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Monday, November 30, 2015

It's A Boy! - Care Package

After waiting anxiously for months, my sister Jordan and her husband found out they are having a boy - they were so excited!  Since they live over four hours from the rest of us, we weren't there to share in the excitement.  So I came up with a way to show them how excited we were.

I had the idea to send a package full of either pink or blue items.  A few baby gifts, but mostly things they can use now - blue post-its, blue plastic cups, blue dish cloth, Oreos...you get the idea.  When we found out it was a boy, we went out shopping for blue items.   Dollar Tree was a great place to start.

We added a card, blue balloon and blue confetti to the mix and shipped it off!  Jordan and her family loved it!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving "Gobble" Tshirt


My mom and I made my niece Hadley a Thanksgiving turkey shirt a few years ago and this year we wanted to make one for my nephew Henry.  We searched online for inspiration and found this:

So we bought a t-shirt and some fall fabric (Henry accompanied us on the trip to get fabric).

And I used Microsoft Word to create a pattern for the letters and the parts of the turkey.

You can have a copy of my pattern here.

Then I cut out the paper patterns.  Then I cut around them on the fabric (some people would trace, then cut, but I didn't want the extra step or to see fabric marker on the edges).




Then my mom took over and used double sided fusible interfacing to attach the letters to the t-shirt.  I really don't understand how to use that stuff.  #maybesomeday  #futureLyndisProject

We think he's going to look craaaazy cute it!!!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Last Minute Birthday Card

This was so easy and I loved how it turned out!  I keep blank cards and a pack of candles from Dollar Tree to use for decorative purposes, so I had everything on hand.


I used a typewriter style font to type "make a wish" on the front, leaving room on half the card for the candle.  I also typed Happy Birthday on the inside of the card.  (And upside down you'll see my Etsy Shop name: TheBurlapFlower.)



After I printed the card, I used a double sided glue dot to attach the candle and it worked really well.  I only used one in the middle, but two probably would have been better.  

And you're done - so easy!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Embroidery Hoop Bunting Wall Art

DIY bunting wall art, craft room wall art

This project was actually really easy to make!  I bought an embroidery hoop from Michael's for only a couple dollars and I had all the fabric.  I used my rotary cutter and mat to cut little triangles for the bunting.



I used a pencil to faintly make lines and then I used my sewing machine to sew the two lines.


Then I used a q-tip to put a small dot of  Mod Podge on each flag, to keep them in place during sewing.  Then I sewed over the top of each flag.

I positioned it in my embroidery hoop and then cut off the excess fabric.


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