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Gift Baskets

I’ve been attending a lot of baby showers lately. Tis the season I guess! I love to go above and beyond and be crafty so I decided to make items for all of my friends and their babies! I love making special handmade items because I think they are more personal.

Through this process I’ve made my own burp cloths, baby tag blankets, bibs, onesies and pacifier clips. I like to find online tutorials and then change them up to fit my style and aesthetic. Here is a handmade gift basket I made for my pastor’s wife’s baby shower this past Sunday.  Little baby Booker is joining the world soon so I wanted to make sure his mom Allison had some essentials! I chose fabrics in blue and gray but mixed up the patterns to add a little more visual interest.

baby gift basket

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Crafting with DIY Louisville

Last night I finally had the chance to attend a DIY Louisville meet-up.  I’ve been wanting to go for awhile now and I’m glad I did. It was a lot of fun and I met a bunch of great ladies! DIY Louisville has monthly meet-ups. Follow them on Facebook so that you can find out about future meet-ups and follow their blog!

This month’s craft group was bring your own project so I brought materials to make a headband display for my work.  I had a styrofoam head from a craft store and I decoupaged old book pages onto it for a vintage look.

decoupaged head

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DIY Louisville

DIY Louisville is Louisville’s first alternative craft group.  The group meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month at Sunergos Coffee on Woodlawn Avenue. DIY Louisville encourages anyone interested to come and join them. Bring your own projects to work on or come and meet other local crafters and artists. Their blog features great tutorials, recipes and more!

Join DIY Louisville on April 30 for a Derby Hat Workshop!

 

 

Fox Doll Tutorial

DIY Louisville has a great free pattern and sewing tutorial for an adorable fox doll!

Check it out!

 

Valentines Gift Idea

Since it’s Valentines Day, I’m sharing a DIY craft that is perfect for your sweetheart! “I Love You Because” dry erase boards are easy and meaningful. I first saw this idea a lot on Pinterest but I made a few changes to make mine a little more unique.

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Ikea Sells Fabric!

I just discovered on a recent trip to Charlotte that Ikea sells fabric! How had I never noticed before! Perfect for DIY projects like throw pillows, curtains, and chair cushions! It’s affordable and modern so head up to Cincinnati and get some today!

Here are some of my favorite designs:

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Oliver and S

Oliver and S is a website the provides contemporary sewing patterns for children’s clothing. This is the place to go if you’re looking for adorable items to make for the little ones in your life!

You can purchase their patterns and fabric at The Smocking Shop here in Louisville. (3829 Staebler Avenue, 40207)

http://www.oliverands.com/

Louisville Craft Trail

The Louisville Craft Trail is a group of artists and crafts people working in metal, glass, ceramic, print, wood and paint, with studios open to the public. We include fine American craft galleries and museums that support Kentucky artists. This offers both visitors and locals an easy way to tour the rich creative art scene in Louisville Kentucky. The objective is to create a web presence in conjunction with state and local tourism that will make artist craftsmen studio-galleries a destination point for local and tourist craft enthusiasts. It is our desire to create an opportunity for artists to promote their work and educate the public about their art.

http://louisvillecrafttrail.org/

Craftsmen include Inherited Leather and Hound Dog Press

Washi Tape

Washi Paper Masking Tape is multi-purpose adhesive tape made of washi, handmade Japanese paper known for its use by artists and craftspeople. It comes in beautiful styles and colors and can be used for gift-wrapping, book-marking, arts and crafts, and other projects. It is easy to tear by hand, write on, and remove.

Cute Tape is a great website for purchasing Washi Tape. They carry a huge variety of styles perfect for your DIY craft projects!

DIY – baby burp towels

One of my best friends from high school recently had a baby shower. I wanted to make her some unique handmade items to match her baby bedding so I worked on some baby burp towels. These are extremely easy to make. Just follow the steps below.

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