Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rag Quilt Sewing Tutorial

This is the quilt that anyone can make, even if you've never sewn before! If you're at all intimidated by making traditional quilts, then this is the quilt for you! It's very doable. And you can make it in any size you want- for babies to adults.  

Here's what one of my quilts looks like:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DIY Custom Artwork for the Nursery

Just because you're not using a store-bought set doesn't mean you can't have some coordinating artwork in the baby's room. In our first son's room I accented with Curious George, who was on a wall clock, some fabric I used in his quilt, and displayed a bit on a shelf. For the artwork, I used a couple Curious George calendar pages, trimmed them to get rid of the little nail hole, then glued them down to a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper which looked like matting. Then I painted wooden frames, and voila! Curious George artwork! 

Another option is to make some custom artwork, using Mod Podge and a little creativity. For this project, I found a pack of coordinating scrapbook papers that also coordinated with the fabric colors I was using in in my second son's nursery.  I bought a 12x12" paper pack to cover the 8x8 canvases, since I needed extra inches to go around the edges. Then I drew out the designs I wanted  (based on my favorite images from a google image search), cut them out from the scrapbook paper, and mod podged them to art canvases. Here they are:  

Have you made your own cute nursery wall-art? Email me your photos and I'll share them here! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Favorite Bible Study Books

Books for Topical Studies:
  • Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible: in leather or in hard cover. This is my favorite topical study bible because they have a phenomenal chain reference system that is uniquely theirs. It uses scripture to interpret scripture, instead of injecting man's interpretations into the study notes. They also have a great treasury of study aids by topic in the back. LOVE this bible!
  • Ready Reference for Growing Christians: Facts & Scriptures on 100 Biblical Subjects by Paul Sain
  • The Christian's Attitude (52 lessons), by Bobby K. Thompson. (to order, call: (813) 723-9183)

Books for Evidence Studies: