Sunday, July 13, 2014

Apron Quilt

Recently a dear friend of mine passed away. She was an amazing, inspirational person! Her mother who was also a dear friend introduced us and invited me to join an apron group where we would get together and exchange aprons. When I heard Betty passed away I knew I wanted to get the apron group together and make a quilt for her mom. It was amazing how many people were willing to help out and make a square! Thank you all who were willing to help and who sent in the squares to make this beautiful quilt.

For those in the apron group, I gave Dotti a picture of each square with the names of who made the blocks so she would know who made what. Thanks again! The blocks all turned out so amazingly adorable!



 Close ups of each row:




The back:

Friday, June 13, 2014

summer craft

We made a few freezer paper stencil shirts. The kids loved picking out their design and painting them.



Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday, October 4, 2013

Monkey Birthday Party

My turning 3 year old really wanted a party this year with her 2 friend. With everything that was going on I wasn't real keen on throwing a party and made it more like a structured play date. I found a really cute monkey party on the Internet so I didn't have to think up games or anything for the party. Check out her blog post here for an amazing party. I only used a fraction of her ideas.

Every party has to have favors right? And since every kid loves to dress up I made some monkey outfits for them.



They looked so cute in them. We also made a monkey craft, played a bean bag game where we threw them into the monkey's mouth and I hid some bananas around the house they had to find. (All ideas from the blog above) The rest of the time was spent jumping on the trampoline and eating cake. Easy Peasy!




Monday, September 30, 2013

Super Saturday 2012

Last year's Super Saturday was pretty kick back. We did most of the crafts in the same room at the same time. I had one other person on my committee to help out so we did a few simple crafts and an easy dinner. I can't remember the cost of each craft but they were all under $5 and all made great gifts.

OlliBlocks

These are so cute and still make me happy to look at them.



Necklaces
This shop was amazing to work with. I received all my items so quick. We used scrapbook paper and pictures to make them with. I printed my pictures off on cardstock on an inkjet printer and used modpodge to glue together and they are still holding up just fine a year later. 



Nativity Pillow
The teacher used this picture as inspiration and made her own silhouette. She had all the pillow forms cut out, we just painted and then sewed up 3 sides  and stuffed them after they dried. 
Flower Earrings

Last minute through Pick Your Plum I got an awesome deal on cute flower earrings. They ended up being pennies to make. I just bought them and then had the ladies pick them out the day of to make. They all sold.


We also had a service project going on at the same time for those who didn't want to make any of the crafts. I would recommend NOT doing this. It was too much and the ladies just wanted to sit around and talk.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Super Saturday 2013

This is the 3rd year that I have been in charge of Super Saturday and I love it! This year was a bit of a challenge since I will hopefully have a 2 week old on the day of Super Saturday. Since our ward(congregation)  is small and I don't have too many people on my committee to help (one person) I had to reach out to the members to help out. In the past I have come up with the crafts myself since I am usually the committee.

This year I held a meeting asking for teachers and got a good group who volunteered. I put them in charge of everything. My mom will be in town to help out with the baby and in case anything goes wrong, I don't HAVE to be there. So grateful for those helping me out!

I wanted to post our crafts since I have seen so many pins for Super Saturday in case I can help anyone out with ideas.

Articles Of Faith
$3
(don't go to Staples for the printing, find a ma and pa store)

I ended up doing one because I found it, I was already gonna make it and I can just leave it on a table with instructions. It's from this pin for Article of Faith Cards. 

It's a free printable and my girls are already loving using them to learn the Articles of Faith.


A Frame Tent
$9

These are everywhere and so cute! On another blog the cost was less but we added another piece on the bottom so the tent wouldn't fall flat but hold it's frame. The ladies need to provide their own sheets or fabric. 




Button Ornament

$2.30 
We found cheap buttons at Wal Mart which really brought down the cost since it takes around 70 buttons.



Custom Name Frame
$5 for supplies (you provide your own frame)
 We have an amazing scrapbooker/paper guru in our ward who does amazing things with stamps.




Glamour Frame
$5 w/frame included

$2.50 if you provide your own frame



Extender Slip
$6.50
You provide your own slip ($7 at Wal Mart)
(Can you tell we live in a small town, Wal Mart is pretty much our only store.) These are everywhere on pinterest and so cute. I made mine a couple years ago and it is such a good idea for Super Saturday. The teacher found lace online for a good price.

how do you like my middle of the night picture
So that's it for our crafts. I have our sign ups already going around and will stop them a few weeks before so we have plenty of time to order supplies. We will also be serving a light lunch and will be having the RS sisters take turns babysitting since we have a lot of moms with husbands who work crazy hours. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shut the Front Door

I actually finished something!

