The basic point of this post is to show off some crafty things I’ve been working on lately. This winter has been especially cold and gross so I’ve been trying to keep busy with some little projects around the house. Its been nice to feel productive during Annaliese’s naptime instead of just watching trashy TV. Here are a few of my accomplishments:
1. New curtains and pillows for the playroom
Both of these things were so easy to make. My mom graciously let me borrow her old sewing machine. I bought both of the fabrics on fabric.com so the whole thing cost me under $40. I am also in the process of painting the playroom. I will definitely post pictures once the whole room is finished. I love how its looking so far!
2. I also made a jumper for Annaliese. Here is a picture of her wearing it on her Daddy-Daughter Date Night.
I’ve never made clothing before (besides Annaliese’s Halloween costume) and it was a bit challenging. Now that I know what I’m doing I might try something again for this summer. That dress was hard work though!
3. I also made a felt board for Annaliese and I to play with.
This one was insanely easy. The whole thing cost me under $10. I bought a cork board and covered it in black felt. So far we only have a snowman to assemble but we are working on something spring themed. I’m thinking butterflies or flowers. Leave me a comment if you have another fun idea for our felt board! I’d love to get creative with it like they do at our library story time.
4. This project is actually one that Chris created and I wanted to show off too! He made a little highchair for Annaliese’s dolls.
Isn’t it amazing? He is quite talented. I think we’ll paint it white to match the table and chairs in the playroom.
I have really been enjoying having things to keep me busy this winter. I’m looking around now for a new project to work on because it doesn’t look like its warming up anytime soon.