Apr 15, 2012

Welcome Sign!

So here's the Door Hanger I crafted for Our hospital door to Welcome Baby Elle into the world! We got so many compliments on it! People stopped by our room (people there to see other people!) just to say that they loved it. The nurses said that they haven't seen a sign like it! Now, why is that?! I wanted the world to Welcome my Precious Gem! Not to mention find our room when they came to visit! :DI made this Welcome hanger using a matting board (From Michaels), painted it pink then hot glued my signature flowers, buttons, and rhinestones to the edges. Not to mention a few silver trinkets, including an 'E' charm of course. For the banners, I cut out small triangles, chalked one sided heavier than the other with Yellow chalk, and the lettering is just a sparkly sticker. I attached one to the next using the smallest white brad I could find. I wanted the banner to be able to move if it had to, and brads work great for that. All that was left was to hang it with some ribbon. :D The welcome sign is now hanging in our daughter's room. And of course could be used for the next member of the family, but why would I deprive myself of making a new craft!?

Apr 10, 2012

In Your Easter Bonnet!

Happy Easter! Now that I'm a Momma to a Beautiful Baby Girl, I just had to go all Girly for her first Easter! I bought her a very fluffy yellow dress, tulle underlay of course!, and was left with the task of creating her Easter Bonnet. So here's what I came up with!

Staw hat (the kind used for displayed glass dolls)
- thank you Hobby Lobby for having this!
ribbon, buttons, rhinestones, & other small
trinkets including a circle brad with the letter E on it.
fake flowers- of the daffodil type (Very Eastery)
and a stretchy headband (white)

Channeling a 1900's style hat, I got to work on my infants headpiece. I love hot glue. I love to scrap with fake flowers and buttons, it's sorta my calling card. So I usually buy full stemmed flowers from Michaels when they are on sale, then tear them apart to use the pieces for my scrapbook pages. For the $1.50 I spent, I'll get way more flower petals than I would buying a canister of flower petals some company put together for $10! For this hat, I left the stems on the flowers so they would hold their shape, but cut them very short. Then started bunching the pieces together. The last thing I did was glue the headband on. I tried to gage where on Elle's head I wanted it to sit, then pasted the headband to the hat accordingly.

And here's the finished product, complete with fluffy sunshine yellow dress.
(And satin white shoes, but you just can't see them.)
The bonnet is meant to be a token piece: purposely small on the head, cocked to the side and worn low towards the forehead.
It turned out just adorable! Everyone loved it!
And more importantly- Elle wore it for a long while on Easter!
Proud to be her Momma!