Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Baby Crinkle Toy


  • Ribbon
  • Fabric 
  • Something Crinkly (I used a microwave popcorn wrapper)
  • Teether or Rattle (optional)
  1. Wash and iron your fabric.
  2. Using the fabric cut two 6 x 6 inch squares.
  3. Cut one 6 x 6 inch square out of the crinkly material.
  4. Cut six 4 inch pieces of ribbon.
  5. Lay one piece of fabric right side up. Pin folded ribbons along the edges (see image below).
  6. Place second piece of fabric on top, right side down. 
  7. Place the crinkle material on top of both pieces of fabric and pin all three together.
  8. Sew along all sides, but be sure to leave enough room to turn inside out!! 
  9. Trim excess fabric and corners.
  10. Turn inside out.
  11. Top-stitch around the edges. Make sure to close the opening well.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Photo Coasters

What you'll need

  • Tiles 
  • Photos
  • Mod-Podge
  • Foam-brush
  • Acrylic Sealer (Next to Mod-Podge at Walmart)
  • Felt Pads
  • Sharpie (optional)


  • Clean and dry the tiles.
  • Cut the photos so they fit nicely on the tiles. I recommend making the photos slightly smaller than the tiles.
  • Using the foam-brush, paint a thin layer of mod-podge on a tile. Place the photo on the tile and press down. Repeat for the other tiles and photos. 
  • Paint a thin layer of mod-podge over the photos and let them dry. You will need to repeat this step 3-4 times. 
  • After your tiles have dried, spray them with a thin coat of acrylic sealer. Let the sealer dry for about 20-30 minutes and then spray a second coat on the tiles. Warning: If you spray the second coat on to quickly, bubbles will appear on your photos.
  • Place 4 felt pads on the bottom of the tiles. These will protect your coffee table/end table from being scratched. 
  • On the back of the tiles, write the date each photo was taken using a Sharpie. 
  • Voila, your personalized coasters are complete! 

Alphabet Photography Continued...

Well here are some more of my photos from alphabet photography. I think the hardest part about this project is finding the letters in Bastrop. It's a small town, and I'm trying to incorporate all of the main buildings/attractions. Plus my camera is just a regular point and shoot...nothing fancy, but I'm pleased with the results so far!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ticket Keepsake

My old roommate and I made this Ticket Keepsake. We used a shadow box, cardstock/scrapbook paper, scrapbook letters/stickers, a ruler, and an x-acto knife. First, we measured where to put the incision. We then used the x-acto knife to cut through the back of the shadow box. We had to cut through several layers of cardboard on the shadow box, but just be patient. We then made the same mark on the scrapbook paper/cardstock. Afterwards, we decorated the scrapbook paper with different scrapbook letters and pictures. I love my little keepsake box! 

Note: I definitely recommend making the incision to place the tickets through. You won't have to open the box every time you want add another ticket to your collection.