Saturday, July 7, 2012

Guest blogger - Sadie and her crayon canvas

My daughter Sadie and I have been seeing crayon art projects around a lot lately.  Sadie finally decided to give it a try.  She used a blog post from Kindergarten Lifestyle to help her along in the process.  Here she is to blog about her creation: 

Hi! My name is Sadie I just love do art projects and artsy stuff! And also enjoy  scrapbooking with my mom!

I was inspired to make this when I was searching for art projects for my sister and I to do. That's when I found this project.

I thought this was the coolest project ever. I thought I would give it a try:)

First we found a canvas that we had laying around, I got some Elmer's school glue, I also had to pick out crayons that I wanted to use. I glued them to the canvas. 

I let those dry and lied some newspaper down. Under the newspaper I put a big book to lean the canvas on so the wax would drip down.

Once the glue dried I got out a hair dryer on high and hair dried the wax. This is what it looks like then it is done:

I let it dry on the newspaper overnight to make sure it was dry.  I want to put it in a frame.  Mom says maybe a regular frame without the glass will work. 

I hope you like my project as much as I do!:) Thanks for reading!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bandana Dress and Skirt

I was recently inspired by a crafting friend Linda and a post she made to Facebook.  When I saw the bandana dress she made, I knew I wanted to make my own.  So here are my adventures:

First, I picked up some bandanas from Michael's.  I sewed them together to make this dress: 

However, she wasn't thrilled with it. :(  My older daughter asked to try it on as a shirt and she loves it!  So new shirt for her :) 

I then wanted to make a skirt.  I was going to try to simply fold the bandana in half and sew a slot for the elastic.  I looked online however and found this cute tutorial.  So I went to Walmart quick and got some more bandanas.  This skirt is the result: 

She wanted the blue on the outside and as long as she was going to like it, I was up for it!  (She also doesn't hold very still for photographs!)

Now both of my girls have their outfits ready for the 4th of July! 

(I linked this up at