I’；m completely obsessed with pinwheels right now. I blame it entirely on Pinterest…；. For a visual person like me， that has got to be one of this decades greatest inventions!personalized grandpa gifts
Last Saturday I was in charge of a church picnic for 500 people…； (I’；m still recovering). It turned out to be a fun party， I have no photos of it though- too busy running around like a crazy person that day!
For the picniclinen sheets， ？I needed to think of something cheap and easy for 30 table centerpieces. ？It had to be little to no cost， and I had to be able to make them in an afternoon.
I’；d been obsessing over pinwheels and thought it would be so cute to have pinwheels in buckets for the centerpieces…；. Last week I shared this instagram photo of my progress：
I ended up making 90 pinwheels in ALL!! Using scrapbook paper I already owned (no cost)…； ？Now， before you think that I have LOST MY MIND I wanted to share with you how I did it…；
Here is how to make a pinwheel：
The trick I realized was working with 12×；12 scrapbook paper- which eliminated cutting out squares， and using my paper trimmer (no measuring). There are many many pinwheel tutorials out there， most require a pattern (if you want an AWESOME one check out this one at Heather Bailey？blog)…； This one does not require a pattern- it’；s a cheater pinwheel!
I loved the centerpieces and decided to make a similar one for my daughters bedroom. Her room is a work in progress， still no quilt on her bed (I’；ve been making one…； for the last year)， but I thought the pinwheels would add a bit of charm to the room!
Okay， here’；s how you do it!
Happy New Year to all!
Sequins, sparkles, shiny things – they’re all around me now! I thought this princess/dress-up silliness would be one of my least-favorite parts of parenting a daughter, but I was SO WRONG. I adore watching my daughter dress up in a sparkly costume then run around playing with bugs in the yard. When else in her life will she be able to live such a fantasy existence? And the look on her face when I hand her a sparkly homemade treat is pretty much the greatest gift I could ever hope for. So to that end, I have been sewing a lot of sequins lately. I thought I’d take a minute and show you how. It’s quite easy, it just takes a little patience. But you know it will be worth it. And don’t try to tell me sequins are only for girls, I can totally see a sequin pirate patch or mustache on little gordon, no?