Here is another new craft I made for the new house. I redid an existing framed print. I covered the mat with one fabric and covered the cardboard backing with the other fabric. Topped it off with a painted R to match the wall and voila! I love it!
After 5-ish years, tons of fun, and lots of work, I have decided to close AlexiaJean Designs. It is time for me to move onto other things in my life. I will be focusing on my family and home more for the next season of life. I will still post crafty ideas here from time to time, and maybe I'll actually have more time to make tutorials (don't count too much on it)! I'll still be sewing for my family and home, but on a hobbyist level. I'm excited about what the future holds for me!
Feel free to find me on Pinterest if it's craft inspiration you are looking for!
We had our son's 6th birthday party over the weekend, and I'm proud to show off all the decorations and share ideas with everyone. I will say this: almost every single thing I did was either inspired by, or a complete knockoff from, Pinterest.com. If you need an invitation to Pinterest, email me, I'll be happy to hook ya up! It's a creator's dream come true!
I created these invitations using Picnik:
A couple weeks before the party I started collecting leftover boxes from the pantry, toilet paper and paper towel rolls so I could make these:
I also took made a million Lego dude crayons. Yep. One Million. 8 at a time. But, it was worth it!
These were the activity table settings at the party. Each kid got a small Lego set that came in a Lego Party Favor pack (which I'm 85% is being discontinued, because it was on clearance at Toys R Us), and a custom word search I made at Discovery.com. My teacher friends tell me this is nothing new, but it was new to me, and SO much fun to make a custom word search.
I used a few of the giant Legos for centerpieces
Here is the food table. We kept it simple with finger snacks and a cookie cake. The big Lego head is a storage container Caleb got for Christmas that added the perfect Lego touch. It was funny how many little hands just had to touch it! It is super cool!
Here was the main decor spot. A nice colorful arrangement of giant Legos, garlands, signs, and colors!! I love the way it turned out.
Goody Bags a la Pinterest ;)
Inside the goody bags, among other things, were these packages of DIY coloring books and Lego dude crayons.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on the ever-popular Lego party! It was a lot of fun, both to decorate and plan, and also for the kids that came. Feel free to use any and all of these ideas, but I want to see pictures! :)
I've been away from the blog for a while, focusing on family and holidays.
Oh, who am I kidding?
My son started Kindergarten back in August and I'm still reeling from the change of schedule. And my poor blog has taken a back seat.
But I got a new Macbook! Maybe that will help.
Who am I kidding?!
I did finally find some inspiration for the yards and yards of fabric my mother has been sending me from Africa. She is a short-term (if you can call 18 months short, when your mama is across the ocean) missionary associate stationed in Congo, where she teaches teenage girls how to sew. That's what we tell people, anyway. It's obvious from my stash of batiks and wax block prints (totally new to me!) that the REAL reason she went to Africa was to add to my fabric addiction.
So. That's my new project for the new year. I'll still be making "the usual" dresses and outfits, and assorted other crafty awesomenesses, but I'm going to be adding a new line of clothing and accessories I'm calling, "Let's Congo!" using the fabrics she's sent me. Squeeeeeee! I'm so super duper excited to debut the first fruits of this little labor of love.
Oh, did I forget?! This new line will also involve donations to missions in some way. I haven't sorted it out yet, but probably 10% of the sales will go to a charity that works in Africa. Which is the real love part of this labor. I'm excited!