Meredith gave a spectacular preformance this season and finished in 3rd place. Her Positive Attitude Pails from last week were so cute!
I think they would make great easter baskets too. Be sure to keep track of her at her blog, My Magic Mom.
This week is one of my favorites all season…auditions for the next round of crafters!! Just like always there is no theme for the audition. The crafters were able to choose a project they felt most exemplified their style. Let me introduce you to the 13 hopefuls:
Shannon @ GoogieMomma
Kate @ See Kate Sew
Kerry @ My Life – His Mission
Tone @ Bless by Tone
Tori @ Apostrophy Designs
Charity @ Cannwin
Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs
Heidi @ Under the Humble Moon
Becky @ Beckymae’s Journey
Jill @ Made it on Monday
Amy @ Nap Time Crafters
Macey @ Olivia Renn
Kim @ Bugaboo, Mini Mr & Me
Craft #1 – Back Pack Tags – Charity @ Cannwin
Have you ever noticed that kids these days rarely answer the phone? Cell phones may be the best thing since the invention of the wheel, but when it comes to phone skills they leave our children severely lacking.
On top of that is the monumental task of getting your kids to remember all those phone numbers.
There’s dad’s office, dad’s cell, mom’s office, mom’s cell, the home phone, grandma’s phone and grandma’s cell.
The list goes on and on.
Too many phone numbers makes Jack a sad boy and Mom a nervous wreck.
I propose an ending to the stress!
May I present the ‘Back-Pack Tag:
Simple. Convenient. Easy to use.
These little ‘tags’ are made from washers obtained at your local hardware store and easily attach to any zipper using a key chain ring.
Try attaching them to backpacks, coats, house keys, or even necklaces.
Add one for each of your important numbers and never worry again about your child forgetting their phone number, or losing their stuff.
Craft #2 – Gold at the End of the Rainbow – Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs
Craft #3 – Turtle Quilt – Heidi @ Under the Humble Moon
This baby turtle quilt was inspired by an illustration that I created. It was very free form quilting project, the turtle is appliqued into the brown batik fabric. I used mostly cotton batik prints and scrap fabric from my stash. I didn’t get a photo of the backing but it is yellow flannel and you can see it at the edge of the quilt. I also added a ribbon boarder to the quilt. The quilt also makes a lovely wall hanging and that is what we are using it for at the moment above my sons bed.
Craft #4 – Reading Light – Kim @ Bugaboo, Mini Mr & Me
I’ve loved books ever since I was a kid. And though I love to read still, I love books for another reason entirely now. Decorating! Books (or pages, anyway) make great wreaths, fancy flowers, and a fun decoupage medium. And bundled up books are all over home decor lately. I decided I needed a new reading light.
What better way to create a unique reading light than with a stack of books?
Complete the look by adding a glazed lampshade to make it look aged, some book page flowers, and a page-wrapped pipe to hide the hardware. The fact that the page wrapped around the pipe happens to be uplifting is purely coincidence. But one that I like.
I tried to choose old books, with interesting titles. I especially like “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and “Nobody’s Perfect.” That sums me up pretty well, I think! (Although the Miss Manners book at the bottom is pretty sweet, too.)
With the cozy light cast from this fun reading light, you’re ready to cuddle up with a good book, fuzzy blanket and cup of hot cocoa!
Craft #5 – Coffee Table Entryway Bench – Macey @ Olivia Renn
Craft #6 – Leafy Treetops Nursery – Amy @ Nap Time Crafters
We’re renting so paint was not an option and vinyl was too pricey for our budget. The secret to her leafy canopy??? Fabric! I applied the fabric to her wall with cornstarch, which is super cheap and completely removable- yay! With 2 yards of burlap and some fabric scraps from my stash I created her a leafy tree filled with birds and a squirrel. Above her crib is a happy collection of birds and an owl perched on a wire. A nice cheery sun finishes the nursery. I couldn’t be happier!
Craft #7 – An Organized Week Dry Erase Board – Jill @ Made it on Monday
Craft #8 – Best Brag Book Ever – Becky @ Beckymae’s Journey
Craft #9 -Disguised Diaper Bag – Shannon @ GoogieMomma
Anything I want? Any old project/craft/sewn item I can think of?
No theme at all???
Yeah, that’s a LOT harder than you’d think it is.
So I tried to think of something I’d wanted to do for a while and just hadn’t gotten up the guts to do it needed a little nudge to get done. And this was it—the perfect bag (for me at least!)
On the outside—a fashionable (if rather large) bag…
Leather for durability, big exterior pockets for storing things—including a designated cell phone pocket—on the outside for easy access.
But inside—ahh, that’s where the real magic happens. This, my friends, is a fully functioning diaper bag IN DISGUISE.
Inside there are three sections—the two outer sections are vinyl lined fabric for easy cleanup. They close with simple magnetic snaps, and have interior pockets for organization.
Plenty of room for everything a busy mommy needs…
The center section is for mommy’s stuff—zippered for a more secure closure.
A place for everything, and everything in it’s place! (and if you honestly think it will still look like this a week from now, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you…but a gal can dream, right?)
So there it is. The perfect mommy bag. My white whale. Done. One check mark on the to-do list done—what’s next?
Craft #10 – Day & Night Doll – Tori @ Apostrophy Designs
Craft #11 – Tree Clothes Rack – Tone @ Bless by Tone
wanted to make one ever since. This is my interpretation of a clothes rack
tree. I included an owl and a squirrel since I intended the rack for
Interior wise it is very trendy with the “natural” look, and what is
more natural than bringing a tree into your house. The rack holds many
clothes due to all the branches. I used decorating concrete in a basket
and just put the tree into it. I love the basket – it can hold little
things that doesn’t go on the rack, like hats and gloves – or shades in
I’m a little in love with my squirrel – he got just the look I was
The owl is keeping watch. Both the squirrel and the owl are
removable. The owl has a hole in the bottom, that way she is easy to stick
on a branch.
“Any acorns, anyone?”
The basket – room for hats and gloves.
Craft #12 – Love Endures Fabric Plaques – Kerry Ann @ My Life – His Mission
These plaques are not just for Valentine’s Day. They will remind you year-round that Love Endures. Even though, Love Endures, the plaques don’t have to because the way that the fabric was applied makes them easy to customize or change for a different holiday or season. I love the scrappy look as the fabric was ripped and applied in layers. I had so much fun making these plaques and the best part was, I already had the fabric scraps and the old wooden plaques on hand, so the out of pocket cost was $0.
Craft #13 – Grape Soda – Kate @ See Kate Sew