Sunday, November 23, 2008

Part III of "I Can Make That", Party

I've seen these little lavender filled bags at some specialty shops for $10.00 and up. I think mine cost $1 or less??? And believe me, they were so fun and fast to make.
Silk looks best. I had some leftover from all my Fall pumpkins. So I cut them out to be 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, and then made 1/4" seams.
Always trim your corners to get rid of bulk for when you turn it right side out.
I decided to stamp my words on, using embossing powder, and embossing heat tool to make the words stand out. But you could certainly use rub-on too.


Time to fill the bags with lavender. I had another kind of bag just sitting around the house that already had lavender in it, so I opened it up and used that. I used half rice, half lavender.
You can chose to either top stitch all the way around and thus close up the opening, or...
You can hand stitch the opening closed. I think I prefer hand stitching because the pillows look a little softer.
Next, another "slide" necklace. Only this time I found the silver picture holder at Michael's. I used a 40% off coupon. I liked this one because I could attach a charm on the bottom. Sara is loving the Eiffel tower one I made for Part I. : )I used the same great collage paper again, printed a crown off the Internet, cut it out and glued it on the paper. Then cut the whole thing out to be the size of the frame.
This little guy is what I considered part II over at Chris's "Make it Party": http://j-a-girl.blogspot.com/2008/11/welcome-to-party.html

Tutorial link is in my post below from yesterday.
But...I HAD to show you what my little Princesses made over here tonight while I watched them. Sorry...can't help myself.

When Princess C. saw my paper mache Santa tonight, she said, "Nana, I want to make something like that." So between the two of us, we came up with this idea. Boy were they thrilled. : )
If you've ever worked with paper mache, you'll understand why we skipped that part when making these little snowmen. Those are sewing pins for the face and buttons. The girls loved putting those on (as you can tell by the abundance of them). So cute!!!
Recognize the little $1 Mary Engelbreit boxes we glued the snowmen to? I love those things. Anyway, the girls proudly showed Mommy and Daddy as soon as they came to pick up their little munchkins. What a great night. : )

25 comments:

Jen r. said...

This is such a cute idea! I love your little santa!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Great ideas and I love the snowpeople your Grandkids made and think I'll copy that idea and make some with my 5 year old Granddaughter.Thank you.
Deb

AndreaLeigh said...

Those pillows are beautiful and look like something I'd pay $20 for at Bath and Body Works. I just wish I could sew so I could make some of my own!

Cindy said...

You are a wonderful Grandma to come up with such a cute project. The pillows are really cute also. Sure hope we get to see you this week!

Rae said...

I love those pillows! I must, must make some pronto!!

mollyandmarshal said...

You are the best mom and grandma ever!! You are so creative and inventive, I love checking in to see your latest creations, and I wish I could think of the things you do!! Those kids are VERY lucky! ;-)

Chris said...

Part 3???? You really know how to party! :) I love this idea. I am sooo going to use it. Thanks for all your creativity!

Cami and Dustin said...

You are so talented Aunt Mary Lou! And the snowmen that the girls made are adorable! :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Princess C is adorable. And what a cute creation she made.

Your lavender bags are lovely. I love lavender, I have the lotions, candles, oils, soaps. *bliss* One sniff and I'm relaxed.

Blessings,

Sher

Jenny S said...

Love the snowmen!! My son and I made some last year!!

Wendy said...

So cute! And because I love crowns so much...do you happen to have a link to that cute little one you used on your necklace? Oh, and I love the embossed stamp on the lavendar sachets...I thought it was embroidered at first. Good call!

Mimi Sue said...

We have the little sweetpeas here this week and we are definitely making some of those snowmen. We love to have craft days. I think if you lived closer we'd invite you and the princesses over! Love the sachets. Always looking for little inexpensive gifts. Mimi

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Wow! I love these!!!

Emily P. said...

You really are the greatest mom and nana. Princess G has decided to make hers a girl, though, so we took off his hat and replaced it with a bow. Love you!

Pajama Mama said...

You've been given an award. You can find the details on my latest post. Thanks for your inspiration!
-kristen

ceekay said...

Your sachet bags are precious! They look very elegant. Happy Thanksgiving.

Erin said...

What a great Grandma you are! I love everything you have shown! Those snowmen are so cute! I need to do that with my kids. They would love that.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHHH I sooo want to make some lavender bags! I even have the lavender already. Great little present! Thanks for the inspiration....question..so you think rubons would work on the silk? I don't have any embossing powder or heatgun. Thanks, cherry

Darlene said...

Beautiful lavender bags and the snowmen are just precious! Great idea for the little ones. You absolutely make the most beautiful things....you are so talented!

Darlene said...

Forgot to add I also LOVE that slide charm necklace!!! I am going to have to try one of those!

Carrie said...

I love the snowmen how cute are they!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Isn't it fun being a Grandma!.We can just spend all the time playing and creating with them in stead of having to clean the house, fix dinner or do the laundry. I love your little pillow idea and the snow men are delightful, I bet know one wanted to go home. Wonderful memories are being made in your home.
Have a great Thanksgiving Day,
Elizabeth

Tamara Jansen said...

I'm just loving the vintage christmas feel!

Ms. Tee said...

So cute - all of it! I have never even heard of embossing powder. Now I must try it! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Manuela said...

Those snowmen are so cute!! Embossing powder is new to me - I'll have to look for some to try. Great project!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Manuela