Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birthday Countdown: T Minus Two Weeks And Counting

The Little Mister has his 1st birthday party in a few short weeks and I'm getting ready to blitz the house with cleanliness and try to finish up some more decorations. Very excited to see family that we haven't seen in way too long and hopefully have some friends join us too. Haven't gotten much crafting done since the rag wreath a few weeks ago, but have been buying up some super cute robots, monsters and other fun stuff! I'm planning on making a banner or two this week. It's time to get to work! Oh! That completely adorable appliqued and embroidered t-shirt was made by my sis-in-law who owns GoLoud Graphics. You should check them out, they are fantastic!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Robot/Monster Rag Wreath Complete

The rag wreath I posted about last week here got its finishing touches, embellished chipboard letter and die cut monster and robot hanging in the middle, and just in time for the Little Mister's one year old photo shoot. I'm not a bright colors kind of person but I am absolutely loving this color scheme and the monsters and robots theme is just too much fun for a little boy. The Little Mister is loving the monster things too. Every time I show him something he gets the giggles, so I guess I chose well! Next on my to-do list: invitations! Won't have anyone there to admire my little cutie or all my pretty decorations if I don't invite them! You can find my rag wreath how-to here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Recycled T-shirt Rag Wreath

My Little Mister is turning one next month and I'm getting amped for his monsters and robots party! I'm trying to get super crafty with it. I've been wanting to craft a party for awhile but we don't have very many parties. When my first two boys were having their first birthdays I hadn't yet discovered my affinity for paper crafting.

I made this rag wreath from warn out t-shirts destined for the trash and a pair of striped footie jammies that had seen their last bedtime.

This was a super easy project, even the little ones could help make this. It is a bit tedious, but a good project for keeping your hands busy while watching the boob tube.

You can use whatever fabric scraps, warn out t-shirts and clothes you have lying around. To give you an idea of how much fabric it took to fill the wreath this is what I used.
  • 1 pair of fleece footie jammies, 6T
  • 3 medium women's t-shirts
  • 1 large men's t-shirt
  • 1 wire wreath
  • 3" wide ribbon (I used fabric cut 6" wide and folded)
  • any decorative doodads you want to gussy up your finished wreath

  • Cut your t-shirts into 3"x6" strips
  • Tie them in a single knot around one wire
  • Continue until wire wreath is full
  • To make your hanger, push ends of wide ribbon through from back, tie in a bow or knot
  • Add doodads if desired

Voila! Adorable wreath!
It really is that simple! No sewing or gluing, just cutting and tying!

I still have to make my doodads, some die cut monsters, robots and a scrapped chipboard initial. More show and tell to come!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gearing Up For A Celebration, Monsters and Robots Style

 In only a few days the Little Mister will be ELEVEN months old! I can not believe the time has gone by so quickly. He's still as mellow as ever (thank goodness) and gaining new skills daily. Eleven months old means we are thinking about a first birthday party! I love first birthdays, we've always done those bigger than the other birthdays. They are just such a milestone, seeing a baby grow from this adorable, little blob of do-nothing to a baby who can move about the world, has opinions about stuff, can do things by themselves, communicate. And we survived it so we should get to celebrate!

I've decided the Little Mister's theme is going to be monsters and robots. I ordered this adorable hat from Fashion Touch on Etsy for his first birthday pictures. He thought it was so funny, not sure we'll get him to keep it on his head for long, taking this picture was a bit of a chore. I'm getting all excited with plans of things to make, decorations and scrappy craft projects then I wonder how I'll even get the house clean for a party, we're a zoo these days!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Family Heritage Scrapbook

These are scrapbooks that I made for my mom and mom-in-law for Christmas and I just love the way they turned out! They're now available through my online shop, Papercut Kitchen. Having such amazing photos to scrapbook makes a world of difference, how gorgeous are the Little Mister's newborn pictures and our family photos?! That would be all thanks to H & H Photography.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vintage Girl Scrapbook

My sneak peak from a few weeks ago turned into this little beauty, vintage charm for a baby girl's pictures. The only thing I don't like about this album is that, with three little boys of my own, I have no reason to make one for myself! It will be appearing in my shop soon so keep your eyes out.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sneak Peak Sunday

I have 3 adorable boys so whenever a custom order that involves pink, vintage roses, lace and bling comes into my scrappy little hands you know I get excited! Happy scrapping!