Friday, November 16, 2012

Prophet Frame

We made these at Super Saturday last month.  I love this photo of President Monson.  It gives him a really comforting Grandpa look.

Here is the link to the original idea.  But we couldn't find the wide rectangle frame that she used, so we used the square ones from Wal-Mart or Michael's and just trimmed the picture of President Monson.  These were a popular one with the ladies that attended the crafting day. 

The frame is 97 cents or a dollar - depending on which store you get it from.  So this is a really affordable project.  Part of what makes the frame cheap is that there is no glass to protect the picture - so I just laminated my photo to make it a bit more durable and firm.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hello Kitty Headband

My niece was Hello Kitty for Halloween, so I told my sister that I would make some Hello Kitty ears for her.  I tested it out and made a set for my daughter first.  She loved them.  But my niece is 8 years old, so I needed to make it a little bit bigger. 

I don't have a pattern or tutorial for this...I just made it up as I went along.

I drew the shape of the ear I wanted and then traced it onto the fleece, cut out a longer bottom and glued them together with the headband sandwiched in between the layers and then trimmed the extra fleece from the back side of the ear.

The bow is just a sewn rectangle of satin stuffed and then wrapped with a strip of satin to make it a bow (I put a penny in the strip of satin to give it the rounded look on the front...then glued it to the headband.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Halloween Costumes

So I meant to post these before Halloween...or at least closer to it than today.  But if you want a couple ideas for next year...

A Green Plastic Army Man

My husband made the bazooka out of pvc, wood, a cup and a bracelet.  We found the idea for the costume here.  And then we added our own touch of the bazooka. 

Then we found clothes at the thrift store and the helmet/vest at Wal-mart in the costume section.  His was pretty easy to make, just took 4 cans of spraypaint and a lot of drying time.  I tried different options to hide his face and make him seem more like a plastic featureless toy.  But the one that worked the best was nothing.  He didn't like the mask like in the tutorial.  And he kept rubbing off the face paint.

One Pretty Peacock

 I originally saw the idea here.  But she only did the skirt in the back to seem more life-like.  But I wanted the full and fluffy tutu look.  And I changed up the colors for the feathers a bit.  My mom made the leotard from a Butterick 5545 pattern. And then I measured and cut a ton of tulle for the tutu.