285. plush monsters!

Made more of these monsters! As I said before, I can’t make just one. It’s so fun to turn fabric scraps to new life!

223. handprint garden stone.

Another take on the garden stone. After seeing my other one, my mother in law requested one with milo’s handprint. I’m not totally sure I have the right cement for this, but I gave it a go. I used two plates and an ash tray from the thrift store. This time around I filled the cake pan with the cement and as it started to dry I started to shove the pieces in the cement. It was fast drying cement, so this wasn’t the easiest thing to accomplish, but I kind of like the way it ended up…

215. embroidered bird.

Today was a rough day. It was my first day commuting on the metra without milo in tow. He started a new daycare, and I didn’t think this would affect me and make me so sad…but I really miss my little train buddy. I tried to pass the time by working on this little embroidered bird. I saw this drawing somewhere last week on the internet and pinned it (but of course I can’t find the pin now…) and I traced it and made it into this little embroidery. This is definitely the most precise I have been with my stitches. I still need work, but it’s getting better. I will probably be doing alot more of these guys on the train rides, since I have 30 minutes each way to kill…

214. c3po coffee cozy.

I made this coffee cozy for dj. Its supposed to be c3po.

Milo said it looks like plex.
Dj asked why he had a moustache.

It’s made out of felt, and lined with some fabric on the inside. I sewed it all up by hand too!

 

 

192. bird mobile.

I’m really excited about this project!
I saw this on pinterest and followed the link and it looked like it was super easy to make! I started digging through my fabric scraps and instantly sewed the little birds. The directions call for sewing by hand, but I just used my machine and went slow around the curves. They turned out great! (the pattern for the birds can be downloaded from that link.)

I had to make a quick stop to home depot for the screw eyelets, which ended up costing $1.18. I took a stroll around the park to find a branch. I hot glued the birds to the branch. Screwed the eyelets into the branch and hung from the ceiling using fishing wire.

This would have been a great and much longer-lived idea for a mobile for milo’s room when he was a baby. I thought about hanging this in his room, but opted for hanging it above my computer in my office.  This was so fun to make and I’m really happy with it!

169. instagram coasters.

Since we got a new table, I figured we could use some coasters. I have seen ways to take scrapbook paper and adhere them to tiles and make coasters, but I did this using some instagram photos. I always print a bunch, and then I don’t really do anything with them because I can’t really find frames. This was so easy and I loved how it turned out!

I print my photos using scrapbookpictures.com, and while writing this post realized they closed this year. They printed 4×4 photos for about 12 cents a piece! Bummer. Good thing I had a stash of photos previously printed…

I went to Home Depot this morning and got some of these 4.25×4.25 ceramic tiles for 13 cents a piece. I adhered the photos to the tiles using mod podge, then used a sponge brush and brushed it over the top of the photo as well. I let it dry and did one more coat to make sure everything was good and sealed. I  got a package of little felt pads for the bottoms for $3 and stuck these to the bottom of each one.

I think I could buy a little photo hook and put it on the back and use these tiles to display the photos on the wall. These would also make really great gifts! And they were so inexpensive, I could easily make more and swap them out as I take new photos!

166. hanging heart.

Nothing too crazy tonight. I’ve been pretty tired and uninspired this week. Need to start cooking soon.

But I did manage to sew this little fabric heart using fabric scraps.

154. stick puppet.

We spent the afternoon hitting up some neighborhood garage sales and came across this kit to make stick puppets. As soon as milo woke up from his nap, he insisted on making one. He chose to make a tiger. He’s super proud!

132. thomas bunting.

Made some quick bunting out of milo’s old crib sheets for his thomas birthday party.

126. thomas cupcake toppers.

Its milo’s birthday week! He turns three on friday, and were having a thomas party for him – so thomas cupcake toppers were in order!