Saturday, March 31, 2012

Baby Shower

Last week my sweet friends through me a baby shower. It was the cutest thing ever.
We had delicious food and amazing decorations.
 My dear friend made these pom poms and the monogram for the nursery. 
The pom poms are made from tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
 We had chicken salad sandwiches, fruits and veggies (in cute vases), ice cream with any topping you can think of, and candy lots of candy (my fave!!). Everything was labeled with cards that had chalkboard paint so that they can be reused again.
 This was made with tissue paper and sticks. Super fun and simple!
 All of my amazing friends I've made since moving here to Omaha! Thanks for coming.
These two ladies are the B.E.S.T. best of all the R.E.S.T. rest! Thank you for an AMAZING day. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Temple in Every Room

To you parents of young children, may I share with you some sage advice from President Spencer W. Kimball. Said he: “It would be a fine thing if … parents would have in every bedroom in their house a picture of the temple so [their children] from the time [they are] infant[s] could look at the picture every day [until] it becomes a part of [their lives]. When [they reach] the age that [they need] to make [the] very important decision [concerning going to the temple], it will have already been made.”6 

From President Thomas S. Monson's talk The Holy Temple- A Beacon to the World

We've been told to have a picture of the temple in every room in our house. We have one that I really enjoy. 

My husband and I were married in the Jordan River Temple about three and  half years ago. I was given a plaque with this metal piece of the Jordan River Temple. I liked it a lot but the wood board that it was on did not quite go with my house decor. It was purple. So I took the temple off and placed it in this frame with some scrap material I had. 
I love it because it is something that I created and I can change the background to fit any room in my house. I love to create new things plus it's great to actually have it hanging in our house.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Whole Wheat Bread

This week for Tuesday treats I made a loaf of whole wheat bread!
I got this recipe from the Lion House Bakery book. One thing about bread. You have to be patient and that is a skill that I really need to work on. I just want to eat that bread as soon as I finish mixing it. Plus mixing it takes a long time at our house because I don't have a mixer, I do all my mixing by hand, I burn more calories that way.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Woodland Mobile

 Before my sister made me the invites for my baby shower I knew I wanted a woodland theme for our little girls' room. We got a play pen with a bassinet for her to sleep in until we get a crib or another bed and this one came with a mobile. There were little white bears on it that I did not like. So, yesterday I took the time and made these cute little felt animals for it.
 They are just made from felt and I added little embellishments, stuffed 'em with for fluff left over from making a pillow and blanket stitched them up. It was fun and easy to make.
Look how cute they are hanging over the play pen! We can't wait until she's here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bunting for Baby

It's been a while since I have posted anything. I have a few projects that I have done and that I have in mind to create. I am way excited about this one. It going to go in our little baby room, it will be the first decoration we put in there. Bunting is getting pretty popular these days. People are using it to spruce up just about anything. There are a ton of different ways to do it, but this is how I did mine.

What you will need:
Sewing machine or needle and thread
At least 3 different patterns of fabric
Bias tape

Cut out a pattern for your triangles, I made mine from cardstock. Cut it out the size you want your bunting and add 1/2 inch for seam allowance. I measured mine 15 cm top, 21 cm down the center. Mark paper in the middle measure 7 1/2 cm from center to both sides and connect together 21 cm from top. Easy as that!
 Fold your fabric right sides together. Mark your pattern on the wrong side of the fabric.
I wanted to do three of each patterns that I chose for this project. Mark all three together to save time and fabric. Pin triangles in the middle before cutting.

Sew along the long edge leaving about 1/4 inch seam allowance. When you get to the point keep the needle down and turn material. Then sew up the other long edge leaving the top open. To save thread and time, there is no need to cut the thread between each one. just sew a couple of extra stitches and add the next triangle. Follow the same steps for all of them.
After all the long sides have been sewn, trim the tip of the point so that it's not bulky when you turn it. Cut thread that was left between the triangles. Turn all triangles right sides out. Use a pencil to make sure the tip comes to a point when turning all triangles.
 Now they are ready to be ironed. I used the cardstock from before to keep the seams tight when ironing. Just stick the cardstock in the "pocket" and iron out those wrinkles.
When they are all ironed put your bunting in the order you want it to be in. Keep them in the order so it's easier when you're sewing.
Add the bias tape to the top edge of the bunting. I didn't have any bias tape so I made my own from some fabric I had at home. Sew about 10 cm of bias tape together before adding the first triangle so you have enough to fold over to hang it up. Add each triangle between the bias tape and sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Before adding each triangle make sure you space them apart. I used the edge of the metal piece (I don't know all sewing machine terms). I finished each triangle and added the next one at the edge of the metal piece and sewed along the bias until the triangle came up.
Once all of the Triangles have been sewn of the bias tape leave another 10 cm to the end. Fold back the bias tape and sew back and forth to secure it to the bunting, and you've got a perfect loop for hanging it up!

It has been so fun to make this. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please leave a comment if you don't understand any of the steps.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Future All Star Baby Shower

Baby Shower Idea #3!!
My Hubby thought that my Sports Baby Shower idea was a little to cute for a boy so I decided to put together one more idea. I think it turned out cute but not to cute!

I will also add your info onto this one for the same as the others. $10 for one and $25 for all three!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sports Baby Shower

I enjoyed making the Baby Stuff for my sister, so I decided to make some for a baby boy! I just might use these for my baby shower!
Shower invite

Thank You card

Birth Announcement.

I will do the same with these as the others. I can add your information and send you the file for $10 each or all three for $25!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Missionary Metal Board

A few months ago I took some pictures of a missionary. That missionary was my brother and my mom wanted to make something for him with a missionary quote she found. She saw it on a tile and thought it was cute. Then we thought it would be fun to put pictures of him with the quote. We decided to put the quote on a metal board and use magnets to put current photos of him on it. 
We got our vinyl lettering at Vinyl 4 Decor
The metal board from "The Wood Connection"

We taped our vinyl down so that it would not move and it was center. 

We removed the back paper and pressed it down with a card.
Then pilled it off in small sections because the lettering was so small. 

We added the pictures and displayed it. 

I think it turned out super cute we are just going to add something to the magnets to add a pop of color!