Here we are! A new season! I’m always shocked when it’s time for a new one. They come up so fast. I’m excited for you to see the projects the new ladies have for you so I’ll keep this intro short & sweet.
This season is going to be a little different. Due to some issues that came up because of my move (mainly no internet access for what seemed like forever), there will only be 9 ladies competing this time around, but boy are they awesome so you won’t be disappointed. And here they are. You can learn more about each of them and their blogs in the Meet the Crafters page.
Holly @ Domestic Dork
Ashley T @ Cherished Bliss
Narelle @ Cook Clean Craft
Camilla @ Candied Apples
Heather @ Me Making Do
Amy @ Spicy Tuesday Crafts
Laura @ Emmie Lu Designs
Ashley L @ Not Just Grannies
Randi @ Dukes & Duchesses
So, without further ado…week 1 of season 8 – Wild Card.
Craft #1 – Piano Upcycle – Laura @ EmmieLou Designs
I LOVE using old stuff for crafting & re-purposing it in a new & fun way! So when my father-in-law gave me pieces from an old piano that had been busted to smithereens, I was psyched. In addition to the keys & other scraps, there was a large piece of wood that was used as the focal point on the front of the piano. Of course I couldn’t just use it as it was, so I flipped it over & used the backside which was poorly stained and a little busted up itself [which i loved]. After cleaning it up a bit, I then hand painting one of my favorite quotes onto it. I finished it off with some easy-peasy stenciling to create an abstract & unexpected border. What did I end up with? A massive piece of wall art that will adorn the walls of my home for many years to come.
… Now – what should I do with the rest of the piano?
Craft #2 – The Alphabet Play Skirt – Randi @ Dukes & Duchesses
Craft #3 - Summer Baby Sleeping Bag – Narelle @ Cook Clean Craft
Putting on a sleeping bag is a great signal to a baby that it’s time to sleep. But Summer weight sleeping bags are hard to find, are often in hideous prints and colors, and are way too expensive for something that is only going to be worn a few months. So what’s a crafty Mom to do but sew one up herself:
Made from a pretty lightweight knit fabric, with a lined bodice, snaps at the shoulders and a big zip at the side.
And the proof of the sleeping bag is in the sleeping:
(Note: Helmet added to preserve anonymity. Child is not forced to wear helmet whilst sleeping.)
Craft #4 - The Butterfly Outfit – Heather @ Me Making Do
What little girl wouldn’t love this outfit?
Craft #5 – Tickety Tock – Holly @ Domestic Dork
Craft #6 – Football Buddies – Amy @ Spicy Tuesday Crafts
Meet “Annie” and “Jake”! My husband is a huge San Francisco 49ers fan and our kids love screaming at the tv….er, I mean, watching the games….with him. I made these little friends to join the party! “Annie” loves to tail-gate so I made her a watermelon to share:
Craft #7 – Quiet Book – Camilla @ Candied Apples
Have you ever struggled with wanting something for your kids but also wanting something you don’t mind looking at either? This quiet book is like that for me. I could have bought one or made a really simple one but I wanted one that I don’t mind carting around with me to church, doctor appointments and on long car rides for years to come.
Every quiet book needs a car page. This one comes complete with a garage, trees, a pond and a stop sign.
Craft #8 – Women’s Halter to Toddler Dress – Ashley @ Not Just Grannies
I am new to sewing, and still afraid to tackle designer fabrics, for fear of messing up royally and wasting expensive fabric. I saw this Ann Taylor women’s halter at the thrift store and could not take my eyes off of it! Not for me, for my daughter! I decided this was a project I wanted to tackle, especially since I bought the halter for $1.50!
I was able to refashion this size 10 halter to a size 3T dress in about 3 hours, with 1 hour of that time being seam ripping. I was so excited to utilize the invisible zipper and “move” it from the side of the halter to the back of the dress! Even better, I was able to leave one side of the zipper intact! I did not trim any of the bottom fabric, just utilized the gathers to make it “flowy”.