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New Bed

My daughters "new" bed. She had a full size bed (made from her 4 in 1 crib) prior to this, but it took up too much room and she didn't really have anyplace to play. My husbands mom had this in her basement with a brand new mattress on it so she gave it to us! I want to make it into a trundle bed eventually for when my parents come visit from Texas.
 
It was an ugly 70/80's brown, so I went to Menards and bought the same limegreen spray paint as what I painted the chandelier (see post). I think it turned out super cute! And my daughter loves it, which is all that counts. The great part is when we outgrow the green color spray paint is cheap enough to do another color :) I think it only took 3 cans.
 

Homemade Treat Stand

I've been wanting to do this since I saw it on Pintrest last year :)
This is the pic of them at my daughters 5th birthday party
 
 
I've had the candle sticks for 12 years but dont use them (ok well here's the thing, these were a gift to my husband years ago from an ex...and I dont like them, nor do they go with anything we have)
 So why not make something cute out of them?
I went to the Salvation Army and got 2 plates ($.98 ea) When I got home I cleaned them really good.
 
I also cleaned up the candle stick (it was pretty dusty)
 They had a little poker sticking up in the center that I unscrewed to make it flat
 
I used E6000 glue to glue the candlestick to the plate. The easy thing about this project was that the plates were clear so I could easily center the plate when gluing them together. 
 
I then turned it over to dry (the candle stick was very heavy) and thought gravity might help it along. This glue dries pretty fast.
 
 I first sprayed the bottom of the stand. I put 3 light coats on it, so it wouldn't run.
 
Then I flipped it over and put 3 light coats on the top
 
Here is the finished product! It turned out super cute
 
This is the paint I used.

Dollar Store Storage

These cute little buckets came from my Dollar Store and were the perfect color for my kitchen to use as storage (replacing some old ugly container my husband had from eons ago).
I used my Cricut and Cricut Vinyl to make the letters amd images.
 
 

Cricut & Gypsy Classes


Have you ever said “What the heck are all the things I can do with my Cricut™, Design Studio or Gypsy”?

Do you want to get that Cricut™ or Gypsy machine out of the box
or maybe learn a few new tricks?

 I’m now offering private lessons in your home or mine.
Price of classes includes paper supplies for your choice of one 12x12 layout OR 2 cards.

 Cricut™ 101
Beginners Basic

This class is a beginner Cricut™ classes (you will need to take a beginners class in order to take any advanced classes). This class is $20 per person and includes all paper supplies.

In the Beginners Class you will learn: 
·         How to use all the buttons on the machine, what each individual button does
·         How to read LCD screen
·         How to use the book that comes with cartridge
·         Use the buttons as we talk about them, so we learn as we go
·         You will create 2 cards or a 12x12 scrapbook page (your choice)
·         You will receive a handout with a cutting guide line and Matte idea sheet


What you need to bring to each class: 
·         Your Cricut Expression or Original “baby bug” Machine
·         Cricut tools (if you have them)
·         Your own mat
·         George Cartridge or Plantain Schoolbook (or similar)
·         Adhesive
·         Paper Trimmer
·         *You may bring your own scrap paper to play around after class
·         *Notebook to take any notes
*Items not required to bring to class


You can email me to plan your workshop.

Kristal Kloski




Cricut™ 102
Advance Class


In this class you will learn how to:
·         Size letters and images.
·         Learn cartridge features such as shadowing, end caps etc
·         How to layer images
·         Use the different keys on your mat and how to layer your images with different paper colors.
·         How to load the cartridge and read the mat and booklet (just a reminder from basic class)
·         How to shadow letters and words for titles.
·         This class is very involved we will be spending a lot of time on each topic.


What you need to bring:
·         Your Cricut Expression or Original “baby bug” Machine
·         Cricut tools (if you have them)
·         Your own mat
·         Your favorite cartridge
·         Adhesive
·         Paper Trimmer
·         *You may bring your own scrap paper to play around after class
·         *Notebook to take any notes
*Items not required to bring to class
 

Cricut Character Class

With Mickey & Friends Cartridge
(If you do not own this cartridge you may
bring any character cartridge you have)

 In this class we will learn how to make and put the characters together

Everyone will be using the same color papers





Cricut Layering Class

With paper Doll Dress Up or Everyday Paper Doll Cartridge

In this class we will learn how to make and put the dolls together

Everyone will be using the same color papers


Supplies needed –
·         Cricut machine and mat
·         Cricut tools (if you have them)
·         Cartridges: Character Cartridge for Disney Class
·         Paper Doll Dress up or Everyday Paper Dolls
·         Adhesive
·         Paper Trimmer
·         *You may bring your own scrap paper to play around after class
·         *Notebook to take any notes
*Items not required to bring to class

FEE: $20.00

Learn how to use these cartridges and all the creative features. Being able to read the manual, size your layers and using different materials will take your Cricut to a whole new level!! Paper materials are included.


