Friday, October 30, 2009


I want to make lots of monster creatures.
I made this little guy for our mom, and I guess I kinda invented him. He's crocheted, and I used this free ball pattern for his body alternating colors every four rows. His arms started with a chain four and increased to eight I believe for probably 5 inches. His eyes, mouth and ears are all made of felt and stitched onto his face. I was happy with this quirky little guy!
Our mom loves to host a Halloween party with loads of grandchildren. So I wanted to add to her cute decorations, and I love me a banner.
Using a cardboard template and rotary cutter I got my perfect triangles and sewed them to a ribbon. Using fusible web I traced the letters and ironed them accordingly. A good tip: If you aren't the best with your applique skills (me) it's awesome to use invisible thread. I think colored thread can make more of a statement, but until I can sew straight better, I'm sticking with invisible thread.

And there you go! Happy Halloween everybody, can't wait to check out all the goodies and eat a few too.

Let me know if you need any more specifics!

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's time to GivEawAY

Recently my friend showed me a easy tutorial to make zipper pouches. I've been loving it. They make a really great and simple gifts. So I made one for my niece, embellished it with her initial using fusible web and added a flower hair clip. Ta-da! And then I thought, what a

So here it is. A handmade crocheted flower clip for your hair, hat, purse, etc. and a cute zipper pouch to go with!

How do you win?
a. comment here, 1 entry
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e. let us know which ones you do!

The giveaway HAS CLOSED, the winner will be chosen at random Saturday at midnight.
From now through Christmas we will have a giveaway every other week, so stay tuned!!!

We are also having FREE SHIPPING and 20% OFF on all our Fresh Poppy Design patterns through Etsy for a limited time!! Check out our Christmas quilt patterns just in time to get started!

Friends and family, please sign up too!

PS A Soft Place to Land links to do it yourself projects every Tuesday, so go check it out!

PSS amylouwho has a fun sew and tell friday, it is alot of fun!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Mantle...

Hobby Lobby threw up all over my mantle!

The candlesticks were ugly damask black and white (they matched my window treatments so I thought I should have them. I never liked them) I nearly threw them out, but remembered about spray paint. I may spray paint them seasonally. I really liked how they turned out.
Oh, and the cute sparkly pumpkin on the glass candle holder, it was part of a garland. I got 5 sparkly pumpkins for $10, so $2.50 each. I LOVE them alot, I could snuggle them daily.
Yes, that is a reciept in the bottom of my apocathery jar. I wanted to see if I could get a better deal. Or maybe I will return it after fall and I switch out my mantle (JK!)

Let me know if you Love, Like, indifferent, or hate. We love comments!

I once heard a friend refer to her friends house as "It looks like tai pan barfed up in there! Gross!" (Tai Pan is a fabulous monster affordable decor warehouse). I started out with a few clusters on each side, but kept adding and adding. I think I like the final result. Do you?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Easy craft project...

Binky Attacher thing-a-ma-bob....

This is pretty self explanatory. You can buy the beads, ribbon and fastener at any craft store. At the other end of the ribbon, use Velcro to attach binkies.

Next all you need to do is make a baby. And as you most know, that is a fun craft to make. Wait nine months, attach the binky fastener, and you are finished with your craft. Have fun!

PS I am one of those mothers that lets their children have binkies way longer than socially acceptable. I even asked my dentist once " when do I have to take it away? I know am far past being socially acceptable, I just want to know when it will mess with their teeth?" The answer is 3 1/2 years before it forms hard above the teeth. Any one with me on this?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I can't throw parties

Of all the craftiness I do, it stops in the entertainment department. Besides the fact that I'm downright socially awkward, I can't think of anything creative when it comes to a party. So naturally, I told my friend I'd throw her a baby shower. I immediately enlisted my crafty friend Sara to help. We found this idea and I think it turned out great!
The banner I made in photoshop with cute scrappy things and printed it from my computer. We hole punched it and tied them together with ribbons, fabric pieces and tulle. It's my favorite part :) (It says She's About to POP!)
It all stopped at this picture though. Popcorn, pop tarts, soda pop, lolly pops, tootsie pops, bubble gum (pop). No creative games or music...I just had a pretty table to show! Ha!
PS If you have any questions about how-to, let me know!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Meet Charlie...

As you can imagine, we (my hubby and I) went back and forth on what to name the craft I am most proud of. After we got through the Hanna Jo's and Bessie's, we settled on Charlie. Yes, I know you're asking yourself, I made this! I am bursting with pride! Heather found these fabulous patterns when we first started knitting this last spring. We were quite intimidated and made a few hats first...but we couldn't deny our obsession with chickens any longer and we spent countless hours making them this summer.

I love her.

What is your proudest craft?