Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Candy Wreath

The ladies from our church got together and did a little crafty project. We made a candy wreath. I enjoyed it so much I made another when I came home. Check them out.

It is really easy to make these. If you are interested the directions are HERE.
I gave mine away the next day so I wouldn't eat it all.

Wordless Wednesday....Cookies

Friday, November 30, 2007

Magnets Part Two.

I LOVE photo gifts. There are so many options out there these days. I bought more of those glass beads only bigger ones this time. I tried putting photos underneath and they just seems distorted SO...I compromised and decoupaged the photos on the top and stuck a magnet on the back. I made a ton of these last night while sitting in front of the T.V. I am only showing you the ones of my kids. Aren't they cute?

Meet My Girls...

I am so excited about these. I made them as Christmas gifts for some of the younger girls in my life. I think they are the sweetest things. I forget how much I paid for the clothespins but I think it was a couple of bucks for 30. I also bought a heavy duty craft glue that works on practically everything. It was also a few bucks. The fabric for the clothing was scraps I had from old stained up clothing. I used paint for their faces. I tried using sharpie markers but it bled a lot and that annoyed me so I painted the sweet little faces on.

If you are interested in making your own they are simple. There isn't really a method, though. I think you have to apply your own style. I spent a lot of time looking up these dolls on line and they are all dramatically different. If I get around to it I plan on making a doll pouch for the girls. Of course I will post photos.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday 13....Crafty Books.

Here is a great list of craft books that I want to use. I haven't had a chance to look at them all but I have borrowed a few from the library. I would like to own them so I can make notes and what not. Let me know if you have read any and what you think.

Thursday Thirteen

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Furniture!!!

My neighbor gave me the nicest piece of furniture. I am so excited about it. I can't wait to get sewing. He does remodeling in nice homes. Someone was going to throw this out and he saved it. Yippy for me. Hopefully I will get it all organized and will get to post new projects later this week. I am already working on a few. Plus, I am going back to my Mom's next week and you know what that means..... Lots of sewing/crafting.

Please ignore the 1970's paneling in our basement.

Monday, November 5, 2007


The winner of my contest is......(drum roll please).....Annikke over at Mom is in the Fishbowl. Congrats!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Step Right Up, You're the next contestant!!!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketLast week I saw that Rocks in My Dryer was hosting a "Contest Carnival" of sorts. I planned to get it together and join in the fun but with my sewing machine in the shop and trying to catch up after the craziness of last week I am just now getting around to it. So here I am....

This is how it works. I am giving away a 5X7 hand stamped scrapbook. If you would like to be entered into my contest just leave me a comment telling me the coolest thing you ever saw that someone made themselves. I will draw a name on Monday at 8 A.M. So you have until then. You should check out some of the other contests (although some end tonight) - there are 647 other give aways as of right now. GO HERE to see the other participants!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Thank You.

I recently had a baby. I had so many people give us gifts and make meals. It was quite a blessing. After we brought Avery home and we were there for a few days, my mom and dad took the older two kids back home with them for a long weekend. It was nice to have a break. The idea was to get the older kids away and I would rest to help me heal properly. I was getting a little bored out of my mind - after all, I only had one kid left to look after. So...I handmade little Thank You's for my friends. I made a card, a heart ornament and a little bag to put them in. I made 200 of those same hearts as favors at my wedding so the people that were at my wedding didn't get the heart and I made them different cards. If you still haven't received a Thank You from me it is because I've only given them out in person. If I haven't seen you then yours is sitting on my microwave waiting to be mailed. I will eventually get to to post office. We don't mail much around here.

Handmade cards in general are very easy to make and a heck of a lot cheaper. I was at Target yesterday looking at Get Well cards (the little neighbor girl broke her arm and Jude wanted to get her a High School Musical card). YIKES. Almost $4 for a card that I don't even like. No way. I told him we could color her a picture. The bags were cheap and I already have a ton of stamps laying around - but in the interest of those who don't - I did borrow these particular stamps from a friend. Stamp pads are inexpensive ($1 at Pat Catans). I know not everyone takes pottery and can make their own hearts BUT - craft stores sell an assortment of wood ornaments or other small craft items you can make a lot of. I just thought it was a nice touch to give a small gift as a thank you. are the pics.


