Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Slow and not so steady

Sewing and crafting time has been a little harder to find lately. I can't seem to get my two younger boys to nap at the same time in the afternoon long enough to get much of anything creative done. But I have managed to do a few things.

This pencil holder is made from a frozen concentrate juice can. I just modge podged on the paper and ribbon. With my oldest in school now it seems like we have started collecting lots of pencils lately.
I also made another coloring book and marker carrier. This one is for my 3 year old who loves anything trucks. The first one I made is the snail one.
Here is the front above and the inside below.

He loves it.

I have also been working on making some things for a friend of mine. I'm helping her with her guest room, but I don't have pictures yet. Soon.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cookie sheet Calenders

I have been meaning to post this for a while. I made these for two of my sisters for Christmas. They are cookie sheet calenders. All the pieces have magnets on the back. Here is what I did to make them.
I got some basswood at Hobby Lobby (love that place), and some number stencils and stickers. I also got a pack of 3 cookie sheets for about $4 at Walmart. I took the wood and drew how big I wanted the pieces for the days, months and week on it. Then I used an exacto knife to cut them all out. My hands hurt after that. It was over 100 pieces of wood to cut out!
Then I cut scrapbook paper to the same size as the wood pieces and modge podged it on. Next I put on the number, day or month and sealed them with modge podge.
When they were all dry, I put magnet strips on the back of all of them. Above is the one I made for Lynette and below is the one for AnnMarie.
I thought these were so fun. Every month you just change the month sign at the top and then move the days to where they are supposed to be and add any holidays or birthdays in. Below are the months.
Here are the holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. I made them generic so you could use them for more then once a year and so the calender can grow with them (they won't have to add more for each addition to the family).
Here is a close up of the calender. When the pieces were done all I had to do was drill two holes in the cookie sheet and tie the ribbon on it.