As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and
create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not
only the world around you but also the world within you.
~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baby Mobile by Dani Henrie

I'm just starting to explore my crafty side, I think being a new Mother has inspired me to create more often. This is what I came up with. When we began decorating baby Haylen's room a few months ago (mind you we're not done yet!) my husband's only request was that Haylen have a mobile to look at. (This actually has been one of his most brilliant ideas. The Mobile has quieted Haylen's cries on more than one occasion, and waking up to him talking to his little owl friends in the morning is the greatest sound in the world as far as I am concerned.) I was, and still am not, up to paying >$30 for a toy Haylen can't even play with, so I set out to make one of my own. I'd seen similar ideas on but ended up combining several ideas with a few twists of my own.
The owls, tree, and stars are made of felt, the bellies are cotton scraps left over from the crib quilt (reinforced with interfacing). I ended up hand stiching them as the felt clogged up my sewing machine (like...really bad!). I bent a hanger into shape and covered it with brown ribbon to hang the owls from. I'm sure there was an easier, better-looking solution here but I couldn't come up with one. Anyways, this is the final project.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My New Life

I sure enjoyed this video clip today. I hope you do too.

My New Life

Crafty Mama

We have one crafty mama. She heard I was coming home this weekend with Anni, and whipped up this adorable little dolly for her. She got the pattern from Sew Much Ado . Her name is Ruby Lou. Could she be any cuter? I think not.

My mom and dad renovated their home probably 10 years ago. With the reno's they had left two beautiful french doors.....with nowhere to go. My mom came up with this great idea to convert them into headboards. This is the unfinished product, but you can tell they are going to be beautiful, and unique! Tess said she asked my mom if she can have one when she dies. oh, Tess, haha. They are pretty beautiful, though.