Cricut 103

Advanced Cricut Users

 We will make projects using these ideas

Or I can just demo these projects

Cost will depend on the cost of supplies for the class
 

Vinyl – How to cut and use it

Making 3-D projects (flowers and/or boxes)

Freezer Paper Technique

Crafts

Recycling (use what you have)

Fabric



Cricut Design Studio 101

Cost for this class is $20.00 per person

You must have this program installed and updated before class starts

 How to use it

Make a simple card w/ DS program



Cricut Design Studio 102

Cost for this class is $20.00 per person

You must have this program installed and updated before class starts

Welding projects     

Make an easy Board Book (i.e. Baby)

Bring chip board (or cereal boxes)



What you need to bring for DS Classes:

·         Your Cricut Expression or Original “baby bug” Machine
·         Your Laptop and all cords
·         Cricut tools (if you have them)
·         Your own mat
·         Your favorite cartridge
·         Adhesive
·         Paper Trimmer
·         *You may bring your own scrap paper to play around after class
·         *Notebook to take any notes
*Items not required to bring to class



Cricut Gypsy 101

Cost for this class is $20.00 per person

You must have this program updated before class starts

You will learn how to use it



Cricut Gypsy 102

Cost for this class is $20.00 per person

You must have this program updated before class starts

  • Welding projects     
  •  
  • Make an easy Board Book (i.e. Baby)
  •  
  • Bring chip board (or cereal boxes)

 
What you need to bring for DS and Gypsy Classes:

·         Your Cricut Expression or Original “baby bug” Machine
·         Your Gypsy and all cords
·         Cricut tools (if you have them)
·         Your own mat
·         Your favorite cartridge
·         Adhesive
·         Paper Trimmer
·         *You may bring your own scrap paper to play around after class
·         *Notebook to take any notes
*Items not required to bring to class

My husband is SO handy!

This is the bathroom remodel my husband did at our friends house. Isn't he talanted?! Our friend Kelly (see her blog here) also helped with the demo, boy was that a big job in itself!

You can see the entire remodel at Stef's blog

DIY Chandelier

I'm SOOOO excited about this project! It cost me all of $3.00! WOOT!

I was talking to a lady at church and I told her I was going to go to the Re-Store and buy a chandelier so I can spray paint it for my daughters room. She said that her neighbor gave her one and she didn't want or need it and I could have it (for FREE!)....Here it is below.  I'm sure it was lovely when it was new, But the paint and crystals were very dull and dirty. I cleaned the crystals in vinegar and warm water and left them on a towel to dry. I had my friend Kelly come over and help (ok so she really did the work) and paint it since she had been on a roll painting her brass fixtures in her house, I figured she was a pro :)


We set up a ladder with a tarp and cardboard to keep the spray paint as contained as possible. 

This is a pic of Kelly spraying it Lime Green! 


Putting the crystals back on Kelly helped with this part too ;)

We also got the celing medalion for free from a job my husband is doing :)
Kelly also took down the old light and put up the new one! YEAH KELLY! My husband was happy he didn't have to do it :)

I think I may get some small lamp shades for it. But it's up and working and I think SUPER CUTE!

As you can see from my daughters beadspread that I choose the lime green as the accent color. her curtains and small lamp on her dresser are all the lime green. Now if only I could find a bedskirt in that color...
A big thanks to Kelly for helping me with this project! You can check out her blog over HERE

Rag Quilt

I made this Rag Quilt for a friend who just had a little boy
 (let's hope she doesn't see my blog til I give it to her)

First I started by picking out my fabric. I happened to find these two coordinating cotton fabrics at JoAnns in the clearence section. I bought 1/2 yard of each and only paid $5! I had some extra blanket fleece (cream color) but not quite enough so my cousin donated some of hers (Thanks MJ!) and I bought 1 yard of the pretty blue Minky and it happened to be on sale for $10/yd instead of the usual $15 (plus the lady at check out used her 15% off coupon instead of my 10%) so the minky only cost me $9 with tax! So this came out pretty inexpensive for me! Yeah!

The first thing I did was cut my cotton fabric (or you can use flannel) into 6" squares. If you have more than 1 fabric, lay them out into the desired pattern on the table.
Then I cut my Fleece into 5" squares
And third I cut my Minky into 6" squares

This picture is my cotton layed out how I wanted it to look as the finished product. I tried lying my striped fabric all the same way but didn't like the look, so I just altered my pattern

Flip over your cotton (or flannel) fabric and sandwich your squares together

Flip them over and start sewing each square in an "X" shape (you can do this by making a long chain) Then lay it back out in your desited pattern cotton side up

Then sew 1 row together at a time using 1/2" seams with your seams facing out. You can see how it will shrink as you sew the rows together

Then sew your rows together, again with your seams facing out.

