Saturday, March 27, 2010

Baptism Towels

These are what I have been working on the past few days. They actually took quite a bit more work than I was expecting (I don't know why I expected them to be easy). But I am happy with them. They are nowhere near perfect, but the kids aren't going to care and that is who they are for. I made them for the kids in the primary class that I teach at church. I teach the 7 going on 8 year olds and it is a lot of fun. They are great kids! And so excited about baptism because this is their year! This Sunday the lesson is on baptism. So, I found the idea to make "Baptism Towels." They are just a white towel with a CTR emblem on them. And there is a poem that goes with them:

My Baptism Towel

This baptism towel is to help remind you

Of your baptism day all the years through

When you come out of the water all clean and pure

Dry off with this towel and you can be sure

That you are clean as this towel is white

And the Holy Ghost will be with you both day and night

For the Holy Ghost is your gift after the laying on of hands

And will be a comfort and a guide if you obey God's commands

This CTR emblem will help remind you to be strong

As you continue to learn right from wrong

When your towel becomes soiled, remember that we, too

May sometimes make mistakes and we've been taught just what to do

Just as you can wash your towel so it can again be clean

The wrongs you make can be washed away and never again be seen

Your Heavenly Father loves you, remember always to pray

And He will be beside you forever and a day.

If you are trying to think of a good baptism gift I would highly recommend it.

Friday, March 19, 2010


I've been seeing a lot of cute aprons around lately and I really love them. So, I decided to try my hand at it.

I didn't use a pattern for this I just thought it up. Although I may have thought a little too long, since I missed the occassion for which I was making it. (Alicia, if you read this, sorry, but this is your Birthday/bridal shower present, your very LATE Birthday/bridal shower present)

I like the way it turned out. And I know it will be even cuter on the girl to whom I am giving it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More animal baby toys

I love making these. To see my previous post about them click here.
These ones are for my sister, who is expecting baby #5. We are so excited for them!

Gift for My Little Brother's Wedding

I actually did this project in February but, my brother is getting married this weekend. I am very excited for him and his fiance. For their wedding gift I made this cuddle blanket and I am giving them a movie, popcorn, candy, sparkling grape juice, etc for a movie night. You can't see the back, but it is purple and the front is white (their wedding colors). The fabric is SO soft. I cross stitched their names and wedding date on it and top stitched two hearts and around the edge.

Monday, March 8, 2010


I made a new little spring/summer dress for Lena. I love the vibrant colors. It has a drop waist and three rows of ruffles. It is a tad big because I want her to be able to wear it for a little bit (she grows so fast, we will see).
Before I made this I told Aaron I wanted to make Lena a dress out of this fabric and asked him which pattern I should use. I showed him a couple of pattern choices. He picked this one. When I asked why he said he liked the ruffles. It made my heart happy to hear him say that. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Easter bunnies?

You know sometimes when you are crafting you have an idea in your mind, and it doesn't seem like it should be difficult, but then you start trying to execute and - it is a total flop? Well that happens to me quite often. Here is my latest example.

It's okay, you can laugh. These poor little fellas. (sigh) I just thought that since my daughter isn't going to be old enough to have Easter candy I would make a little stuffed bunny to go in her Easter basket instead. Seems pretty simple, right?

Attempt #1. Poor thing, I feel bad for it just looking at it. I used an idea that I saw online about using a pair of gloves to make little stuffed animals (I looked for the link, but can't find it; if you know what it is let me know and I will link it up), but mine didn't turn out too well. I admit that I didn't finish it. I was going to add a nose and a little dress. But when I got to this point I decided it wasn't worth it and wanted to try something different.

Attempt #2. This one only turned out slightly better (in my opinion; you may think it turned out worse). This one was from scratch. That should have clued me in to begin with. I just freehanded a pattern and made it up as I went along. haha And I was surprised it didn't turn out superb?! Oh well, Lena is so little she won't even care.
Update: My hubby got home and told me he thought my pink bunny was cute. Aww, such a sweet guy and a great husband. :)