Loom Knitting

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but it’s because I am just so involved with my new projects I barley have time for anything else (please excuse the laundry pile that keeps growing 🤦🏼‍♀️).

The other day I decided to pick up my knitting needles again after almost a year of not making anything. But my project was progressing slowly as I am not a fast needle knitter. So like usual, I took to YouTube and Pinterest and searched for “how to knit faster.” My results? Showed some really fast knitters with incredible hand speeds, and something called loom knitting. I wasn’t completely unaware of loom knitting since my sister in law had a few round looms that she would make hats with. But I thought that’s all you could do.

Every video that I watched got better and better and I just could t stop! The next day I went to my local Hobby Lobby and purchased an adjustable long loom and some sugarwheel yarn by YarnBee.

I started my project last Tuesday night, and I finished it by Sunday! I can’t believe how easy and fast it was!

As soon as I was done with this blanket, I went on to making custom scarf orders! These and more projects can be found in my Etsy Shop!!!

Check out my Etsy Shop! I accept custom orders!!

Fork-print Fireworks! (Toddler friendly!)

Looking for a fun and toddler friendly craft for the 4th of July?? Try these fork-print fireworks!!! All you need is paper, a fork and washable paint (I did say toddler friendly 😂) you can try these many different ways, and even add glitter! The perfect craft for this holiday weekend!  

  1. Pick the paint colors your little wants to work with.
  2. Get your area ready.
  3. Place your painting surface in front of your little.
  4. Grab a fork.
  5. Help your little with dipping the prongs of the fork in the paint.
  6. Let them plant a few fork stamps on the page.
  7. Help them by turning the paper so they can make a firework!
  8. When done with all fireworks, dip the ends of the fork prongs in paint and make polka-dots on the way down the page for the firework trail.
  9. Look back and admire your littles artwork.
  10. Enjoy your 4th of July!!! 

See, told you it was easy! K and I did this craft this morning in about 30 minutes on top of a few other things he painted. 


Have a happy & safe 4th of July & Stay Crafty!!

Elephant Diaper Cake!

Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t gotten to post in a while. Life has been a whirlwind of crazy and busy and laughs and tears all mixed together! Today I went to a baby shower for a friend and co-worker and her and her husband are expecting a little boy in October. When she posted about her baby shower I knew exactly what I wanted to do for her, Make a diaper cake!

I had a beautiful diaper cake made for me for my shower and I found it so useful because of all the best things that were included with it (including the cake topper Taggie Monkey which my son loves!) I have never done anything like this and was excited to attempt it!

I will apologize for the poor photos, I did this diaper cake in the hour my son had finally fallen asleep for the night and the time he woke up from teething pain.

Here we go!!!

Materials:

  • Diapers of choice – I chose honest company diapers that had an elephant theme as her nursery will be elephants
  • Take and toss spoons and forks – for decoration & support inside
  • Ribbons & Twine – You can really get creative with this, add embellishments & cute pictures. Since I had already had these colors in my crafty tower, it was perfect!
  • Cute Cake Topper – I used an elephant teether. Kaleb has the same one but only his is a giraffe and he loves it! I try to give people things that I can personally endorse!
  • Cardboard Cake Round
  1. IMG_5343I first rolled up all the diapers into cylinders. I rolled about 60 or more and secured them with the clear rubber bands.
  2. Then, I made the first layer of the cake. I used about 10 diapers and arranged them all on their ends. I put the elephant teether in the middle for the “cake topper”.
  3. I then wrapped the first layer with the jute string to secure it tightly.
  4. Next, I took my colorful ribbon and IMG_5340
    wrapped it around and made a tight bow on the front.
  5. Next, I untied the jute string and re-tied it nicely over the colorful ribbon. I incorporated the knot of the jute with the knot of the ribbon so they both stayed straight.
  6. I continued steps 2-4 with the next two layers, making them noticeably larger to make the layers distinguishable.
  7. After the layers were all done, I started putting the “pillars” inside. I took all the green and blue forks and spoons and put them aside and used the rest of the colors as columns inside to hold the layers of the diaper cake together. diaper cake
  8.  After the cake was assembled, I started putting the rest of the spoon & forks into the cake layers and made them look like candles sticking out. Just something fun to add to the cake. When Kaleb started eating baby food I was so grateful to have these around for him!
  9. The final step was to transfer the diaper cake to the cardboard cake round so I could easily carry it to the baby shower!