This is the blanket finished before I cut the seams. Becareful NOT to cut through the thread or your squares will come appart
Finished blanket after it's been washed and dried (that will make the cut edges get fluffy and pretty)

Flip Flop Bucket

Oh how I love the Dollar Store!
My little girl (4yrs) has several pair of flip flops and I wasn't sure where to put them so they were all accessable to her (and so I didn't have to trip over them all over the house). When I was at the Dollar Store searching for other things, I came accross this cute bucket and thought it would be perfect for her little shoes! (I also have one with dog toys in it)

Cricut Flowers

I made this wreath a while ago, but it was knocked off the door and broke so I had to re-do the whole thing (take the flowers out and re-pin them to a new wreath). I bought a foam wreath at the dollar store and it was smaller than the original one I had and so i had some left over flowers. I went back to the dollar store and they had some adorable baskets and square block foam bricks that inside perfectly so i decided to make a cute centerpiece for my dining room table.




The Sock Sack

I call this The Sock Sack. I got this idea from Pintrest and actually use it!
Use a garment bag to put your childs socks in so they don't get lost in the washer or dryer. I repourposed a hanger from something I bought to hang it with. I hung mine on the door for now, but I plan on getting a hook and putting it on the wall above the laundry basket.

Mens Shirt Jumper

I found this adorable post on Lex Designs. I'm hoping she doesn't mind me putting her complete tutorial on my blog (as I am giving her all credit for this sweet little dress). I noticed when reading her blog that she will no longer (or very rarely) be posting to her blog and I didn't want to lose this tutorial. I SO want to make it for my little girl!

Fold it over, with the right side out and iron in half. This is your chest band.Cut off the sleeves.Cut off the sleeves.The Shirt Jumper- Men’s Shirt to Girl’s Dress Refashion Tutorial September 23, 2009 8:46 amI saw this western-y dress for kids the other day and it inspired me to do this one. Let’s get started! Grab a men’s shirt.
Cut off the sleeves.
We need to create a chest band for the dress. Measure your child at the desired width. I like to make it a couple inches larger then normal, and account for the small amount you will loose when you sew it together. I cut out two pieces, about 4 inches wide. We need to create a chest band for the dress. Measure your child at the desired width. I like to make it a couple inches larger then normal, and account for the small amount you will loose when you sew it together. I cut out two pieces, about 4 inches wide.
Sew the two end pieces together so it makes one circular piece.Fold it over, with the right side out and iron in half. This is your chest band.Now we need to cut out the straps. Measure your child from where the chest band will be, from front, over the shoulder, to the back. Cut out 4 strips, about 2 inches wide.
Sew the long pieces together and turn them right side out. Iron them flat.
Now for the dress piece. Figure out how long you want the dress. Measure from the bottom of the shirt up and cut it where you need it.Trim the bottom hem so it is straight.(Some shirts, like mine did here, had that rounded trim but I wanted it straight.)Now for pockets. These are optional. Another thing you could do is if the shirts have preexisting pockets, you could cut those out and use those.I cut out two pockets and two strips for hemtape.The first thing i do is get a lining for the pockets. You could use the same material, I just love contrasting pocket lining. Pin it, inside out, to the pockets.
Sew them around the sides, leaving the top open. Turn them right side out. Then press them with an iron. I slightly gather the top in the center. Get your hemtape.Fold it over once in half.Then open it up and fold the two ends in towards the center. Then press it closed and it will look like this.Open it up and pin it to the top of the pockets, as shown.Stitch the hemtape onto the pocket as close to the edge of the hemtape as you can get.Now find where you want to put the pockets and pin them in place, and sew them on.Now we are going to attach the chest band to the dress. We need to gather the dress. I do this by lengthening my stitch and setting my tension to the highest number.(like ruffling) you can also do it by hand.Here’s what you’ll have.Pin your chest band to the dress, right side together. Sew it on.Now for the straps. Place your dress on your child so you can mark the placement in the front. Pin them where you want them to go. Then stittch them in place.Now find out where you want them in the back. I did a cross over, but you can do them however you want. Stitch in place.The last thing you need to do is finish the hem, if needed.Here’s how it came out!!
(This is not my child so I didn't want to show her face)
I love the angled pockets. It looks really cute, too, with a shirt under it, like a jumper.
So rummage through your husbands closet or head over to your favorite thrift store so you can make this too!