Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DIY Fabric Rooster Plaque

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Todays post is DIY kitchen decor. I printed this lovely little rooster out on drop cloth and put it in a round plate hanger that I purchased from Walmart. I sanded the edges of the plate hanger to give it some dimension. I printed the rooster on drop cloth. I actually ran the drop cloth through the printer twice. Once with the rooster image found here... and then again with a french print image found here... I did tweak the rooster image a little bit in iphoto to give it a little redish/brown  color to match the hanger.

I trimmed the fabric about the size of the plate. I cut out a round piece of cardboard, adhered batting to it, then I layered my print out on top of that and put those layers where the plate would go in the plate hanger and clipped it in place with the clips that were on the hanger. So easy!!

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Inside Out Quote

I love this quote from Ezra Taft Benson. This was a quote that was in the lesson at my Church today,
Principles of True Repentance.  Repentance is something that is often frowned upon in society. No one likes to admit that they are wrong or are doing something wrong. That is something negative. If something is wrong though, and we keep doing it, that something will continue to bring misery to our lives. The scriptures teach to "repent". This is not a negative command. It is a positive one. Repentance means to change a weakness one has into a strength. It is growth. It is progress. It is changing for the better. Repentance invites us to not sweep the problem under the rug, but rather to face the problem and make the necessary changes to invite peace and happiness into one's life again. The world has different ideas of how to change the world for the better. The Savior knows that to change the world, individuals need to change their hearts based on the laws of happiness, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Goals Quote

Just a quick post today on a quote about goals. The first month of this year has flown by and I am left pondering about the wise use of precious time. I like how Marvin J. Ashton reminds us that striving is more important than arriving, and if we are trying our best every day, with the wisest use of our time and energy to reach realistic goals, we are a success. Here is to another month of striving to make the best of every day!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Love You All Year Valentine Calendar

Hello and welcome to my blog. With Valentine's Day just around the corner I wanted to get this project done that has been floating around in my brain for a while. I have wanted to give my husband a playful calendar with sexy pictures of what I will wear some time in that particular month. This year we will have been married for 23 years. I like to keep things interesting and the spark a glowing. One of my favorite quotes about marriage is this one - "Marriage can be more of an exultant ecstasy than the human mind can conceive. This is within the reach of every couple, every person. There is nothing unholy or degrading about sexuality itself, for by that means men and women join in a process of creation AND in an expression of love." Spencer W. Kimball.

I made up a "theme" for each month, found or thought of a Valentine-ish saying, and collected some outfits that would work for each one. I did try to make the themes according to my hubbies interests like hockey, dirt biking and his profession, fire fighting. There are all sorts of other themes that would be fun like fishermen (You're a great catch!),  hunter (I'm aiming for you), etc., etc.
These are the themes I chose:

January - Baby It's Cold Outside - Warm me Up (white winter furry coat)
February - You Stole my Heart (cop outfit)
March - Wanna Get Lucky?  (St. Patrick's day green attire)
April - Spring Fever (nurse outfit)
May - You're the Goal I'm After (female cut hockey jersey)
June - I'm Wild About You (animal print outfit)
July - You Light My Fire (fireman outfit)
August - You've Roped Me in Cowboy (cowgirl outfit)
September - You Rev Up my Motor (leather jacket, helmet)
October - Trick or Treat? (little red riding hood)
November - You are Fan Tache Tic (mustache prop)
December - Santa Has a Little Gift For You (Santa Suit)

I am not the type of girl who feels comfortable dressing up in skimpies and posing in front of a camera. I did feel better not having a cameraman other than my tripod and timer. I set up a black curtain for a back drop and went for it. I had a lot of fun and of course I look forward to giving this gift to my hubby soon. I am even thinking of another calendar for next year. 

I apologize that I am having a hard time loading my pdf files as my computer is old and Google won't let me load the files unless I upgrade my browser, which it no longer supports. I am working on getting a new computer some time this year. If you would like the file please email me. It will have the backgrounds but not the female silhouettes as that is where you would put your picture.
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Monday, January 5, 2015

Harry Potter Pillows

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I did not make as many presents as I wanted to for Christmas this year. I did get this one done, that I wanted to make last year. Thank goodness my niece still likes Harry Potter. These pillows were inspired by projects I seen on Pinterest - HERE and HERE I basically just winged the Harry Pillow. I didn't even draw out plans. My husband called it the Minion Harry Potter pillow. The "Keep Calm" pillow is made with cream cotton material and an iron on transfer. I downloaded a free Harry Potter font and the other font is Arial using the caps. I did knit the scarf and sewed it into the pillow at the seams. The rest of the pillow is made of fleece, including the mouth and scar. I machine sewed the eyes/glasses and hair onto the pillow and hand sewed the mouth and scar. I used chalk for the cheeks. 

The gift was well received. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Nylon Doll Nativity

About ten years ago I made a nylon doll nativity that I re-crafted today. I made these dolls with the idea of putting them on a wreath. I thought these were so cute, that I suggested to my daughter that she make these wreaths for Christmas presents for her grandmothers and great grandmother.

The wreath pictured above is the one I made. The dolls pictured below are the ones my daughter made when she was in grade six. They are so adorable. She did make wreaths for the grandparents, however we received my grandmothers back when she passed away. I did not need two of these wreaths.
So I pulled the dolls off and glued them to a wood slice that I had hanging around. 

Now these adorable dolls my daughter made are the centerpiece in my living room. They bring back memories of my granny, the treasured time my daughter and I had when these were created, and the reminder that Christmas should be centered around Christ, and His message of love for all. 
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Grandkids Welcome, Parents by Appointment

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I am posting something quick today. My friend purchased a sign with this cute saying on it but needed more than one so we made this.  I thought I would share....

Have a great day!