Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pattern Testing - The Megan Dress

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to pattern test another great dress pattern from Petite Kids Boutique.  This one is called the Megan Dress.  It has not been listed in shop yet, but should be as testing is nearing completion.  It will be available in sizes 12 months to 8 years.  My little angel is modeling the 18 month size and she can't be bothered to stay still for long, so my shots are limited. 

Isn't that lace up back just the cutest thing?

The hardest thing about this pattern would have to be the button holes and they really aren't THAT difficult.  Check out her other great patterns, too, through the link above.  You will have the best dressed girl in town.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Halloween Mummy Wreath

I don't know how many of you watch Craft Wars, but sometimes it can be incredibly inspiring.  There was an episode a handful of weeks back that had the participants make Christmas wreaths.  One of the ladies made a two layer wreath and that is where my idea for this one began.

I started with a styrofoam wreath, unfinished wood circle, unfinished wood letters, Modge Podge, craft paint, crepe paper streamers, scrapbook paper, and some decorative spiders (mine were actually brads from the scrapbook section.)

I took the scrapbook paper and modge podged it to the styrofoam wreath.  I painted my wood circle and my letters (B-O-O).  I used glow-in-the-dark paint mixed with white craft paint for my mummy eyes and flat black for my letters and the face of the mummy.  Then I coated the circle in Modge Podge and wrapped the crepe streamers around the circle to form my mummy head.  I hot glued the mummy head to the center of my wreath.  I used Modge Podge to attach my letters to the wreath, and then I hot glued some of the brads to the face of the mummy.  The other brads I stuck into the styrofoam around the wreath, and voila!  Easy Halloween wreath that is cute and not too spooky.... as my kids request.  :)



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teacher Gift - Pencil Scarf Pattern Review

With the kids back in school they have already lovingly shared their germs and there has been a nasty cold floating around our house this week.  It has not been conducive with my crafting time unfortunately so I wanted to share with you a little scarf I crocheted a couple years ago for a teacher in our family.  This would make a great teacher gift this winter if you are in the market.

The pattern is available to members of Ravelry for free, so the yarn and your time is all it will cost you.  The pattern can be found here

The pattern is easy to follow and I think even a relative newbie to crochet could conquer this scarf.  I did, however, make a few changes to mine just for added detail.  I added ridges along the length of the pencil using front post treble crochet, and I added ribbing to the silver part near the eraser.  The recipient of the scarf loved it. 

This is the only photo I have of it on this computer, but I think you can get the idea.  :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

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