Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's time for some Paper Piecing!

My son's room is blah . . . the walls are empty, and I can't ever find anything that will match. I recently grabbed a bed in a bag set because his beloved camo comforter had one too many holes for me. He really wanted to keep the camo, but I was just ready for a change. I thought this bedding was adorable, and it started my creative juices flowing . . . . and here's the product of that!

I don't know how to do tutorials yet (so if anyone wants to help, email me) so I will explain what I have done, and you can contact with questions. I had my hubby cut some 1/4 inch MDF to the size of choice. In this case, I believe they are just under 12x12 inches. Then, I chose my paint colors and gave each piece two coats. I used a foam circle stamp that I already had (I glued a wooden clothespin doll body onto the back of it to give me a handle). I added white dots to the painted wood. I drew out the patterns on cardstock to match the comforter. I cut those out of different colors of scrapbook paper and then used modge podge to attach them. I let that dry overnight and put a top coat on with the Modge Podge. I then drilled holes in each corner and used ribbon for the hanger.

I hope that makes sense to you . . . the options are endless with this craft. I have made some others, and my mind is spinning with ideas. I'd love to hear your comments and ideas.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I am Mighty Mom!

Here's a sneak peek of my newest dollie. She has a bit of a softie flare to her. I am falling in love with softies right now, so I feel like my style is changing. Nah, I just have multiple personalities when it comes to my doll making. Tomorrow I will make something so uglee, only a mother could love it! Anyway, Mighty Mom here is representing the way we all feel from time to time . . . we know we have super powers, but we are not always happy about having to use them! It's the end of the school year, so I am worn about as thin as I can go, and Mighty Mom is sitting on my desk to remind me that . . . well, I have no other choice but suck it up and deal with all the extra activities. My desk is cluttered with water balloons, balloon animals, tattoos, face paint, teacher gifts, prizes, etc. (it's the end of year party this afternoon). Mighty Mom will be available on my website as an e-pattern shortly, but I'd love to know what you think about her. Thanks guys!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Craft Space (1st Post Ever)!

I am ecstatic because this is my first blog post ever, and I just remodeled my craft space so I wanted to share it with all of you. I appreciate my husband so much because he worked tirelessly to get this space in order for Mother's Day. It is not finished - the walls are naked, but it's a work in progress, and I'm just thankful that it's functional again. What started as a simple texture, paint, and carpet job turned into 1/4 of the ceiling falling down. Hubby worked hard to get it repaired and in working order for me. I love the new bright colors, and I am hoping they will inspire me to create some fun new patterns. (psssstt . . . I am working on a Superhero gal, but you'll have to check back for your sneak peek soon!)