My older “model” checked it out while my bebe was sleeping. It’s perfect for tummy time too (just keep a close eye on the younger ones with the buttons). So go check it out HERE, all of the supplies are listed as well as the directions.
We wrapped the wine glasses with craft paper and painters tape. Can I just say how much easier it is to take pictures of a craft when you have a model.
I’m still catching up on all of my gift posts that I couldn’t show you because
I was way to busy to blog about anything they were gifts and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise :) I found this tutorial for Journal Covers at a blog called Bloom. It’s a cute blog about gardening and quilting but I seriously fell in love with the Journal Covers she made. I actually wanted to make an exact replica but it was the night before my son’s school party and I was under prepared. So I came up with these for his teachers. They are so sweet to him and because I used to be a teacher I know about teacher gifts. I mean I know its the thought that counts and I’m not complaining but I don’t really trust baked goods from your house that traveled an hour with your 7 yr old before they got to me… just saying.
It took me no time at all to whip these two up and I think they really loved them. Head over HERE to find the full tutorial. (I’m telling you the original is much prettier and I will be making one in the future :)
In the original tutorial she mentions a certain art journal that I have never seen, but I think she is located in Australia… kinda far from Texas. So I found these at Walmart and had to just figure out the correct dimensions.
And Finn helped me wrap them too, so cute.
Back in December, we went to a birthday party for a friend of Finn’s (does anyone else know a ton of people with December b-days like we do?) Anyway, most of Finns friends are girls which is fun for me because on their birthdays I get an excuse to sew for a girl. And lets be honest, it is usually more fun to sew for girls.
I got her a cute little play cupcake set with a stand but I wanted to add a little something extra. So I made the easiest, most girly table runner ever. And some cloth napkins because every girls needs some :)
For the table runner I just serged a strip of blue paisley fabric and added a pink polka dot ruffle with a cupcake ribbon right down the middle. I had been saving the cupcake ribbon for the perfect thing and I think this was it.
Throw in the cloth napkins…
…and its time to play. I might go over her house and play tea party because as we speak one of my sons is running over the other one in his motorized car and they both think it’s funny… not quite the same as a girly tea party.