Thursday, January 24, 2013

Quiet Book #12: Flash Cards Pocket

This is another self explanatory quiet book page. It has no other function than to hold a set of flash cards. I am constantly buying up the dollar section of Target's flash cards. What I love about this page is that it is for all ages. And whenever they get sick of one set or when you're studying a certain thing in your schooling, just swap out the flash cards for a new set.

In making this just be sure to pin it down while you have the flash cards in it so you make sure to allow enough room. You can decorate it up with ribbon or iron on patches but I wanted to keep it simple and use my plethora of ric rack. I just used Velcro for the flap.

Happy crafting and blessing to you!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Quiet Book #10: Apple Tree

Here is a super simple apple tree page. We are big into farm life out here because our friends own a farm and we always get to go pick fresh produce from them. They are the Markley Family Farm. (I also created their website for them) Anyways, we talk about where a lot of our food comes from and so this simple page was formed. All you really need to do is cut the shapes and see on. I chose to just make a simple basket instead of my more complex one from the laundry page I made earlier. Well, not much more to say but happy crafting. And blessing to you!

Quiet Book #4: Dinosaur Tags

Well, it's not rocket science to figure out how this one was done. This one is meant for the littlest of babies. Just cut small pieces of ribbon and your felt dinosaur shape. Pin it all down. Then sew, making really sure to get both sides of the ribbon. I even back stitched just to make sure they won't pull out. Super easy and I love the colorful ribbons. :) Happy Sewing.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Playroom Transformation #1: Doll House Table

So this new year I want to reveal all the hard work I've been doing on our playroom.  I have been slowly working on some small projects that will each add to the overall awesomeness of the playroom.  We entertain a lot, so having a fun place for all the kiddos to play is a must.

Introduce-- Transformation #1: Doll House Table.

We have this little kids table that we picked up off the side of the street a while back. But it is super ugly. :(  So, time to spruce it up just a bit, so at least it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. So, I picked out a fabric at Hobby Lobby. Got some glue and water to make a paste (cheaper to make your own than to buy the Mod Podge) and applied it onto the top of the boards.

Then put it on top as well.  Let it dry completely.

Stapled the underside and BOOM! And instant transformation.

Now just put on a super cute dollhouse (that you're little one just ripped a piece off of). She's like a monster I say!!

A simple fix. Still not the best looking table but such a simple, cheap thing that makes a world of difference. The original primary blue was just not working with my color scheme at all. Plus, now it looks like her house has a nice green lawn all year round. :)

Blessings to you!