Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Applique Towels

Super cute Christmas applique kitchen towels from Little Birdie Secrets. These are so cute. They are just flour-sack towels with diecut fabric trees ironed on. I think the ribbon is also iron-on. She then sewed on the buttons. She bought her towels 5/$5.50 at Walmart but I think you can also get them at IKEA for $0.49 a piece. After Christmas, I want to make some (with a different applique) for my kitchen. These are some of the most absorbent towels and now they are cute too!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Velcro Ball

I saw this and instantly made one! Sooooo easy! The picture is from the Make and Takes tutorial. But it is pretty self-explanatory.  Just attach the "hook" part of any hook and loop tape (i.e. Velcro) to a plastic ball. Voila! An instant game.  I had to take my car into the shop this morning and I knew it would take at least an hour for them to do an estimate.  So I quickly made one of these before we left for whenever Josh started to get bored. Loved it!  He was thoroughly entertained and everyone in the lobby got a good laugh out of watching us try to play. It took Josh awhile to understand that you can't throw the ball with the gloved hand that it is stuck to. Hilarious!!!

Turkey Bowl-ing

I wish I had found this idea before Thanksgiving. It is so cute! The crafty people at Make and Takes just attached feathers and foam stickers for the face to a plastic bowling ball set. The tutorial also mentions that you  could use plastic soda bottles. I bet you could also use water bottles (for a smaller set) and then use construction paper hand cut-outs for the tail. I will definitely make a set of these for next thanksgiving.  Better yet, how about a set of snowman ones for winter time. Love it! I'll start collecting my water bottles right now!