Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bow Board

I was making a bow board for Evangeline! I followed... more or less... this tutorial HERE. I love the Sew Mama Sew blog- so many fun projects I want to try. I had hubby cut me a 20x20 piece of plywood, which I covered (using a staplegun) with batting, flannel, then this butterfly fabric- it was an old pillowcase of mine which I cut up. So I actually only had to buy the ribbon and a bit of tulle. I used ribbon with little loopy things on the sides, so I could be sure the bows wouldn't slide down or around. I also basketweaved the ribbon. I used painter's tape to secure the ribbon and make sure it was properly spaced. I may have gone a little bit overboard with that step (as you could see in the other post) but I wanted to be sure it was right! I then stapled the ribbon to the back. I added the tulle bow as a "faux" hanger. It's really hung by nails. It made a really fun project, and a great way to organize a whole lot of bows for a little girl with not a whole lot of hair! :-D

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Evie enjoying the sprinklers!

First, a sneak peek of my new project...

We have been doing the No Cry Sleep Solution... so far, so good, and I've really enjoyed having my nighttime crafting time back! I didn't even know I was missing it until I got it back :)

Evangeline discovered the sprinklers. She got so muddy and wet, but she had such a great time!

Her little face is so wet in this picture!

Last night she crawled right over to the sprinklers, and seemed both confused and disappointed that no water was coming out. Too cute!!