Tuesday, August 26, 2008

honey I bought more fabric.

Seriously that is what I will have to confess to my honey when he comes home. I bought a lot, but I love it! These will make fabulous aprons!

Monday, August 25, 2008

apron season

My Sister and fellow crafter Jenny has recruited me into this boutique put on by another crafty friend of ours. Jenny is very talented and is making very awesome, trendy, shirts and other cute stuff.
Jenny asked me to make aprons similar to the ones I made for her and her and my Niece for Christmas. Here is my niece, super cute and full of personality Lacy sporting the apron I made last year. I will make these and some women's aprons for her to sell at the boutique. Check it out!

I have been putting off starting until Brian Jr starts Kindergarten (one week) :( Tonight I bought some of the fabric I will be using. I love them I will go buy 3 more fabrics that are more fun colorfull, and youthful when the huge fabric store near by has its big sale on Labor day.
The solid prints will be the bias tape( or the edge that boarders the apron) I think to make the kids aprons more cutsie I will add buttons or bows or ric-rack.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tutorial: How to make a glow-in-the-dark-star necklace: for your camping pleasure.

This tutorial is very easy to complete. With some preparation by you, the kids will get to express their creativity and complete this project with and a handmade work of art to wear and play with when the sun goes down. We enjoyed this craft on our family our camping trip. The idea is ingenious and the project is simple. It begins with glow-in-the-dark stars and a glow-in-the-dark beads hot glued too the back. With the bead glued on the back you can then string the star along with mixes beads for a fun creative necklace. This was a hit with the kids camping but would also be fun at a sleepover party, or anytime you wanna craft and glow in the dark. I did this craft while camping so that is how I will refer to in the tutorial.

  • Hot glue gun and glue


  • plastic lacing -also called, lanyard, boondoggle. or any thread, lacing, string of your choice.
  • mixed beads I close nature inspires beads for our camping trip

  • package of glow in the dark stars-available in the children's toy section of most stores.

  • glow in the dark beads

    If you are going to do this craft with kids or especially when camping steps 1 through 3 need to be done before.

  • Step 1. Glue the the bead to the back of the star. With the glue gun squeeze a small amount of glue near the top of one of the stars points.

    Step 2. Position the bead onto the glue quickly. Make sure the bead its on its side so that inside of the bead can still be threaded.

    Step 3. Continuing step 1 and 2 change the directing and position of the glue to add some variety to the stars position on the necklace.

    Step 4. Now you have completed the preparation easy! Be sure to pack the materials, and head to the campground.

    Step 5. I found it easiest to leave the lacing uncut and let the kids thread their chose of beads and stars, or tie a knot in the end. It looks best with 5 beads then a star to space the stars. Step 6. After they have filled the length appropriate for a necklace cut the lace from the bundle, if you already have continue, and tie the ends together for a completed glow-in-the-dark star necklace.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008

    Craftin with Sculpey

    In Mexico I found an adorable little tea set with this tiny basket.
    I decited the little basket neede some veggies. And this bowl needed fome fruit. I made these with Sculpey. I did not take a very good picture reflecting the size but these little fruit are tiny, the basket is about 1' 1/2 inches tall.