Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Alphabet Mini Quilt

"Embroidered Alphabet Mini Quilt" from O.F. Patterns and Tutorials.
How great would this be in a nursery!! Maybe for my new niece or nephew's room?
"buzz buzz buzz: bee party" from domestic life.
I have a thing for bumblebees. I like 'em. What a cute party this is for a three-year-old! I love the bee costumes (striped t-shirts and antenna headbands)! And I'm impressed by the bee-themed activities: a pollen (butterscotch candies) hunt and transferring honey (yellow-tinted water) from bucket to jar.

Soft Books

"Soft Books" from Wee Gallery.

What a cute baby gift!! I've thought about doing similar with photos of family members, but the black and white illustrations are awesome, too!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Detective Parties

Nancy Drew Invitations from My Insanity and DIY Detective Invitations from Jordan Ferney via Cookie Nesting Blog.

If I have a daughter, I want her to love Nancy Drew. And, if I have a son, I want him to want to be a spy/detective/forensic science. How much fun would that be? Then, I could plan a fantastic detective party, complete with fingerprint art projects, sleuthing notebooks, mystery solving, invisible ink, mugshots, and crime scene tape decorations!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Etched Glass Storage Jars

Etched Glass Storage Jars from Martha Stewart Living.

I love etched glass. I love the way it looks, and it's so so easy to do. I'm always looking for new etched glass projects.

"1. Clean and dry the glass. Using painter's tape, mark off the area you want to etch. Attach vinyl stick-on letters and decorative tape; press hard to ensure they are attached firmly.

2. Cover work surfaces (be sure to work in a well-ventilated area). Put on protective gloves and an old shirt with long sleeves. Paint an even layer of etching cream onto glass. Let stand for amount of time indicated by manufacturer's instructions.

3. Rinse with warm water in a stainless steel sink. (Avoid porcelain sinks; the cream damages glazed surfaces.) Remove letters and tape."