Thursday, February 27, 2014

Easy to make RE-USEABLE burlap wreath - day 47

I made another fun video on how to make one of those real popular burlap wreaths.
Watched it and let me know what you think - please.
I replaced my old shabby wreaths with these smaller 14 inch wreaths and used BURLAP which I love, I know these are all the rage right now, so I wanted to share an easy and LESS-EXPENSIVE way for you to make these. Hope you like it.
I am linking this up to the parties above.
Have a fantastic weekend.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LUCKY - day 46

Here is another fun banner I made

on a roll making these banners.
Even though I am behind in my craft posts this year for my 365 MAKE-IT CHALLENGE - I am pretty proud of my craftiness lately.
Hope you'll play along...
have a crafty week

Monday, February 24, 2014

Luck of the Irish - day 45

Remember I mentioned that I was playing with my cricut? I wanted to share with you what I have been making.
Pretty cool right?
I just got the new pennant banner cartridge and I LOVE all the variations you can make with it.

sorry for the dirty fireplace - but we do use it!!!
I used my other cartridges to make the letters. I had bought the small shamrocks from one of my favorite stores and added some white pen marks around the edges of the shamrocks and some black pen marks around the white letters.
All in all, not a bad looking banner if I do say so myself.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day and I am working on some more décor too.
Will share that with you soon.
Linking this up to the parties above.
Also, if you want this banner or one like it - you can pick it up in my etsy shop...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pinterest Inspired - day 44

I know I am not the only one out there that is absolutely in love with PINTEREST-I mean how amazing is it that there is a place where tons of people, from all over the world, with various different "LIKES" posted for the whole world to see. Ideas - Ideas and more Ideas - I mean can the well of possibility of things to make ever run dry??? NEVER.
O.k. I found something on Pinterest that I knew I wanted to try...of course making it my own
I took some 2 x 4's (I think that's what they are called) cut them to the size I wanted then used 2 smaller & skinnier pieces of wood for the back and hammered up thru the back side to secure the front pieces to the back support pieces...
Painted the whole board a gray color then painted the word LUCKY US and added a vintage HORSE SHOE and tacked it in with some funky horse nails - I probably should have rusted them up a bit to match but I like the old & new look to it...
So probably should explain something....I have help with my construction projects.
this guy right here. My sweet husband!
So this is how we work:
I see something I like or want to try - or design something in my head and draw it out -
I tell him how big I want it (with my hands) and he tells me what type of materials I probably should use and then he cuts and sands and gives me my finished piece and I do the detail work...
It's a wonderful union of design (me) & function (him) Besides I am terrified of power tools...I can use a hand sander and that's about it...
O.k. so I want to make more of these signs maybe using a different accent piece.
Come check out my Pinterest boards
I am linking this up to the parties above.
Have a crafty good day.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Switching gears - day 43

Almost March and I am trying to switch gears and get my st pattys day decorating started - I pulled out my trusty cricut and a new cartridge I just got

And played all day making fun banners & pennants🚩

All in the name of the Irish 😃 now to finish them off

I'll show you the finished product soon! 

Hope your staying crafty...

Monday, February 17, 2014

More pretty cards - day 42

Still feeling happily in LOVE over the long holiday weekend. I have been making cards that are either about LOVE or the colors of LOVE in pink and reds...
This is just an everyday card but didn't she turn out cute - used some fun embellishments and papers from GLITZ the kit

Linking this to the following challenges:
bunny zoe crafts - hearts & love
card mania challenge - love is all around
cards in envy - red pink & or white
crafting from the heart - anything goes/flowers

Hope your crafting is still going strong!
Have a beautiful week!

Friday, February 14, 2014

LOVE - day 41

Not just because today is Valentine's Day but because it works for everyday, really.
Hope You all had a beautiful day with your loved one(s)!
I sure did!
It was a most beautiful day for sure.
I am linking the card up to the following challenges:
craftitude - valentines/love
docerela creations  - pink/red 1 heart
fussy and fancy challenge - be my valentine
have a great weekend

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crocheting Hearts - day 40

Boy - talk about attention issues...I tell you when it comes to crafting I am all over the place. Yesterday I was sewing and today I am crocheting....I have secretly always loved crocheting but can really only do basic stitches and cant read patterns so I never really try to advance my skills in crochet, but recently I saw some super cute crochet hearts on some blogs and well I tried my hands at several different patterns and couldn't get it to work out -

see what I mean...icky

one of the better ones but no two are ever the same or perfect or close to decent. Its a hit or miss.

So what's a girl to do? She looks on YOUTUBE of course!!!
I found the easiest and truthfully quite addicting way of crocheting the cutest and sweetest little hearts...Like they are super quick and super gratifying and ADDICTING - didn't I already say that {heehee}
But look at the difference...
Aren't they the cutest things ever and look I have made them in every color.
Red, white, bright pink and turquoise.

Don't the red & turquoise hearts look amazing together.

