Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Wheat Grass

Easter Display

I followed Make and Takes tutorial for growing wheatgrass and love the results. Hannah was able to do most of it herself and Ernest even did one for himself.

I love the dew drops we found on our blades of grass this morning!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Lollypop "Flowers"

Springtime Blooms

Make and Takes had the cutest tutorials on their website. I used the Coloring Rice Tutorial and the Lollipop Flowers Tutorial to make these. It was easy enough for Hannah (4 years old) and her friend Max to make these (almost) all by themselves. I did help with the food coloring though! Next time I won't add the rubbing alcohol, the smell was nasty, and I'm pretty sure it's dry enough in Nevada that we didn't really need it anyway.

Here's Hannahs!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Split Pea Shamrocks

Happy St. Patricks Day!

MADE has the cutest tutorial on how to make these split pea shamrocks. I didn't make as many as she did, but I had to make the shamrock hanging for my front door. It turned out great, although I think I should have stuffed the peas in a little better, they seemed to settle towards the bottom and left the top looking a little empty.

I also made a smaller version for her to wear as a necklace to school today. She loved it and so did her teachers. They kept trying to swipe it from her :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fabric Card

A "Just Because" Card

Here's another card that I made for my mom. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll ever be able to part with another scrap of fabric (no matter how small), now that I can make these cute cards and ponytail holders!

I made the dot of the 'i' a heart, and here's the view from the back. Not as perfect as I'd like, but I know my mom will love me anyway. (right mom?)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cute (& Easy) Pony Tail Holders

Tutorial from Make it Do

Yesterday Hannah and I went over to a friends house to make hair bows and accessories for our girls. I decided to make some fabric covered button pony tail holders. I used Dritz Aluminum Cover Button kit in a 7/8 size, that I bought from our local craft store. They are sold at most sewing & craft stores, so it shouldn't be necessary to place an online order. Make sure you buy the one that has the tool inside! After you have the tool, you can just buy the refills which are slightly cheaper. I followed the tutorial from Make it Do, which is very easy to follow. Just don't use a hammer to put the back on the button, (like I did the first time) it will flatten the button slightly and won't look nice and rounded. Just push down hard on the tool and the back should pop into the button. I also put a dot of tacky glue inside the button (before I popped the back in), to help keep the button together.

I made these ponytail holders to match a few of Hannah's outfits. The green is for upcoming St. Patricks Day and the pink with circles is going to match a Pink Fig outfit that I am still working on. The little red flowers was made using fabric that my mom had when I was a little girl. I love how cute they look! It was a lot of fun and these were so easy to make!

Here's my favorite pair! Hopefully we won't have to wait until Valentine's Day to use these :)