Wednesday, September 23, 2009

changing blogs...


I have been wanting to change the feel of my blog for awhile and wasn't quite sure how I wanted to do it. I am changing blog addresses for a fresh new start so this will be my last post here on Created by Emily. Check out my new BLOG: www.emilycalldesigns.blogspot.com

I hope you will join me!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Taking a little break...

While we move to a new house. Check back soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This little guy...



will soon be making an appearance in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lily's Mermaid

I am really having fun making Christmas presents this year. I decided to make a mermaid doll for my cute little niece. I love how she turned out. I don't know what it is, but I really like mermaids a lot right now... maybe it is because I have seen a lot of cute mermaid stuff lately?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Autumn Table Runner

I love Autumn. It is probably my favorite time of year and I am starting to get really excited for changing leaves and cool crisp air. I loved these fabrics and thought they would be pretty for a table runner.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Embroidered Pillow

Have I mentioned that we don't have television right now? It's been 3 months now and so this is what I do with the extra time that I usually waste on television shows... I embroider!

I finished this pillow about a week ago, but have been too lazy to post it. Anyway, I love how it turned out. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Jack-o-lanterns

I had two of my sisters-in-law over to craft yesterday... which was so fun to craft and chat at the same time. We painted these fun paper clay jack-o-lanterns for Halloween decorations. I pre-made them before hand so that the paper clay would have time to dry.
Look how cute they all look together! In order: Chelsey, mine, Alexis

Thanks for the fun afternoon of crafting girls. Let's do it again soon!

Introducing...

a new blog for crafting with kids.

Check it out! www.alittlepapercloud.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another bib. fabric appliques and embroidery. I am really enjoying making bibs right now... it's a little addicting.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Busy Bee Activity/ Chore Chart


My amazingly talented sister Holly, creator of My Cute Stamps and Vinyl Wall Art designed this darling chart for her daughter and she is sharing it for FREE on her blog. www.creatingcupcakes.blogspot.com Check out her blog to download the chart and for directions. Thanks Holly! Can't wait to use this for my kiddos.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Baby Bibs and a Christmas Elf

I have a lot of friends who are expecting babies soon so I thought I would make some fun bibs. I think they turned out cute.
I embroidered this Christmas Elf. I had a lot of fun with this, but now I don't know what to do with it. Any ideas? Should I frame it, sew it to a decorative pillow...?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Random Craft Projects


I am starting to make some Halloween ornaments for my Halloween tree... I am having so much fun. Here is my crazy jack-o'lantern.
Here is a girly fabric banner that I will probably be posting in my etsy shop soon. It is perfect for a little girls' room.
Here it is again draped across my daughter's headboard.
Another banner. This time a Thanksgiving one strung across a mirror. I am having so much fun making these.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rag Dolls and Mermaid Cake

I have been busy planning birthday parties for my two daughters, whose birthdays are only 5 days apart. I have been wanting to make rag dolls for my girls for a long time and I finally got around to it. Oh it was so much fun to make these. I am sure I will be whipping out a few more.


My daughters had a "Mermaid" theme party and this is what I came up with for the cake. My girls LOVED it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whimsical Embroidery and Cute Pin Cushion

I found this colorful tank at Target on clearance for an awesome price of 75 cents, however, it was a little plain so I decided it needed a cheerful owl embroidered on it. What do you think?
Here is a closer look. I love how it turned out... just makes me smile.
I saw this idea somewhere, wish I remembered where, but I was in need of a pin cushion so I decided to make one... I have never had one. I thought the idea of a little tree stump was so fun. I can't believe I haven't made one before. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Festive Brownies

We enjoyed these delicious treats while playing games with family. We had a wonderful 4th of July with plenty of Family, Food, Fireworks and FUN, FUN, FUN!Hope you all had a wonderful holiday too!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

happy 4th


All these images are from Martha Stewart. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hair Clip Time... again

I will be at Lehi Round Up Craft Fair. Today and tomorrow from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm at Wines Park in Lehi.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

some inspiration

I think this is a fun idea to frame some art made from collected rocks... maybe from a family vacation.Love this bathroom... so pretty, white, and clean.
I really wish I could have these awesome mirrors. Aren't they so pretty?
Do you see a theme? I am really liking white right now, well, with the exception of the dull off white walls of our apartment.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Crazy for Crazy 8

I am LOVING all these darling clothes from Crazy 8.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pirate Cave Playroom

I just finished the inside of a playroom that I painted for my friend's 4 little boys. I think it turned out so fun. Doesn't the little monkey just make you smile?

Thanks for looking. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Love Birds Cake Topper

My cousin was recently married and I was asked to make her cake toppers. I made these "love birds" out of paper clay and wire. My aunt dressed them with the veil and top hat. think they turned out so cute. What do you think? My cousin had such a pretty wedding cake and I feel honored to have been a part of it. Congrats Ashley and Nate!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dish Towel Curtains

I found these dish towels about a month ago and they match perfectly with our paint color and decor so I decided that I needed to make some curtains for our kitchen with them. This picture isn't very good and doesn't show them very clearly, but I really like how they turned out.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Need a photographer and live in Utah?

My cousin just launched a new website.
www.iamcourtneybrooke.com
You really need check her out. She is amazingly talented.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Eye Candy

I came across a blog tonight that was full of inspiration. http://lalalovelythings.blogspot.com

It made me want to redecorate my house.
Look at all these lovely rooms.Isn't this pink door just too much fun?
I think I would be a way better cook if my kitchen was like this. ;)
I love the pink, grey, and white... delish!
love the growth chart. too cute.
The blue walls with the tall doors and ceilings are awesome.
oh, and if my laundry room was like this... maybe, just maybe I wouldn't mind doing a few loads every now and again.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Clips

Having fun putting together new bright flower clips for Spring... hoping that the sun and warmth will soon appear.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Play Palace






I am trying to get a portfolio built up and my awesome friend Britt let me come practice on her kids' play room. I am pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. I definitely learned a lot along the way. What kid wouldn't want this in their playroom?

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Cute Stamps

My sister recently launched a new acrylic stamp company called "My Cute Stamps"... the name says it all! The really are super cute. She has a booth today and tomorrow and the Scrapbook USA expo in Sandy, UT. If you are in the neighborhood, you really need to stop in and check it out. Here are some projects that were made with some of her stamps. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

20x24 Canvas




I painted this whimsical painting for a little girl's nursery. I had so much fun doing this. It is meant to coordinate with a darling crib set from Potterybarn Kids.