Thursday, October 2, 2008

Feeling kinda crafty



This week I've had the crafting itch! Never mind that I'm about 6 months behind in my scrapbooking, there are projects I've been wanting to do and this week I procrastinated everything else in my life and got them done.

Pumpkin Shirts- We get the magazine Family Fun and on the cover were these adorable tie-dyed t-shirts for Halloween. So we rubber banded and colored with fabric markers until our hearts were content. Voila- you see the finished product.

Victorian Silhouettes- I need to try these again because they aren't perfect, but hey, it was my first try. It was fun to take everyone's picture and then cut out their silhouette on black paper and frame and hang them. Jeremy commented that it was amazing how you can tell the boys apart just from their outline. I think they will be neat to have in the years to come to see how much these kids change.

Apron- I have wanted a cute apron ever since I got married. My mom has had this amazing green and white checkered one ever since I can remember and for some reason I just love it. Maybe it's the memories that are attached to it- mom in the kitchen making scrumptious baked goods and meals, always wearing that apron. Well, I decided I would attempt to make a cute one myself. I don't sew. I can make things like curtains and pillows, but I've never ventured so far as to try a pattern, and I wasn't about to try that, so this is just my vision of what an apron ought to be. It turned out pretty decent, although the top is a bit too loose, but I might be able to fix that. But I just love the fabric and the girliness of it, don't you?

Next on my list? Well there is all of that scrapbooking just waiting for me...

8 comments:

Monica said...

Erika,

All of these things are soooo cute! Way to go! Now you can teach them at our next Enrichment Super Saturday cause I want to do them. Very cool!

Mandi said...

Those are so cute!!! I love the shirts and I NEED a cute apron. What a good idea- I may have to copy you. That just came out of your head? I am very impressed!

Kristen said...

Wow Erika. You are incredible! I love those pumpkin shirts. I might have to still that idea. Way to go on that apron! It is really cute. Can I borrow you to make Christmas presents for family?! :)

Heather said...

Crafty, crafty you. Very impressed with your work...and preschool too. How do you do it?!

Shelese said...

Okay, I'm loving the silouettes! I've been wanting to do those for a while now. I need you to give me more of a play by play of how you made them. I never thought of taking their picture... I tried having a light casting the shadow of their profile on the wall and then tracing it... but hello that didn't work for me. Anyway, did you just print the profile picture in 8x10 then cut it and put it on the black paper? then cut the black and put it on the white? Do tell? :)

Goose said...

You are so talented! And congrats to Gavs for the super poop today! So glad he got the lawnmower.

Kristy said...

Crazy--I've been an insane craft weirdie for the past couple of weeks, too! It's not like I don't have a million other things to do! But I keep going from one project to the next, loving every minute of it! Good job!

Anrad said...

Erika, I love the silouettes! How did you do it? And congrats to Gavin!! He and Luka need to have a chat!