Saturday, May 7, 2011

Button Tree

My friend and I worked on this project together.  We got the embroidery design from  I modified the design to fit what we wanted....a button tree! I bought a pack of white polymer clay and molded some buttons from it. I bought white so I could paint the buttons any color I wanted.

We used crayon tinting on the embroidery fabric to create a four season inspired button tree.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


So I found this super fun site called a few months ago and I'm completely in love with it. They have forums for all sorts of crafts and people to post pictures of their crafty goodness. So it's pretty much amazing! Craftster is where I first discovered inchies. They are tiny pieces of art that, you guessed it, measure 1x1 inch.  It's a bit challenging to work on such a tiny canvas, but I loved making my first inches and they are now proudly displayed in a frame in my bathroom.  I decided to do a sea life theme to go with the ocean pictures I have hanging in there already.  Here are some pictures to share my process of making my inchies. Hope you enjoy!

First I did stripes of water colors, then punched out 1x1 inches squares from the card stock.  I chose the blue and green areas for my sea life inchies.

Here is some progress on my tiny drawings...and some mess up areas as well.

Cutting out the tiny shapes was challenging. I used an Olfa craft knife to do the job.

Here are the finished inches before framing!

I mounted them on a really pretty subdued blue scrapbook paper I got at Hobby Lobby. I love it!

My little sailor cat. He was one of my favorites :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oh Harry!

Ok, so I'm completely obsessed with Harry Potter. Don't judge me....ok judge me if you must, I don't even care.  Since I've discovered my craft side again I figured what could be better than some Harry Potter themed crafts? Nothing, right?! So here are a few things I have made lately that are HP inspired.

Freezer stenciled onesie for my little guy

Here is a Gryffindor headband for myself:

I had to make something Gryffindor for Theo too when that's the house he's obviously going to be sorted into in a few years :)

Some Gryffindor cupcakes I made for the Deathly Hallows Part 1 DVD party I had with some friends. Not really a craft but yummy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A short six months later.

Well it only took about six months to find my blog again, but here I am. My sweet Theo is almost 7 months old now. He is a fantastic little guy. Really. I am blessed beyond measure to be his mommy.  Parenthood has been hard, but very rewarding. It's difficult to work full time and take care of him when I get home.  It used to be hard to find "me" time.  We cancelled our dish service a couple of months ago and it has been the best decision. I've had time to rediscover my crafty side and I'm so happy I did.  Having a creative outlet is essential to my happiness.  So Theo can sit up and he claps his hands now. It's so sweet when he does this! He is such a good natured baby. He hardly ever fusses.  His first Easter was so much fun.  I got him a board Bible book among other things and he got to spend some time playing with cousin Rhys who is three months older.  I embroidered him an Easter onesie, which was my first every hand embroidery. I loved it and am now obsessed with embroidering.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Introducing Theo Wayne!

Theo Wayne Bryant was born on October 5, 2010 at 4:46 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 4.5 ounces and was 19 inches long. He arrived three weeks before his due date and will be in the NICU for a couple of weeks. Hopefully he will be home soon!