Monday, March 10, 2014

Doors and a Demonstration

Last week was Teacher Appreciation week at the elementary school.
I helped decorate two doors and I was so excited to get to use my silhouette!
We were supposed to use the teacher's favorite children's book as the theme for the door.
Ben's teacher's favorite was one I had never heard of before...Pete the Cat.  There's several of the books though and they are stinkin' cute so I have since ordered 3 or 4 of them from the book order :)
Another cute mother did all of the art and I did all the wording.  I realize now, the letters should have been a bit bigger...I'm still figuring out this machine of mine ;)

I also did Josh's teacher's door.
Can you tell which book it is?...

Where the Red Fern Grows.
The funny thing about this is that we are currently reading this book as a family in the evenings.
Andy has never really cared what books we read together but a while ago he suggested that we start this one and has enjoyed reading it to the kids lately.
I found the two dogs, two different ferns and the white frame in the silhouette store.
The words took some time to meld together but I think it's a lot easier than cutting them out separately and having to attach them one at a time.

I couldn't tell if the raccoon tail sticking out of the tree was tacky looking or not but I finally decided to leave it in for kicks and giggles :)

Speaking of raccoons...can you see that one hiding in there?

I recently taught a short class at a Relief Society activity about how to sew a mitered corner baby blanket.  In preparation, I sewed four different ones to various points in the process to use in my demonstration.  I also printed quite a detailed instruction sheet to hand out.

After the class I went ahead and finished them all up.  

The two boyish ones were to be gifts for friends who have had or are having boys.  However, I was on one of those friends' blogs a few days after completing them and happened to scroll down through some older posts. 

I'm glad I did!  There was a picture of some baby blankets she had made for her baby and there was the exact same raccoon fabric among them!  I had seen the post but had not remembered that fabric.  How embarrassing!  So...

I went and found some more cute flannel and you will be getting it soon Margie :)
I'm sorry it's taken so long.

When I went shopping for the flannel above, I just couldn't resist this cute stuff.  I'm going to either have plenty of baby girl gifts or plenty of blankets for a future baby girl of mine some day (I'm hoping for the latter :)


  1. That is adorable flannel. I finally tried (after my mom suggested I should several times) do that mitered corner blanket {or self binding as I call it}. They turned out really cute and I'm surprised how easy they are... once you know what you're doing. The first was kinda trial and error, but the second was much easier!
    And I love where the red fern grows. I cry and cry in that movie!

  2. The doors are super cute! I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on the blankets. I learned so much, I just might make one someday!

  3. Lol, you crack me up. And we definitely have similar taste in fabric because I've made pajamas for my girls in the purple fabric a couple of years ago.thanks for being so thoughtful!

  4. Your doors turned out great! Where the Red Fern Grows is one of my favorites too. I should go fabric shopping with you, you always find the cutest stuff! That's funny about Margie's blanket, I saw her using the raccoon one and thought that must be the one from you. :)

  5. Your doors look so professional--much nicer than anything I did as a room mother. I think the raccoon tail is a perfect touch. : )
    What a bunch of cute blankets!