Saturday, October 2, 2010

Owl kinda day

I love owls. I came across this tutorial with a pattern. http://

I have bookmarked it in my favorites and today I decided to try it. I made the black one first. I then made one for a dear friend of mine's daughter. She loves peace symbols so I cut out a peace symbol on my cricut. This was the first time to cut fabric with my cricut. Loved it! It did great! My friend Rhonda did it first so I had to try it! ;) Her daughter is the proud owner of Peacie. That is what I named the orange one. Hehe

Then I made one for my 4 year old the red one. The last one I made, I made for my hubby's man cave. Alabama of course! Got to love the houndstooth! I also cut the "A" out with my cricut. ( Thanks Rhonda! Love ya!) So the them of this day is:

Whooooooooo is #1????????

ALABAMA of course!!!!
Be sure and visit Toad's Treasures for the pattern! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2x4 pumpkins

Well, I have been making fall decor for a couple of weeks now and I am still at it! I have put out all my fall stuff and I am ready! I wanted to show off my 2x4 pumpkins. I had my Dad cut down a 2x4 in various sizes. 3,4 and 2 inch tall. Then I painted them with simple craft paint. Mod podged scrapbook paper on the fronts and cut out cute jack o lantern faces and mod podged them on too. Then I sealed the whole thing with mod podge to protect it. Added a bow on top with my trusty glue gun. There you have it...a patch of pumpkins!!!! Enjoy!
The itty bitty pumkins are blocks I purchased at the craft store. Let your imagination run wild!!!
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Burlap pumpkins with tutorial

I have "fall fever"!!! I am sooo ready for pumpkins, scarecrows, chili, and fall festivites!! I started making my fall decor last weekend and once I got started, I couldn't stop myself!!!! I think burlap is the perfect material for this craft and it comes in a variety of colors! I made most of them with burlap but then I moved on to other fabric to create a "bunch" of pumpkins!!!!

Ok so lets get started!!! This is my first tutorial so please be patient ;)

Supplies: Burlap, scissors, twine or other imbellishments, sticks, beans (or something to weigh down your pumpkin), ziploc bag, heavy duty thread, needle, glue gun, tape and paper (I used scraps of freezer paper due to my obssession of freezer paper stenciling).
Cut a circle of burlap. You can make it big because the end pumpkin will be considerably smaller. It doesnt have to be a perfect circle, just cut away. The more oval it is will modify your pumpkins. That way if you make a bunch, no two will be the same!

Put your needle in the burlap and make a knot. This will become understood in the next few steps.

Stitch a running stitch all the way around the outside of your burlap circle.

Start pulling the thread and it will magically draw up the sides and form a bowl.

Take your beans and put them in a ziploc bag and fold up excess and tape all around to form a "bean bag".
At this point, you put the bag of beans or whatever you used as a weight in the bottom. Then you crumple up your paper and place it in the pumpkin. Place the stick down in the center and generously put glue all around the stick so the burlap will stick to the stick LOL! (Sorry I forgot to take pics of this part)

Then you pull the thread really tight and clip the thread. I put a dot of glue on the thread just in case ;)

Good Luck making yours!!! I hope I have inspired someone to get "fall fever"! LOL
I am linking up to TaterTots and Jellos weekend wrap up party, fireflies and jellybeans show off your stuff pary and funky junk interiors saturday nite special!!!! Also craft envy's party Saturday Spotlight!

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

garden flag

Today I made a new garden flag. I got the cute idea from a crafty blog that i follow tatertots and jello. She is a super crafter and always has the cutest stuff!!! Love, love her taste!!! She had a guest poster who made this flag and I decided to bust out and try it!!! So here is mine!! Go check out tatertots and jello!!!! Plan to stay awhile!!!!

Kelli at Random thought of a supermom blog was the inspiration for the flag. Go and check her out too!!!!! These girls just amaze me at the creativity!!! Thanks ladies!!!!! Go and visit

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Well I have been trying to create my own crafting area. I have a large window in my room which needed some curtains. I searched and searched for the perfect fabric to make a statement since the window is BIG. I really didnt want to pay 7.99 a yard for specialty fabric.

So, when you cant find what you want, make it!!!!! What else is a girl to do!!!! I was in Joanns and spotted that their felt was 2.99 a yard and it was the perfect width!!! It was meant to be!!!!

Now how to make it my own....hmmmmm. Ah ha....I searched for the perfect tool..I used a top to one of my bead jars and hot glued a wood knob to it. Homemade stamper!!!!!

Then I got busy stamping. I stamped and stamped and stamped!!! Oh, I used simple craft acrylic paint for the dots.

After my dots where all dry, I used those ring curtain clippy things and just clipped them to my fabric and hung them on my curtain rod.

Next I stood back and admired!!!! Ahhhhh.......perfect!!!!!!!

When you cant find what you want, MAKE IT!!!!!! Love my new curtains!!!!

Thanks for looking! Hope this inspires you!!!!!!

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Laundry room redo--first the curtains

I have been seeing all the beautiful laundry rooms from other bloggers and mine definately needed a new look! I didnt take pics before so I apologize.

Over the window, was an outdated ivy green and white valance( from my 90's style decorating). It was just serving a purpose! I put it out of its misery...gave it a good and needed washing and off to goodwill. Anyway, the other curtain covers up a large shelf full of boxes and such.

Both curtains where NOT sewed!!! I ironed the edges over and HOT GLUED them! Then I hung a curtain rod over the window and used a tension rod over the shelf. I used those rings with the clippy things and clipped them up!!! Easy peasy! I used satin ribbon and clipped it up as well to get that "gathered" look. The pic makes the ribbon look like leather but it is satin ribbon. I do plan on taking the blind down, I just haven't had a chance!

Thanks for looking!!! I will post more stages of the laundry room when I do more!!!! Next step, cabinets over the washer and dryer! :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

After Christmas wind down

Well all the decorations are down and put away. Now on to other things. Christmas comes and goes so quickly we dont always take the time to think about things that are important. Family is the most important thing in our lives. So many people take that for granted. All of us know of someone who isnt speaking to someone in their family for some crazy reason. How childish is that??? At the end of the day all we have is family. I do have great friends that I consider family and I wouldnt give anything for them. The things that separate these friends and family from the other people is that they except us for who we are. We dont have to pretend to be something we arent. I have come to the point in my life that I really dont care if someone doesnt like me. I am me. Take it or leave it. Not everyone I meet will like me and it is ok. It isnt my job to "make" someone like me. It will be ok. Family just accepts us as we are. Good friends do too. They "get" us. So if you are one of the people that I mentioned that arent speaking to a family member due to something petty....let it go. Life is too short. So go and live life to the fullest and love life to the fullest!!!!!!!