And don't they look great as a garland...I made a bunch - see told yeah-can't stop making them...I'm linking this up to the challenges above.
Here's wishing you a wonderful Thursday. Happy Valentine's Day


Monday, February 10, 2014

sewing again - day 39

Oh my Goodness - I cant explain these crazy spurts I get but I occasionally get a hankering for sewing up something - anything...and something easy, take for instance garlands...Talk about quick..
Take some felt or fabric cut out your shape and sew through all the piece to create a quick and easy garland.
triangles turned simple garland and if you take "SAID" shapes and sew down the middle - you get a totally different type of banner...check it out
then you could add the super easy, quickly sewn and super cute banners to a vignette like this

Neat right???
I just love these easy projects.
I am linking this up to the parties above.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, February 9, 2014

day 38 - Felt Heart

I was very into making my Valentine Mantel this year - mainly I didn't want to buy too many silly little bits at the craft store - I wanted to try and use what I had. (My goal for the year is to use what I have and spend less.) So I brought out my felt and just kept it simple.
I cut out a heart shape from the felt then took 1 of the hearts under the sewing machine and just free hand sewed the words "I LOVE YOU" I like the look of the sewing script.

After wards I turned the hearts inside out and closed up the heart leaving the opening up at the top. Stuft the heart with poly-fil and then whip stitch the opening closed.

Added a ribbon hanger and some pretty seam binding and a leaf & berries to the top///

Cute right and the best part is that I can keep it up all year long!
I am linking this up to the parties above.
Here's to LOVE and hope your heart is full!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine Mantel - Day 37

Just wanted to share my Valentines Day mantel
All accented with my homemade goodies - like the pom pom garland, the LOVE stamped burlap banner and my free hand stitched heart on the right.

just bought a few more things to add and will photograph it again.
How are you Valentines Day decorations coming around?
I am linking this up to the parties above.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

day 36 - Button LOVE

I am sure we all have a fondness for buttons. In my opinion, the vintage ones are best. I have so many and most are just in jars, not being used but I have this weird habit where I want to make something with them but HATE to use them so most of the time I walk on by and just watch them look pretty in their jar.
This time I decided to use them by making something I had already made before in a different color scheme .
I used a vintage embroidery hoop attached some pink burlap then added some white vintage buttons in the shape of a heart.

Sweet right? These are fun to hang in a group setting in your studio or in a vignette for Valentines Day.

I made one in regular burlap and red buttons too - cute and all in a group - I think would make a beautiful addition to my Valentine Décor.
Hope your staying crafty!
I am linking this up to the parties above.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Goals-day 35

Just wanted to share my goals for this month.

When I say finish January Project Life - I basically want to stay on target. You know not be working on February in October...
Ideally I'd like to lose more than 5 pounds but I figure if I start small & lose more then I'll be stoked but if I start low and only lose 3 or 4 pounds then I wont have missed my target by too much.
Hair Appt - scheduled for Feb 28th -
I have always wanted to learn to really sew and a quilt seems basic until the binding - so I think I want to start one but keeping it open to perhaps taking a sewing class and learn to sew my own clothes...either or
I am planning on finding the absolute most awesome vacation yet. I wanna do Hawaii but not sure or maybe another beachy destination. I'll let you know how that goes.
Keeping up with my business is my number 1 priority so I am hoping to list more than once a week but AT LEAST once a week.
O.k. simple goals and totally do-able.
Hope you have a great month.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine Card ideas & discards -day 34

All day yesterday I was busy cleaning up - my studio space, our storage shed and boy did we have a lot of trash and collected a  bunch of stuff for our upcoming yard sale. I had a bunch of stuff that I was saving for my kids - way to much stuff - like baby blankets and onsies that had so many stains on them - I can't imagine what from. I mean, really are they gonna want stained baby clothes? Probably not so I kept the good stuff and junked the stained stuff, kept the artwork they made and wrote on junked the class work and stuff that just had their name on it - you know the things they come home with daily???
Another thing I had a lot of were cards. I've been with my husband for 15 years and we have 4 kids - so there were a billion {just kidding but wow) cards for birthdays, anniversaries and pregnancies, mothers & fathers day - you get the jist!!! I kept them all...I Know more stuff but those are super special. So here is another one to add to the bunch -

SHHHHH---- this one is for my husband...

Underneath the paper rose above the is a small tag that I punched and stamped with the words
I {heart} you

or I could give him this one....another small tag (Martha stewart) that says YOU & ME
Hm...choices, choices...maybe I'll give him both [wink wink]
hope you are keeping your craft ON
 I am linking these cards up to the following parties:
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - love is in the air
FAN-TASTIC TUESDAY - anything goes
FLOURISHES - red & love
LADY BUG CRAFTS - to the one I love
SHOPPING OUR STASH - love me tender
SWEET STAMPS - pink red & white

Sunday, February 2, 2014

back to it - day 33

Sticking to my "crafting" roots - I wanted to start this year scrapbooking again. At least attempt to stay on track with it - so I made a Valentine's Day page - Used some fun embellishments and some vintage pieces too.
just added some fun little tim holtz chit chat stickers to a film roll accent

a paper punched butterfly

some gold cricut letters

and only added one photo mat - for one very important picture.

I'm liking it - how about you? If you want it it's in my ETSY store - link is on the left side.
Hope you had a crafty weekend.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Just being silly - day 32

So I was having fun making things with burlap that I thought I would try something different and a bit silly - just used BURLAP, paint and stamps...and this is what I did.
I know not the nicest thing but fun right? Or do I just have a wicked sense of humor?
Probably both.
I'm planning on making another one for my husband. I'll show that to you when its done - its a spin off from this pillow.

But if you are a jokster then you'll totally get this.
I have it listed in my etsy shop if your interested.
Well hope you are having a fabulous weekend.