Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gift Tags Galore

After just reading this post on Little Birdie Secrets I am excited to wrap presents. Look at their cute ideas but especially their GIFT TAGS. My favorite were from this website. has so much free digi scrappin stuff I might have to start.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Jammies.... check.
FYI when you get to pair #7 they only take like 15 minutes. So don't give up on the first pair. However I was at 'ol Navy last night and they had fleece bottoms for $5. Not COOL.
I Love, LOVe, Love, these flowers. My friend Sunny, mentioned she wanted to make some for teachers and I did what I always do... Totally took over. Sorry Sunny. She is so nice and just let me. I LOVE trying something new. I couldn't even give it to the kid's teachers. I have too many other ideas. McKinley's new sweater she is getting for Christmas, a couple of hats, a purse. hmmmm. the ideas are endless. And she found the tutorial here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tea towel Apron tutorial

First, find a cute tea towel. I found this cute 4th of July one at Roberts for about a $1, then you will need about 1/4 yard of coordinating fabric.

then measure it into thirds, make two triangular tucks on each of the 1/3 marks.

Cut your coordinating fabric into approx 6 inch, strips, sew 2 of the strips end to end. It will be about 90 inches long (plenty long enough to wrap around your waist, I like to tie it in front). Iron it like I have in the picture.

find the middle of the strip of fabric and pin the apron in it, then fold the fabric over and sew the strip closed.

TADA!!! If you have more of the strip of fabric you could sew a pocket or another strip onto the bottom using the same process above. I am too lazy.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

These were the treats. Halfway through the Bday party they were mostly gone, can you say SUGAR RUSH, we took the party outside to play tag on the church lawn, To hear about a birthday party and a service project all in one, just click here on my other blog

We finally got our tree up, it is a simple tree, we actually got a Real tree that started out at 12' I don't know what it is now. Growing up I really took for granted the REAL tree, and we have had a fake pre-lit tree for several years now, but every once in a while it is so fun to switch it up and get a BIG one. We like to decorate with the ornaments that the kids have made and collected, it is so much more special to us that way.

I wrapped these christmas books we already had, since there was 20 we started on the 4th of december and they unwrap one book each night, it is fun to get to be surprised which book we will read, we probably would have left half of them on the shelf to collect dust, but they are brought back to life.

OK, its nothing to brag about I know, but I was tossing out a whole bunch of craft supplies when we were cleaning out the garage, and I did a double take... and then I pictured the flowers ON the wreath. hmmm. I am still thinking about the bow, I kinda like it with out, just simple.
So our outdoor decorating is pretty much done. Jeff even hund a few of the HUGE snowflakes outside. He is such a scrooge whenit comes to decorating, besides he hung enough lights in WA to last us a lifetime, now we live in a colder place and we don't have the pressure of the "neighborhood luminaria", even though I miss it. I have many more ideas I would like to try.... but I am going to stop putting so much pressure on myself. I will post them if I do them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Favorite Blogs

I am going to start posting some of my favorite blogs for crafts and decorating. #1 Livin Life Patino Style. This AZ Momma amazes me. With 5 kids she is always working on Food storage, decorating something, canning something, or crafting something. She is so awesome, take a look at her Christmas tree's, and her cute Santa's cookies tray, oh and also her countdown with the Christmas Kisses. ::LOVE IT::

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

busy busy

I like this grandmas kitchen sign with the antique silverware for hooks, you can purchase it for {$5} Yes its cheap I know, but I am cleaning house remember.
Do you want this teddy bear nativity? You can have it. Just leave a comment and come pick it up :)

I made several of these boxes to fill with Christmas garland, you can switch it out for more summery stuff in the summer. This one just comes with the christmassy stuff { $5}

This is a Special Order for Mary, I am usually very critical of my own scrapbooky stuff, but I really like it so decided to post a picture. a mini tutorial is on my sidebar.

