Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine Felt Tic Tac Toe Game

I posted this a couple weeks ago on another blog but wanted to have it posted here too!


I was trying to think up a cute handmade gift I could give my girls for Valentines Day and I thought of a Tic Tac Toe game made from felt. I knew it wouldn't be hard at all.
I bought some felt sheets at the local Hobby Lobby then I also went over to the fabric department and got a larger piece of felt for the board. I also bought a cute ribbon to use for the lines on the board.

I used my trusty AccuQuilt machine and the Heart die to cut out all my hearts so they would be perfect looking. Then I just printed out a GIANT "X" and used it as a template for my X's.

I cut my game board  15" by 15" so I was able to sew ribbon on every 5" for the game lines.
Rather than just one line down the middle I sewed down both sides so it would be flat'ish.

I wanted there to be a little bit of weight to the game pieces so I put some rice inside and sewed up the edges.
I love the Heart pieces, I hand stitched a white heart in the middle to give it some contrast.

My felt that I used for my game board was a bit wrinkly. 
I don't love that but not sure if you can iron felt??

I can't wait to give it to my girls and see if I can teach them the concept of Tic Tac Toe!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

{Exciting News}

Back in the Fall I was contacted by Better Homes and Gardens about my Valentines Day Mantle I did last year. They were putting together a new slideshow on their website featuring several ways to decorate shelves and mantles for Valentines Day. They wanted to include mine in the slideshow!

BHG! Like the Real. Deal.


So HERE is the link so you can go see all the photos and the bloggers that contributed to the slideshow.

Mine is #12

But if you want to see my post from last year about my mantle then you can go HERE

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentines Day Pinterest Round Up

Here's my Valentines Day Pinterest Round- Up

(Made this last year)

(Want to do these for my daughters preschool class)

Also, you can follow my Valentines Day Pin Board on Pinterest or follow all my boards

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm Guest Posting with a Valentine craft over on the Sassy Babies Blog today

They have a super fun blog and an even funner shop to go to and buy adorable baby stuff!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Place Mat Pillows

Back in December when I went to the Blogger Christmas Social we were asked to bring a handmade gift and I brought these place mat pillows. 

I was at Target and saw these simple wintery place mats made from burlap so I bought 2. I think they were only $4 a piece (not super cheap but way cheaper than buying a pillow).

I didn't want anything Christmas'y but more Wintery so it could be used longer.

I wanted to make them a bit more 'handmade' so I cut out a stencil with my Silhouette using vinyl and stenciled on some wintery words.

I loved the metallic coppery color I found.

After the stenciling and paint was dried I then ripped open a 3 inch gap on the edge and stuffed it with poly fill (at Hob Lob a huge bag costs like $3, I think I used 1 bag for both pillows). Then I just hand stitched up the hole. Voila! A Pillow made from a Place Mat, hence "Place Mat Pillow"

 (like our fancy new faux fur blanket from Restoration Hardware that cost $100, my husband has a vendor at work that always spends a ridiculous amount of money on the Christmas gifts they give to clients, that could be a whole blog post by its self. PS, I would never have paid $100 for that thing)

 I wrapped them up with a bit of brown paper some brown twine and added a snow flake and a jingle bell! I thought the wrapping was super cute.

Place mat pillows are such great and easy handmade gift because there are always new and seasonal place mats out in the stores. Easy and totally can be personalized.

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