Friday, January 25, 2019

Crafting on a budget

It’s Friday - I thought I’d share some low cost crafting ideas. This will serve as a crafting on a budget idea as well as some simple holiday home decor ideas. 

For this Valentine’s Day project all you need is paper and a paper punch. Notice how I used a circle punch (it was closest to me) but of course you could use a heart punch or even a star punch. If you only have small punches, those will work too. Just make more punch Outs and have the garland extend longer. Easy fix. 

Grab your supplies - I prefer double sided paper that way you dont have to worry about how your garland is laying and won’t see a white back unless of course that’s part of your color scheme. 

Punch the circles 

Again using what you have - if you only have one sided paper just glue 2 pieces together 

Sew the circles together in a long chain. 

Cute right? 

See how cute and “sew” simple. You could do this for every holiday and save for another holiday or party. Or if you used your scraps - you can toss it when your done with it. 

I love it. 

Here’s to crafting on a budget. 

have a beautiful weekend friends.!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Show off/ flip thru - waterfall sewing scrapbook

I wanted to share this fun new waterfall style sewing album I made using the STITCHES paper kit by Authentique Paper. The colors are soft and the embellishments are totally sewing related and fun

Here’s the cover - do you see the waterfall I’m talking about

Inside pages start small and get  progressively larger.

Aren’t the journal cards perfect

Lots of spots for photos

Or you can add finished sewing projects.

Cute right! Plus don’t forget the pockets - you still have 3 pockets which could hold some photos of your favorite patterns or buttons you love. 

Wouldnt this make a great gift for your favorite seamstress!!! 

Let me know what you think! 

Happy crafting friends 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Welcome and Hello again.

I can not believe that we have begun  a New Year, 2019!! Not sure about you but I had great intentions and plans for the start of the New Year. But to be honest, I've gotten off to a very slow start. How about you? Part of the blame is that we came back from a Vegas vacation on January 2nd. Then the hubbs and the kids were off until January 6th - so of course I didn't want to do much, other then WATCH NETFLIX and Chill. (insert laugh emoji)

I have been in a funk of some sort...I am buying NEW craft supplies and have plans for said supplies - but my mind is full of other kooky issues - that really should not be weighing me down as much as I am letting them...I am anxiously awaiting a refresh. Like a 2nd shot at the New Year excitement and preparation...I think its coming - I feel it. 

Until then, I am making some changes here on the blog and am making PLANS for some fun new projects. Its all being written down and flagged to get started on immediately. 

One of the main things I want to share more on here is LIFE. Sometimes I just need to get things off my chest and perhaps what I am going through may be what someone else is going through and I can help you or you can help me and we can get through it together. 

I am giving myself permission to re-start the New Year - doesn't have to be tomorrow or the next day. But its coming and I am looking forward to it. You can to. Maybe you want a do over, or are also in a funk for what ever is going on in your life right's ok. We don't always have to have our shit together. We are allowed to move slower then the rest of the world. 

Here's to doing things our way and knowing that we still have time to make this New Year exactly what we wanted it to start off like.

Hugs friends