I cannot believe I did not post this back around Christmas time! Kerry sent me these awesome photos of her Atomic Christmas Village and I cannot get over how awesome they are. I want to make some to display this coming Christmas.
She said, "I got the patterns from Retro Renovation and then the VW bus from an old Pinterest pin I have had for a long time. It was so much fun to make them I'll have to make some each year I think."
This isn't my Reese, but it's a totally cute puppy named SheaLyn. See more ridiculously cute pics here on flickr.
Happy 4th of July!
It's crazy hot here so we will be doing most of our celebrating indoors. I'm making BBQ chicken the easy way (rotissere chicken from the grocery plus some Stubs BBQ sauce) and some red white and blue cupcakes. How about you?
The last two projects are completely unrelated, but I wanted to wrap up the handmade holiday posts. My Mom is always hot and my step-dad has to life with the air down pretty low in the house. So I made him a small throw blanket with some left over jersey knit and then some quilting cotton fabric. I used some leftover fleece to cut out his initials and monogram the blanket.
I don't have a whole lot of "boy/man" fabrics, but I know he likes blue, so I wen with that. I made the throw pillow case style.
For this last project I took inspiration for the ridiculously cute angry birds that Kerry stitched up. I used the exact same patterns that Kerry used, only I was being cheap and bought 34cent sheets of craft felt.
These angry birds are sooo fun! Like I said, I used felt instead of fleece like in the tutorial, but I think it was just as easy and they are holding up just fine so far. Tossing of the angry birds in Reese's precence is not advised. Lesson learned.
A while back I made these coasters that were inspired by a project I saw on pinterest.
my first tile coaster project
At work we do a secret Santa gift exchange and I decided to re-use this project to make somehting fun. I originally planned to make this for myself, but I needed a gift fast, and in the spirit of using what I had on hand, I whipped up these tile coasters using some left over instagram photos from my week in the life project.
I wrapped the coasters up in some scaprbooking paper and added a really cute printable reindeer tag from Eat Drink Chic.
The original tile coaster tutorial came from The Cottage Home.
Christmas kinda snuck up me this year, with a crazy busy semester I didn't have much time to think about what I would give for gifts. With not much time, I decided that assembly line was the way to go. I had several female friends and family members and what female doesn't like a purse?!? I also happened to have a brand new pattern that I had been dying to try out. A while ago I purchased this convertible clutch pattern from LBG Studio.
My goal was to NOT buy any supplies for any of the projects. For this one I met that goal. I used fabrics from my stash and dug up all kinds of scraps of interfacing and different materials to use for linings. I loved this pattern. It was very easy and I love how the purses turned out. I cut out a bunch at once and then went to town sewing them. By the third one I could have one done in under an hour (fabric pre-cut). If you want a new simple, versatile purse tutorial to try, I would definitely recommend this one.
Here are the convertible clutches I made using this great pattern. I made four as gifts and one for myself.
I made this one on Christmas Eve, when I decided that I wanted one too! It was so fast to whip up after sewing all the others.
Check out LBG studio for the pattern!
My head is swirling with all the possibilities for the new year, with all the goals I want to accomplish, but for now I leave you with this fun song and video that I found via Kelly Purkey.
This is the New Year by Ian Axel