Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Fisher Price Edition

Ouch! This bed doesn't look very comfortable! I wouldn't want to sleep there... and neither would my Fisher Price little people! Luckily, all I need is a few basic supplies to transform a mattress-less bed into a restful oasis. A needle and thread, a pair of good scissors, a piece of foam (I found a sheet of 1/2-inch thick foam in the quilting section of the fabric store), and a piece of fabric will do the trick.

First, I cut the foam, making it a little bit small for the frame of the bed. Next, I cut the foam in half so that it was 1/4-inch thick, instead of the original 1/2-inch. Then I cut a piece of fabric and wrapped the foam (like you would wrap a gift), folding the long sides together last and letting them overlap just enough so that I could sew one stitch through both pieces of fabric. After tying the stitch tightly and cutting off the excess thread, I had a designer mattress!

Jimmy! Stop jumping on the bed!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sweet Husband

Last night I got home from work around 9:30. Karl had this waiting on the coffee table:

I swear our wine glasses are not totally dirty; it's just the picture! Here's a close-up of the best part of the whole thing:

How did I get so lucky? Seriously! It takes a special husband to think up something like that!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Craft

Yesterday I went to a workshop at my friend Laurie's shop, the Green Parasol. Laurie is an amazing artist and basically knows how to do everything. And she is very very good at doing everything. Yesterday she taught basic embrodiery. It was my first time trying it out. You can see my creation below. I am so psyched to try some patterns from this website. I see many pillowcases and hankies in my future...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Banana Angel

The other night at stained glass class I made this angel. I realized about halfway through the project that her halo looks a lot like a banana. What kind of angel wears a banana on her head?