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!!!


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!


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....






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


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!




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

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


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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