Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting the crafting itch

I bought fabric for the skirt I'm planning to make yesterday. So that’s a start.

Once I finish that, I have 3 crafts waiting in the wings. One easy, one medium, and one hard.

Easy: Birthday Wreath from How Does She? bday-wreath-1

I found this blog through a post from Little Birdie Secrets. It’s amazing! I could spend a whole lotta hours browsing it. How awesome is this wreath? It’s made of deflated balloons! And the best part? It will be SO CHEAP to make. And easy. I can’t wait to make this.

Medium: Growth Chart from How Does She?

Growth-Chart-051I’ve been wanting one of these for awhile, and I went to a little boutique while we were in CA over Christmas with the intent to buy one. But when I saw it would be over $40 I just couldn’t bring myself to do it when I knew I could make it for a fraction of the price. With my Cricut it will be a snap. I’m thinking these would make good baby shower gifts, too. It does involve cutting wood, which puts it in the “medium difficulty” level, but it shouldn’t be too bad.

Hard: Houndstooth Quilt from V and Co. 

houndstoothquiltI’m so in love with anything houndstooth (in fact, that’s what kind of fabric I bought for the skirt!). But seeing as how I’ve yet to complete a quilt on my own, I’m a little hesitant. But how gorgeous is this quilt??? I think I would do pink and grey. Cute, right?

So yeah. I love this kind of stuff. Or “crap” as Derrick would say. To each their own! Who wants to come over and craft with me???


heidi678 said...

I want to make the measuring chart too! SO CUTE!!!

Amy North said...

Ummm, I want to, but I can't, so can you just print me the lines and numbers and things for the growth chart and mail them to me, and I'll make one with you in spirit?? I want one of those SOOOOO bad for my boys. I think it would be fantastic upstairs in my playroom.

Patten Family said...

You can craft for the two of us. And isn't that funny as that Houndstooth pattern makes my eyes hurt! HAHA!

Mom said...


lanni said...

oh alright. i will do it. i will craft with you.

i love that quilt!

Courtney said...

I love the birthday wreath! However, I do think it would end up costing a pretty penny since you will need many bags of balloons and sadly those things add up. I can totally see u making that wreath. I would love to make some wreaths with you one day.

Emmy said...

Oh those all do look wonderful! Someday I will craft again

Maria said...

Wish I could come craft with you. I am excited to check these blogs out and see what other treasures they have.