Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm Here for the Boos - JPG file to make your own onesie or tee

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I've been playing with this idea for a while and found some cute free downloadable fonts to use to make it.  I used My Memories Suite to design it.  If you'd like an inverted copy ready to print onto iron-on transfer paper, for $3 I will send you a jpg of the file by email (no shipping costs).  You can buy it here.  I can also print one on iron-on transfer paper and mail it to you for $3 + $.50 shipping or send you a finished onesie or tee for $10.  Convo me or email me if you have any questions.  Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

My Little Cuttlebug

Pin It The other day my 2 year old was sitting next to my craft room door saying that she needed something inside.  When I brought her in to see what she was looking for, it was the Cuttlebug.  She wanted to make some felt flowers.  We made them into hairclips, which she loves of course.  I made some more Christmas themed ones for my shop that I'm putting up this week as well. 

If you haven't ever cut felt with your Cuttlebug, it's really easy!  I used this tutorial I found on Youtube with the same exact dies she uses.  It's not quite easy enough for my 2 year old to do by herself, but she can definitely help & do a great job!  Plus once we had made a bunch, she continued to play with the Cuttlebug and pretended she was doing it herself.  Great fun activity to keep a toddler busy for an hour.  It's fun to see what a little crafter she is becoming!

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NEW RELEASE- DIY iron-on appliques- perfect for the beginning crafter!

Pin It When I first started making baby crafts 3 years ago before my daughter was born, applique onesies were one of my first adventures.  I made so many cute little appliqued onesies, tees, and bibs for her.  Since then I've learned of a way to make these without having to use a sewing machine- all you need is an iron!!  This is a perfect project for a beginning crafter because all it takes is 8 seconds with a hot dry iron and you're done!  Imagine being able to make as many onesies as you wanted during a single naptime!


But this isn't all.  These can iron on to any fabric.  You could make coordinating pillows, curtains, and blankets for baby's room in no time at all!  You could iron one onto a diaper bag or use them to cover up stains on baby's clothes.  They'd look especially cute on the back of baby's pants.  (I don't know about you, but asking my husband "Guess what?" then responding "Panda butt" with my daughter just never got old.) 

I've actually seen people use these iron on appliques straight on the walls (thank you Pinterest for opening up such a world of possibilities) and they supposedly peel off just like vinyl.  So you could use them to decorate baby's room as well.  I haven't tried this, so I'd recommend testing in a closet or something before your newly painted nursery.

So I'm excited to announce to you that today I'm making the whole process EVEN EASIER for you.  I'm releasing in my Etsy shop premade iron on onesies for $2.50 apiece!  They'll ship next day so that within a week you can have a gorgeous collection of onesies of your own or a perfect craft project for a baby shower.

Iron On Applique for DIY baby onesies or kids tees

Wouldn't these pink polka dot appliques look so cute each ironed on to a onesie and hanging from a line to decorate for a surprise baby shower?  Then mom would have 7 onesies ready to go!  The only cost to you?  $10 for the whole set, plus the onesies.  Send me an email at or convo me on Etsy and I'd be happy to even pick up the onesies for you and make a complete DIY kit for the next baby shower you're hosting.  How easy is that?! 

I've used these iron on appliques to decorate my fabric buntings as well.  These are great decorations for a child's party or for their bedrooms.  (The one I made for my daughter's second birthday is hanging in her room right now and we both love it!)
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So can I make you one?  The shapes are only $2.50 apiece (or less if ordered in a pack).  I'd be happy to customize items for you as well.  Say you want the guitar in a pink zebra print fabric or the fish in purple and white polka dots, let me know and I will see what I can do to accommodate you.  I love custom orders! 
My shop is listed below.  Please browse around, favorite your favorites, and let other people know.  As an added incentive, you can also use the code BLOGGER10 to get 10% off your total Binge Crafter purchase!  

Binge Crafter Etsy Shop

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Knit Baby Hat with a Bow

Pin It A few months ago one of my friend's found this adorable knit baby hat on Pinterest and I fell in love.
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It's a pattern sold on Etsy by SaraMonroeKnits, so I purchased it about a week or so ago and made my first one for the new baby.  I'm going to make a coordinating one for my other daughter as well, although I might need to get larger dpn's.  My stitches are always falling off the back!  So here is the one I made.

