Author Archives: bradford4

27Feb28

Days 27& 28: Magnetic Chore Board

Cut a cookie sheet in half and drilled holes at the top. Covered it with fabric and tied a ribbon through the holes to hang it. Then had my 7 year old tell me her chores and found pictures of

27Feb28

Days 27& 28: Magnetic Chore Board

Cut a cookie sheet in half and drilled holes at the top. Covered it with fabric and tied a ribbon through the holes to hang it. Then had my 7 year old tell me her chores and found pictures of

Feb26

Day 26: Bunk Bed Set

Operating on “better late than never”… made mattress covers, sheets and pillows in a coordinating fabric for the bunk beds. Now Kit won’t be embarrassed for a sleepover!

Feb26

Day 26: Bunk Bed Set

Operating on “better late than never”… made mattress covers, sheets and pillows in a coordinating fabric for the bunk beds. Now Kit won’t be embarrassed for a sleepover!

24Feb25

Days 24 & 25: Book Pillow

Modified this tutorial: http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/09/on-the-go-reading-pillow-tutorial.html/ such that the back is an envelope pillow cover, not tie, in matching red-heart fabric. Probably a bit too big for my 7 year olds chapter books… and is missing something on the big, glaring purple

24Feb25

Days 24 & 25: Book Pillow

Modified this tutorial: http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/09/on-the-go-reading-pillow-tutorial.html/ such that the back is an envelope pillow cover, not tie, in matching red-heart fabric. Probably a bit too big for my 7 year olds chapter books… and is missing something on the big, glaring purple

Feb23

Day 23: Fabric Wreath

Was aiming for a Valentine’s Wreath by using red fabric… but the plaid doesn’t quite cut it. Plus I goofed and started cutting the strips shorter and shorter; resulting in a nice lopsided wreath. Have to debate what it’s future

Feb23

Day 23: Fabric Wreath

Was aiming for a Valentine’s Wreath by using red fabric… but the plaid doesn’t quite cut it. Plus I goofed and started cutting the strips shorter and shorter; resulting in a nice lopsided wreath. Have to debate what it’s future

Feb22

Day 22: Thumb Guard

My little one is special needs and has developed the clever habit of biting her thumb when frustrated… to the point that we discovered a tooth-sized-hole in her thumb nail. Finally made something washable to protect the thumb… drilled holes

Feb22

Day 22: Thumb Guard

My little one is special needs and has developed the clever habit of biting her thumb when frustrated… to the point that we discovered a tooth-sized-hole in her thumb nail. Finally made something washable to protect the thumb… drilled holes

Feb21

Day 21: Toddler Tutu

Tied a bunch of tulle onto a stretch thing to make a toddler tutu for my niece.

Feb21

Day 21: Toddler Tutu

Tied a bunch of tulle onto a stretch thing to make a toddler tutu for my niece.

Feb20

Day 20: Dog Toy

Cut up some old t-shirts and braided them again and again and again for our avid chewer. (This is his third one; destroyed the first two).

Feb20

Day 20: Dog Toy

Cut up some old t-shirts and braided them again and again and again for our avid chewer. (This is his third one; destroyed the first two).

Feb19

Day 19: Mardi Gras Wreath

REALLY hard to post when your camera battery dies and you lose your charger… That said, got scraps in Mardi Gras colors and tied them around a loop to make this wreath for our kitchen window.

Feb19

Day 19: Mardi Gras Wreath

REALLY hard to post when your camera battery dies and you lose your charger… That said, got scraps in Mardi Gras colors and tied them around a loop to make this wreath for our kitchen window.

17Feb18

Day 17 & 18: American Girl Quilt

I made two quilts for my daughter’s doll’s bunk beds (which my mom bought for me when I was 2 weeks old!) She picked out the fabric for me and begged endlessly… Then I sewed a mattress together for her

17Feb18

Day 17 & 18: American Girl Quilt

I made two quilts for my daughter’s doll’s bunk beds (which my mom bought for me when I was 2 weeks old!) She picked out the fabric for me and begged endlessly… Then I sewed a mattress together for her

Feb16

Day 16: Cork Hot Pad

Lots of wine means lots of corks… decided to put some of them to use.

Feb16

Day 16: Cork Hot Pad

Lots of wine means lots of corks… decided to put some of them to use.

