Monday, January 14, 2013

Long Overdue

Wow! I knew it had been a long time since I had posted anything on this blog, but I had no idea it had been THAT long. I'm ashamed.

To be honest, I was getting really discouraged. Pinterest and all the other amazing blogs out there made me feel very inadequate. I couldn't see people wanting to look at my dinky little blog when there are so many other incredible blogs out there. But I finally realized I wasn't really doing it for other people. I was doing it for me. I wanted to keep track of the things I create. So even if not one single person reads this, I will continue blogging. It makes me happy and it gives me satisfaction knowing that I created these things.

Well, enough of that!
Here are some photos that have been sitting on my computer just waiting to be blogged about.
Here are a pair of cute little shoes I made for a friend that had a baby girl. (Doesn't matter that the baby girl is now a year old.) I used THIS pattern. I've used it a couple times and they always turn out cute.

Another pair of baby shoes made with grey leather on the bottom. I've had a lot of friends having babies this past year. I've used THIS pattern so many times I should print out another copy. It is so easy to use and I love these shoes since they actually stay on and little ones that love to take their sock off can't take these off. 

Like I said, a lot of babies. Yet another pair of leather-soled shoes. The tops of these shoes were made out of a bed sheet I bought at the thrift store. I really liked the pattern and thought it would make a cute skirt but I really like it for these shoes.

I co-hosted a baby shower and one of the activities that we did was have everyone make a hair accessory for the new little girl. My friend for whom the shower was for already had two little boys and was looking forward to having a girl to dress up, so I thought she would love having some cute hair things to start her collection. It was a huge hit. These are all the adorable things that were made.

 I had a friend give me a big piece of this cute pink camo fabric. I had been trying to think of something to do with it. Clara had this onsie that was to short and it happened to match the pink in the camo fabric perfectly. So I took and cut the bottom of the onsie off and made it into a dress. I love how it came out.

These are the booties I crocheted for Clark's blessing. I found the pattern HERE. They were pretty easy to make and they looked so cute on his tiny feet.

The next couple crafts were some of the things we made for Super Saturday in 2011. I have loved being in charge of that even though it is so much work. I know everyone appreciates having these things to make for themselves or loved ones.

The first is a monogram tile. I cut the vinyl on my Cricut and we used 12"x12" tiles. I bought the little easels at the dollar store.

 This is a crayon roll for the kids. I liked this design because it held the notepad with it not just the crayons so it's all in one and you're not having to hunt down some paper to use the crayons on.

We also made I Spy bags. I actually need to make a few more of these. My kids found this one in the toy box recently after about a year and were so excited by it again. I took pictures of all the things I put in each one so that they can look at the pic and try to find each of the items.

We also made children's art display boards. Again, I cut the vinyl on my Cricut and we hot-glued the clothes pins on. Ready to display all the amazing child-made art.

These are handy little things. We took hot pads and turned them into kits for whatever. I use mine as a fist aid kit. But I could see putting sewing or knitting supplies in one. Maybe even a make-up bag. So many possibilities.

I made this wreath after seeing a couple different versions of the "candy cane wreath" online. My first wreath. Not too bad.

 The kids and I (mostly I) had fun making these snowflakes. I didn't even use any patterns. Just cut 'em out freehand with my scissors. Lets my creative juices flow.

Well, I have more pictures that I need to get on the computer, but that makes me feel better to get something new on the blog. I am going to continue posting so I can remember all the things that I have created. Hope you enjoy seeing them as well.