness

I love Pinterest for all of their inspiration! I saw this picture and knew I had to make this wreath!!

And thank you Target for inexpensive and cute plastic ornaments to make this project happen!!

Here is the blog post that I used for some assistance.  It has other blogs linked to it as well for more help! I didn't take any pictures of the process because my daughter and I were just having too much fun! We used hot glue to make sure those sneaky tops didn't detach from the plastic balls.  Also my wire hanger had a plastic coating on it and I had to strip some of it off for to allow the balls to slip on easier.

And here is our finished product
I just need to get some ribbon to hide the hanger and it will be finished!

Nov 8, 2011

Adventures in Sewing - Bunting

I have always wanted to make my own bunting for my office.
Look how cute this looks in a classroom???

I personally have a small office for me to have individual and family therapy for the kids who live at the facility I work for.  I thought it would be fun to make a bunting that would serve several purposes.  One it would make the space brighter and CUTER and friendly.  I also thought I could include my kids in the process to allow them to have a discharge activity where they get to leave something behind for other kids.

I used this DIY but I know there are tons available on the internet if this one isn't to your liking.
Here are the triangles I made

Really you need some good coffee to make crafting really great!!

I wish I had gotten a picture of me sewing these triangles! I figured out what was messing up on my machine! Yeah and BOO! I somehow can't get the tension right for the top thread, so I have to physically hold the thread in my right hand from the top and then with my left hand hold the fabric! Its a challenge, so I'm glad these triangles look half way decent!!!

Now to get to the kid part - I am letting the kids decorate one side of triangle when they are getting close to discharging from our program.  Here is the first one I have.  I marked out the identifying info.  I love that this kid added a mustache to his picture of himself!

(no matter what I tried I couldn't get this picture to turn the right way! I saved it different ways but blogger always made it back to this... sigh!)

So now I am trying to decide if I sew the bunting all together now or do I just add a flag as the kids decorate them?  Either way I'm taking it down each time.  If I put it all together then I can have it in a nice color pattern and the other way it feels a little more symbolic adding them one at a time... Suggestions??

Nov 7, 2011

Crafting for my Cub Scouts

My son has been in cub scouts for a few years and has moved up to Webelos this year.  Now that they are Webelos the boys get pick their own patrol name and start getting ready to be Boy Scouts.  

My husband is our den leader and he thought it would be fun if the boys had their own flag to show off in the pack.  So here came the crafty momma to help out!

I used my new embroidery skills and loved how it turned out!
Here are some of the pictures from the process 

 I loved getting to do this for the boys and seeing them getting so excited about having something that was made just for them.