Feb15

Day 15: Backpack hangers

Enlisted help from the man of the house to drill holes in the kids’ initials. After I painted the pegs to match the walls, he hung them at kid level… the true test is if the 7 year old actually

Feb15

Day 15: Backpack hangers

Enlisted help from the man of the house to drill holes in the kids’ initials. After I painted the pegs to match the walls, he hung them at kid level… the true test is if the 7 year old actually

Feb14

Day 14: Handprint Wall Hanging

Inspired by finishing my 8 year quilt yesterday, I channeled my new thought process of “completion trumps perfection” and added the border and backing to my younger’s 4 month hand prints on this cross stitch completed almost 5 years ago…

Feb14

Day 14: Handprint Wall Hanging

Inspired by finishing my 8 year quilt yesterday, I channeled my new thought process of “completion trumps perfection” and added the border and backing to my younger’s 4 month hand prints on this cross stitch completed almost 5 years ago…

12Feb13

Day 12 & 13: Dick & Jane Quilt

Over 8 years ago I started this quilt… and then panicked and stopped. Inspired by the snow/ice dump (and inability to go anywhere!) I FINALLY buckled down and finished it. Spent a ridiculous number of hours sewing the blue border,

12Feb13

Day 12 & 13: Dick & Jane Quilt

Over 8 years ago I started this quilt… and then panicked and stopped. Inspired by the snow/ice dump (and inability to go anywhere!) I FINALLY buckled down and finished it. Spent a ridiculous number of hours sewing the blue border,

Feb11

Day 11: Quoted Serving Dish

Wrote a Jimmy V quote on a serving dish for my NCSU fan brother.

Feb11

Day 11: Quoted Serving Dish

Wrote a Jimmy V quote on a serving dish for my NCSU fan brother.

Feb10

Day 10: Pencil Valentine’s Day Cards

Took a picture of my older one and stuck a heart pencil in the card for her classmates. Did a cheesy “You’re all write Valentine!” on the front and was then promptly asked if she could PLEASE pick out own

Feb10

Day 10: Pencil Valentine’s Day Cards

Took a picture of my older one and stuck a heart pencil in the card for her classmates. Did a cheesy “You’re all write Valentine!” on the front and was then promptly asked if she could PLEASE pick out own

Feb09

Day 9: Crazy Straw Valentine’s Day Cards

Used crazy straws for my youngest Valentine’s Day Cards.

Feb09

Day 9: Crazy Straw Valentine’s Day Cards

Used crazy straws for my youngest Valentine’s Day Cards.

Feb06

Day 8: Valentine’s Day Dipping Dishes

Wrote notes on dishes for my younger one’s therapists for Valentine’s Day (again using Craftsmart pens)…. hope to fill them with chocolates before Friday.

Feb06

Day 8: Valentine’s Day Dipping Dishes

Wrote notes on dishes for my younger one’s therapists for Valentine’s Day (again using Craftsmart pens)…. hope to fill them with chocolates before Friday.

Feb07

Day 7: Teacher Appreciation Tea Cups

Wrote “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book” on tea cups for my girl’s teachers for Valentine’s Day using a Craftsmart pen. (Filled them with ENERGY and STRESS teas to help them cope…)

Feb07

Day 7: Teacher Appreciation Tea Cups

Wrote “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book” on tea cups for my girl’s teachers for Valentine’s Day using a Craftsmart pen. (Filled them with ENERGY and STRESS teas to help them cope…)

Feb05

Day 5&6: Snowflake Towels

Inspired by the 1/2 inch of snow that shut us down (the joy of living in the South), I cross-stitched blue snowflakes on two white towels. Unfortunately I failed to abide by “measure twice, cut once” and failed to make

Feb05

Day 5&6: Snowflake Towels

Inspired by the 1/2 inch of snow that shut us down (the joy of living in the South), I cross-stitched blue snowflakes on two white towels. Unfortunately I failed to abide by “measure twice, cut once” and failed to make

Feb04

Day 4: Baby Onesie

Embroidered a friend’s brand new baby’s name on a onesie for a “Welcome to the World” present.

Feb04

Day 4: Baby Onesie

Embroidered a friend’s brand new baby’s name on a onesie for a “Welcome to the World” present.

Feb03

Day 3: Penguin Door Hanger

Sewed and quilted a North Pole Penguin for the kid’s bedroom door.

Feb03

Day 3: Penguin Door Hanger

Sewed and quilted a North Pole Penguin for the kid’s bedroom door.

Feb1

Day 1: Captain HuggyFace

My second grader wanted to make a gift: a Captain HuggyFace pillow. She drew a picture and we scanned it and printed it on iron-on transfer paper… finally sewing it into a pillow.

Feb1

Day 1: Captain HuggyFace

My second grader wanted to make a gift: a Captain HuggyFace pillow. She drew a picture and we scanned it and printed it on iron-on transfer paper… finally sewing it into a pillow.

Cork Hot Plate

2.20.2013: Cork Hot Plate

      Variation of previous hot plate I made… used different beads.

