09 September 2012

Onesie Applique

Here is an easy peasy project.  I have more baby showers this week.  So I thought this idea would be cute.  I appliqued the state of the baby's birth onto a onesie.  I also ironed on a star to represent the birth city.

I cut out the state I wanted from a U.S. road map.  Cut a piece of fabric a little larger than the state.

Iron on a piece of Heat n Bond to the back side of the fabric.
I put my state face down on the heat bond and traced around with a pencil.

Cut out state with fabric scissors, peel off heat n bond backing paper and iron on to a onesie.

Add a star for the city if you desire the same way you did the state.

Easy peasy!  A no-sew baby shower gift!

Have a great day!

04 September 2012

Simple Skirt

My new favorite thing to make K now.

Dana from MADE has got a great tutorial on this super simple skirt.  I love the added details with this skirt to truly make it look professional.

You can add an extra layer, add bias tape or just leave the hem plain.  She also had a great tutorial on how to make your own seam binding tape.


I used 1 yard for the pink one and 1 1/4 yards for the double layer skirt. 

So far I have made 7 of them! 

Head on over to MADE and see how easy-peasy this skirt is to make.  No pattern necessary!

03 September 2012

Board & Batten Wall

FINALLY.  Done.  This project had so many starts and stalls I can't even find a true "before" photo!
So glad to finally be done with this one wall.

I LOVE board and batten, but it sure is time consuming when finishing up the entire project.  Seems like it takes forever the fill in a ton of nail holes, sand, caulk and paint every nook and cranny.  This sucker has at least 3-4 coats of satin white paint.

Originally I put up the boards around the entire room.  I had used smaller boards because I had seen it done here and I really liked the overall look.  So I nailed up the boards and lived with it for awhile. 

1st design:

Did not love it at all for the entire room.

Down came the boards, out came the primer and I started from scratch again.

Finally I decided to just do a feature wall of board and batten.

I used a pencil and drew the placement of the boards onto the wall to see if I would like the new design better.

I really like how it's now just featured on one wall and it makes a huge impact when entering the room. 

I decided to change the paint color as well. Now I just have to finish sanding up the other 3 walls and I can paint them and be done with the room!