Monday, May 4, 2015

Brand new bag

Mama's got a brand new bag.  I made it myself but that makes it better. Right?

Here it is in the process of being made....

How to finish it? Decisions, decisions.

I'm happy with the final product.

I used the this pattern. It's really easy to follow and makes a cute bag.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter baskets

This year I made these cute little Easter baskets.

I just taped four boxes of candy together in a square. I taped cardboard to the bottom and a taffy handle on. Then, just fill them like you would any other basket.

I saw it on Pinterest and had to give it a shot. I thought they turned out pretty cute and the kids liked them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter Goodies

Just finished this cute cat toy order.

It's made with brown felt and in addition to the stuffing, it also has catnip in it. They're so cute when they're all packaged and ready to go.

And yes, I send them in an actual chocolate Easter Bunny candy box. It drives my kids crazy because I make them carefully open their Easter candy so I can have the packaging.

But it's all for a good cause, right?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Upcycled pin cushion

 How cute is this tiny little pin cushion?

It's only about 2 inches tall by 3 inches wide. 

I used a little cup that I filled with ground walnut shells (to help sharpen pins) and glued a little puff filled with fiber fill. I lined under the fabric with a piece of felt to help hold the pins in place.

I just can't get over how cute it turned out! I've got several more little containers to work with and can't wait to see how they turn out. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

New soap dispenser

I do love a quick and easy project!



All done.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A quick Valentine

I've been busy today making these hearts.

How cute is that? It's a tiny little heart, only about an inch. And the best part is,.,,,it's so quick and easy!!

You can find the instructions here.

Now go make some!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Recycling I like

I know that most often when people talk of recycling, it's just aloud putting your stuff into the correct bin and assuming that it's being taken off to be torn down and the reused. I prefer taking something I have and making it into something new myself. That way I know what happened to it.

One of my kids had received a nylon backpack at a music festival that she participated in. It's not the kind if thing that she was going to use. So, after it sat around here for eons, I finally decided to so something with it.

I gathered up material in coordinating blues.....

Cut my fabrics into a bunch of strips which which I then gathered and sewed onto my backpack in layers. To make this easy, I advise that you start at the bottom and work your way to the top.

Here's the finished product...

I am pretty happy with the outcome. That's the way I like to recycle. It's much prettier than it started out being.