Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Totes

I love to make Christmas gifts.  I usually don't have the time to make anything elaborate, though, so when I saw this tutorial for tote bags on Pinterest, I thought I'd give them a go.  I decided it would go faster if I did it in more assembly line fashion, so I bought all my fabric and cut everything out first.  Then I took a surger to them and they were done within a matter of a few hours.

I love how they turned out.  Once I finished sewing the bags, and since I don't own a monogramming sewing machine, I used my dad's vinyl cutter and heat press to cut out gold monogram letters to personalize each bag.

I folded them up and rolled them instead of opting to wrap them.  This project really was quite easy and turned out surprisingly cute!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wonder Woman

 It was a super hero kind of Halloween this year.  When Skeeto said he wanted to be Spiderman, I decided to punt and buy him a costume.  But I was NOT going to pass up a change to make a Wonder Woman costume!  As usual, it was a collaboration with my Mom which means she does most of the hard work :)

The cape was amazing.  Now, you might be thinking....Wonder Woman didn't wear a cape.  Oh contraire!  And I think we nailed it!

We also opted for a skirt.  Izzypop wasn't too keen on wearing underwear to school.  But we can even call that authentic :)

Needless to say it was a SUPER Halloween!  We had such a great time.  Giant thanks to grandma for helping to pull off another great year!  Love you!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hansen Halloween Vol 3

The Third Annual Hansen Halloween Craft Extravaganza was a success!  We had a great time together making Halloween books.  I had tried some out last year and we decided that would be our theme this year.

The kids had their own Halloween gingerbread houses to construct.
We had some amazing creativity going on.  Everyone's ended up surprisingly different.

Here's Ashee's.

And Ashley's for Ax and Max.

Shereen's potion book may be my favorite!

Jess had a genius idea to put one kind of tissue paper down first, the put another color over it and peel it off in certain places.  So cool.
Even Izzypop did her own.....while eating some sort of chocolate product :)
Mom's ended up looking really cool.  She used some really cool textured papers to wrap the bindings.
I wanted to add to my Harry Potter potion table, so I made this one this year.

It looks great with the rest of the HP goodies!

I had such a great time.  Thanks ladies for being the most awesome family ever!

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th Flag

First I took a leftover shelf from IKEA and painted the entire thing white.  I then put a second coat of white on the second and 4th slats.  Afterwards, I wrapped the second and fourth slats with paper to protect them from the red paint and painted the other three slats red.

I then painted a wooden 4, a 1/4 inch 7x7 square and a wooden star white.  The 4 and the square got a coat of blue on top of that.

Then I sanded all pieces and glued them together. A little jute string for a finishing touch.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cute As A Button Valentines.

I decided to make Valentines for the Young Women this year.  I wanted something easy, cute and NOT food!
These button earrings did the trick.  I had some extra fabric and bought the covered button kits from amazon.  Glued some earring backs on the buttons, made a cute little card and that was it!  I'm just ticked I didn't have any left over for me!