Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Book

Growing up my family had the tradition of reading a story and then singing a song every night in December. I wanted to do that too so I made our own holiday book. We start ours on the 13th of December and do it for 12 days. The girls love it. I thought I would show you a couple of the pages. I used a dollar store board book and ripped the pictures off and then painted its edges and covered it with scrapbook paper.

Each of the pages has one story and several songs on tags that can be pulled out of pockets.

I put a lot of family stories in it about Christmas's from the grandparents which the girls love. It has been a great way for them to learn a little about their ancestors and have some holiday fun.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wreath on Canvas Tutorial

Have you seen that fabulous fabric wreath over at V and Co. The first thing I thought when I saw it was I want one. The second thing I thought was I can make it with paper.

Here is what you'll need: Glue, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, rub-ons, canvas, card stock.

First things first, I used a bowl to cut out a circle and then I just cut out its center. No need to be exact here because it is going to get covered. You can just draw a circle onto your canvas but I tried this and it didn't turn out as round.

Next cut your strips of paper 2 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch.

Fold your paper in half to find its center.

Now fold each side down at the center crease.

Do the same with the other side so you have this.

Glue down paper on your "wreath form."

Glue your wreath onto the canvas and get your rub-ons placed down.
I have also done this as a gift using a monogram so I thought I would show you what it looks like.
I used another rub on and made a tag.
Proudly display your work of art.
I also made one with three mini wreaths, I will show you the finished project next week and give you the dimensions for the paper strips I used.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Baby Quilt

I have been busy making quilts for the last few weeks. This one is for my baby. I have wanted to make a bunting quilt ever since I saw this cute bunting pillow
I quilted this one myself on a regular sewing machine and I am pretty pleased with the result. I used wonder under and didn't turn my edges under but did a zigzag stitch around them instead.