Cork Hot Plate

2.20.2013: Cork Hot Plate

      Variation of previous hot plate I made… used different beads.

Luggage Tags

2.18.2013: Luggage Tags

Made initial luggage tags for the girls’ Trunki’s.

Luggage Tags

2.18.2013: Luggage Tags

Made initial luggage tags for the girls’ Trunki’s.

Family Tree

2.17.2013: Family Tree

Used paint pens on stretched canvas to recreate something I saw online.

Family Tree

2.17.2013: Family Tree

Used paint pens on stretched canvas to recreate something I saw online.

Frog Hair Clips

2.16.2013: Frog Hair Clips

Made two frog hair clips to go with the frog hair clip holder from 2.8.2013

Frog Hair Clips

2.16.2013: Frog Hair Clips

Made two frog hair clips to go with the frog hair clip holder from 2.8.2013

Origami flowers & vase

2.15.2013: Origami flowers and vase

Made origami clovers and hot glued them to a stick then stuck them into an origami vase made from: http://www.origami-make.com/origami-vase-bulbous.php

Origami flowers & vase

2.15.2013: Origami flowers and vase

Made origami clovers and hot glued them to a stick then stuck them into an origami vase made from: http://www.origami-make.com/origami-vase-bulbous.php

Felt Fortune Cookies

2.14.2013: Felt Fortune Cookies

Make felt fortune cookies (fortunes supplied by my 6yr old) using this site: http://www.marthastewart.com/273591/felt-fortune-cookies?center=0&gallery=274503&slide=273591

Felt Fortune Cookies

2.14.2013: Felt Fortune Cookies

Make felt fortune cookies (fortunes supplied by my 6yr old) using this site: http://www.marthastewart.com/273591/felt-fortune-cookies?center=0&gallery=274503&slide=273591

Thumbprint frames

2.13.2013: Thumbprint Frame

Made 19 frames for my daughter’s preschool class.

Thumbprint frames

2.13.2013: Thumbprint Frame

Made 19 frames for my daughter’s preschool class.

Mice Valentine

2.12.2013: Hershey Kisses Valentine

Glued two Hershey Kisses together to make mice valentine’s for my 3yr old’s class.

Mice Valentine

2.12.2013: Hershey Kisses Valentine

Glued two Hershey Kisses together to make mice valentine’s for my 3yr old’s class.

St Pat's Plate

2.11.2013: Thumb print Shamrock Plates

Made Shamrocks with my girls thumbprints for St. Pat’s plates. Around the edge I wrote: For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

St Pat's Plate

2.11.2013: Thumb print Shamrock Plates

Made Shamrocks with my girls thumbprints for St. Pat’s plates. Around the edge I wrote: For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

Cork Hot Plate

2.10.2013: Cork Hot Plate

I thread corks and rocks onto a wire to create a Hot Plate.

Cork Hot Plate

2.10.2013: Cork Hot Plate

I thread corks and rocks onto a wire to create a Hot Plate.

Valentine's Dishes

2.9.2013: Valentine’s Dishes

Made the final 2 Valentine’s Dishes for my daughter’s therapists.

Valentine's Dishes

2.9.2013: Valentine’s Dishes

Made the final 2 Valentine’s Dishes for my daughter’s therapists.

Frog Clip Holder

2.8.2013: Frog Hair Clip Holder

Made a frog out of foam to hold headbands and hair clips.

Frog Clip Holder

2.8.2013: Frog Hair Clip Holder

Made a frog out of foam to hold headbands and hair clips.

Valentine Lips/Mustache

2.7.2013: Valentine’s Lips and Mustache

Made Valentines for my first grader’s class. Cut out lips and mustaches out of foam and stuck them on lollipops.

Valentine Lips/Mustache

2.7.2013: Valentine’s Lips and Mustache

Made Valentines for my first grader’s class. Cut out lips and mustaches out of foam and stuck them on lollipops.

Tissue and Folders

2.6.2013: American Girl School Folders/Tissue Boxes

I printed out some accessories for my daughter’s American Girl.   http://sosewsuziamericangirldollclothes.blogspot.com/p/computer-crafts-for-dolls.html

Tissue and Folders

2.6.2013: American Girl School Folders/Tissue Boxes

I printed out some accessories for my daughter’s American Girl.   http://sosewsuziamericangirldollclothes.blogspot.com/p/computer-crafts-for-dolls.html

Clover Origami

2.5.2013: Clover Origami

I made 9 origami clovers and hot glued them to branches I stuck in a vase.

Clover Origami

2.5.2013: Clover Origami

I made 9 origami clovers and hot glued them to branches I stuck in a vase.