Wish I had a before picture. Maybe someday I will have access to my old pictures again...The rocking chairs  were painted and we liked the color so much we bought more for the doors. And hubby painted the whole front of the house.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Teacher Gift

I love the idea of using chalkboard paint for teachers gifts since it goes with the whole teacher thing, ya know. For my preschoolers teachers I painted small pots and put some flowers in them.  Then she got to write her name on them and hand them to her teacher. No pictures since those were made at midnight the night before and the morning of I was up at the crack of dawn having a garage sale while my husband took the kids to school.

Luckily this tray didn't sell in that sale so that I could re-purpose it. Nice thing about collecting stuff is that you don't have to run to the store for things like end of the year teacher gifts. So I painted my cute Melissa and Doug pizza tray (do you guys keep the trays, cute but take up way too much space) with chalkboard paint, had my 1st grader write on it and then filled it with stuff I had at home.

 I took paper clips I had and glued buttons on them. And I printed out some personalized note cards courtesy of my Heather Ross book. Love that thing!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

How many kids does it take for me to have no time to craft? 4. Everyone says 3 is the hardest and after that it doesn't matter. I was fine with 3 but 4 is killing me. I have had time to do a few things but then to take time to actually take pictures when you are wrestling 4 kids? Nearly impossible. And then I have to get them up here on the ole blog? Very impossible.

I have been up to a few things but no pictures to show for it. Instead I will show you some amazing finds from yard sales last week.



I got a dozen perfect condition retro ties for $2! I can never say no to amazing ties!

This old OskKosh trunk from 1915 for $25. No there isn't a 1 in front of the 25. Even that would be a steal. It has 5 drawers so we are going to use it as a dresser. And it came with wooden hangers. I looked it up online and saw it could sell for over $600. I am sure those are way better condition than mine. Mine doesn't have the locks anymore but still, such a steal!

I also got a couple of vintage wooden doll cradles. They are super cute. They were marked at $1 each. I couldn't pass them up. When I went to buy then the lady asked if I would take both for $1. Uhhh, ok...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

American Girl Doll Clothes

Of course since the party was an American Girl party I had to make some doll clothes for the birthday girl. And since her dad wears scrubs to work I thought I would make some to match.

 And a skirt.
The skirt was just a simple square. It turned out really cute. Corduroy picked out fabric and trim. I used a tutorial for the scrubs and it turned out super funky. It looks OK on the doll but the pants are too short in the waist and the arms are super crazy. Does anyone have any AG tutorials that are tried and tested and like? I have a feeling I will be making a lot of doll clothes in the future...

American Girl Clothes

My 7 year old was invited to an American Girl doll party. Of course that means a matching dress right? I was determined to use what I had on hand. So drapery fabric it was.

the top had a cute lace trim that you can't see under the sweaters
And if big sister gets matching doll clothes then little sisters need some too. For theirs I went through my giveaway stash and ripped out zippers so I wouldn't have to make a trip to JoAnn's.




And while big sis was at her tea party we had one of our own.


And Ady may have put on a "show" for us reciting random things for hours making us sit and listen to pure nonsense. Do your kids do this? I think we may have a theatre kid on our hands.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Princess Tea Party

My 5 year old wanted a princess tea party. I am not a girly person so I snuck some green in with the pink with some peas. I just got the Heather Ross book with her prints available to use as I wish so I used them in any way I could. Funnest book ever!

When the girls arrived we had princess dresses hung up ready for them to play dress up if they didn't already come dressed up.

 Then we took pictures










and made a craft








Games:
pop the pea(with balloons)
Hide the pea ( put a golf ball under 1 of three pillows and had the girls sit on all to see which one had the ball under it)

Once it was decided the were all princesses we sat down to have a little tea party.




Heather Ross print on the napkin holder









Heather Ross print on the chair backs with girls tutus on the bottom




scrapbook paper was used for the placemats, crowns were found in the $1 section of JoAnns, made the wands, borrowed lots of the fancy dishes to make it fancier!




tea pots from TJ Max

















And once it was determined they were on sufficient sugar highs we played royal ball freeze dance.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Book Party

My oldest said she wanted a mermaid party months leading up to her birthday. Then about a week before said she wanted a book party. Hard to fight that request. I would much rather have her celebrating her love of books!

 Here is where I found the invites
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The girls decided to dress up as their favorite book character. Corduroy dressed as the princess and the pea. Ady dressed as Nellie Sue from "Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse".








 I decided last minute to dress up Milo as a character from Cordy's favorite book.








he's the baby brother in Crafty Chloe. Everything's better with googly eyes.


When the party girls got to our house we did word searches and other fun things found on the Junie B. Jones website. They we made heart bookmarks
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and had a book scavenger hunt. I put clues in books placed all over the house. Then we read Corduroy's favorite book, "Crafty Chloe". I think it might be my favorite book as well. Then we wrote our own books. I had words they could pick out if they needed ideas to get started. Like animals, colors, and crazier like, silly, upside-down...they loved writing their books.







Corduroy requested a Crafty Chloe cake.











So I made a Crafty Corduroy cake complete with googly eyes and a macaroni necklace.

Some of the goodies the girls took home came from these sites:
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