Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I love me some crafts!!

I grew up with a mom and a grandma that sewed a lot. I never even had one ounce of me that wanted to learn how. But my time has come! So one day a few months ago, I decided it should probably be a priority to learn to sew on a button at least :) So, first thing, I found a teacher! My friend Hilary is a great sewer, housewife and soon to be mommy so I knew she would be able to teach me so many things! And boy is she patient!! Not that I totally stunk it up but let's just say I am grateful for all her help! I really was starting from zero, I really truly did not know how to sew on a button. When home ec. was offered in high school, I took baking instead :)

I have also found another new crafty hobby, making diaper and toilet paper cakes. That's right, you heard me correctly, toilet paper. Seems like if you aren't getting married, you're having babies which means lots of gifts to buy! I found it more fun and cost effective to make gifts instead of buying them. I think they've gone over well thus far...

Cowboy diaper cake I made for a friend to give to another friend complete with diapers, cowboy fabric, trial sized shampoos, a big bottle of lotion stuck in the top with a bandana around it, a wooden letter O (for Owen) to hang in his room and a wooden boot to kick it off! (and of course ribbon and some twine)


And I threw in a card just for the heck of it


Toilet paper cake I made for my friend Stephanie's bridal shower complete with TP, 2 bath scrubbies, bath spray, a toilet bowl scrubber, rubber gloves and trial sized shampoos and soaps inside the holes of the TP. Oh, and of course ribbon! Everything's prettier with ribbon :)


This is my very first sewing job (made with a sewing machine that is. I did sew on a button and a metal clasp to one of my shirts by hand too) This is a big pouch/bag made out of a pillow case. Yes, I am saddened that it does in fact still resemble a pillow case quite a bit. But not a waste one bit! I originally bought the pillow case from the Goodwill for $.49 and it was a sewing lesson I'll never forget!

What is this wonderfully cute tube shaped thing in my food pantry you ask? Well, it's a plastic grocery bag holder made out of a placemat!! You can find the instructions to make your very own here.

5 comments:

The Chaney's said...

You are amazing and I have a bedroom that desperately needs curtains!! Hint, hint!

adam said...

adorable fabrics!

the bandanas are just from a craft store, BTW.

Anonymous said...

I have a plastic bag holder in my pantry also. I absolutely love it. It is probably the handiest thing ever. You use plastic bags for so many things and they are right at your finger tips in these bags.

Linda L

LeahHawkins said...

Those are awesome!

Hilary Ann said...

i think we should trade, since i taught the sewing part, you can teach me the diaper/tp cake skills . . .