Monday, March 8, 2010

Gettin' My Craft On

I've made a few projects in my time here, which has been a lot of fun and reminds me how much I enjoy doing little domestic crafts.

Neil's sister Lisa (left) taught me how to make flower headbands for the baby girl. She has two little girls of her own who wear them and they're adorable. One of Neil's other sisters, Becky (right), has two boys including the one standing by Lisa. No headbands for them :(

Pardon my Glamour Shot here.

Neil bought me this monogram decoration on a trip he made to the States way back in Sept. I finally got around to making something out of it! It was originally painted white, but I bought a sheet of scrapbook paper to cover it, and with the help of my mother in law's craft supplies, painted it black, and Mod Podged the paper on it. I think it turned out really well!

At my baby shower, my dear friend Silvana gave me a gift with a beautiful, tiny card, handmade in Madagascar. I wanted to use it as a decoration for the baby's room so I brought it with me on this trip to find a frame for it. I found this one on clearance at a home decorating store! It's nice because if I ever take the card out, it's like a time capsule with a personal message to me and the baby inside.

I found these fabric scraps on clearance at another home decorating store, and I thought they were too pretty to pass up.
But I have no idea what I am going to do with them. There is enough to make one of those simple, gingerbread-man-with ears-shaped teddy bears that we learned to make in middle school home economics. Does anyone have any cute, clever ideas for what I could do with this fabric for a baby's room??

Future project: I got this frame at Target. It's big enough for a 3"x3" picture. I just thought it looked so cheery. I hope to put a picture of Neil, me and the baby in it for her room.


a mermaid said...

hip hip hooray you crafty thing you! i love it all!!!

modestmuse said...

Thanks!! It's nothing impressive, but it's fun.