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Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'm back!

I'm back from New York and already miss my family. So much happens in three years to be away from family but I guess sometimes it just doesn't work out the way you thought or want. Anyways, my husband and I also celebrated our 5th anniversary while there. Can't believe how quickly time passes.

This is one of my favorite pictures from our wedding day, my niece Ella came walking over to us and we got a very cute picture.

Now on to more important things! Tonight I was missing my family and New York and Dan was away so little man and I had our own fun. I finally got to a project I've been wanting to do for a long time. I wanted to display Ian's art in a special and fun way besides hanging it on the fridge so I picked a wall and you can see the rest! I'm not totally happy with the wire and colored clips but it will do until I find something more to my liking.
I have another vinyl project I worked on as well but will show details later when I have it in Ian's room.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Vacation Time!

I'm sad to leave the blogging world for a bit but so excited to head home to visit my family in New York. I haven't been back in three years! But I'll be back well rested and excited to share with you all my fall projects! Since I moved last fall I wasn't able to do anything and I've waited a year for this time to come around. I'm so excited. I'll see you all soon. Don't forget about me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Travel Highchair

I've had this on my to do list for a long time now and I finally made it so I can use it on vacation in New York when I visit my family. I think it came out so cute!

It was very simple to make.

2 pieces of contrasting fabric 6" x 37"
2 pieces of contrasting fabric 6" x 4"
2 pieces of contrasting fabric 20" x 10"
3 pieces of batting for each combination
Velcro (long piece)

I didn't take many pictures during the process of making this, but I did wing it so I'm sure you can too!

Sew the three sections (right sides together) but be mindful where you leave your opening to turn right sides out because the smallest section will connect the two larger pieces. By looking at the layout you can figure out where to leave the openings.

After sewing it together I did a stitch around the outer edge to help it lay flat and hold the batting better.

The last step is putting the Velcro on. I used a long strip so it can be adjusted as Junior grows.
If you have questions just email me or comment and I will do my best to explain how I did it.

If you notice it is reversible!

Here is the view from the back. Little I didn't seem to mind being restrained, although I'm sure the fish helped distract him. This is great if you're out at a restaurant or a friend's house with no highchair. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fit for a King

There are so many birthday crown ideas out there and I've read a couple and knew I had to make one for my little guy who just turned 1.

First you need to pick your colors! This is the fun part. You can really make it anyway you want. I used two main colors and cut out two pieces of felt and make the green slightly smaller than the other.

I used paring scissors to dress it up a bit, you could do both if you wanted.

The three groups of boxes remind me of jewels a real crown had. I put buttons and a "I" for my son's initial.

You want to first sew the red squares to the green piece and then do the decorative items next. I hand sewed the buttons and used the machine to sew the "I".

Next to make it more durable, I ironed fusible webbing to the side that will be against the head.

I used elastic to make the back of the hat so it stays on his head. I covered it with fabric and I used real skinny elastic to connect the fabric, i can make it bigger the next 18 years! :)

I used a decorative stitch around the edges and I think it looks great