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Felt Sticks to Felt!!!

And cuteness sticks to these kids!

And command strips come off your wall easily without damage (they’re included!)

And I can’t get over how cute these kids are! Head on over to @modernfarmhousefamily to check out this adorable family.

But seriously!! How cute are these kids. And how talented is the photographer!! In love.

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My neighbor told me the story of their babies name. I couldn’t not do this.

How to make a custom baby blanket.

First, have a conversation with your neighbors who are having a baby girl!! Maybe one like this:

Me: Have you chosen a name?

Him (excited!): Yeah! Lyra!

Me: Is there meaning in it?

Him: Yes. We’re both into music. In Latin, a Lyra is like a harp. My wife is into astronomy too, and Lyra is a really cool constellation.

My brain: This. Needs. To. Be. A. Blanket.

First, paint some outer space textures.

Then pull out your tombows and do some lettering. Do a lot and write “nope” next to the bad ones.

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Next, pull it all into Adobe CC to isolate your shapes, colorize them and create a repeating pattern. Save as jpg.

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Headto spoonflower.com to order the fabric. Sew the edges, run through the wash and bam.

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Resin Art: Antelope Island in a 3d Topographical Land Sculpture

The youtube vortex sucked me in, and I ended up watching this video:

And, like always, I thought, “I NEED to try this!” So I did. First attempt = disaster. But I learned SO much. Only use a little bit of paint in the resin. Background colors can show up. Extremely level/flat is insanely important in the drying process. Work fast. If the first (or second or third) layer looks terrible, you can pour additional resin coats on top.

I decided to experiment and combine paper maché with resin. Sometimes the stars align, and mixed media projects come together nicely. This was one of those times!

I ended up with a 3d topographical map of Antelope Island in Utah. I shipped it off to my pops for father’s day. He recognized Frary Peak right away. 🙂

And now I can add 3d land-form sculptures to my resume. Which island should I do next?

Antelope Island Resin Art Continue reading “Resin Art: Antelope Island in a 3d Topographical Land Sculpture”

Slice Oranges, Turn Inside Out. Orange you glad I showed you this!?

You guys. I don’t like to brag (I totally like to brag) but, I just blew my own mind. How?

I was slicing oranges (let’s pretend my kids always have fresh and healthy snacks). I was trying to pop out a few chunks for the youngest; I pushed a little harder than I meant to, and voila! Inside out, GORGEOUS, sunshine oranges!

Healthy Toddler Snack - Sunshine Oranges

Is this amazing as I think it is? Every kid is going to want to eat a healthy snack now, right?? I mean, I think every mom in the world needs to know about this!

Help me out? Pin this to your boards, share with your crunchy friends on insta, and click on all of my affiliate links below! #momlife #easilyimpressed #vainmuch

Love, Em Is Crafty (with food)!

Buy Cutting Boards on Amazon
The cutting boards the sunshine orange was discovered on.
Buy IKEA plates on Amazon
The ikea plates we end up buying approximately annually. Great for serving sunshine oranges.
Buy Upcycled Towels on Amazon
How cool are these upcycled denim/cotton rags!?

 

 

New Thank You Cards – Painted with Breast Milk

You know the drops of breast milk left in the pump after you pump? I paint with them! The latest designs:

BreastCardEver - cards painted with breast milk

The best part? For every craft you buy from EmIsCrafty, you help a NICU baby get human milk.

Your turn! Go paint with milk (cow, breast, goat, whatever!) It’ll be white on white, hard to see, but you can do it! When your masterpiece is complete, bake it up (400 for 3-5 minutes), and share your art! @emiscrafty #emiscrafty

Check out these creations from miss Lila and Hannah, age 7 & 4!

painting with breast milk

 

Crafty Shelf for my Crunchy Mama Baking Supplies

My big helper and I made a shelf for our wheat flour, flax seeds and yogurt-pretzels. 🙂

Shelf for flour, sugar, flax seeds, etc | Em Is Crafty | Buy a Card, Feed a Baby

Free LDS Printable on Judging Harshly.

My sister asked me to make a little handout for a church class she teaches. Since I love sharing all of my creations, I’m giving away this LDS printable quote for FREE!

The point is, we simply cannot call ourselves Christian and continue to judge one another—or ourselves—so harshly.

Patricia T. Holland

I love that she says “so harshly” instead of just “stop judging.” I think that’s an important distinction. We have to judge things and people to be able to make decisions and move forward in our lives.

LDS printable on judging | Patricia Holland

Download the File

And since the #2 goal of this blog is to make some money (#1 is to have fun!), check out my etsy shop where every craft you buy helps a NICU baby get human milk!

forest felt wall from Em Is Crafty | Buy a Craft, Feed a Baby

World Map felt wall from Em Is Crafty | Buy a Craft, Feed a Baby

tomorrow's clothes - laundry solution

 

The Felt Christmas Tree that Helps feed a NICU baby.

Buy a Christmas Felt Tree, Feed a Baby

You may have seen a Christmas felt tree in your feed! Felt sticks to felt, and now that your kid has his own tree, he’ll leave yours alone. Right!?? 🙂

The trees I make are a little different:
Every purchase helps a NICU baby get human milk.

Buy a Craft, Feed a Baby.

Includes:

♥ One felt tree
♥ One gold star
♥ 16 felt ornaments (design varies)
♥ 1 trunk
♥ 4 gifts
♥ 3 strands of lights!
♥ Command Strips for hanging

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DIYer? Get the pattern and make your own!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/479024980

Looking for a simpler tree? https://www.etsy.com/listing/171699796/felt-tree-for-the-holiday-of-christmas?
Message me if you are interested in custom colors for an extra fee!

Check out the snowy white tree!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258425346/deluxe-white-christmas-felt-tree-kid

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Don’t let the fun end after Christmas! Wrap up an ocean or monster felt wall under the tree!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/261054027/huge-felt-ocean-wall-decoration-kids
https://www.etsy.com/listing/260498086/felt-monster-wall-let-kids-create-their

What do Felt Birds and Real Birds Have in Common? NOT Poop.

Do Felt Birds Poop?

Nope! Never, ever, ever since their creation has a felt bird ever pooped on a human. Isn’t that great? That makes felt walls a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for your kids! They can play for hours and use their imagination to create all sorts of games and stories!

Forest Felt Wall

There is NO mess. Since felt sticks to felt (and the birds aren’t dropping surprises on your head), all you have to do is put everything away when you’re done until you’re ready to play again.

If you aren’t interested in an animal-filled forest, but still want an awesome felt board, there are more felt walls for you to choose from ranging from scary Monster Felt Walls to World Maps, which are the perfect, hands-on learning activity for kids and geographically challenged adults.

As if you needed another reason to get a felt board for the special grandkid/niece/nephew/best friend’s kid in your life, guess what? Every time you buy something from EmIsCrafty a portion of the proceeds go toward helping real-life babies in the NICU!

Buy a Craft, Feed a Baby.

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