Thursday, June 9, 2011

Receiving blankets

I got this pattern from a neighbor and it’s fantastic. A self-binding receiving blanket and it’s so easy.


Now, I’m a beginner when it comes to sewing (and a lot of other things!). So you can see the “binding” isn’t entirely straight, but I did my best.


To help the blanket stay together, I sewed some different sized stars in the middle. This was the first time I’d tried the pattern. Since then I’ve figured it out and it goes much better. Here are a couple more blankets I’ve done. I made some matching ones for a cousin who had twins.







I sewed stars in the center of these blankets too, but you can’t really see them. I love sewing and these are so simple that I was able to handle it! I’ll have to post a tutorial on these… give me some time to put it together.

First afghan

I just found this picture of the very first afghan I crocheted. I made it for my sister-in-law and loved how it turned out. It was so much fun to make. I don’t remember where I got the pattern though…

Chelsee's 1st Afghan

Scrapbooking pages

I’m pretty new to the whole digital scrapbooking scene. I still love regular scrapbooking. I love the handmade look that they have. But digital scrapbooking has too many benefits. No mess. You can walk away and come back to it no problem (and stress about kids messing up your layout). With quick pages out there, lack of time is no longer a problem. Plus I save loads of money… once you buy a paper you can reuse it as many times as you want! There are so many great designers out there. So, without further ado here a the first few pages I made using Photoshop Elements 9.

Aquarium 1 final_edited-1

This page and the following page were made using Stuff to Scrap blog train freebies! I love this kit: March of the Animals. The designers from Stuff to Scrap (and anyone else who wants to join in) design their own elements/papers/etc. and you go around to everyone’s site to pick up their freebies.

Aquarium 2 final_edited-1

I used fonts for peas Wish I Were Taller font. I love it! They have a ton of super cute fonts for FREE. Visit them here.

Cheese Monster copy

This page I used “Monsters All Around” kit from B2N2 Scraps. When I saw it I had to buy it for these pictures. Aaron found a block of cheese on the counter (I was grating cheese for dinner but had to take care of Kyla so I left it). He didn’t have any problems digging in…

You can probably tell I’m pretty new to the whole page design thing. But I enjoy and love to learn new things and I have so many kits I can’t wait to play around with! I’m sure I’ll be posting more pages as I get them done.

Purpose of this blog

I have played around with the idea of starting a new blog for quite some time. I finally decided to just do it. I need a place to keep track of my inspiration, show my ideas and projects, and just have fun. I have so many interests so there will be a pretty wide variety here. I love scrapbooking, cooking, photography, sewing, gardening and just straight up crafting. So sit back and enjoy!