Monday, April 18, 2011

Scripture bag

This is the perfect little scripture bag for your little guy.

measurements (click picture to enlarge)

I used corduroy from my stash for the outer layer and cotton/linen for the inside and the pocket. If you use quilting weight fabric like I did for this girl version, sandwich a heavy weight fabric in between so it will hold it's shape. And here is another boy version I have made before.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bendy dolls, felt horses, and wool pants

Some of you have asked for a tutorial on these cute dolls Elizabeth Lee made. Here it is.

Elizabeth actually didn't use a pattern or a tutorial for the horses but she wishes she had because it would have been easier. She found a tutorial that looks exactly like what she did. Tutorial here.

And here you can see how to make the sweater sleeve pants.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for letting me share your creations!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Furniture refinishing, desk


After sanding

Finished with new hardware

Furniture refinishing, buffet & China cabinet

I know some of you didn't get a chance to look at the picture display up close. With the permission of Adrianne and Stuart Campbell, I am going to post the pictures and paint references.

China cabinet, bottom - before

Buffet - before

Buffet - after

China cabinet, top - before
with my nephew, Grant trying on his daddy's glasses

China cabinet - after

"For all of our painting projects we used Behr Oil Based Primer found at Home Depot.

We used Behr Paint + Primer (Oil Based) in white for the china cabinet and desk. And I don't remember the shade of blue for the buffet. But it was the Behr Paint + Primer line as well.

We bought new hardware for the china cabinet at Home Depot. Rather than buy new hardware for the buffet, we spray painted them in Rustoleums White Epoxy Spray Paint - which is good for metals and appliances."

Adrianne will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Trailer report - on the road

We finally did it. A week in Seattle with the trailer we worked on for months. It was simply amazing. We have some pictures to prove it.

Here we are eating the first meal of pasta and meat sauce...

and breakfast of steel cut oats.

Last swig of "fizzy water" before bed.

Even chores like washing dishes are fun when you are in the trailer. Quinn begged for a turn one day and got one.

And it is all cleaned up now, ready for another trip, hopefully sooner than later.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Women's Conference references

If you are here from Women's Conference, welcome! Thank you for attending my class. It gave me such joy to share that time with you. I hope you find the following links helpful and that you will be inspired to make something cute! If you have any questions, feel free to leave it in the comment section. I will reply in the comment section as well.

fort supply bag

the wooden clothes pins came from this etsy shop

using t-shirt, sweatshirt, or kitchen towel for backing

with batting inside

reusable zip-top bags

cape towel

big bag for pool, beach and laundry
-measurements (NOT including seam allowances)
-width 24.5, Height 24, length of the handle 28 1/2width of the handle 5.5
-use medium home decor weight fabric

party flags
Someone mentioned after the class that you could put the wrongs sides together of the two triangles, sew them together, and then use pinking sheers to finish the edges. A great way to save time if you are not planning on putting them in the wash.

diaper tote

t-shirt resizing
tracing a favorite t-shirt
fitting your body

doll blanket and pillow case

Simplicity pattern from Joann's

That is how far I get tonight. I will post more tomorrow. Have a great sabbath day, ladies!