Saturday, October 18, 2008


Okay, this is old, but I just found the pictures. :) I still like it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I made these aprons for the raffle at our family reunion. They were really fun. I should sew more. So many other things we have to do.

Friday, August 1, 2008

My Clutterbag!

Hey all! I made my own clutterbag with the help of my friends Kaarina and Clair. I just posted about this on our Merinate blog....if you want to see more pics and details check it out. Here are a couple of pictures to wet your appetite:

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cowgirl Quilt for Briana

My friend had a baby last week so I put together this little quilt for her. It was fun to make and pretty simple! Chani will show you her version soon. We want to start sewing once a week anybody want to join us?

Monday, July 7, 2008


Today Cheryl, Angie, Emily, Leslie, Chani, Meridy, Shella, Kristina, Venna Rae & LaRee had a great time making aprons ! Thanks girls, it was way fun.
One of you may also have picture to post.
Go to my blog to see how much fun the kiddies had :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Today Ryan went to Lund and Ava and I spent the day scrapbooking. We haven't done this for quite a was so FUN to get back into it. We made some Father's Day cards for our grandpas, along with some candied nuts. We scrapped some take-out boxes to fill with the candied nuts. It was a fun day for all three of us!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Scrapbooks for Isaac's teachers

This turned out to be a really fun project, I may have the scrappin' bug now! Isaac has 2 teachers, I made these scrapbooks as an end of school gift for them. There are pictures and little blurbs about each child(click on photo to zoom in, so it's large enough to read). I had each child write their own names under their photos. It turned out cute, and it will be a fun way for the teachers to remember their students. Now if I could just find the motivation to scrapbook my own family!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Thank You Note

It actually looks a little better in person. I sewed the pattern on the ribbons. I am not a straight sewer it turns out. ;)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


These are some examples of the cards that Angie, Emily, Mom and I made last week. We had lots of fun and spent SO much time making cards.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bethany is into American Girls and she reads their stories. She likes Kirsten who is a pioneer girl that has a patchwork quilt. Bethany wanted to make a quilt for her Kirsten doll. I helped cut it out and Bethany sewed the top together, then I finished it. She decided when she got the top finished that it was big enough to cut in half and share with Bryn. Cutting a quilt in half is a big sacrifice, so that was a very nice thing to do. Now both American Girls have a quilt. Good job with your first sewing project Bethany!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Replica of Emily's card

I mailed Emily's card before I took a picture of it. This is not an exact repilica, but you get the idea. I cut the flowers from patterned paper with a craft knife or sissors. I put some Making Memories blue, white, and green crystal brads in the center of a few of the flowers.

Darin's Card

This is Darin's birthday card this year. Sorry that it is fuzzy. I found all of the pictures on the internet including the background. Then I cut everything out and glued it together.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tweeting Card

Steve suggested the title "Tweeting Card" as a play on "greeting card". I find it kind of cheesy, but oh well, I couldn't think of anything better. Anyway, I finally made something that I like. I don't like it as much as I had hoped I would, but I do like it. So here it is. Thanks to Meridy for the stamps. Hopefully I'll have some more things that I like posted here soon.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Mom's Birthday Card

Above is my mom's birthday card this year. Below is an example of the set of thank you notes I gave her.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentine Book

This is the valentine I sent to Brazil. I did 6 reasons because Valentine's Day was Zach's 6 month mark. Angie and I were going to buy a kit from Pebbles for these, but they were $25! They did take a while to make. Of course, I probably would have gotten through it a Lot more quickly if I hadn't spent SO much time trying to figure out exactly what I wanted it to look like.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sweater Bags

Hi! It's Shella. This is very exciting! Okay, Misty and Chani told Angie about these bags at a kids' boutique that were made out of sweaters, and I went with Angie to see them. I thought they were cute and would be easy to make, so I decided that that's what I would do for my friends for Christmas. They're way easy. Well, most of the project is easy. You just sew across the chest of the sweater-or wherever you have to sew to make it the right length, and sew down the side to make it the right width. The green sweater was big enough to make two bags out of. You can use the scraps from anywhere else on the sweater to make the handle. The handle was always the hardest part for me-especially if it was either really thick or really stretchy. Use your imagination to decorate it with fun colors, shapes, pockets, or whatever else you can think of. Here's how you can do it if you don't want to deal with handles. So simple!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ellie's Valentines

Here are some Valentine's I made on the spot for Ellie's joy school friends.

I learned something new. I wanted some swirls to put with the heart that I had already started in a scrapbooking program I have on my computer (I'm sure that you could actually do this in a microsoft word program also). I couldn't find any "legal" swirls online that were cute. I wanted it to be able just to print the whole thing off of the computer and then cut it out and glue it on to the bag topper. So, what I did was stamp some swirls that I have on a piece of paper and scanned it into my computer. I cropped the swirl that looked the best and then was able to use it in my scrapbook program. I was able to flip the swirl around so that it was symetrical. So, in the end I wouldn't have been able to make this project without doing it on my computer.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hair Clips

I think that I am going to start making these hair clips for baby gifts. (Sorry I started making them before I gave you your baby gift Angie! I can make you one if you want! ;) I've seen them around and thought that they were really cute. A friend of mine showed me some that she had bought with a flower and then with ribbon covering the actual clip. That was the first time I had remember seeing that.

Her's had really cute poka dot ribbon. All I had at the time was this green ribbon. I think this one turned out really sweet for a little baby girl though. I love how you can clip these to a headband if your baby doesn't have any hair. :) I used super glue to attach the ribbon to the clip. That worked really well. Then I used making memories paper flowers and used a making memories jewel brad to attach the flower to the ribbon. I glued the ribbon on a little bit at a time and I attached the flower to the ribbon before I glued that part down. Just in case you wanted to know. ;)

Zoo Box

I saw this idea in Paper Crafts Magazine, but it took me forever to actually make one. You decorate a tin box, and then make little mini puppets to keep in it. I loved the idea! I want to use it for a quiet toy at church. If you like these animals you

can print them for free. They are at I put modge podge on both sides of the puppet to help preserve them. (I also used modge podge to glue the paper to the box and also on top to seal it).

Just so you know this box is upside down. :) I don't want to take another picture. Not today at least. Sorry.

Angie's Card

Here is a fuzzy picture of a card I made for Angie.

February 2007, "Love You" page and card

I made this card and this scrapbook page in February of 2007. The Pictures are actually from Fall of 2006. You would think from all these posts that I mostly do scrapbooks but I actually mostly make cards.

Fall Flowers

This was also made around the same time as the previous post. As you can see, it is somewhat similar in style. I'm still proud of it though.

Fall Leaves

This is first scrapbook I ever did. ( I started around fall of 2005). I'm proud of it because I still like it! ;)