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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Operation Christmas Card

When I saw the Crafting for a Cause over at Someday Crafts this month I knew I wanted to participate.

Hopefully they will brighten our servicemen's day!!  

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Monday, November 14, 2011

There's A Snake In My Boot

My little guy knew exactly what he wanted to be for halloween this year, and there was no changing his mind!! It's a good thing I was totally on board, and I challenged myself to make his costume instead of buying it. I think that it turned out pretty darn good for my first costume!! 

The only decent shot that I got of the Sheriff in his costume, he is not into picture taking these days.
 I used this tutorial for making the vest and it was super simple, the hardest part was the hand stitching all around the vest but I think it looks so adorable. 
 I love that I thought of this idea, I took a small styrofoam circle from Hobby Lobby and wrapped it in white ribbon and attached it to the back with a safety pin for easy removal. I could not believe how many people commented on the pull string! 
 I lucked out big time and found this yellow long sleeve shirt at the DI, brand new with tags for $4.00!!!! It was even the right size, thank goodness. To draw the lines I used the ruler that came with my rotary mat and a red fabric marker, it took some time and it is certainly not perfect but it pleased the 3 year old. 
 Our woody hat came from Joann's 
 This was the thing the little guy was most particular about, he reminded me about 5 times that woody had a holster and that it needed a match in it. I just winged the holster and belt which was made out of fun foam and felt, I used Velcro under the belt buckle for easy removal. Now the belt buckle was the only thing that I did not do, I enlisted the help of my super talented sister who cut it out of felt and put it all together. 

The little guy was so happy with his costume and it turned out way cuter and cheaper than the store bought ones!! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Random Crafts

Wow I have gotten way behind again.... sorry guys, and thanks for sticking with me! 

This is what me and my Visiting Teaching partner have decided to give our ladies for their birthdays this year, they have been a hit and they are super easy! 
 My very best friend is obsessed with Diet Coke, so the second I saw this free printable I knew it had to be part of her gift. It fits her perfectly!! You can get your own copy here 
 This emergency sign was the perfect addition to the gift, I picked this up at a local craft store for about $5 and screwed it to a wooden plaque from Hobby Lobby. Everyone comments on how perfect it is, she will only drink DC from a can if it is truly an emergency!! 
 This has got to be my new favorite way to wrap gifts, I love the simplicity of it!! 

Well that's all for now, look for a post about my DIY Woody costume coming soon!!