This is an awful picture. Let’s just acknowledge it and move on. Christmas crafting carries on late into the night and alas, good lighting does not.
Anyway, I made a tent using the fabulous instructions over at Cakies whose tutorial has probably inspired hundred’s of adorabe A-frame tents. She used a beautiful vintage sheet for her tent, but my tent was for a boy and most of the vintage sheets I’ve seen have been florals.
So I did what any sane person would have done in my situation. I stole one of the white tab-top curtains from the family room and used it for my tent.
It worked beautifully! It was a perfect fit and I didn’t need to hem a thing. I slipped the poles into the two outer tabs and then cut off the the tabs in the middle. Then I simply sewed two of the cut tabs onto the other side for the other two poles.
Voila! A Tent with only 5 minutes of sewing!
I wanted to add a little something “extra” to the white fabric so I carved a simple triangle (simple meaning I fretted over the darn thing for 30 minutes trying to get it just right) and then used black paint to stamp the fabric in a random pattern.
I grouped the triangles in sets of 2s and 3s with a couple singles thrown in for balance.
I think it’s safe to say that I’m in love with the tent. LOVE!
The kids love it too. It’s been a definite hit with the 6 and under crowd in our house.
I definitely recommend giving it a go, especially if you use a curtain. It was so, so, so easy and it kind of makes you feel like you are amazing.
I made this sweet little clip from scraps from my recent bag endeavor. It’s held together with hot glue and has an alligator clip on the back.
I kind of wanted to paint gold polka dots on it, but decided to leave it as is.
This is a little super hero bear for a super hero loving little boy.
I know I make little sock/glove animals a lot, but they are fun.
The mask and cape are removable so that he can go incognito if necessary.
I made this dragon tote for a little boy’s 5th birthday. I figured it could be a good tote to lug things to and from church.
Because nothing says “church” like a fire-breathing dragon.
Okay, maybe he can take it to the library.
I filled it with some things that would be good for
church the library like crayons, a notebook, candy, and this little fishing game.
The idea for the game came from a tutorial at Doodlecraft. Mine didn’t turn out as cute as hers, but that’s okay. I still like it.
I carved a star stamp today. I’ve been wanting to try stamp carving and even had all the stuff, but I was scared to start. I finally decided to give it a go with a simple star.
It was much easier than I thought.
I used the stamp to add interest to the plain white swaddling blanket I made our little baby boy. I wanted the stars to be varied so I placed them randomly and then made sure some of them had less ink than others. I like the effect.
Q-Tip bow and arrow set? Why yes.
I made each of my boys a set.
I think they turned out adorable.
I hope they work.
Tutorial found at The Brooding Hen.
I needed a costume that was quick and easy and cheap.
A hat-ette from Deliia Creates did the trick.
Especially paired with a pair of striped tights from Target that were most certainly NOT one-size fits all.
And some black clothes.