I Dream In Digital

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Crafternoon

Fabric has been stacking up for months. So many projects...sew little time. Add a broken ironing board to the mix and things start to look hopeless. But then I found a project that would help end my misery and get me back to the sewing machine in record speed. What was this miracle project you ask? A tabletop ironing board!

I found a video tutorial at Missouri Star Quilt Company.

It was quick & easy and turned out great. But I really should have used it to iron the fabric cover before I took the pictures. Oops!

The whole thing cost less than $10 & Home Depot even cut the board to the size I needed. The bonus was that I had an extra piece of board left after the cutting that I could use to help keep my cutting mat from warping while it's not in use. I love the fact that it is the same size as my cutting mat. That way I can just put the ironing board & cutting mat in the carrying bag I made to take them both to a class or a get together.

Now if I can just get through a few more projects this weekend, I will be really happy! For some reason my friends all decided to get pregnant around the same time and the due dates are all coming up quickly. I have lots of baby stuff to make but I can't really complain about it...it's all just so darn cute!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gigi’s Hugest Announcement DVD by Sheila Walsh

Gigi’s Hugest Announcement has 2 stories from the Gigi, God’s Little Princess series written by Sheila Walsh. Gigi has a huge secret to tell her best friend. She devises a grand plan to make her announcement but soon learns that not everything works out as you plan it. With a little help from her parents, Gigi learns the value of not giving up. In the second story, she learns that you may not succeed at everything you try but you can always find a way to use your talents.

I had never heard of Gigi before doing this review. My 3 year old daughter and I watched the DVD together & we both really enjoyed it. I have not been able to view it since because my daughter loved it so much, it’s in heavy rotation on her portable DVD player. The lessons are timely and presented in an entertaining and understandable way. After this introduction to the series, we are looking forward to reading and watching more stories about Gigi.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this DVD free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”