November 2010Occasionally Crafty: November 2010

Monday, November 22

Christmas Printable

I am trying something new today.  People all over blogland make the cutest printables.  I followed a tutorial on how to do it from here, so here goes nothing!

I love the original "Keep Calm and Carry On" and all the variations people come up with.  Here's my contribution to the Keep Calm line.

Right click on this to save it and print it for yourself!

I'm linking to some of these parties.

Friday, November 19

Easy Baby Gift

I haven't posted anything for awhile.  It's not that I'm not crafting- I am.  It's just that everything I have made has been from someone else's blog.  I am seriously suffering from a lack of creativity.  I'm a good copier- just not that great at coming up with things on my own.  That being said, here's something I put together for my sister-in-law, who just had her second baby.

If you have ever used baby washcloths, you may feel like I do:  they are so soft for a baby's skin, but really flimsy.  I decided to try to combine the best of both worlds and make my own.  I used a soft flannel fabric for the front and terry cloth for the back.

A couple of these washcloths, plus some fancy baby soap, and I've got a great gift that's part handmade, part store-bought (but usually appreciated!)

 Did I mention my husband's family is very crafty?  The women in the family are all wonderful sewers and very creative people.  I on the other hand, make what I can make, and that's just how it is.

I have some great Christmas crafts to complete.  They might not be my own ideas, but I will post them anyway.  Maybe you will find a link to something you haven't seen before.

If you're visiting from a blog hop- welcome!  Leave me a comment and I'll return the blog visit!

Thursday, November 4

Easy Thanksgiving Decoration

My collection of "fall" decor is growing.  I have a full box now.  Some of it is generic "fall" decor.  Some is strictly Halloween.  Now that Halloween is over, I went to pull out my Thanksgiving decorations- and realized I only have one.

That needs to be rectified, don't you think?

So, I pulled out an old frame, cut some scrapbook paper to fit, and used my Silhouette to create some vinyl for the front.  Here's the result:

It took me about 20 minutes (mostly designing/applying the vinyl), and since I had everything on hand, it was FREE!

The best thing about this is that you could do it for any season, with any saying!  What will yours be?