Category Archives: Handmade

Weekly Calendar Notepads 2012

I have released two new items into my Etsy shop! The “Clare 2012” and “Scribbled 2012” Weekly Calendars are available for purchase as magnetic tear-off notepads and printable PDF files. All notepads are in stock and ready-to-ship as of today. Can’t wait to give one to my mom for Christmas!

Clare 2012

Scribbled 2012

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Finished Crafts Backlog

There are a few things I’ve made this year that have been finished for a while but I never took the time to photograph. Well I finally got around to it! (plus more) I’ve also added these to the Adel Zeller Handmade Facebook page, and comments are welcome!

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Fabric Bookends

We recently added two DVD-rack shelving units to the living room, freeing up the bookcase that my dad made for me, to be actually used for books! I decided to make some fabric bookends, having stumbled upon them quite some time ago in JoshuaByOak‘s Etsy shop. I made them larger (7×5 inches), with heavy unbleached cotton duck-like fabric, applied the images using printable fabric transfers, and filled them with 6-lbs. of lentils. They turned out really well!

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Process: Nola’s Wall-Hanging Quilt

I’ve had the fabric for this quilt for Nola for… almost a year now? Yikes. I’ve finally re-cut the pieces I had previously cut, and yesterday I planned it all out and pieced it together.

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Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer

Pile o' pillowcases

I decided to participate in CraftHope Project 9 and make some pillowcases for the ConKerr Cancer foundation, and they’re finally finished! Not quite in time for the CraftHope deadline, but that’s okay since ConKerr collects pillowcases year-round. It was so much fun making these!
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Now Available: Grocery List Notepad

The Grocery List is now available in tablet form in my shop!

The Grocery List Notepad

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Tutorial: Beanbags with Covers

I was super-psyched when I received an email from a Girl Scout Troop leader, inquiring about the Beanbags with removable covers that I had made for my nephew for his birthday. She was interested in making them as a project for her Troop to donate to shelters, and asked if I would be willing to send some instructions. So I took some photos and wrote up some instructions, and decided to make it into a tutorial to post here on the blog!

Download the Beanbags Tutorial PDF

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Pink Skulls! Carseat Cover

Finally got around to sewing up the carseat cover from the Make It Do blog tutorial. It turned out great and I couldn’t be happier! Now I just need to make a matching nursing cover and finish up the Amy Butler diaper bag (hopefully before she’s out of diapers! lol).

Pink Skulls Carseat Cover

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope that all the wonderful moms out there are having a great Mother’s Day! This is my first Mother’s Day as a mother-of-two, and I am feeling great! I thought having one kid was awesome, and then when #2 was on the way, I was very apprehensive about how I would possibly manage to split my love between two tiny people, and what if I couldn’t? what if there was something wrong with me?! Well, as it turns out, it’s not difficult at all! Instead of a finite amount of love to be divided in twain, the love just doubles and there’s plenty to go around! Lol, that’s a bit silly, but I’m feeling silly today (and it’s true). Someday, my children will realize that their mom is a dork, and then they will have to come to terms with their own dorkiness that I have instilled into them. Check out what this dork made for her own Mom!

Mother's Day Coffee Cozy

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The Grocery List PDF

Newly available for sale in my Etsy Shop:

The Grocery List - Printable PDF

This product is also posted on Flickr

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Tutorial: Dancing Ribbon Rings

With my niece’s birthday (6 years old!) coming up, I was searching around for something to get her when I discovered these beauties: Dancing Ribbon Rings.

These would make awesome party favors for a little girl’s party! They’re quick and easy, and relatively inexpensive. They would also work great in Easter or May Day baskets, or make them red-white-and-blue for the 4th of July, or Christmas-them-up for stocking stuffers!

Download the Ribbon Rings Tutorial PDF

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Happy Valentines

Today we celebrated a quiet Valentine’s Day at home with the new baby. Gunner and I made Bo’s favorite cookies for a surprise. Gunner was such a great helper! I was quite impressed. I didn’t know how I was going to package the cookies in Valentine form, I didn’t just want to put them in a gift bag, but luckily we used up the last of an oatmeal container and decorated for Daddy’s Valentine. It was a lot of fun!

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New Etsy Items in Shop

I’ve been working like mad getting new things made, as I may be participating in a local craft fair next month. So yesterday I was able to get these NEW things listed in my Etsy shop. Go check them out!

Triple Button Neckwarmer Single Button Neckwarmer Double Button Neckwarmer Unisex Hooded Scarf Unisex Hooded Scarf Raspberry Charcoal Scarf

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Gifts for birthdays!

Zippered pouches for my mother’s and my niece’s upcoming birthdays :)

Zippered Pouch for Sara Zippered Pouch for Mom

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