Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
(this was the best picture out of like 10 :( if I get a better picture I will update the post)
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The above picture was take just after My mom and myself made the hoodie and the tail. The hoodie came from HERE It was super easy to make. All we did was fold a piece of felt in half and draw the points so that we had a long row of mountains( we did 2 sets, one for the hood one for the back) I sewed them right down the middle and then folded it over so the points matched up and sewed them shut.
Then we moved onto the tail. And I am not gonna lie....it was a pain. Maybe it's because I am new at sewing but it took me and my mother about an hour and a half to get it done. I am sure if I was a faster sewer/learner it would go quicker. The tutorial that I used can be found HERE She does a real good job of explaining things. We only changed how the points were done because we were using felt. We did the same thing we did for the hoodie, except we just folded and sewed the points shut. Then we went back to following her instructions.
HERE you will also find PDF printouts for all the patterns as well. That page does a real good job of explaining everything, there is even a video that you can watch.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I am going to National Conference with Thirty-One in about 3 weeks. I will be taking classes on how to make my business stronger and I needed something to take notes on. So I did what anyone would do and I turned to Pinterest. I started searching and I found 4 ideas/tutorials that I liked. So I started messing around and I found a way to combine everything that I loved about each of them, and what I ended up with was the super cute notebook that you see above.
All you need is an ugly composition notebook(mine measured 9 3/4 X 7 1/2)
Fabric of your choice
A sewing maching
a hair tie
a fabric button or button of your choice
All of the directions are in the tutorials/ pictures that I used. I am going to link back to the original blogs, I will give you a description of what part that I used.
V and Company : I used this as the main tutorial, but where she has the muslin rectangles I used more of my main fabric like in the next link
Momma go round: Just to be clear. I liked that the main fabric wrapped around to the inside of the notebook, In the above tutorial I liked that there were seams that made the pocket have an easy fold. That is why I did it this way.
Babes and Sages: I liked the ruffle that she added down the side of the notebook
Now I have never made a ruffle before so I used the next tutorial as a guideline to making a ruffle
Made by Lex: Near the middle of the Tutorial are the instructions to making a ruffel
Now the whole project took me maybe an hour or so. I can guarantee that for a advanced sewer this should only take maybe 20-30 min. But because I measure about 3 times and cut once, and sew slow it took me a bit longer. If you make one post your link in the comments I would love to see it!!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
My scrapbook weekend was a success. I got a total of 16 layouts done and i finished scrapping 2010!!
This was a page that i did this weekend. Its a photo of me and my favorite author Charlaine Harris. She writes the books that the HBO series True Blood is based on. It was an awesome experience that i will never forget, so i wanted the layout to be something that i have never done before. The inspiration behind my page is the paperback cover to the first book in the series . I printed the fangs from the internet and cut the from card stock. Then i just added the red glitter paper to the tips. I am really please with how this turned out.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I have been trying to cut my spending, and one way I am doing that is by making my own cleaning supplies. Not only are they CHEAP but they are better than breathing in all that nasty stuff and better for the environment. They also DO NOT require you to have to re-wash the surface when you are done using them. Have you ever read the bottle of clorox wipes? It tells you to re-wipe the surface after you have cleaned it with the wipe. That is an extra step I am not interested in doing.
So the search began for something that would disinfect, that was cheap and where the materials were easy to find.
(please copy and paste the link into your browser, blogger is being difficult)
All you need is a baby wipe tub, a t-shirt cut up into squares about the size of a baby wipe, HOT water, white vinegar and castille soap, it also suggests tea tree oil, I was able to find the castille soap that had tea tree oil in it already...so It killed 2 birds with one stone. I found my soap at Whole Foods, its a HUGE bottle and is $15.99.
Mix together and that's it! I "spring cleaned" my WHOLE kitchen using these and Miracle cleaner ( HOT vinegar and Blue Dawn dish soap) No other chemicals and I DID NOT USE ONE SINGLE PAPER TOWEL!
I am pretty sure that I need an intervention. I am in love with the color combo yellow and grey. I mean I LOVE IT! I even switched the colors on my desk (pencil holders, files, ribbon accents) to yellow and grey. My newest addition is my new nook cover (you can find the tutorial that I used HERE, and a new coffee cozi...tutorial that I based my finished product on HERE.
They are both super simple to make...I guess that is why I have made so many. Now everything matches my Dark Denim Cindy tote with my Awesome blossom scarf from ThirtyOne.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter!
Monday, February 20, 2012
So I followed her directions. I ironed on a K to the front and just added the extra layer of the vinyl to the back, and that's it! I made a total of 12..6 for me with a K and 6 for Julie with a J. They look super cute! Try it and post a link I would love to see
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Second you go to the WWW and find a tutorial to make some really fun flowers for him to give his teachers. I found these cool soda can flowers. (Blogger is not working right so copy and paste this link)http://crissyscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-am-just-in-love-with-my-metal-flowers.html
Third...you call a neighbor at 5 pm and ask her to dig through her recycling bin and get the cans for you :) Thanks Julie ;)
Then you follow the directions. Alex woke up in the morning and was a very happy little boy, and his teachers loved them too!!
Friday, February 17, 2012
I added a ribbon and thats it!! Super easy and can be done pretty quick. This would make a great house warming gift too!!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I changed it up a bit and used the 27oz size of lotion and I used the vanilla oatmeal scent. I also only used 1/2 a the jar of Vaseline.
I made this with my son for him to give as gifts for the holidays. I will suggest that you use a mixer, you get a nice smooth texture. I have made a total of 3 batches since December.
This lotion has helped get rid of both my boys eczema, its also does wonders for hands and feet...try it out and let me know what you think!!
P.S everything can be found at Walmart, I also added a bit of vanilla oil to our batch you can find it at hobby lobby
Wednesday, February 15, 2012