Monday, June 8, 2015

DIY Heat Transfer Onesies & Kid's Clothes

I have a problem when it comes to crafts. I can not stay on any one thing too long. I become completely obsessed with whatever new thing I have started and then quickly move on to something else. Right now I am all about my Silhouette CAMEO. I love the heat transfer vinyl and have been making everything from baby onesies, to T-shirts from my son to customizing outfits for my niece. The custom onesies make a great gift and a fun way to personalize something for someone's little one. Here are a few I have made recently. 

 I love Silhouette's online store and all the designs you can purchase. Recently there was a sale on the Warner Bros. designs and I picked out a few cool Batman designs for my guy. He thought he was pretty cool when he saw me make him a custom shirt. 

 Everything seems to be monogramed lately. It is a fun way to turn something ordinary into something that feels fancy.  I have a VERY fancy niece. (I might be partially to blame for this. Having 2 boys I enjoy any opportunity to make something fun and girly!!!!) I found a couple cute but plain dresses when I was out and decided they would be the perfect canvas for a monogram.

Next I want to make something for myself. The hard part is deciding what to make first!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Purple Spring Wreath

I have been so terrible about updating my blog the past few months and it is not for lack of content!  I have been busy crafting, baking, and learning new hobbies.  The problem is I have also been busy working and taking care of my boys.  I just do not seem to have the time to write a blog post.  More correctly, I do not have the time to take nice pictures! That is probably the most challenging part of blogging for me so excuse my pictures but I had to share my newest project.

I have been seeing a bunch of great tutorials for wreaths on Pinterest lately and I don't know about 
you but I have a hard time spending the money on a nice wreath.  I decided I was going to try my hand and make my own.  I went to AC Moore with my $10 off coupon and started picking out some silk flowers.  I found these pretty small delicate flowers that had a lot of blooms on one stem for $1.

I bought about 20 of them in 2 shades of purple, white and green along with 3 big hydrangea blooms.  I also bought a grapevine wreath.  The grapevine wreath makes this project a breeze.  I simply started to stick the stem of the flower into the grapevine wreath.  I kept making my way around arranging the colors how I liked them.  Any stems that stick out to much can be cut with wire cutters.  Also, if any part of the flowers stick out a little too far, you can tie them to the wreath with flower wire.  

I cut the hydrangea stems low and fixed them into the wreath.  I also cut the leaves off the stem to add some green to the wreath.  I love the way it came out!  I saw wreaths that I did not love as much in the store for $50 and this probably cost me $20 total.  (Probably would have been cheaper if I waited for the flowers to be on sale but I am impatient when I have a project in mind!)

Monday, December 8, 2014

25 Days of Craft Beer

My husband is always a hard person to buy Christmas gifts for.  He is pretty picky about clothes, if he sees something he wants he usually just buys it or the item he wants is out of the price range I want to spend.  Over the past year or so, my husband has become a sort of beer snob.  He has started brewing his own beer and he loves trying new craft brews.  

I had the idea to get him 25 different craft beers so he could have a sort of craft beer advent calendar.  Luckily a new beer store opened near us in time for me to pull this off.  Since I know nothing about beer I went into the store and asked for help.  They were amazing and picked out all 25 bottles for me.  I had an idea of what he liked just from what I had seen him drink.  I knew I had a good idea when the guy helping me at the store told me what a great idea it was and said he wasn't sure how I could top it next year.

I did not have much time to make any kind of elaborate holder for the 25 bottles since I literally put this all together the morning of December 1st.  I wrapped each bottle with Christmas tissue paper and put a label on each one with "Days til Christmas" and the number of days left.  

My husband loved the surprise and anyone that has heard about it thinks its super fun.  I guess I will be making this a new tradition but next year I will pick up my game with the presentation!