Showing posts with label Boys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boys. Show all posts

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fun Printed Lunch Bags

As boring as a brown paper bag?  Not in my world.


I've been making my brown paper bag baskets and delivering eggs in them for a couple of years.  For a more personalized look (and to identify who they're from when left on someones front steps) I thought about stamping me some but then decided to try printing them on my printer instead. 

And why not add a little something fun to the lunch hour as well? 

Oh my gosh -- I love this idea.  Karen at The Graphics Fairy has a million crazy cute graphics (for free) that would make perfect lunch companions.  I picked one of these...

...and made this adorable lunch bag for my someone special.

It wasn't too hard, either.  I changed my paper setting to 5"x10.5" -- the same as the bag.  The printer ate the first three.  Then I got brave enough to stick my hand in with the bag to guide it and, snap, it worked.  I still lost a few but for the most part, they came out perfect.  Just hand feed them, one at a time.

I'm not really telling you to stick your hand in your printer -- I'm just telling you I did and I didn't feel a thing.


Here's how I make my little egg baskets...

So, how fun are these?

I can think of a million ways to use this idea -- how about you?

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dog Silhouette Pillow

Our oldest daughter is in medical school.  We are very proud of her.  She has worked awfully hard to get where she is, 
weathering hundred hour days, sleepless nights, really gross anatomy and a 6-year-old study partner.  

And even though she has let none of this get the best of her, 
this just might...

Meet Jack.  Fifteen pounds of completely adorable, 
totally out-of-control dog flesh.  

Of course, she's in denial, and thinks it's going to work out.  I, on the other hand, have the job of pessimist -- what are mothers for?  But, I can still hear her, at 12 years old, telling me, "You're responsible for that dog if you bring it in this house!"

We'll see.  I won't mind one bit being proven wrong on this one though.

In the meantime, I've made my grandson (study partner extraordinaire) a pet of the tamer kind for his bed -- a "Jack" dog silhouette pillow similar to those I've seen in decorating magazines.

It was much easier to find a dog silhouette by googling "dog silhouette pictures"  than to get Jack to sit for a picture.  I enlarged the view and used a little cheat I've done before.  I taped my drop cloth fabric 
over my laptop screen and very lightly traced the image with a fine tip marker.  

I'm not recommending this...I'm just telling you how I do it...
it's your laptop... 

I traced and filled everything in with black markers -- how easy was that?  I like the "drawn on" look, myself.

Back at the computer, I typed "Jack" into a document, enlarged it to fit and cheated again by tracing directly from the screen.

This all works best in a dark-ish room.

I drew the border with a marker around the edge.  

There you have it -- 


I'll be linking up here:

*Under the Table and Dreaming
*Show and Tell Friday - My Romantic Home
*Frugal Friday - The Shabby Nest
The Friday Flair - Whipper Berry
Remodelaholic Friday - Remodelaholic
Feathered Nest Friday - French Country Cottage
Feature Yourself Friday - Fingerprints on the Fridge
Flaunt It Friday - Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Monogrammed "Suitcase" Pillow

This little hottie is my grandson.  He's seen here modeling a pillow I made for his airplane themed bedroom.  

I won't say what I had to promise to get him to do this for me but I'll just share this little tidbit...he's not cheap.

I used a standard size bed pillow for the insert.  The body measurements were the same as those on the tag of the pillow plus 1/2 inch all the way around for a seam allowance.  

Here's a picture tutorial...

The finished pillow...

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