Monday, March 21, 2011

A Bag for Phinn

My nephew's little boy is turning one soon.
I wanted to give him a useful gift, but something personal as well, so I decided on a canvas bag-with a felt applique. I choose an owl because I had sewn one on my Ben Franklin shopping bag last year-and had all the felt to make another. Plus they're cute.
I used 70's retro colors for this look.
First drew out the owl on computer paper...

I free hand cut everything..not perfect but works.

tan felt for the body

Orange felt for the chest...

Brown felt circles for the eyes..

Sizzix die used for the flower shapes...

Free hand cut outs for the letters...
wanted them to look like a school font.

All the letters cut out.

Sewn pieces together...

then everything sewn onto bag ...!

(Branch added so the owl would have a place to perch)

What's in the bag?....

Something to wear-2 shirts (monkeys & Little Brother)

Something to hold-Stuffed Jaguar

Something to read- Fred and Ted Book
Something to roll-wood truck

Something to touch-farm puzzle

Something to carry.

All sewed on-so not perfectly!

The end.

Vincent VanSawyer

This is what Sawyer did for almost 4 hours...

He drew and drew and drew some more.

Mighty Sponge Bob with spatula. His "friend" on her towel.

Last-his garden-with watermelon, pineapple,"salad", carrots, oranges, tomatoes, apples, corn, and bananas.

Plus he drew a "book" with every kind of Batman he could think of- (too many to post for now)!

Felt Owl Thank you cards

This was so easy and inexpensive.

I bought these felt owls for $2.49-sticky backs and all.

I used my Stampin' Up bird punch and chocolate chip paper to make branches.

I glued the branches on a package of blank note cards that I already hand on hand.

Then we peeled off the paper and stuck the birds on the branches.

4 down...

8 done...

All addressed and ready to be mailed!.

Completed project-maybe 20 minutes?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sundae Party

Yeah! Finally! I got a new camera cord... so I could download pictures!!!

... Lily's actual birthday fell on a weekday- so I decided to have a Sundae party for her.
(Well that, and I saw these free labels on Amy Moss's website and it motivated me to use them!) I typed out what things we'd be using for the sundaes...
then printed them...

Then I "hand" cut out the labels-not the "fun " part at all... I know that's how punches were invented! Next I got out scrapbook paper and glued the labels to the paper.

I found these small sundae dishes for a couple bucks and used them for the various toppings...

She wanted Gummi bears, Reese's, Chocolate chips and I got coconut for the hubby.

Ready to go on the counter..

Close up of nut toppings, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Thrift store sundae spoons.

labels placed -all done..

Strawberry, caramel syrup, & cherries. I measured the length of the jars, then used double stick tape to adhere the paper and labels.

Milkshake glasses from thrift store.

Ice cream! ( in the background)

Toppings out...

Love the colors.

I'm going to try to find more dishes this size-perfect for the littler ones...

Banana's too-pink Fiestaware bowl.

All set up -waiting on family before I put out the rest..I used her banner and the tablecloth and box from her other party...

Birthday girl!

Everything is out -ready to dig in!

Set up went pretty quick,-toppings were gone quickly too!

Now your turn.