Thursday, January 27, 2011

I spy bags

We have lots of little "stuff" from around our house. Whether its from art projects or birthday parties or what ever, we have "stuff". If it were up to me, everything would end up in the trash. So to appease my son (and myself), we came up with this idea. The perfect way to have things and make them useful.

What you'll need:
Plastic vinyl
sewing machine
doll pellets
about 20-30 little odds and ends

I got heavy duty plastic vinyl from my local fabric store, cut it to a 7x7 square.

Then I choose fun colorful thread, used a 1/4 inch seam allowance and sewed the complete square except for a 2 inch opening. At this point, I just pulled the thread out, but did not cut it. I wanted a continuous line.

I stuffed the odd and ends inside then filled the square up about 2/3rds full of doll pellets. If you want a list, be sure to write it all down so you can remember.

Stitch the square closed.

I then put a second decorative stick around the outside. This helped add further strength to the seams and a cool decorative twist. At this time you can use an eyelet and ribbon to attach the list.

I typed out the list using a business card template and size 10 font. I then laminated the list. I attached the list to the I spy bag.

Its been perfect for Church, car rides and quiet time.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A New Start for a New Year

Goodness, we're already half done with January. The Holidays hit and something had to give, unfortunately it was the blog. But that doesn't mean we have stopped working around here on Park St. No sir, we've been busy.
Like painting the Laundry room. You'll notice that its only half done, I'm waiting for the husband to show me how to use the new nail gun he got for Christmas so I can put up the bead board.
We've also added our new garden plot and peach tree to the back yard. (Why oh why did the previous owners put in 3 inches of rock? Took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to remove.)
I've been busy recovering my craft room chair too. (I'll post my before and afters in a few.)
Let's not forget the great transformation of the front yard planter. I {heart} flowers.
Now that we're back in full swing, check back often to see what I've been up too. The next few weeks include a birthday card swap with 10 other great and talented ladies, the finishing of the laundry room, repainting the dining room and finally finishing the TV armour for the play room. Phew, I'm tired just thinking about it all. But off we go to a grand adventure into turning my home into a dream.