Monday, April 15, 2013

Old Shirt Made Into A Pillow

I haven't been around in awhile so I thought I would stop by and show my latest project.  These days, a quick little craft is rare for me but I still love it when I get the motivation to do something creative!

I had been going through my closet and decided to fill a bag for a donation to the Good Will when I came across an old favorite shirt of mine that I wore in the days when I was "smaller". It was a great little shirt to wear with a pair of jeans. Now, I really have no need for this shirt but, I have never been willing to part with it in the years past.  While trying to decide, I remember a pillow I saw somewhere on a craft page, but at this moment I can't remember where.  I decided this would be a good way to put my old favorite to good use and have it stay around.

It was very easy to make.  I simply laid it out flat with buttons buttoned.  Cut out a square from the front and back up as far as was possible which was for me, just above the arm pit.  I turned the 2 squares facing inside, and sewed around all 4 sides.  Then I unbuttoned the front and turned it right side out. I stuffed a little pillow inside and buttoned it up.  The pockets could be used to temporarily hold an item if necessary.  

I also made the little pillow that I stuffed inside from a  cheap bed pillow I had bought a few months back that just didn't work to sleep on.  Hardly anything goes wasted in my home!!!  I took some quick little shots, although I am not the best photographer.  I just point and shoot!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New! 2012 Cancellation Stamped Envelope

Hi Everyone!
I am jumping in here to upload the updated Cancellation stamp that I have published here for several years.  This year I have only edited the original Envelope with the new date as I wanted to get the stamped envelope up as Christmas is so close.  I hope many of you download this to print on your envelopes for the letters from Santa!  This is sized for a 9 x 4 inch business type envelope.

I have uploaded a zip file that contains a copy of the jpg version and png version.  Download it from 4Shared here at this link:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Primitive Quilt Top

Recently I remembered a quilt top that I made about eight years ago with the help of my grand daughter, who was ten years old at that time.  She was spending some time with me and whenever she was here for a day or so or a few days, she and I would always find some type of craft to do as she always enjoyed doing crafty things. For this project, I would print out a primitive pattern and she would look at it and draw it on the squares for me with a quilt marking pencil.  On one of the squares she traced around her hand and wrote her name and birth date.  That made it more personal to me. I stitched around all the drawings that she made on each square.  It really has a primitive look which was the look I was wanting.  I sewed the squares together to make a quilt top but never completed the quilt.  It has been packed away in a storage box for 10 years as she is eighteen years old now. I'm thinking seriously I need to completed this project!!!   Here are some camera shots of the quilt top.  My camera ran out of battery so I didn't get a close up of all the squares, but you get the idea.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fabric Necklace

Now, isn't this just the cutest idea?  Fabric necklaces....
You can see this one and others at the Hobby Lobby website.  You can also find them at Creature Comforts.  They both give you the instructions!
I received a notification on Facebook that caught my eye and I had to go check them out!  I hope they don't mind me passing this on to my viewers.  That really looks like a fun project!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Completed Booklet

It took me awhile to get started but once I started, I did a lot of printing and cutting. Instead of one copy I made four of each item and finally got all that cutting done and made 4 little booklets. One will be for me to keep and 3 for gifts. Here are some snapshots. I wonder if anyone else has made one of the booklets. I will have to say they turned out nice!

Here is a sample of a few pages.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Front and Back Covers

I have just about enough recipe cards to fill a dollar type clear photo album. I like these little 4 x 6 photo albums to make special albums. Each booklet has 18 pages, front and back makes 36 pages so I have included a zip folder of six different blank recipe cards so you can add your own little ditty to the last page or print out as many extra blank cards as you wish. Blank cards can be used as backs to the pages and used to add future recipes, sayings, poems or notes.
I have also made the front and back cover for the album.

I have not yet made my booklet but I will publish it when I do get it together. This will be made the same as the Easter cards booklet that I made. See it here:

graphic used was from Graphic Depot

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Whimsical Recipe Card 17

How to have a Happy Birthday!

Download the 17th card Here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Whimsical Recipe Card 16

Here is another card in the series. If you like it click the link below to download it.

Download this card Here.
Graphic by Whimsy Primsy and purchased at Digi Web Studio.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Whimsical Recipe Card 15

Number 15, here is a little Easter Fun!

Download the card Here.
Graphics by Whimsy Primsy and was purchased at Digi Web Studio.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Whimsical Recipe Card 14

Here is another card in this series. Enjoy!

Download the card Here.
graphics by Whimsy Primsy at Digiweb Studio