Friday, January 22, 2010

Feeling Crafty

It all started with my cousin, Danyel. She came over one day and showed me this AMAZING blanket she had sewn. I started thinking that I could do the same thing...except for the fact that I didn't have a sewing machine. After mentioning it to my husband in passing (for any of you that know my husband, mentioning anything is like a done deal...I really have to be careful), I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I have had so much fun with it. I am not the best and don't know how to do much, but I have made my first quilt, my first few burp cloths (made of flannel and cloth diapers), and pacifier clips. I also saw the greatest canvas craft at Craft Warehouse and decided to try my hand at it to fill some blank walls of Marissa and Spencer's that have been waiting for the perfect decor to come along (yes, Marissa's has been blank for almost 2 years now). The canvases didn't turn out perfect, but I am so excited to have handmade decor that fills my kids rooms.

The quilt is big enough for a double bed...Marissa can use it for a long time.

Each night before bed Marissa says "momma made that".

Dan is pretty proud of my "craft-i-ness" lately, even if it means wrapping himself in pink.

The Dot Burp Cloth. Flannel on one side, cloth diaper on the other (wth a flannel decorative strip).

More burp cloths (don't worry, this is all I have made).

Marissa's wall art...not perfect, but a lot of love and thought put into them.

Spencer's wall art...made with love!


  1. Andrea these are SO cute & creative!!! Nice work crafty Momma! They turned out beautifully!

  2. are you KIDDING me???? these look SOOOO good! wow! you could sell ALL of it! i want to know how you did those canvas things!