You can do so much with your diaper cake. Be creative! Walk down the baby isle at your local store and take inspiration from what you see! A baby’s world is so colorful, you can’t help but be inspired!

Until Next Time – Stay Fashionably Crafty!

 

Welcome to the world! – Canvas Decal Tutorial

“May you touch dragonflies & stars, dance with faeries & talk to the moon. May you grow up with love & gracious hearts & people who care. Welcome to the world little one, It’s been waiting for you.”

Canvas Decal Tutorial

When I was pregnant with my son I had this huge urge to make him a custom wall art canvas for his nursery. I am obsessed with Pinterest (as you all probably know!) and loved looking at all the nurseries that people post about. I started looking for some wall decals with cute quotes for his room and I came across this quote decal by Vinyl Masterpieces on Etsy. I fell in love with it and knew I wanted to create something special. It took me a few days to complete this project but I felt so accomplished at the end and would recommend doing a similar project to just about any new mom!

Canvas Decal Tutorial:

Tools Needed:

  • Wall Decal of your choosing (quotes work best)
  • Credit Card/ Decal Rub Card
  • Canvas that is bigger than your decal (not too much bigger or else you’ll have extra space)
  • Painters tape
  • Paint in your choice of colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Modge Podge
  • Ruller & Pencil
  • Book or hard surface for under the canvas
  1. Start by laying out your design you want to keep white with the painters tape. I decided to go with a chevron theme in my son’s room so I did a cross between a chevron and herringbone pattern.
  2. Paint your desired colors over the whole canvas. Make sure you let it dry completely between layers of paint.
  3. Wait at least 4 hours for the paint to dry.
  4. Peel off the painters tape, being careful not to tear any of the paint that might have stuck to it.
  5. Apply one thin layer of Mode Podge. Let dry completely before next step.
  6. Line up your wall decal and tape down so it won’t move but you can still access the other side.
  7. Put your book or hard surface under the canvas so when you start rubbing the decal you have a good pressure.
  8. Start rubbing your decal on the canvas being careful to apply generous pressure to all areas of the decal.
  9. Gently pull the decal backing away from the decal, be careful not to tear any letters that might not have stuck to your canvas. You may need to go over a few spots again.
  10. After you are all done with the decal, start applying thin layers of Modge Podge over the whole canvas, allowing it to dry completely in between layers.

Stand back and admire your wonderful one of a kind canvas!

Stay Crafty!

Guns or Glitter? Gender Reveal

Back when my husband and I found out we were pregnant we decided we wanted to know the sex of the baby, but we wanted to find out with all of our closest friends and family around us. We had been toying with the idea of having a gender reveal party and thought, well why not! So I took to Pinterest, pinning all the ideas I could find because I wanted to make the party  special, not only for us, but for everyone. A way to get everyone together and relax. We had had a busy year, Jack and Jill in the spring, followed by a surprise bachelorette party, not to mention finding out I was pregnant 3 days before said bachelorette party (surprise!). Then the whirlwind of the rehersal and wedding we had a busy 6 months! When we learned we were going to have the ultrasound to find out what we were having in the beginning of September we were ecstatic! We had a honeymoon cruise turned babymoon planned for September 6th and we couldn’t imagine having to wait until we got back to find out if our little bundle was going to be a boy or girl. So we did what every sane person would do and planned the party for the night before we left on the cruise. (Did I say sane? I think I left out a few letters there) All in all I think that party was a success! I had a lot of fun planning it and making everything for the party. We ended up having to make the reveal cake ourselves. I made it out of vanilla cake with white frosting and had cut outs inside where when we cut open the cake and blue M&M’s came pouring out 🙂 everyone was gathered around and so excited when they found out what we were having! I would recommend any expecting parents to consider a party like this! And I hope this gives you all some inspiration to throw your own!    The end result of our “Guns of Glitter” party (minus the cake!) We also had different cupcakes, ones with pink edible glitter frosting, and the others with little army men on top. We played a game where everyone could guess the gender and they got a sticker.   Got all these at my local Walmart! Didn’t have to spend a lot for the supplies! This was a very fun and cute favor for our guests! All you need is the candy, the sharpies, and patience! All in all, it was a fun way to include everyone in this wonderful news!