About a month ago I told you about some curbside shopping I did! Here are my results! I've gotten mixed responses and my feelings aren't easily hurt so be honest and tell me what you think. The entire refurbish cost about $15. We spent the most on the knobs. We could have probably found some used ones if we kept looking but we didn't have time for that since I did need the dresser for Avery's clothes!


Friday, October 12, 2007

The Glass Marble Magnets

I did these this week while I was watching Criminal Minds. So easy, yet so adorable. For instructions check out Not Martha.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Shoes...Yes, I made shoes!!!

One night while browsing the internet I came across the cutest shoes for babies. The site included lovely photos and a pattern so you can make them yourself! I am so excited. I used two different patterns. One came out just horrible. I didn't even sew the second one. I need to adjust the pattern or just find a different one. The other pair well...I think they are just the sweetest things. Unfortunately they are too small for my little Avery - her feet are LONG. So I will save them for a gift and make her a new pair. I want to make these everyday. Oh...I made them while watching TV - I always like doing something while watching.

These are the ones I didn't like. I need to make some changes.

This is the pair I love. Aren't they adorable???
Here are some places you can find baby shoe patterns....
Heather Bailey
Martha Stewart
Tacky Living
More Martha Stewart

Sunday, October 7, 2007

New Clay Stuff...

I've been working on these little "coins" in pottery. They take a lot of time to make because there are many steps to get them together. Here is my first batch. I really like them. I made some other out of lighter clay but they just aren't as appealing. I still plan to decorate the altoid containers and making them a funky little carrier for the magnets. I am going to put them in sets of 6 or 8 and give them away. As you can see....I made a few into necklaces. Aren't they cute?

My First Quilt

Here is my first attempt at a quilt. Well, that isn't exactly true. I have a pieced together many quilt blocks in the past but this is my first completed quilt. It is for a baby and fairly small. I had some "issues" with one of the fabrics I picked so some of the pieces didn't line up. It was frustrating. Either way it isn't perfect but I think it is cute. Now I have been inspired. Maybe I will work on the quilt I have been piecing for years now!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1 - My Project To-Do List

My to-do list is ever growing! I have so many things to do and so little time. Here is a list of things I want to get done soon!

1. Make cute little marble magnets.

2. Modge Podge altoid cans

3. Sew potholders. I have MANY cut out.

4. Denim Aprons.

5. Baby Shoes - OMGosh...they are so incredibly cute.

6. Baby Bibs!!!

7. More grocery bags...lots of people want them!!!

8. Fuse plastic grocery bags and sew them into bags!

9. Baby quilt for girl at church.

10. Shirt for myself - I bought a pattern and everything!!! (I only paid $2.50!!!)

11. Necklaces out of things I made in pottery. I can't wait to show you.

12. Clothespin dolls.

13. Finish the dresser!

I thought I would have a difficult time coming up with the list but I could go on and on. I plan to do a lot of stuff while I am on vacation. I have BIG plans! I want to have a posting extravaganza when I get back so be sure to stop back by!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Handy, Cute, Cheap & Easy Aprons!

What happened to the days when women wore aprons in the kitchen? It wasn't just for looks you know - aprons protect your clothes. A couple of weeks ago I was cooking and stuff splashed on my shirt. I thought "not again". Silly me. Then I was browsing the internet and viola - everyone is making aprons. So, when I was at Goodwill I picked up a pillow case with a ruffle for 25 cents! I did a little cutting and some sewing. I came up with an apron for me and a little sweet one for Elise. I would have taken a picture of her in it but she is refusing to wear it. Once I start wearing mine I think she will like hers!

Pottery 101

I can't really teach you how to do pottery online so I will show you some stuff I have made.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Who Doesn't Need New Cute Potholders???

Check my latest project out! I made potholders. Not a big deal, I know...BUT these are made from my old jean leftovers. If you are interested in making your own check out the instructions HERE! They are really easy and so inexpensive to make. I think they will make a cute gift!