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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coming soon...

I have a baby knock off and an alteration of a baby blanket to security blankets.

Things have been a bit busy here and I used dye for the 1st time!!!!
OMG it was so much fun.... I want to dye everything now!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celebrating a Wonderful Teacher!

My son, Kelton is finishing his 1st year of school. When he started he had speech problems and some social anxiety. He has bloomed into a wonderful young man with the help of his amazing Teacher.  She worked hard with him and I to get him to a better point in life and in his education.

So with it being teacher appreciation week We decided to do a few things for her and work with the room mom to celebrate her. 

The first thing we did was do the reusable cup with jamba juice cards ( 3 of them at 10$ each.)
Here is link to the cute printable I used.

I swear I took a picture of mine... but it's not on my camera's memory card.

As part of the celebrating this week We are decorating the classroom door. So I drew up a flower and we sent them home with each child to decorate and return with a photo of them in the middle.  We are going to have the theme " Thanks for helping us grow." Or something like that.

The other thing I made is for the kids to draw and write their favorite memory with their teacher.  I just made it in word and we are going to have the kids complete it at home and we will make it into a book for their Teacher... if anyone wants the word file to use let me know and I can email it to you... Or if someone can tell me how to post it to the lovely internet I would be willing to do that!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Here is the Ana White bed frame we made for our queen bed... It needs something to make it softer looking.

Merlot Velvet Headboard

So I got bit by the diamond tufted headboard craze.. I was in love and wanted to knock one out in no time flat..... umm it took time, which was fine because with a crazy 5 year old, a baby who wants to nurse every 1.5hrs and a strong man with crazy work hours, time was exactly what I needed.

I followed Jenny's tut @ Little Green Notebook and this tut on Schue Love, I did make some changes, minor ones.

here's my supply list:
3 inch foam(Jo-Ann's warning find a coupon it's pricey.)
Queen size quilt batting ( I used two layers.)
Spray Carpet adhesive- We had this on hand and it worked very well.
Fabric- I bought 3 yards. of amazing velvet from Jo-Ann's used a coupon.
3 button kits- came up with a trick to save my fingers... will share
 peg board- Had home depot cut it into a rectangle. They would only cut between holes.
Staples, staples and more staples...
A staple gun... more about that later
upholstery needles LONG ones.
upholstery thread- one spool
 Sharpie marker... for marking everything

We rounded the top edge of the peg board with a jigsaw, and cut the foam to fit... it took some piecing together but cut wonderfully with a Cutco serrated knife.  We marked where the buttons were going to go and cut notches into the foam.

All of that was easy.

Then we used the spray adhesive to attached the foam and wrapped it in batting, here is where it started getting tricky  it was hard stapling the batting to the peg board... I mean really hard. We were useing a light duty stapler... big mistake as we busted that one we ran to sears and got this BAD BOY. Well he worked ok until we went to do the buttons then he busted also... so We returned then both and bought this ONE!  Thank you POWER!  It made all the difference!

So we put the button on and we were doing great until... I realized my fabric was too short on the bottom. SO I cut a strip and sewed it on the bottom.... Yes while it was attached to the peg board, foam and all.... It was a sight.

Knotting the thread.

In progress... yes the baby enjoyed watching us work.

After that I finished all the work on my own! :)

Now the tip I have for you is when you make your fabric covered buttons, follow the direction but when you push on the plastic piece to press the back in... STEP on it... use your heel and you will feel it pop.... This SAVED my fingers!!!!

So Pretty!!

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