Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Break Productivity Pt. 3

Continuation. Read Pt. 1 here and Pt. 2 here.

Teething Necklace.
My little Junebug has some seriously swollen gums right now. Poor guy is drooling everywhere, putting everything in his mouth and losing sleep. And, well, we all know when baby loses sleep, so does Mama! We've been working on nighttime, but during the day I'm constantly grabbing big sister Pumpkin's toys out of his mouth. Oh, and if you pick him up, be warned you'll be covered in slobber later!

So, when I saw this on Pinterest, I thought, "oh yay! cute AND functional." So, I got right to it! Rebekah already has written out a very simple tutorial on A Bit of Sunshine, so head over check that out. Here's the one she made:

And mine that I'm loving!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Break Productivity Pt. 2

Continuation. Read Pt. 1 here.

TV Tray Ironing Board.
If you know anything about me you know I'm a complete and total pinaholic.

Pinned Image

Over Spring Break I decided it was the perfect chance to actually make some of the things I've been pin, pin, pinning away for months! One of the things I was most excited about was this tv tray turned pressing board [tutorial from Oh, Fransson!] This is of high importance since we moved my entire sewing table and set-up to the office to allow me more access to it. (When it was in the bedroom I was hardly ever able to sew, seeing as hubby was often asleep when I wanted to sew.) Since moving it to the office I didn't have an ironing board nearby.

So, I picked up a TV tray at Target for $9 and picked up some natural batting and an outdoor fabric. Armed with my brand new staple gun (see Pt. 1) I got to work. Literally a few minutes later I was the proud new owner of a personal pressing table:

Cute, right? I love it!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Break Productivity Pt. 1

In hindsight, I actually got A LOT done over Spring Break. Instead of one ├╝berlang (hehe) post about everything I thought I'd break it down. So, in no particular order, here we go...

Junebug's room.
Nevermind the fact that the boy will be 10 months old tomorrow (eep!) I'm still putting the finishing touches on his nursery. The latest addition is something I hadn't planned in advance, but rather I decided recently needed to be done to fill up some wall space! Not being very artistic (crafty, yes; artist, not so much) I decided to put the scrap fabric from Junebug's bedding and my brand new staple gun (oh the simple joys for a crafter!) to use. I picked up some economy packs of the cheapest artist canvases I could find (12" x 12"). I then cut fabric squares slightly bigger- I went with 15" x 15" so I had enough to grab and wrap around the edge for stapling. I used 4 canvases to make my arrangement, so I decided to do 2 squares of the bedding fabric and 1 square each of some fun fabrics in coordinating colors. This was easy, because I just picked up a few individual fat quarters.

Here's the final product above his changing table:

up close:

Stay tuned for more productivity!