Monday, May 28, 2012

Goodwill Cupcake stand

I have been wanting to get a cupcake stand and after looking on pinterest and I found a thrift store cupcake stand with old cups, plates, and gorilla glue. So SLA and I went to goodwill and savers and I found some plates at good will and at Savers I found cups.

Using books to get a tight seal. I did use more gorilla glue then I needed too. Gorilla glue expand three times the size when you put it on. Oppsy!

Here is the finished project!

Friday, May 18, 2012

sleeping bag

we are going camping in a couple weeks and I am sick of always borrowing everything from my parents. So I searched only for sleeping bags. I decided I was going to try and make them for the two older girls. (if possible) i found several sites and ideas and my mind started working on the cheapest possible way to make one. I was looking around the house and found an old comforter and decided it would be perfect for one of them. So here are some of the steps I took to make my first sleeping bag! 
The comforter that I found in my house.

I decided I could do two layers on the bottom and one on top.

Cut the top off of the top layer. I took the batting from that
 and added it in the bottom and folded the bottom to make a pillow.
the picture below is after it was folded and sewn to make a pillow.

 a bag I made for the ribbon to hold when the sleeping bag is not rolled up.

here is the sleeping bad finished
Melly loves it and wants to sleep in it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Birthday money

what would you do with money you got as a birthday present?  WELL, if you are a crafter like me you buy some craft project to do. After seeing this on a blog I like to read I decided that I wanted to do something close to that but I also needed some numbers for birthday pictures. So i combined the two and said these would be great if I was able to start the preschool I want to. So instead of buying myself something I don't need like food or shoes I bought some letters and some paper.  I am very happy with the end project which was less than $20!! Also since tulle and ribbon were on sale I naturally bought stuff to make skirts! which I really LOVE!!!!

After making a mistake when cutting the black out for the two I went through all of my scrap booking papers and found the nice sparkly stripped paper that the two now has on it and I like it a whole lot more!!
I chose mostly black and white to go with nannahs Zebra themed room.

I am so excited to have this! The wall is not so empty anymore!

Look at that BELLY!!

WHAT a cheeser!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


After a year of dealing with vertical blinds.  The kids pulling on them and breaking them I have finally made some curtains. My sister in law had some fabric but was a little short so I got a fabric to go with it. Today i finished them and I am very excited about them!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


It took me forever but I did finish Jva and Sla's Christmas present in time. I put a lot of love and thought into this gift and I think it turned out amazing.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

two more things done!

here are two more things I have made. I can not post the final one because of someone that I am giving it to might see it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

start of my Christmas crafts!

Here is some of the awesome fabric I got on Black Friday! Nano loves zebra print *wink wink* I made Nano a Blankie for Christmas and also had enough to make her a cute hat and mittens. (yes she is in boy PJs!) I have so much more to do I should get to it!