Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Sunday!!

I hope you are all having a great day. Mine has been overwhelming. My 12 year old daughter sang an awesome solo in church today. My oldest daughter was asked to sing in a video of a Christian rapper who attends our Church. The video was released today and it is very cool. So, I just wanted to share it with you.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Meet Silas

My oldest daughter house/pet sat for a couple in our church. She was gone two weeks. When she came home she had money in her pocket and an idea in her head. She said, "Mom, I have to go to Joann Fabric tonight. I am doing a project and you can't ask me anything about it." My hubby took her since my feet were still hurting too bad. (You know I didn't feel well if I skipped fabric shopping) Anyway, she was in her room with a sewing machine for 2 days. Today was the grand reveal. When she appeared with "Silas", I was shocked. I don't understand it. But who am I to question another artist? Please forgive the photo quality, my hubby took it with my phone. I just had to share it with you. I didn't get permission from dear daughter, but since it's her new profile pic, I doubt she'd mind.
Yesterday, marked three weeks that I have tried to stay in bed and give my feet and my horrible case of Plantar Fasciitis and a stress fracture heal. Unfortunately, they are not much better. I have been very depressed being stuck in bed and dealing with my unemployeed hubby and the death of my mother. My daughter (Silas' creator) has been having some issues and has to see a cardiologist. There is more negative stuff in our lives as well, but I won't go into it right now. I am just gonna keep praying and hanging in there.

During my time in bed I did start a smocking project and I've looked at hundreds of sewing blogs. I also taught myself how to make a watermark and a new blog banner. Yay!! I am not very techy and I get very excited when I figure these things out. I hope you are all well and enjoying you creativity, as well.

Happy Sewing!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Meal Birdhouse Tutorial

I made this birdhouse at Easter to use as a centerpiece for our table. I plan on making a Christmas themed one and a black and white one for my daughter's room. The fabric choices and themes are endless.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Turn your empty happy meal box and a little fabric in to a decorative bird- house.
Draw a circle on the front of your future birdhouse.
Cut out hole with small scissors.
Cut off handles.
Cut a triangle out of cardstock to cover top portion of box (I used an index card).
Tape closed with masking tape.
Dilute tacky glue with a little water. Brush on all four sides with a small paint brush.
Cover sides and trim.
Make small cuts in fabric and glue inside opening.
I used a notebook cover for the cardboard roof.
Cut a 6" x 8" rectangle from the cardboard and fold in half to make a crease.
Cover rectangle with glue and cover with fabric that is a few inches larger than cardboard on all sides.Glue the edges of fabric underneath the roof.
Glue roof to body of birdhouse.
Trace another piece of cardboard the same size as the bottom of the house. Cover with fabric and glue to bottom of house.

I used a yo yo and two buttons to decorate.


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