Wednesday, October 1, 2014

34 Awesome Handmade Gifts for Boys

34 Handmade Boy Presents

When my boys were small I was always on the look-out for thing to make for them. There was no internet then. You just had to keep your eyes open for ideas and whatever you could glean from other people. I remember making an Indian vest for my son which he loved. I love sewing. It's such a peaceful thing to do...

Now I have grandsons and it's always fun to make them something and see how delighted they are! 

Anyway, I was cruising around the internet and found such really cool and fun things to make for boys that I put together this collection. I think you will agree and I hope you get inspiration!




Here is a list with a link to the tutorials: ENJOY!


Baseball String Bracelet by I Can  Find the Time


Comfy PJ Pants by Sew 4 Home


Lego Soap Tutorial from Roots and Wings


Super Hero Capes by Serving Pink Lemonade


Glow in the Dark Slime by Domestic Charm


Star Wars Pillowcases by http://fortheboys.squarespace.com


Boys Messenger Bag by Ambrosia Girl


Kid's Messenger Bag by ZaaBerry


Super Cool Boy's Belt by Mother Huddle


Basic Boy's Wallet by Noodlehead


Fleece Football Hat by Make It Love It


Bike Bucket Tutorial by Noodlehead


Go Fish Game by Meet the Dubiens


Super Hero Fort Kit by Meg and Andy Made


Water Bottle Handlebar Bag by Giver's Log


Boy Ear Flap Hat Tutorial by Delia Creates


DIY Baseball Bookends by Mod Podge Rocks


Popsicle Soap by Frugal Living


Balance Board Tutorial by Elsie Marley


Batman T-Shirt from Sunny Stitching


Monster Soup Cups by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy


Sunflower Floor Cushion by Things for Boys


Monster Wallet Cuffs by Marigold Haske on  Spoonful


Guitar Soft Felt Pillow by Andrea Dehart on Makezine


Christmas Car Roll-up by Shabby Creek Cottage


Boy Scripture Book Bag by A Girl and a Glue Gun


DIY Felt Monsters by It's Always Autumn


Kids Car Carrier Tutorial by Crazy Little Projects


Child's Tool Belt by Make It and Love It


Child's Sleeping Bag by Crazy Little Projects


Cozy Car Caddy by Homemade by Jill


Take Along Barn by Serving Pink Lemonade


Kid's Crayon Carrier by Crazy Little Projects


Backpack by Sew Mama Sew


Hope you can find inspiration and some fun in making a few of these very awesome gifts for the little boys in YOUR life.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anchor and Bows Boutique Giveaway



It's time for a super awesome giveaway! I am teaming up with Brenna from Perfectly Imperfect Mom 
and  Jenny from Chalk & Chocolate to bring you The Anchor & Bows Boutique 

Giveaway! 

You can win a $50.00 Gift Card!
This will give you a chance to pick out your favorite clothes for your little one without paying a dime!

They even have Frozen dresses!! And don't worry they have something for your little guy too.






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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air

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1957 Chevy Bel Air Automobile - RESTORED


When I was a kid my brother had a red, 1957 Chevy convertible. Oh, how he loved that car. He even took me out in it with the top down. I had to wear one of those kerchiefs like you see in the old movies with Marilyn Monroe. I remember it as being great fun.

Well, my nephew, my brother's son, decided he wanted to restore a 1957 red Chevy like his father had - not a convertible, though. It came out so beautifully. He worked on it one whole year and here are the results. I don't have the BEFORE pictures but it was quite a transformation!


RESTORED

My nephew restored a 57 Chevy hardtop



My nephew, Mike, is a meticulous craftsman. He is a jack of all trades and master of all of them. He can do anything. Seriously. He works on cars. He build a little front porch for me and divided my master bedroom and installed a huge closet. He's done so many things around my house and each one is perfection. You can read more about Mike HERE.

Mike had the interior done in the original design and colors. The entire inside of the car was all brand new, the roof of the car, the seats, the floor, the insides of the doors, the dashboard, everything!


Beautifully restored interior of 57 Chevy Bel Air


I love the wings on this car.



Back end of 1957 Chevy in red





Restoration of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air


Here is the Chevy from the front:


Restored red, 1957 Chevy Bel Air



Here's Mike, the restorer of this beautiful car.


Mike in the red Chevy Bel Air he restored



This car is so SHINY you have to shade your eyes to look at it. Seriously. Every single thing in this car has been painted or shined or replaced (he ordered parts that could not be brought to perfection). You can order the chrome strips, etc.

Here is a picture I put in PicMonkey and made it artsy. I posterized it.




Hope you enjoyed looking at this awesome car restoration that my nephew did. He already won a prize at one of the car shows. I'm not surprised!


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What to do Weekends #91

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