Sunday, February 23, 2014

One Pair of Old Jeans - Two Craft Projects

I had one pair of my daughter's old jeans, and thought I can make 2 different crafts from these!!  Not sure what size they were, but the definitely didn't fit her any more.  First I made a cute little purse.  I bought a bunch (that's how they were selling them in a big bunch for about $3-$4 - love a bargain) of old belts from Goodwill last year and used one of them for the handle.                         
 This is the back of the purse.
 And, the front.
Tried to match the inside fabric with the colors on the outside.
 Finally, I put a cute little "belt loop" round the spot where the belt handle was attached to the side. 
This is the opposite side of the belt handle.  

The second craft project was a reusable snack bag.  This turned out so cute.  I used the bottom part of one of the legs of the jeans, from about the knee down to the bottom seam.  All I did was sew up the cut off part of the jeans to seal up the bottom, and add a liner.  I found the clip on an old key chain.  Thought it would be great on my snack bag.   
The lining on this one is a little more colorful.  
Turned out pretty cute. 

Thanks for looking. 
Have a great day, 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quote for the Day

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle." 
-- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Teachers' Christmas Gifts 2013

This year for Christmas I was inspired by some things I saw on Pinterest.  That is currently my favorite site - I spend entirely too much time there looking around.     
 Each teacher received a Hand Santa-tizer and a second small gift.  One female teacher received a small basket of 15 handmade cards.  I love making the cards, and she seemed to really like them. 
 My son has 2 male teachers (they are so difficult to find the perfect gift for), and these easy-peasy
glasses of "ginger ale" (I didn't want anyone to think I was giving the teachers a beer!) were an awesome idea.        

Super cute!!

The glasses and hand sanitizer were all from the dollar store - my favorite place.

Thanks for looking
Have a great day!

DIY Pillowcases

 I saw the cutest idea on You Tube that I had to share.  The Crafty Gemini has a great (and easy) tutorial on making pillowcases.  Check out the video here to see how to make your own personalized pillowcases using only 3 simple seams.  

I found this idea just before Christmas so I HAD to make some cases for everyone!!  Took a picture of each one, I thought they turned out pretty good.   Tried to make something that each person would like.  My sister in law has a ton of butterflies, so I made her one with butterflies on it.  CUTE! 

Owls, my favorite fabric.

 I think my favorite is the owls!  They are super easy to make, and everyone loved them.

Thanks for looking,
Have a great day.