Friday, March 11, 2011

Balloon Wreath

I was asked to teach a class at our church for a craft day called Super Saturday. At first they wanted me to teach a birthday banner class which would have been fun too, but it would have taken too much time. So I found this cute balloon wreath complete with tutorial on Our Best Bite's blog and it's much quicker from start to finish. I still need to add a few more balloons and tidy it up a bit. It takes quite a few, about 200-250, but this is the overall look and I think it will be fun to hang on special days, birthdays, etc.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Suess's birthday-again...

As long as I have a child in elementary school, I will always know when it's Dr. Suess's birthday. I can't tell you how many times I've done some version of Cindy Loo Hoo's hair. Nikki was so excited about today that she had a hard time getting to sleep last night. She had everything planned out-the hair, the braid design, the dress, the tights, the shoes. She's at an after school activity right now at church and still wants to keep her hair this way. I have a feeling she'll ask me if she can sleep in it too.
Here's what's on my design wall right now. I had a charm pack that desperately needed a home. There are very few patterns out there that only require one charm pack. So I made all of them into half-square triangles, put them up on my board and starting playing with design. I landed on this one and have them sewn in rows so far. It will probably be a medallion for a quilt or else a table topper for my square kitchen table. I used every charm square except 3 of them. I'll put them on the back.