Sunday, October 16, 2011

Johnny Flopperstein and some other fun stuff!

Hola from fler!
We received more flowers this weekend so I thought I would share before getting started! LOVE ORANGE!!!

I love this pic! Hard to imagine it is 5 years old!!!
One of my besties, second one in from the right (Heather) next to me, asked for some Threads of Fler for her sister's baby shower. BUT OF COURSE!!!

Their little's gender is going to be a surprise at the delivery, but I knew her nursery colors (Grey and White with splashes of Aqua and Tangerine....SOME OF MY FAVs...hello new dining room!!!).

This was a really fun gift to put fun!
Now, I know what you are thinking...TOTALLY not her nursery colors, but I fell IN LOVE with this fabric from The Little Fabric Shop (click on button in right side of blog for hyperlink to store). The collection is called Pinella's Journey. Our home has big plans for this collection...stay tuned!

I began with making a couple burp cloths and a bum cover. The bum cover tutorial can be found at: MADE.

A few detailed shots!

And now for my FAV project I think to date!!!


I found this "Baby Binky Bunny" on Etsy at MMMCrafts. I started with more of the traditional concept as shown in the PDF, but that's not my style to "stay between the lines".

I mixed things up!
I used grey houndstooth material with an orange quilt remnant. Normal cotton tail???  FORGET IT...we went with aqua! Mr. Flopperstein is technically gender neutral for Marla's little AND he's in suit with her nursery colors.

Little Johnny slept through the whole assembly process! What a sweet Little. Also, no buttons on his diaper...don't want Marla's little to possibly choke. We went with embroidery in place of buttons.

Johnny Flopperstein ready for some stuffing...Oh, I LOVE HIM!!! I mean, I really do...he is sooo precious! Tim is a HUGE fan too. In fact, Tim is who named him...I couldn't agree more with the perfect name!
Ok, Marla can change it if she likes, but to us, he'll always be Johnny Flopperstein!

Look at that cute bum! I reinforced all his ears, legs and arms with extra stitching to last many years of love and giggles.

Johnny all stuffed and ready to go to his new home. Can you believe it, HE IS STILL SLEEPING!?!?!

No bunny is complete without their signature cotton tail! Aqua of course!

Tomorrow Johnny Flopperstein sets out on his voyage with burp cloths and a bum cover to Atlanta, GA. I certainly hope he is loved at his new home. We send him and the goods with lots of love and hopes for many snuggles and giggles.

Good-bye Johnny!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thankful in All Things

I am thankful. Of recent I have really been focusing on thankfulness. We have recently received a lot of flowers and they are SPECTACULAR.

God is good. All the time. In all situations. God is good.

I wanted to create something for fall to decorate the house with as we move into the holidays and consider all we are thankful for.
My inspiration was this FALL PILLOW .
I was going to do exactly the same thing with some leftover scraps from last year's Thanksgiving Napkins project. You can see the napkin project HERE .

However, once I started pulling out my scraps, I decided to make my own fall pillow with the theme of Thankfulness. I used my good ol Silhoutte to create these super cute trees. I like how randomly the green oval polka dot fabric cut out captured a little blue bird.

I decided we needed some grass.
I used fusible fabric interfacing behind all my shapes to iron them to the pillow cover. I figured this would add additional stability to sewing the shapes onto the cover.

I used dark color fabric heat transfer material for my "thankful". I cut out my "thankful" from my Silhoutte. Since this project is a seasonal item, the heat transfer material should be just fine. If this was going to be used more months than not, I think I would have stenciled and painted the word on the cover instead.
I used one of the tree's fabrics for the back of the pillow cover to add a little interesante'! LOL...or "interest" for the layman. Ha!
Ironed my finished Fall Thankful Pillow Cover and we're ready to rock!

I used a small pillow form from a pillow I wasn't using as my insert. I love that I didn't have to purchase any materials for this project since I had all these scraps from previous projects...YAY! CHEEEEEEEEEAP!

Fat n Happy

Couch in the Living Room???

...should we place it on the antique chair??? Decisions. Decisions. Ha! Ha!

I also found this pretty and FREE October printable at DEAR LILLIE'S SHOP.
Just the right touch we needed for our fireplace mantel. Ohhhh that mantel....a FOREVER work in progress.

These simple reminders around the house help me remember to be thankful in all circumstances because God IS good.