Monday, May 23, 2011

Random Projects

I used to do a really good job of posting all my completed projects at the end of each month, but I’m just not getting that much finished any more. I have, however, completed a few projects over the last 4 or 5 months that I want to share.

Remember the giveaway I did back in March? These are a few of the flowers I made for my winner, Sara. I have to say, I fell in love with them so much, I almost kept them and made Nathan wear them!


I started working on this apron ages ago, but had to quit when other projects came up and then my sewing machine broke. I finally finished it and I love it! It feels good to replace my old apron- a gift I got from my Mia Maid teacher! And now I feel like I have a little more sass in the kitchen!


My mom gave me this old bulletin board and I covered it and made it into a flannel board for Nathan.


This is a picture frame turned into a white board. So easy and fun. I want to make more!


I made myself this yoga skirt from this tutorial from Make it and Love it. It was SO easy! I never even had to pull my seam ripper out. For me, that’s a big deal. It’s also the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn in my life. I want to make about 20 more for the summer.


(It’s so dang hard to take a self portrait!)

Now here are a few things I haven’t finished yet, because I need some advice:

Okay, so this HOME sign and I have a real love/hate relationship. Originally, it was white with a picture inside the “O”. It blended in with our white walls too much so I painted it navy blue. It just needs something hanging from the hooks, or something else to snazz it up.


I made these cute yellow fabric rolled flowers because my kitchen is blue and yellow. Now I’m just not sure what to do with them. I could make more. I could hang them, or glue them on. Any ideas?


We (and by we I mean Ryan) finally finished painting Nathan’s bed frame. We got the whole thing a a garage sale last summer for a great price. We were told it may have originally been a hospital bed. What can I do to it to make it look less hospital-y? Also, Nathan had already learned the hard way that he should NOT put his head through the bars, so I’m thinking I should do something to cover them. What do you think?



The Hojnackes said...

You could glue the flowers to the O, down in the right hand corner, or left. You could hang your cute apron from it, and maybe a giant key or something?

Kelsey said...

You could hand picture frames from ribbons at different lengths off the hooks. I like the yellow and blue together though.
Good job on all your projects!

AlixSteele said...

So many comments...I won't even remember them all. I wish I was there and we could work on projects together. I love the headbands. I was going through all my baby girl clothes to hand down to my sister-in-law and I found the headbands you made for Hannah. They were so sweet I couldn't part with them. I'll probably keep them forever even if I never have another girl. Great job with the flannel board. Whenever I try to cut flannel it doesn't come out looking like a real thing. I love the skirt. I need to make one.

trishaz said...

For Nathan's bed - you could make a slip cover that is quilted and that ties at the bottom so he hopefully won't take it off. You could do both headboard and footboard. Like a cover that slips over the back of a dining room chair. You could even put little pockets in the headboard that could hold a book or small toy or drink - that way his favorite things will be handy in the night. Bob also said you could weave fabrics in and out of the railings to design a headboard area.