Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wood, Fabric, Paper

I normally try to post after each project,
but I've had way too much fun this week to take the time!
I love that I can work on paper projects, projects that involve wood and paint,
and sewing projects ~ all in the same week!
This card is for a new baby girl.

My favorite pattern for burp clothes ~ they fit so nicely on your shoulder
and are made with soft flannel and have a layer of fusible fleece inside.

...and a taggie.
We can't forget the boys!
I love this frog flannel ~ so cute!

...and a frog shaped taggie.
One of my kids' teachers has a grocery bag hanging in her coat closet that it stuffed with
more bags ~ those first graders often forget their backpacks and need a bag to take things home.
Before I headed in to the school to volunteer this past week, I decided to make her a bag holder.
This project took 21 minutes ~ starting with picking the fabric to adding the hanging tab!
Every once in a while, it's fun to have a fast, easy project.

I love owls!
On a quilt shopping trip last year, we happened upon a scrapbook store.
They had a set of three plain wooden owls for sale.  I simply could not leave
them there in the store!
They now live in our home ~ here.
My husband made me some more owls using the same pattern.
This little one is for a friend's daughter's room.  She is
also a big fan of owls. 

My big project this week was for another teacher at the kids' school.
She is having a bridal shower for a friend, and they are expecting quite a few guests.
She wanted a way to ensure that the guests would mingle and chat with each other.
Last year, I made the frame (above) with our meal graces.  It's on scrapbook paper, and some of the sunflowers are on the outside of the glass. 
Theresa collected 30 questions about the bride ~
"Would Abby rather drink red wine or white wine?"~
and divided the questions onto five cards.  We picked out coordinating background paper and a yellow print that matched all of them. 
Then I went to work ~ patterning this project after the framed graces I have at home.

Frame One

Frame Two

Frame Three

Frame Four

Frame Five

The five frames will be scattered about the room.
Each guest will receive an answer card...

The answer cards are double-sided, mounted on coordinating cardstock,
and have flowers and vines heat-embossed on the top of each side.
It's been a busy week ~ but most definately a fun one!
Teacher appreciation week is coming up, so look for some
new projects directed towards teachers.  I will also be completing a
blue and orange quilt (for those fans in Idaho...a BSU quilt without a
single bronco head or logo), some kids notebook holders and a bag or two.
Shared with:
Mommy by day ~ Crafter by night

1 comment:

  1. Wow! you've been busy! I LOVE the froggy bib! That is simply adorable. And that grocery bag holder- genius!
    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving your comment. Give hexagons a try - you'll love it - but you'll be addicted!!
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    Queen B Creative Me.