Westin asked me why we had an ornament of a burned hamburger, that kid cracks me up. I have so many of these lumps of coal (like 30). I ordered them for a bazaar and they didn't come in time.
They are only {$1}
The tag reads:
Santa came up with a new plan this year
For those who are especially cherished and dear.
A wee lump of coal in your stocking you’ll find,
not because you’ve been bad but
because you’ve been ever so kind.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Wowie, my cool friend Karmen knows a girl who started a blog called Give Away Today, Lots of cool giveaways you've got to check it out.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sorry for completely neglecting my craft blog. Mary Lyn won the Chenille snowman, I will get in touch with you soon. Maybe we can finally get together. :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

These Joy cards are fun, I made these for my Mother in law. Every year I come up with something for her to give her coworkers, neighbors, vt'er's, and friends. I made some for the kids' teachers too. They are 11"x6". If you would like some they are {$2} each.
I love this snowman he is probably my favorite snowman thing that I've made. I have two left and they are {$10} each. the sign says snowflake collection, and there is a rusty tin can hanging from it. it is made from a picket fence board and is made to stick in the garden or a large flower pot.
This chalkboard is about 3 feet high. {$10} my kids use ours a lot all winter long.

This little guy is made out of a spindle used for stair railings. he can stand on his own and can go indors or out. {$12}

I am currently working on projects for Mary, and Samantha. I will let you know when they are ready.
The next craft night at my house
Thursday Dec. 4th 7:00 till whenever.
If you want to come work on some christmas projects let me know. I would love to have you.:)

Friday, November 21, 2008


I apologize for forgetting to post my next giveaway on Wed. I spaced it. This week has been the craziest one. Just running to a million places, and my messy house is proof. I am going to clean all day so I tomorrow I can craft away. (that is a poem, well maybe not, once in a while a little flicker of talent from my moms side of the fam. will escape... then it is lost again for many more months).
This weeks giveaway will be the chenille melted snowman you can see in the post before last. If you are a crafter and want a list of crafting cupplies I wish to get rid of let me know I will email you. Or if you are looking for something in particular, let me know. Thanks (oh btw I haven't complied the list yet, so it might not be right away...but soon):)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The winner of the card set giveaway is..... EMILY.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and if you put my button on your blog "THANKS". You guys are too cool. (if you need help with that, email me or something, I can help you) I will post the next giveaway tonight but I am still trying to decide what it will be, while I take care of a sick boy who was up all night. ugh.

In the mean time, I started opening my Christmas boxes from old craft shows, so here are a few items, with more to come.

Christmas decor

This melted snowman is made of chenille, and is about 8 inches wide. {$5) 2 available

This is a key for santa, hang it on your doorknob Christmas Eve, if you don't have a fireplace, or if you don't want him to get burned, {$1.50} 8 available.

The sign on this pole says "Star Lite, Star Brite, wish for peace on earth tonite"{$25} 2 available.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Here it is, this weeks giveaway. 20 Cards. Yep 20 of them, handmade and including envelopes. There is Birthday, Christmas, baby, congrats, and Thank You.

I am however, making it a little harder this time. You have to install my link button to your blog, or e-mail my link to 10 friends. Then let me know in a comment that you have done so.

Instructions; go to customize, add a gadget, add html/java, then copy and paste the code into the dialogue box.

The winner of last weeks giveaway is "Kristen". So Kris, when can you pick up your Thankful sign (JK ,I wish)

Memory book

This is the cutest mini-album I've made so far. Probably because it was a kit I bought at The Scrap Coop , so I can't take any credit, but since they aren't around anymore I'll show you how they did it.

Use the bigger envelopes and alternate which way the flap is.

Then fold them in half like so. To bind it together. Punch two holes in the crease, and use string or ribbon to hold it together. Then all you need to do is decorate it like a scrapbook.


I hope you will forgive me for the horrible photography. I have been having so much fun, stayin up late watching TV and making jewelery, but I sure have a lot of it.

pearls and shell necklace
size small

white flowers size small

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Aprons

Here is an idea.
I put together a little cookie baking set (you could probably just get some stuff at the $1 store) and give your girl an apron to go with it. We have given this as birthday gifts to one of her friends as well.

