Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Fathers Day! DIY

My husbands first fathers day gift. He has become quite the gardener. I bought a piece of wood and two garden stakes for about $3 dollars and stamped my daughters foot. I would of stamped both but she was very wiggly. Then l sealed it with Modge Podge. It was a fun and easy do it yourself craft for Father's Day. He really loved it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Edaphosaurus, Lion, and Westie drawings

Got to do some drawing today while my baby played. I did a doodle of her toy Lion and Edaphosaurus. I thought the dinosaur was a dimetrodon (dinosaur with a fan on its back) but whatever. It had the Edaphosaurus label on its tail. Also sketched a West Highland Terrier.

Sketch of a sailboat

Did a sketch of a sailboat. I haven't had a lot of time to sit and paint the past couple of weeks. l used white, purple and cadmium.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Homemade Baby Gifts: Pacifier clips

I made my baby girl some homemade pacifier clips and toy holders. She has become a huge fan of throwing her pacifiers and toys. This is an easy and fashionable way to keep things from hitting the ground.

I have had several people ask me how I made these since my daughter has been using them. It is soooo easy!

You will need:
suspender clips (metal clip)
ribbon that is 1inch thick
hot glue
velcro or snaps

cut the desired length of ribbon.
fold the ribbon in the back to form a seam (meeting in the middle and securing with glue). The seam l created can be seen on the purple pacifier holder. Attach the velcro or snaps ensuring that they are far enough apart to attach a pacifier or toy. I would recommend sewing snaps on and reinforcing with hot glue so your baby doesn't chew them off and choke. Then loop the other end through the suspender clip.

These make great personalized gifts for baby showers. Extra ribbon can be used for a matching hairbow.