Monday, November 28, 2011

A HOMEMADE Christmas

Spent some time yesterday getting into the holiday spirit by working on my oh so long list of Christmas projects. I have always enjoyed creating gifts rather than buying. Even an altered gift will show more care than something quickly purchased. 
Well anyways, I made my first Christmas card of the season with G45's Christmas emporium paper. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Skirt

As I mentioned after Halloween, my daughter becomes significantly attached to clothing items for whatever reason. It may just be a phase or her way of putting her foot down and being able to control something?  I haven't quite figured that out.

There was one particular skirt she seemed to like more than the others. (she sure does love them all though)... and it had become pretty stained. I told her she wouldn't be able to wear it anymore, which included a lot of tears. It was a complete breakdown. 

What could I do though? 
I had to do something. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A work in progress: Mothers Day Album

I took a hiatus from working on my Mothers Day Album since I was at a standstill on what else to add. Last week I was able to pick it back up and continue since we were going to be attending Wicked that weekend. 

Now the Wicked theme of purple, green, and dark didn't really match my original steam punk decorated album, which put my mind to work. I wanted to have this event included but without taking away from the overall theme. 

I chose to add an insert into an envelope page so it would hide the inconsistency. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Halloween/October Scrapbook, The Little Mermaid

Finally finishing up Lily's Halloween/October Album. I had put together the book quite some time ago to ensure that I wouldn't space it. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Best Batman Mask With Tutorial

If you can't tell, I'm really excited about this last project. I dont have a little boy (yet, due in March <3) so its great to get started on some boy projects. 
I was out searching for a good Batman mask for a little boy in Lily's class who's having his birthday party this weekend. I could not, for the life of me, find a realistic mask. So, after making some winter hats, I opted to use that tutorial with modifications to make it. 
Got the basic pattern (below) from a lovely blog I found. She did a great job with this tutorial and it was easy to follow using the diagram she made. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Daddy's Birthday Card

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. I sat down one afternoon with my pile of old photos and made him a special card to tell him how much he means to me. I thought it turned out quite well so I thought I would share it. 


Friday, November 11, 2011

Recycled Halloween Tshirt into Headband

I told my daughter after Halloween that we would need to retire some of her Halloween shirts. It devastated her as if I had just said I had eaten all of her candy. It got me thinking about what I could do with the shirts so she could still enjoy them without being dressed in Halloween clothes until Christmas. 

I wish I could take credit from this idea, but I cant! Found the inspiration on a woman's blog who had done it even better than I, but I can't seem to locate the blog again. : / Just know she's out there somewhere.