This apron is just for an idea, I helped my daughter sew it, it was an experiment, and its not perfect but she loves it, and she loves it when we can recycle old clothes too.

This is a mens apron, I have a ton of this fabric if I use this fabric,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Favorite Season

We are approaching everyone's favorite Season at our house. Nope..... I am talking about Birthday Season. I have seen these cute Birthday Banners all over so I whipped one out with my cricut machine. I have wanted to have a traditional banner and tablecloth to get out especialy on their Birthdays. This will;
-make Birthday decorating cheaper (since they are getting to old for themed birthdays anyhow.)
-start a new fun tradition.
-make their birthday a little more special, instead of another day leading up to Christmas.
I just wish I had a cute fireplace to hang it on. Can you believe we live in ID and don't have a Fireplace? They are fairly quick to make. If you would like one. You can bring your own paper and use my cricut, or I can make you one for {$10}. Less if you want to put it together with your own ribbon. :) Craft night Thursday Nov. 13th and Dec. 4th. emai lme for details or check my other blog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


So here is the giveaway for this week. I hope you like it. It was really fun and easy to make, I used my cricut to cut out the letters and they are just glued on. I am dieing to try and cut vinyl with my cricut, I've even bought the vinyl, I am just trying to think of the right saying. What would be cute on a big square tile?
Okay to enter this weeks giveaway,
**comment here, on this post, for one entry.
**blog about it for two extra entries.
good luck. The drawing will be next wednesday.
If you would like to purchase one they are {5$} plus shipping.

And the Winner is


Congrats Holly, Let me know which ones are your faves.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I probably won't be posting much jewelry for a while. I ruined my camera and had to take these pix with Jeffs (cheap) pink work camera, and it takes a descent camera to take pix of tiny things.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Another Apron

I had a lot of fun making this apron, it took a lot of practice to come up with the pattern but I've almost perfected it. You can see the one I made for my friend Katie here. If you would like THIS one it is {$15}.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Wow it has been the craziest day. Would have been ok, if the baby wasn't sick, or the school didn't have their carnival smack dab in the middle of the day -like from 12:30-2:30. Anyway. This week I am going to giveaway 2 pairs of earings, your choice. Any earings on my blog, which I have several more that aren't posted yet, but by next week, there will be more to choose from.

Okay if your new, the rules are;

1. comment - for one entry, and subrscribe as a follower, this will let you know when my blog has been updated. (look on the right hand column)

2. Blog about it for two MORE entries (yes that would be a total of 3 entries, I uped it)

Drawing will be next wednesday, Thanks have a great week and a fun and safe Halloween!!!!
Okay today has been the craziest day I've had in a Very Very long time. But I just had Mckinley draw a number out of a bowl, every comment got a number and "Hot Pants" got 2 numbers because she blogged about the giveaway. If I wasn't so pressed for time I would have added a pic or video or something, but not this time.

drum roll please............................................Jodi, Hey girl I hope you will like this apron. I believe I have your address but if I don't I will e-mail you for it.

Check back tonight for the bext giveaway. I gotta Run for now.......

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I want to celebrate my new blog by having a giveaway.

Lets start with an APRON

TO ENTER - leave a coment,

To get two entries - " and blog about it.

I will announce the winner next wednesday the 29th. I plan to have a giveaway every wednesday until Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Boy themed mini-album

Nursing Cover

Special order a Nursing Cover-up. For $10.00 plus cost of fabric.

This is the nursing cover I made when I had my baby. I used it a few times so I am selling it for the cost of the fabric. ($4.00) I am having a hard time getting a good pic of the whole thing. It is the type with the boning in the opening so you can see the baby. e-mail if you would like it,
green bracelet
green brown and tan bracelet
white chandelier
colorful stone bracelet
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