Showing posts with label show and tell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label show and tell. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Show and Tell: printable paper buttons

How cute are these printable paper buttons from Ez at Creature Comforts?

Creature Comforts is one of my favorite blogs and Ez is so generous to share her creative talents with everyone.

Ez hand painted each button design and then scanned them into her computer to create the printable templates.
It’s the hand painted effect that gives these buttons their extra charm. 
Head on over to Creature Comforts for daily inspiration and this super cute download.




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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Show and Tell: mother’s day free printables

If you don’t have time to create your own Mother’s Day card, I found some great free printables that I wanted to share with you.


 A beautiful Mother’s Day card from Baca Creative.



A Mother’s Day “Quiet Please” Door Hanger from Twig and Thistle.  What a great idea!

Cute Mother’s Day printable cupcake toppers from Fresh Linen.


A fun Mother’s Day card for Dads from Poppy Talk.


A sweet printable watering can template from Tip Junkie.


Enjoy the printables. I'm off to print out a "Quiet Please" Door Hanger for myself.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Show and Tell: paper lanterns

I love paper lanterns and I’ve been on the lookout to buy some so I can decorate them for summer. I haven’t found any yet so in the meantime, I thought I’d share some pretty ones that I found online.

The first one is from Kirsty at You Had Me at Bonjour. Kirsty decorated a plain white paper lantern with fabric bunting that she made. Adorable!
 



The second paper lantern is from Project Wedding. These lanterns are decorated with squares of crepe paper that are glued onto the lantern. Beautiful.

Wouldn’t paper lanterns look great grouped together or strung across a backyard? I’m even more inspired to find some lanterns and get crafting.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Show and Tell: paper flower pomander and egg

I love these paper flower pomander balls and eggs found on Whipperberry, Bliss Bloom and Pizzazzerie.

Pizzazzerie made these beautiful pink pomander balls and they include an easy to follow tutorial on how you can make these.


Whipperberry, one of my favorite blogs was inspired to create their own beautiful pomander balls using the same technique.  
I love the soft colors they chose for their pomanders.


 

With perfect timing for Easter, Bliss Bloom made these paper flower eggs.

All of these projects are just beautiful and I was surprised to find out how simple the process seemed in the tutorials.

This is definitely on my project to-make list. Thank you for the inspiration Pizzazzerie, Bliss Bloom and my friends at Whipperberry.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Show and Tell: bunny finger puppets

These adorable bunny finger puppets from the Purl Bee are perfect to add to an Easter basket or goodie bag. 

And, according to Molly at the Purl Bee, they’re easy to make.

The Purl Bee provides a material list, a free template download and more pictures with step-by-step instructions on how to make these bunnies.

All photos courtesy of the Purl Bee
I think these would also look great as part of a table centerpiece or as place cards for Easter.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Show and Tell: shrinky dink jewelry

It’s Show and Tell day on homework and this shrinky dink jewelry made by Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made is amazing.

What a great idea to use shrinky dinks and vintage images to make beautiful bracelets and necklaces.
 

Cathe shares the step-by-step process on her blog post but basically, she scanned vintage items and printed them out on shrinky dink sheets made for an ink jet printer. I had no idea shrinky dinks had gone high tech…

She then trims the shrinky dink images, bakes them and creates the jewelry pieces.

For more photos and a complete tutorial, visit Cathe’s blog – Just Something I Made. Not surprising, her shrinky dink project was featured in Country Living Magazine.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Show and Tell: free owl calendar

If you haven’t purchased or made your 2011 calendar yet, you need to check this out. I’ve seen a lot of free calendar downloads but this one was so unique I had to share it with you.

It’s the “Owl Lover 2011 Calendar”.


What’s unique is that there are 30 illustrations to choose from. Over 30 artists collaborated on this project. Each illustration has a drop down menu where you can choose which month to assign to it. After you finish choosing your 12 illustrations you simply download the calendar and print it out.


 Here are the illustrations that I chose:




Click here to go to the My Owl Barn site.
Owl Lover 2011 Calendar


What a great idea. I love my new owl calendar – thanks My Owl Barn.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Show and Tell: reindeer and gingerbread men and polar bears…oh my

I love these ornaments that Marilyn has submitted for show and tell.  Perfect to adorn a package or hang on a tree.


Here’s how she made them:


The polar bears and reindeer are made of leftover cotton batting and ribbon. I used a zigzag stitch all around the edge.


I used a cookie cutter, which made a nice pattern, to outline the gingerbread man.
I put an elastic cord on them so that they can be attached to the wrappings on gifts for my grandkids. They can take the decorations off the packages and hang them on the Christmas tree.


Thanks Marilyn. These are so cute. I’m going to have to dust off my sewing machine and try to make some fabric ornaments.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Show and Tell: sock kittens

Marilyn has submitted a great project just in time to make for a holiday gift.


These kittens are so cute. Here’s how Marilyn made these.


"I made these soft, stuffed kittens for my three little granddaughters. For my "Kittens in Kimonos", I started with a pair of soft, fleecy socks."


  • Turn them inside out and stitch two seams, 1/4" apart, from the top of the cuff to the heel.
  • Stitch across the edges at the end of the cuff and clip between the two seams. This creates the legs. 
  • Clip the opening at the heel so that it's large enough to turn the sock right-side-out. (The toe of the sock becomes the kitten's head).  
  • Insert stuffing into head, body and legs. Hand stitch the opening closed. I used polyester fiber-fill for the stuffing.
  • From the second sock, make the front legs (arms) in the same way you made the back legs, but cut them off at the heel. 
  • Insert stuffing into the arms.

 
  • Cut a tail and some ears - there is no need to stuff the ears or tail. Hand stitch the arms, ears and tail to the body.
  • Draw a face onto some cotton felt, then embroider the features, trim off the excess fabric and sew the face onto the head.
 

"I made a tiny kimono pattern from tracing paper. I had plenty of leftover fabric and I lined each little kimono with contrasting fabric. I tacked the tie belts to the backs of the kimonos, so that they can't come off and get lost. I made a buttonhole in the back of each kimono for the kittens' tails to go through."


"To make the kittens look more feminine, since they were for little girls, I made headbands for them, using leftover ribbon, elastic and roses."

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What little girl wouldn’t love to receive one of these kittens? Marilyn, your granddaughters are so lucky to have such a talented grandmother. Thanks for sharing your “Kittens in Kimonos”.