Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sensory/Fidget Blanket

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My daughter asked me this week to make a Sensory or Fidget Blanket for one of her clients with Alzheimer's.  This is what I came up with.  I just use things I already had on hand.  I used this blog post I found on Pinterst for the basic idea.


It's 20" square.  The top is cotton and the back is corduroy.




Monday, August 3, 2015

A Little Wine

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One of my friends is a wine lover, so this is what I did for her birthday this year.  I gave her a mission last year to help me find one wine that I liked.  She was successful.  I'm not an alcohol fan, so it wasn't an easy task and it's still the only one I care for.  I don't have the link where I got the pattern for the wine bag.  Pinterst wasn't working, so I had to search for a pattern and wasn't able to pin it.














Rag-Style Baby Blankets

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I love making these baby blankets.  They are SO easy!  Takes about 2 hours to make one.  I use 1 1/4 yards of flannel for each side.  With wrong sides together, I pin all the way around and then trace around a 9" paper plate to round the corners.  I then sew a 1 1/2" seam all the way around.  Then I fringe all the way around by cutting almost to the seam.  I then take floss and "tie" it like you would a quilt.

I've obviously not washed these yet, but the more you wash them the more "raggy" the edges will look.


You could make a couple of burp cloths to match and it would make a great baby gift.




Softball Hair Bows

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I helped my daughter make hair bows for my youngest granddaughter's All Star Softball Team.  We took ideas from a few different pins on Pinterest and added a few touches of our own.  They were really simple to make.









Each ribbon is 12" long.  The ribbon around the center is 6" and tied in a knot in the back.  The hair clip is slid underneath the knot.  I used pinking shears on the ends of the ribbons.

We didn't get a picture, but we also punched their numbers out of card stock and she put them on the white ribbon on each end with Modge Podge.




Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thinking of You

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This I made for a friend that lost her dad last week.






Yet another card using the Sassy Salutations stamp set from Stanpin' Up!




Graduation Card

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My niece graduated from High School this year.  I wish we lived closer so I could have attended.  I am SO very proud of her!!







Birthday Cards

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My "little" brother turned 45 this year! :)



  This one I made for one of my girl friends.  


As you can tell from this and previous posts, I love this Sassy Salutations stamp set from Stampin' Up!




Saturday, July 4, 2015

41st Work Anniversary

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One of my coworkers has been with the company 41 years this year!!!  She worked her way up to management, then stepped down a few years ago to a less stressful position until she retires in a couple of years. Can you imagine working for the same company for 41 years??