Thursday, July 30, 2009

Girl's Barrette Holder

Go to The Idea Room to check out the cut barrette holder she made. Sure beats the zip-lock bag I keep my little girl's hair things in! I just have to figure out how I could adjust it to hold the rubber bands too.

Unfortunately, I couldn't grab the image from the website linked above, but here is a similar idea from The Creative Crate. It could even be used to show photos, or hang notes. Too cute!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Adorable Stuffed Owl

Another cute idea borrowed from a blog I read: make your own stuffed owl. There is a great tutorial on the blog, including a simple pattern.

Here is the photo:

Butterfly Collage

Check out this blog about using paper butterflies to make a piece of art for your house. She used butterfiles, but you could always use other cut-outs.

Here is an image of her finished product:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scrapbook Calendar

For Christmas 2008 I made scrapbook calendar I made for my husband's grandmother. I bought the kit at my local craft store and then inserted photos of my daughter. The kit included the blank calendar pages, stickers, and decorative paper. I am looking forward to making a 2010 calendar at the end of this year.

Here are pictures of how it turned out:

Ceramic Angel

For Christmas 2004, I painted a ceramic angel for my husband's aunt. I had a lot of help and guidance from a coworker, Jeanne, who has been painting ceramics for years. This project was a lot of fun, and I hope I get a chance to paint ceramics again!

My hand-painted Christmas Angel.

I love the technique used to paint the wings!
The gold paint applied after firing was another nice touch.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Jen's Second Quilt

In Summer of 2006 I finished my second quilt. It was a gift for my friend Linh's new baby boy. I made this one using squares and learned how to easily attach the batting to the other two layers. I'm pretty proud of this one.

Brandon's Quilt

The rubber duckies and frogs were so cute!

Jen's First Quilt

The first quilt I ever made was to donate to Project Linus in Winter of 2006. It was a simple top made up of rectangles. Being a newbie meant that I didn't know how to handle the batting. We didn't connect the batting to the other layers until the end, but it was okay. My mom helped me make the quilt (she had the sewing machine and sewing know-how).

My first quilt!

The fabric was of course a Peanuts theme.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


In December of 2008 a couple of friends and I decided to have a monthly craft day. This blog is an offshoot of that idea. I hope to use it to collect ideas for crafts. They can be crafts we want to try or our completed crafts.

I hope you enjoy all of our crafts!