Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spikey Pom Hair Bow

I started working on this spikey pom hair bow a few days ago - but between other projects, cleaning, dishes, taking the dog out, etc.... I got sidetracked a lot. I followed the directions for the spikey pom hair clip here. I liked the way it turned out. I think if I ever make this kind of clip again I could go a lot faster the second time around. My favorite part was using this new product I had never heard of called Stiffen Stuff.

Ribbon I chose for this bow.

A view once I got started sewing the ribbons down to the felt circle.

Hanging upside down to dry after I applied Stiffen Stuff.

Adorable girly girl bow all ready for wearing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Name Bunting Banner

I'd been trying to figure out what I wanted to do above Harper's crib. I like the idea of having her name in the room, but didn't want to do the wooden letters that a lot of people have been doing lately. So, when I saw this idea on Tater Tots and Jello - it inspired me to do something similar for Harper. I bought some ribbon, fabric and canvas at Hobby Lobby and got to work. I cut out pendant shaped triangles and sewed ribbon in a wavy pattern on fabric to spell out her name. This was the hard part - this part probably took me a good 5-6 hours to do.

Here is a closeup of how I made the ribbon wavy looking.
Then I had to sew the pendants to the canvas cord that they were going to hang on. The pictures in this post really do not do this project justice. It is very detailed and I think turned out super cute. You just can't really see a lot of the details in these photos.

Then I hung it on the wall to see how it looked so far... ...I took it down to do the last touches and details. Samson knew it was something for Harper - so he had to help. He loves Harper already and spending time in her room (especially under her crib).

I cut some strips of fabric and ribbon and tied them in messy knots around the spaces between the letters. I think it turned out pretty cute - again I wish you could see more of the details in the pictures.

I can't wait to see it with her bedding on the crib. I think it will be so cute - I hope she loves it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Etsy - Fun Closet Dividers

I love's where I "shop" for ideas a lot. However, I had never actually ordered anything until today. Today I ordered some closet dividers for Harper's closet. Will and I plan on installing more shelving this upcoming weekend so I have more room for hanging clothes and shelves for baskets to store things. I already bought some hot pink baskets from Home Goods a few weeks ago. So, when I saw these closet dividers I thought they would coordinate perfectly.I can't wait to get these and get Harper's closet all organized! I will post some pictures when I get all of her closet organizers installed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Earring Holder

Yesterday while in Hobby Lobby I found tons of clearance frames. Usually the clearance frames are really beat up and have lots of scratches, but not yesterday! They had tons of cute frames. I probably spent 20 minutes deciding which ones I wanted to buy. I bought one for Harper's bow holder and one to make an earring holder for myself to hang in our master bedroom closet. I'd been wanting to do this for a while. I went with a chocolate frame and bought a small piece of burlap from the fabric department.

You just cut the burlap to fit in the frame. Then spray A LOT of heavy starch on it and iron it so it gets stiff. Then you hot glue the burlap into the empty frame - pulling it very tight as you go (you want it to be tight so when you hang the earring on it it does not sag). Then I added some ribbon I had to hang it from.

Then I cleaned out my old jewelry box - one I have had since college - and put all the earrings on my holder. Here is the finished product! I love it. I think it almost looks like a decoration. I would have hung it in my master bedroom, but Will probably would not want to look at my earrings all the time. It's that easy and cheap! The more earrings you have, the bigger the frame you need!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bow Holder for Harper

Today I was feeling a little crafty - so I created this bow holder for Harper. We have Harper's crib, changing table and a little bookcase in her room waiting for her - but her chair won't arrive for two more weeks. So until I get the chair in the room and decide exactly where each piece of furniture is going to go - I'm not going to hang anything on the walls. So, after I crafted this cute little thing I just hung it on her door to snap a quick picture.
It really was an easy project. I got a cheap frame from Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle for $5.80. I wrapped some foam board in fabric and then hot glued some ribbons to around the foam board. Then I just hot glued the decorated foam board into the frame. Super cute, super easy and super cheap - all for about $10-$12.

I also bought some ribbon and clips to make a few bows this week - now that I have this cute holder, I have to make some things to hang on it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's a Girl!

Hard to believe I have not posted that on here day I'll become a better blogger :)

We found out about a month ago that we are having a baby girl! We are going to name her Harper. We have her crib and changing table purchased, but I'm having a hard time finding a chair for her room. I want something more modern than a traditional glider. I found one I love, but I don't love the price tag. I may just have to buckle down and buy it.

I love this library cart from The Land of Nod, but I found plans on how to make it - so I don't have all the saws you need to cut the wood, but other than that it looks pretty easy