Here's a little glimpse of what's to come
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wesley is doing great but apparently he is confused.
He is breech.
If he doesn't become an acrobat by my appointment next week
they want to attempt to turn him.
I really, really don't want them to have to do that.
So along with lots of prayers I will be
hanging upside down from trees
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Great for girls and adults :)
They are so fun and simple that you will be making them by the dozens in no time
Elastic (I used 1/2 width)
Cut 3 strips of fabric 20 inches long and 1 piece of elastic 4 inches long.
Place the three fabric strips ontop of each other and place the piece of elastic in between the layers (you can pin in place but I just held it in place with my finger).
Sew the fabric strips (with piece of elastic inside) together to secure. I suggest going over the elastic part a few times to make sure it won't come loose.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Super cute and super easy to make!
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Ric rac or ribbon for embellishment
Envelope: 11” x 5” piece
Postcard: 4 ½” x 3 ½” piece
Letter: 4 ¼” x 3 ½” piece
Fold the two top corners together to form a triangle and pin (this will make the envelope flap).
(If you are trying to sew the least amount as possible you can just cut the triangle for the envelope flap instead of folding and sewing it, however I think the sewed version holds up better)
Sew along the perimeter of the envelope as well as the bottom of the folded triangle on the flap to secure.
Hot glue Velcro to the envelope flap as well as the back of the envelope, lining them up so they meet.
Hot glue one side of Velcro to the front of the envelope where the address, return address and stamp will go.
Step 3: Postcard
Pin the postcard pattern to a piece of felt and cut out (make sure you cut out 2 pieces, one for the front and one for the back). Add ric rac or ribbon to represent the address on your postcard and a stamp, pin and sew in place to one felt postcard piece. Pin your remaining felt postcard piece to the back of the embellished front and sew around the perimeter.
Step 4: Letter
Pin the letter pattern to a piece of felt and cut out (make sure you cut out 2 pieces, one for the front and one for the back).
*I also thought it would be fun for kids to make their own letters to put inside the envelope so I cut the letter pattern out with decorative scissors and let Mackenzie color on it. Older kids could actually write their own letters.
Yeah your done! Present the felt mail to your little ones and become the coolest mom in town!
Mackenzie has a plastic mailbox (by Little Tikes I think) that she loves to put her play mail in, but it would be fun to make a mailbox with the kids out of an old shoe box as well.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I would love to see your versions of this project as there are SO many different ways you can personalize it :)
Have fun creating!
And if your not the crafty type, but know your kids would love to some felt mail of their own, you can buy a set from my shop :)