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Creative Kristi: December 2008

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby Leggings

I recently started making Baby Legs (you know...those things that are ALL the rage in babyland??) for Christmas presents for a LOT of babies I know, and now I'm addicted because they are so easy. I got my instructions here. Baby legs, for those of you who don't know, are like leggings that are not attached so that you don't have to remove them to change the diaper. The only downside is they are usually around $12 a pair. I made these for $2.78. The knee highs are from the girl's section in Wal-mart.

Step one: Get a knee high sock and cut out the heel and toe portion. Throw out the heel and toe portions.

This should be what you are left with:

Step Two: Take the 'foot' portion and fold it wrong sides together. Basically put your hand through the opening, grasp the cut edge where the toe used to be and pull it up to where you cut the heel out. you will have two raw edges on one side and a nice fold on the other.

Step Three: Take the long "leg" portion of the sock and put the raw edge into the folded piece you just created, raw edges together. (Since you have a 'right' side on the inside and outside of the folded piece you don't have to worry, it'll look nice!)

This is what that looks like, 3 raw edges and you can look straight through the center down through the entire sock. one big tube.

Step Four: Then you will want to sew a straight stitch all around those raw edges (make sure you don't sew the tube closed, just sew around the opening from the inside)
Then, you also need to zigzag stitch around that same opening (it re-enforces the seam and 'finishes' off the edge. If you are lucky enough *ahem aimed at hubby for anniversary today* to have a serger then by all means, serge the edge to finish it off!!

This is the finished project. All you have to do after zigzagging or serging is trim long threads and flip your new "cuff" down. Pull the top of the sock up to baby's thigh and the 'cuff' will be at the bottom. Now go make the other one so that you have one for each leg... and yes, this is my son modeling my nieces present haha! I needed a visual of them on...and he loved them so now I've made him his own pair!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Cards

*Editor's Note: If you have left over Christmas cards or ones that you were given this season and want to find an Earth Friendly thing to do with them there are many tutorials out there for card wreaths, tags for next years presents, etc. But I think that we should all Send them to St. Jude's Ranch For Children. They use them to make new cards to sell for profit (you can send ANY cards there. Just rip off the front of the card (the part not written on) and send it to:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

Card Recycling Program

100 St. Jude’s Street

P.O Box 985

Boulder City, NV 89005-0985

I should note that up until reading about this on another blog (a blogger posting on Blissfully Domestic) I had never heard of St. Jude's Ranch For Children, so if you have any more information please let me know about it!*

Oh boy am I late in showing these haha! But you have to forgive me for two reasons: 1. It was the busy Christmas Season and I was alone with a 17-month old and 2. My husband comes home from deployment in TWO days and my life is a FLURRY of activity right now, cleaning, preparing, doing the happy dance a million times a know...the usual.

Ok so here are the Christmas Cards I made this year, I have a TON more photos of the insides, outsides, backs, etc. but I'll just show you a few and then the photo of them all laying out on my living room floor :)

Happy New Year Everyone!!

There are other card designs in this picture, all of them are from the Design Team @ Papertrey Ink. In no particular order:
Michelle Wooderson
Pine Is Here
Niki Estes

I think that's it...but if I missed you let me know! (or if I missed someone and anyone notices it let me know!)

Images: Papertrey Ink : Stamp sets include: 2008 Holiday Tag Set, Believe, Snowfall & Snowfall additions,
Card stock: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Kraft, Spring Moss, White (Georgia Pacific-found at Wal-mart)
Ink: Black, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado
Paper: Holiday Vintage Prints
Markers: various colors all from Marvy Le Plume II (anyone want to buy me some copics?? lol Late Christmas present?)
Tools: bone folder, craft knife, the Marvy Scallop punch (don't remember the size right now but it's the PINK one lol) Circles I usually free cut but I did get a circle punch recently so that will change!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


First of all it is SNOWING here in Maine...quite heavily too...and I have to go shovel the driveway at naptime...because our snowblower is broken. Bah-hum-bug..that means no crafting until after baby bedtime!
Anyway in honor of the winter season fast approaching (first day of winter is Sunday!) I made it SNOW on my blog! Check it out!

If you would like to make it snow on your blog too go here. Just click and it does it for you!

(If you have a word press blog you'll need to go here instead)

I would like to note that I got the information for this 'effect' on one of my favorite stamping blogs: Vicki's "Stamped Smiles" please go visit her. She got the idea from another blog.
I love how the blogging community is like a giant game of telephone...except the message doesn't get all mixed up!

Anyway projects to be posted soon! Happy Holidays!