Monthly Archives: February 2016

DIY Fabric Easter Basket and Bunnies

DIY Fabric Easter Basket

I recently got to play with a bundle of Born Wild fabric, designed by Ana Davis for Blend Fabrics. It’s so cute and reminded me of Easter and springtime! So I decided to sew an Easter basket for my son.

I looked all around Pinterest for a pattern to sew, and then I remembered the 1-Hour Basket sewing pattern from Hearts & Bees. Kelly had shared a modification to the measurements that she used to make her son an Easter basket, so I went back and found it

Fabric Easter Basket Sewing Pattern with Bunnies

  1. To make a basket like this,  download the free 1-Hour Basket Sewing Pattern here.

  2. Instead of using the cutting measurements included, change the dimensions to 10.5″ x 13.5″ (per Kelly). Instead of cutting two handles, cut one long handle 18.5″ long.
  3. I pieced two different fabrics for my outer basket. Cut two pieces 6″ tall x 13.5″ wide and sew them together along the 13.5″ side. Then, trim to 10.5″ x 13.5″, just like your other pieces and interfacing.

Fabric Easter Basket Sewing Pattern

Sorry buddy… No candy yet!

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This is the third or so of these baskets I’ve made, and I love to use Pellon Flex Foam 1-Side Fusible (affiliate link) for the interfacing! It makes the basket really sturdy. I even used it for the handle!

Fabric Easter Bunnies with Blend Fabrics

Since we don’t have any candy around here, I made a few little DIY Easter Bunnies with this tutorial from Anders Ruff. I used leftover selvage pieces for their neckties!

I hope this fabric Easter basket becomes well loved!

Quick & Easy Printable Valentines! Mini Bubble Flags

Are you ready for Valentines Day yet? My son and I are part of an exercise class for kids and moms, and it’s so much fun! We are getting ready to bring some healthy Valentine treats (that’s non-candy Valentines…bananas, oranges, granola bars), and I decided we should try bubbles this time. My son loves bubbles, and I can’t even blame him!

Free Valentine Printable Kids Classroom Bubbles - Craft Buds

I couldn’t find just what I was looking for in terms of a Valentine’s Printable (using only black-and-white ink… very quick and easy), so I made my own. I love this printable because it won’t take a lot of ink.The cutting doesn’t have to be precise, and you can get your kids involved to help you.

You can download the free printable here, which makes 9 bubble flags per sheet!

Valentine printable how to

  1. Once you’ve printed the Word doc, Trim apart each row with scissors, leaving the full text on each side (left and right). This will wrap around the bubbles, so the message appears on each side.
  2. If your child is old enough, have them draw a heart and write their name in the center with colored pencils.
  3. Fold each flag in half an use a pair of scissors to remove a “v” shape from each end to make a flag or pennant shape on the short, cut edges.
  4. Open the flag. Use a glue stick to apply glue on the entire back of the flag. Place the folded edge on the bubbles, then fold in half, joining the pennant edges you just cut. Press both sides of the flag together, smoothing out any wrinkles!
  5. If you want, you can roll the flag around the bottle and tie a piece of Baker’s twine or even a scrap piece of fabric around it (as pictured above, in the first photo) to make it like a secret message.

Free Valentine Printable - Kids Bubbles (Non-Candy Valentine) - Craft Buds

I picked up my bubbles 8 for $1 at Dollar General (I only spent $3 total on Valentines for my son’s class!), but if you can’t find them, here’s a quick substitute on Amazon (affiliate link).

There you have it! This is a quick and easy Valentine, and you can use this free printable for personal use. If you’re looking for a Valentine for your child’s teacher, here’s a great idea from Mary!

Making a Scrapbook the Easy Way with Project Life

Easy Scrapbooking for Beginners

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 1

You guys, I’m excited to share the scrapbook I’ve been working on with my mom! For Christmas this year, I printed off all of my favorite photos of Elliot from age 1-2. I packaged them up with some new goodies from Project Life so my mom and I could work on a scrapbook together. Since we live a few states away, it was a fun project to do while we were together over the holidays.

Project Life Clementine

It’s been a few years, but I first discovered Project Life a few years ago, when I tried out their Clementine Edition (full review posted here). As you can see, this kit comes with color-coordinated cards that you can simply slip inside the special photo dividers to accompany your pictures and help tell a story.

Project Life supplies

In addition to the Core Kits like that one (the Clementine is no longer in print… but you can shop for gobs of new Core Kits at Project Life), I tried out four new things I’m really excited about. If you are a beginner to scrapbooking, I can’t recommend these enough to go with your Project Life album and variety pack of photo pages. (affiliate link)

  1. These zoo themed cards are so sweet and you get a lot of bang for your buck!
  2. 6″ x 6″ boy paper pad for making your own accents or putting together a 6″x”6 mini album
  3. Bright overlays (and fun frames!) for photos and cards will make your photos pop off the page
  4. Mini kits! This Childhood mini kit comes with all of the super-inspiring phrases you’d expect from a Core Kit, but at a fraction of the cost. This is a great way to dip your feet in the water with Project Life.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 3

The cards I had left from my previous project life kit pair really nicely with this quote from the Childhook mini kit! We cut our own solid scrapbook paper for some of the slots to complement the colors in the photos.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 4

If you think you are not creative enough to scrapbook, Project Life makes it really easy to just dive right in. If you have your own stickers and scrapbook extras, great! If not, you can get so much mileage out of a simple Core Kit or Mini Kit.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 5

Since we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day, I had fun looking at this V-day layout with memories from last year at this time. Kids grow up so fast! The “So Cheeky” pictured is an example of a Project Life overlay layered on top of a journaling card.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 7

Elliot’s first birthday cake! How can I forget? Thanks for Project Life for making it easy for a busy mom to plan a scrapbook project. I’m so thankful I got to share this experience of putting together these memories with my mom!

Have you tried Project Life?

Did you know there’s a whole world of Digital Project Life? You can arrange layouts on your computer and print them later. Awesome

Disclaimer: I received Project Life products free in exchange for my review, but was not otherwise compensated. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.

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