Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cloth Flowers

I have been trying to find projects where I can use my material scraps. My mom found how to make cloth flowers and she taught me how to make them. They are super easy and quick to make. You can use them for hairbows, or what I like to do is pin them to my sweaters.

Scrap Cloth Tu-Tu

My sister and I were making tutus, when I thought that maybe making a tu-tu out of all of my moms scraps of material might turn out cute! What do you know?!? It did! Now I have something that I can make with all of my scrap material!

Bow Madness

My mom, sister, and I had a craft day and went "bow crazy"! We made stackable bows, boutique-style bows, and loop bows!

 Since the Christmas season is coming upon us, we had to make sure to make Christmas bows for all of the little girls...
 These bows were just fun!

We had to make some lady bug bows for my "little lady". I also made caterpillar bows. To do this, you just roll 3-4 grossgrain ribbons to the size you like and hot glue them on to the clip. Then you roll one more ribbon a little smaller and make it as the head. To make the antennas, you cut two very small pieces of black ribbon and hot glue it to the small rolled ribbon. Then you have your caterpillar!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Little Lady's Nursery

This is my little lady's nursery. A friend helped me paint the top half of the walls yellow. I bought the trim from Home Depot and painted it black. I found the furniture on Amazon. I bought the ladybug wall decor from Hobby Lobby.

 I found the bedding and curtains at Carousel Designs. I could not find a canopy that I loved or that was decently priced. So, my sister and i made our own. We bought an embroidery hoop and 6" rolls of tulle at Hobby Lobby.  We doubled the length we wanted and cut the tulle into strips.  We then slip-knotted the tulle around the hoop.  We used the leftover tulle to wrap around the exposed portion of hoop.  I found the flowers at Pier 1 and hot glued them on the hoop. I also used the flowers to put into a tall black vase. I had my sister stencil "You Are My Sunshine" on the wall.

There was not a lot of storage space in her room, so I came up with this idea. I bought cloth bins from Lowes in black and yellow. I then used my embroidery machine to embroider different labels on the red material for all of my little lady's things (Ex. diapers, on-the-go, burp cloths, wipes, laundry, toys, blankets). After I embroidered the labels, I hot glued the material on rectangular pieces of wood. I attached the pieces of wood to the bins using velcro.