Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Rose is going to a friend's 5th birthday in a couple of weekends so we decided to get creative and make a gift rather than buying one. We decided to make a little dress up outfit for Ashlee.
Rose and I popped along to Spotlight yesterday and she chose the the two tulle colours, "candy" pink and mint green. We got a hair band from the $2 shop and cut it up to make the flower decoration on the waistband and used long strips of white satin ribbon which I already had in my sewing cupboard. We also bought a basic white singlet and an iron-on butterfly motif.
After using Google to search "tutus", I found a great link for a 30 minute "no-sew" tutu. Technically it isn't quite "no-sew" as you have to sew the waistband elastic together. Other than that it is super easy! It took me a little longer than 30 minutes as it was my first attempt and there are things I would do differently next time but overall, Rose and I are happy with it.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I have been looking for a playhouse for the kids for a while now but they always went for far too much so when I spotted this one with a reasonable Buy Now price, I had to get it. It was literally two streets away but we still had to get a Hiab to bring it in as it is really heavy.
It is a 'Danish' playhouse with extra large vernadah, shingle roof and a little loft inside. I would have liked to have kept it for a Christmas present but the people selling it were starting a huge landscape project so we had to collect it sooner. Hiding it on our property until Christmas wasn't an option!
I am wanting to paint it the same colour as our house and originally wanted to paint the inside too. I have scaled down the project now and think I will just do up the inside on a small scale by making a little mattress for the loft and maybe a few other little projects. I would still like to paint the outside though.
I thought I would post these pictures of the playhouse getting delivered earlier this week and hopefully in a little while, I will have photos to post of the "updated" playhouse!
My little nephew Hunter, was born on the 3rd of Novmber 2008 and last Saturday I took some photos of him using my digital camera. While the photos aren't really a "craft" as such, I figure they can be loosely termed "creative". Nellie found a great article in Little Treasures magazine which gave tips on taking photos of newborns so we got some good ideas from there. Isn't he scrumptious!