My bow is a little bit tinier!

Being modeled by bear.  I put it on monkey, but my husband said it made him look like a thug.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkin Hairbows

Pin It These pumpkin hairbows are too cute to resist.  I had to make some for my daughter, and I have a few extra in my shop in case you'd like some.  You can find them here.  ($3 for one, $5 for two)

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Apple Dumplings Revisited

Pin It I made these incredible apple dumplings, a recipe I'd found on Pinterest, a while ago now.  When a friend was visiting a few weeks back we decided to make some more.  My 2 year old is quickly becoming an avid baker, so naturally she wanted to help.  This was a great recipe for her to help with.  We just had her use the crescent rolls to "tuck in" the apples. 


As you can see, she did not do a perfect job, but these were an easy fix when placing them in the baking dish.  Obviously it doesn't make a difference in the taste, which is fantastic.  Anyway, if you haven't tried these yet, I definitely recommend them.  I used less sugar this time around and they were still fantastic. 


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chevron Heart Applique Baby Blanket

Pin It I've always adored the cute little cotton & minky baby blankets I've seen on craft blogs and Etsy and decided for my new little one I would make my own.  I had two great fabrics I wanted to use- a pink polka dot I'd picked up at a designer fabric boutique on discount and a grey chevron I had picked up a while back at Joann's, but hadn't used yet.  I decided on a simple heart applique for my first one.  Here is how it turned out:

I really love it, and I have the stuff to make more for my shop, but I do think I need a bit more practice first with the minky before I sell any.  I had a couple of places where it puckered a little while I was topstitching.  I'm planning on making some burp cloths, so maybe that will be just the practice I need.  I really liked making this since it was a relatively quick craft (under 1 hour) which is just perfect for a binge crafter like me.  I had this whole list of baby crafts I wanted to make before my daughter arrives in January, and I feel like I'm finally starting to get some done! 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Cricut or Silhouette?? A new CHEAPER Silhouette called the Portrait is coming!

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So I've been a Cricut fan since I first saw their infomercial years before actually purchasing one.  I purchased my first Cricut almost exactly 3 years ago, won an E2 next year, and now own about 10 cartridges.  I know, I know, that's nothing compared to most Cricut users.  I do have two neighbors who now own Cricuts as well, and so we buy different cartridges and are able to share.  However, I've been a little torn lately because of one little thing.... the Silhouette.

The Silhouette Cameo is a Cricut Expression equivalent, but it does something the Cricut cannot do- cut fonts from your computer.  Now I don't use fonts on the Cricut a ton, I mostly use shapes.  But there are also a ton of free shape cuts for the Silhouette that people make online, plus the Silhouette store offers a free shape a week and 99 cent shapes.  This is enough to be enticing.  There are also a ton of other features I haven't even explored yet.  The part I don't like, however, is the price.  They run at around $269, which is a bit more than I want to spend.  And there don't seem to be any deals like the ones that are offered on the Cricut.  So I haven't gotten one yet.

So naturally I was thrilled to find out that Silhouette is going to be releasing a new, smaller, and CHEAPER machine called the Portrait next month.  Running at $199, it cuts up to 9" in width, which is probably as much as I would ever need anyway.  So now I'm REALLY torn.  Should I get one?  Do any of you have a Silhouette?  I'd love to get your opinions on which you like better.

I was also thrilled this evening to get an email from Expressions Vinyl, where I purchase all my vinyl, that they are offering preorders of the Portrait including FREE shipping!  Check it out here if you're interested.  This is definitely something I'm considering.  Think of all the cool vinyl projects I could do if I had one!!  Like this:

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or this:
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Or this:
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What would you make??

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Fully Customized Wedding Banner

Pin It I was very excited to get my first order for a fully customized wedding banner.  In fact, it shipped all the way to Australia!  I really love the way it turned out, and I hope they do too.  Here are some cropped photos. 

Would you like to order a customized banner for a wedding or wedding gift?  Click here for a listing for a fully customized banner.  You choose the color, length, and personalization! 

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