You may have noticed that last week started out a little stressful for me, what with my web host losing everything that I had done over the weekend (which was a lot since I had played catchup and pre-scheduled a bunch over those few days), but I was able to type everything up real fast and get it all back to normal so the rest of the week worked out perfect! We even had an almost record breaking amount of votes!
Becky was our winner with her adorable Knit Jammies. I’m going to be looking for cute button-up sweaters every time I go to the thrift store now.
But we have to say farewell to Lisa. Wasn’t her Coat Turned Laptop Pillow so cute, though? Be sure to check out all her past and up-coming craft adventures on her blog Crafting My Way Through Life.
This week, what with the Super Bowl in a few days, I thought we’d go in a direction women craft bloggers don’t usually go…sports. I love what they all came up with for this weeks Game Day theme.
And just as a reminder, here is a list of those still competing this season (in no particular order):
Craft #1 – Football Jersey Koozies – Amy @ Positively Splendid
With the Super Bowl just around the corner, I am sure many of us are in full party-planning mode. If you’ve been on the lookout for fun yet useful ways to punch up your party decor, these little guys might need to make your party prep list!
Constructed of foam lining to keep beverages cold and then an upper layer of felt, these koozies are outfitted with vinyl numbering so guests can be sure to keep their drinks straight from kickoff until the last ticks of the game clock.
Craft #2 – Family Game Day – Ashley @ I’m Topsy Turvy
I am brilliant! I really am, for example: I was smart enough (or lucky enough depending on how you feel about it) to marry a man who doesn’t care about, or like, football. SOOO that means I never have to watch football! In fact I appreciate and enjoy a good football game WAY more than my engineering husband! So for this “game day” theme I decided to take my own twist on it and share one of our favorite family activities. Family game night! We have our Family game night on Thursdays, and we LOVE board games. Seriously love them. My book collection is the only thing that takes up more shelving space than our game collection. But as we have young and old children being inside all week long during the winter then sitting to play board games makes for the evening tends to not go as well. So we’ve been trying to come up with more active based games.
I created a life size Candy Land Game!!! Not only will it be fun inside in the winter (the kids already love it) BUT we’ll be able to use it outdoor during the spring, summer and fall as well! To make the board flexible I made individual colored squares for the game board. Each time we play the game it will be a bit different and can easily be moved to various locations. In the spirit of the original game I made 4 colored gingerbread men for our game players to wear. I haven’t decided if I want them to be badges for the players to wear, or maybe turn them into necklaces.
Instead of a ton of cards I decided to make a spinner, we won’t have to worry about losing them (like our copy of the original board game). AND, let’s face it, a spinner is SOOO much fun!!! On the spinner we also have a spot for doubles, the “go two times”, to make up for the cards with two spot colors on it! I also have a pink section on th spinner. And of course we have our pink locations!!! Our locations are from the original game. Candy Hearts, Peanut Brittle, Peppermint, Lollipops, Ice Cream, and Gumdrops! To mark the location I made super huge images of each location that can double as yard stakes for our outdoor version! There’s a pink wedge on the spinner and to pick the location I made super large cards to pick from!
Craft #3 – Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Apron – Nicole @ Cole’s Corner & Creations
You know where I’ll be on Super Bowl Sunday?
In. The. Kitchen.
Yes- I could really care less about watching the game, but it will be fun to cook all day for the boys.
That means my girls and I need aprons to wear and what could be better than a apron fashioned after America’s Sweethearts- the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!
With sparkly sequins and satin binding, this apron is sure to be a favorite!
Yeah… I know the Cowboys didn’t make it to the Superbowl this year, but there’s always hope for next year!
Want to make one for yourself, your girlfriend, or your little girl?
Vote for me!
Craft #4 – Stadium Seat Cushion – Meredith @ My Magic Mom
For game week, I decided to make a stadium seat. Nothing worse than sitting on some cold (or hot!), hard bleachers to watch your child’s game. Going to a college or professional game can be just as bad with the hard plastic stadium seats. Taking along your own cushion can help you keep your focus on the game and off your sore bum.
The handy pocket on the back can hold whatever you need. Well, probably not everything, but you can put a player roster, your keys and various items like that. If you are in a giving mood, you can lay the cushion out flat and share the seat with someone else.
On the way to and from the game, the seat slips over your shoulder to keep your hands free. You can customize this seat to suit your style and needs.
Craft #5 – The 2 Point Conversion Onesie – Becky @ Corduroys Closet
Craft #6 – Game Day Gym Bag – Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom
I come from a real sports family. Growing up we were on the field, on the court, in our backyard and watching it on tv. My Mom spent her days chauffeuring kids from one sport to another. I was always in search of a bag big enough for all the stuff I had to haul. I wanted a separate place to keep my shoes, a way to “hide” my clothes, and enough pockets to organize all the little things I liked to keep on hand. Every bag I got fell short of my expectations.
As an adult I don’t have the time to play organized sports anymore, but I do still love getting to the gym for some alone time. And I finally have the bag I always wanted! It’s full of pockets, a lined, zippered pocket for keeping keys, phones, and other important items from getting lost, and all the room you’ll need for your game day possessions. I made coordinating bags to store my shoes and clothes so I no longer have to worry about exposing all the funk on my shoes to the rest of my bag or dropping my sports bra on the ground as I dig for my keys. As an added bonus, I can toss the bags in the wash when they start to stink, saving my whole bag from that sporty aroma!