Friday, March 18, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
This two tiered diaper cake took 50 newborn diapers rolled then tied with ribbons.
Directions for the wash cloth and sock roses were also found on the Internet but I chose instructions with pictures to help me shape the items into a roses. The roses were slipped onto stems I cut from a silk flower bouquet and I included the leaves from the bouquet.
The pink satin flowers I cut, shaped and sewed then simply placed among the components of the cake. I didn't bother pinning or taping them to hold them into place.
Know someone having a baby shower or giving birth soon? Give this cake a try, or you can order one from me.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I'm not posting instructions on how to make the sock monkey because there are so many patterns to be found on the Internet.
I have bunches of scrap material; remnants purchased here and there because I love working with fabric. To make Missy Monkey's clothes, I whipped out my measuring tape, measured and cut material.
The little jackets was the hardest. I made the body of the jacket first then measured, cut out the sleeves and sewed them on. I left plenty of room for Missy's arms to fit and I left ragged seams at the shoulders.
The hat, skirt, and leggings were simple tubes measured to fit then sewn closed. The fabric flower pattern was found on the Internet.
She can be purchased for $5.00.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
First you need a 14.5 oz can; washed and dried.
I file down any inside sharp edges with a file from hubby's tool box.
Click on the image to enlarge it and either save it to your computer or print it right from the preview. I use card stock but you can use regular paper.
Cut it out.
Grab a glue stick or a bottle of glue and smear the back side of the paper.
Line it up with the edges of the can and hand press around until it sticks.
Hint: I stand my can upright, hold the paper against the flat surface the can sits on and hand-wrap around the can.
Your kids may need some help with that. You too for that matter.