Saturday, September 25, 2010

What I've Been Up To...Deployment Projects #11-22

Hello to my friends, family and followers.....

I took this past week to work on a few crafts....

With 4....(count them 1, 2, 3, 4).....birthday parties to attend this weekend (and 2 we missed last weekend) I had some monogramming to get done...

First, I took some time to make some pillows for my couch. I made these out of placemats I purchased from Target.  First I monogrammed them and sewed some ribbon trim around them. Then sewed them together and stuffed them....instant pillows for about $6 a piece!!!

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Then I took some leftover canvas drop cloth, painted the letter "P" on one side, and created another pillow. I added a ruffle to this cutey-pie!! This was created for pennies since it was made with materials I had lying around!

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I love giving monogrammed towels for birthday gifts. It's an alternative to toys and can be used all year long!
Here are some of the towels I made this week....

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A friend of mine was invited to a party for a little girl who loves dinosaurs...so I created a girly dinosaur shirt for her!!

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For other birthday gifts, I created these FUN buckets!!!! I saw this on another blog (can't remember which one).  I went to Lowe's and bought plain paint cans for about $4 a piece. I covered them with scrapbook paper and Mod Podged over it. I also bought some sticker letters to put the child's name on the bucket. Then I filled the bucket with goodies!!! These were a HIT at the party!!! The kids can use the buckets to store small toys in it!

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So, that's what I did last week!!!!!

Looking for more fun stuff to do this week!!!





6 comments:

Andrea said...

Those are the greatest gift ideas! So original and fun! Love the monograms also.....I've been adding 'F's' all over my home =)

Kimberly said...

it was great to chat with you today! LOVE the buckets!!!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Visiting from Just a Girl! I'm really enjoying reading your blog! The buckets are so cool, great party favors or gifts at baby showers too! I'm your new follower :)

Pine Tree Home said...

Wow. You've been busy. Very cute items.

Holly Bailey said...

I have been reading your blog for a while and I LOVE it. What type of embroidery machine do you have?

Sassy Sites! said...

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Marni @ Sassy Sites!