Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

DIY Felt Wallet

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Mikayla LOVES to get into her daddy’s wallet and play with his money and credit cards.  She takes them all out and scatters them all over the floor.  So, the other day when Ben suggested we make her a wallet of her own out of felt, I jumped on it.  After all, who doesn’t love a good felt creation!  It isn’t exactly like a real wallet, but she loves it.  Especially after daddy gave her a "credit card" (old Southwest Airline card) and a real US dollar.  She goes shopping all the time and when she uses the credit card she even likes to sign her "name". 

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I simply hot glued down the sides, added some Velcro to the yellow strip so it would "snap" shut, embellished with the flower and Voila!  A DIY felt wallet in less than ten minutes!  Of course you could make it sturdier with the use of the sewing machine or larger with more pockets, but she didn’t seem to mind!

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Crafty Nights

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Some nights a girl just needs to craft.  It allows you to get away from it all, enjoy a little Friends (that is my go to show for crafting), and create something fun.  My go to craft these days is hair clips (see this and this for past clips).  I have really gotten into ribbon sculptures (basically a 3D hair clip) here lately.  Here are some of my most recent ventures in hair clip making (I apologize for crappy pictures, I am just not sure how to take pictures of hair clips yet).

Halloween Clips:

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Witches hat and spider 

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Spider up close

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Witches hat

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Just for Fun:

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    Christmas tree with ornaments

I have more clip ideas in my head, but my fingers are too burnt tonight to do anymore!  Plus, my pumpkin just got done roasting and needs to be pureed!


**If you are interested in purchasing any of the clips above or ones from this post, please leave a comment.  I also make flower clips, but don’t have any pictures handy.  Prices range from $3-5 for clips.

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Moby Wrap Wanna Be

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

For those of you who aren’t up on your “baby wearing” terminology, a Moby Wrap is a type of wrap that allows you to wear your baby hands free.  Check out their website here.

We recently invested in a “Moby Wrap”.  I use the quotations because we didn’t pay the heavy ticket price of a traditional one, I made it myself.  See details below.  I had shown Ben pictures of how to wear a Moby wrap, he watched a video and this is what he came up with:

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I ask you, does this look safe?  And he is the one who stays home all day with our sweet baby…

As mentioned previously, I did not pay the full price of a genuine Moby Wrap, I made my own.  I got the idea from my friend Stephanie who made one for her little boy.  Basically you buy 5-6 yards of fabric (50% polyester, 50% cotton), cut in half lengthwise and then follow the instructions on the Moby Wrap website to get your baby in the proper holding position.  For 12 bucks it made two (one for me and one for my future niece)!  Can’t hardly beat that!  I just wish I hadn’t waited this long to make one for Mikayla. 

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Sugar Mamma’s Shop

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

One of my students at school always has the cutest bows and hair clips.  She is not overly girly, so her clips are pretty down to earth.  Right up my alley!  She even made MLK a few of her own (which Ben decided to put in her hair all at one time)!

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  After careful inspection (and a few conversations) with the mom, and some encouragement from a fellow teacher (who also braved the world of clip making) I decided to give clip making a try.  It might look intimidating, but it is actually quite simple.  After making my first clip I vowed to never again by a clip I could make.  Here are what my first few looked like.  Nothing too hard, simple ribbon glued on a clip with a button or two for some added glam!

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This was fun for awhile, but then I decided I wanted to elaborate some.  I got some flower petals and put them together with brads to make some bows.  I don’t have pictures, but they look similar to the clips the parent made for MLK (pictured above).  After making these clips for awhile, scouring multiple Etsy sites for ideas, and a quick sewing session with my dear friend Dacia I decided to venture into the world of felt.  All you ladies (or gentlemen) out there toying with the idea of making felt creations I encourage you to do so.  Once you get the blanket stitch down it is a piece of cake!  Here are some of my favorite creations thus far.

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My team teacher and I have decided to team up and host a table at a Spring Craft Bazaar hosted by our school (if anyone is interested tables are $25 and you get to keep all the money you make).  Hopefully these little clippies will make us some money!  Oh, and just for fun, I have coined my clip "shop", Sugar Mamma’s Shop.  It is not a real shop anywhere, but I would love to sell some clips if you know anyone that might be interested!

I have made some other crafts lately, but I will save that for a later post.  I have also been busy playing in all our fun snow with this little bundle of joy (and her daddy and Shiloh too)!

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