Monday, March 09, 2009

I'm still here and I'm still crafting

i've been gone awhile (i guess that's what happens when you have a baby). Erica, you amaze me with all your crafting. i don't know how you do it. i thought i would share some of my most recent crafty projects. first, i made oliver an alphabet book/scrapbook. i had the cardstock letters and decided i could make a cool book about the alphabet and oliver. i don't know why the pictures are turned. i tried it twice but i think you can still get the idea.

next, i made this fabric book, again for oliver. this was so easy. i bought the fabric in east aurora.

front cover

Finally, this project was inspired by the choo,choo blanket (AKA thomas the train blanket) that nonna made oliver. we were in joann fabrics getting nonna a gift card for her birthday and oliver found the Nemo fleece. how could i say no to that cute little boy? so one side is Nemo and the other is cookie monster (another favorite right now). this fleece tie blanket was so easy, i couldn't believe it. i made it in less than an hour. crazy.

i hope you enjoyed my return to our fabulous blog. i'll try not to be such a stranger.


Patti said...

You go girl! You have been busy and remodeling your kitchen on top of it. Can't wait to see these in real life on Saturday.

Erica said...

What great ideas! I love the alphabet book--I may have to keep that in mind. How did you do the pages for the fabric book? Were they pre-printed?

As for my own craftiness, I have to do something or I go crazy. Rob and I have worked out ways to give each other solo time.

I don't envy you the kitchen remodel, though I'm sure it'll be fab when it's done! If I never have construction in my house again, I'll be one happy woman!

Anonymous said...

this is amy, i forgot my password again. it's just easier to be anonymous.

Thanks for the comments ladies. can't wait to see you, nonna. oliver has been asking for his nonna and pop-pop.

erica-the fabric book was just a big panel, i cut out each page and put interface between each page to give it some form. very easy.

the kitchen remodel is almost done. my dad is doing most of the work. it looks great. but it is tough, i feel very disorganized.