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Friday, April 30, 2010

Women's Conference Recap

Yesterday I had a "sharing station" at Women's Conference. I wasn't sure what the response would be, but people seemed to really like all the new project ideas. Welcome Women's Conference readers! I thought it would be helpful to show each project that was displayed and where the tutuorial is available. If you have any questions, or would like to contact me, please leave a comment or email me at somebrightideas@gmail.com.

When I was little, my mom had a birthday banner that she put up for all our birthdays. I decided to create one for my little family out of fabric. We love it! The pattern is available on Etsy. If you're not the sewing type, the finished banner is also available.

Tool belt tutorial is available on Make it and Love it

The tutorial for this soft fabric jingle ball is available here.

These yarn balls are great for babies! They are also great for classrooms. The tutorial is found here on Some Bright Ideas.

I made these cute finger puppets yesterday before Women's Conference. I think they're adorable. Amy, from The Idea room has the short tutorial. I always like to find projects with felt because I have so much left from the playhouse below!

I also made these bean bags a few hours before Women's Conference. I didn't have any pattern or tutorial, but I cut my fabric about 4"x5", sewed around the edges leaving an 2" opening, turned, stuffed and sewed it closed. I probably sould have handstitched the opening closed to make it look better, but I think they're fine the way they are. After all, they're just bean bags, right?

Here's another project without a tutorial. Mr. Potato Head is made all of felt, and stuffed with a little batting. The pieces velcro on and he has a large pocket in the back to hold everything. I used a lot of hot glue to put the eyes, hat and mouth pieces together. Let me know if you have any questions!

These crayon rolls are so great and so easy to make! The tutorial is available here.

I love using these felt bags instead of bulky pumpkins or easter baskets. They're so easy to make too! Here are the instructions.

There isn't a full tutorial for this alphabet, but if anyone is interested, please let me know and I'll type it up. I used the font Berlin Sans, I think about 200 point font. I then traced the letters onto heavy heat and bond (available at craft stores), then ironed them onto different fabrics. Then I ironed them all onto black felt. Finally attach magnets to the back and you're done!

This advent calendar is one of my all time favorite projects. I looked and looked for a advent calendar that was a nativity, but couldn't find one I liked. Finally, with the help of my very talented mother-in-law, we came up with this magnet board advent calendar. It is perfect! Right now, I am selling finished advent calendars here. Are you interested in the pattern? Please email me at somebrightideas@gmail.com! I'd love to see how much interest there is. I have been brainstorming different layouts to make the advent calendar a little more affordable as well. Again, let me know if this is something you'd be interested in.

These I-spy bags are great for keeping kids quiet at church. You can use your scrap fabric and clean out your junk drawer to fill it! The tutorial is found here.

If you're feeling ambitious, make a felt playhouse! My kids absolutely love this playhouse! The tutorial is available on Homemade by Jill.

1 comment:

  1. Jenn, this post made me tired. How do you have the energy to get all of those cute things done?! You are amazing.