Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bow holder

 The other day I had enough of digging through the bow box to find a matching I succumbed to the ever popular bow/clip holder. I decided to go from the inspiration of this card holder and used the same font from the canvas I made a couple months ago. I figured that Psalms 139:14 was a fitting scripture.

It has been a lot easier to grab a clip and the holder adds a pop of color to the girls bathroom.
Happy Thursday!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gifts Received

Now with all my posts about the home made gifts that I made this year I figured I should share some of the home made gifts that we received this year.

My sister made the girls some fun felt play food.

My dad made my sis, mom and myself each an awesome shelving unit.


My mom made all the grandkids Christmas pj's (which S is wearing in the pic, cutie sleepin on the chair). 
I was also given that 'K' artwork, made also by my sister.

My sister-in-law made me this sweet tea cup candle as well as a scarf and hat.

And the last one I would like to share is tutu dresses that the girls got which my niece and nephew made for them. (unfortunately I don't have a decent pic of T in her dress)

 I thought it was a fantastic idea to do home made Christmas. I certainly enjoyed the challenge of making and the gifts received are ones to be treasured.

Happy Monday!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stuck on Elvis


One of our local big name stores is going to be getting renovated soon so they have been having some awesome deals lately to get rid of stock. They had all their school supplies on for $0.44 each. With all the uber cute valentine ideas floating around pinterest it was no surprise that I thought I could use something from the sale. 

My friend was already using an idea with markers so I figured I would work with the pack of gluesticks which immediately made me think of Elvis Presley's song 'Stuck Like Glue'. So I printed the lyrics on a tag tied it to the glue. Super easy and cheap Valentine's for S's preschool classmates.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Many blessings

Kind of took a blog break for a few weeks there. I'm back to share another project that I made for Christmas gifts. I made six of these boards for gifts. Three of which went to chinese gift exchanges, two for specific people and I kept one for myself. On the one side I stamped on the reminder to count your blessings and the other I did a chalkboard count down. So anytime of the year it can be a nice decor piece.

The first pic of the mantel was taken right after I took down the Christmas decorations but now it's been updated for Valentines.

I'm actually thinking about selling these as I have had a few people asking. 
Just have to see if the hubby is up for cutting me some more boards.

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Scrabble Ornaments and Christmas Kisses

 After making some of the big crafts for home made Christmas it was nice to make a couple small easy ones to throw in with some of the presents. Like these scrabble name ornaments.


Unlike the retro game board (70's) that I had bought for the scrabble wall art this set was from the 1950's. It was in great shape, I even kept the instruction sheet it was pretty neat.... I should mention that it was only $0.25!

 For teachers gifts for both S's preschool teacher and classroom aid I used the FREE printable offered from Bloom Design for these cute little kiss-mas treat boxes.

Both the chevron washi tape and the clear boxes were from Pick your Plum.

More home made gifts still to come!
Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Painted Presents

 My sister requested something home decorish so I decided to do up a canvas for her as part of her gift. 
I loved this FREE chalkboard printable from The Elli Blog and figured I would recreate it in gold. 
I really really liked the finish product and might just make one for myself.

I also did an inspirational canvas for our niece. 
I loved the wording and loose writing from this print.

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dollys for the Dollys

 I read somewhere that every little girl should own a homemade doll. 
So I decided to make one each for my girlies and my niece this year for Christmas.
I used the Ruby Lou Doll Pattern by Sew Much Ado which I had bought in a pattern bundle last year. I was so excited to make them and the pattern was super easy to follow and all three dollies came together rather quickly.


I also made some aprons for the dolls which were left over from panels for kids size aprons.


And I finally used those embroidered squares (remember from WAY back when?!) and sewed together a little dolly quilt for T (I had already made a dolly quilt for S back in the day, so T needed one). 

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, January 6, 2014

2 0 1 4

Like last year I figured I would write up some of my resolutions here on the blog.
 It actually helped me to have them written in simple one word concepts. 
I would like to continue to do the things from last years list but I'm adding a few more.
So here is the list for 2014!

In general get rid of clutter/stuff/junk/excess that keep my thoughts from being occupied with what really we move a lot so hoarding shouldn't be priority.

I would like to spend more time in the Bible and to pray more. I know a few prayer warriors that are truly inspiring and I would love to become like them someday. And you've gotta start somewhere!

A typical new years resolution. But I figure I'm getting awfully close to the end of my twenties (yikes) and my metabolism isn't getting any better. Although I won't be eating only celery sticks for snack, I should still shape up and be making smarter eating choices not only for me but my kiddo's. 
Plus I would like to run the same race as last June so I need to get my butt in gear. And to kick start this resolution I signed up for Zumba and Phusia dance fitness classes!
...and I've (shameless plug alert!) also been drinking Javita coffee so I'm well on my way.

Less Tech
In general spend less time in front of the Tv (unless I'm crafting), computer, and phone. Make more memories without these techy things involved! I'm also considering taking a facebook and pinterest break. I have a love/hate relationship with both of these social media's.

Anyways I hope 2014 is going well for you thus far. Mine has!
And I have high hopes that this year will be a great one!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

For the Star Wars Fanatic

I had this guy in our family gift exchange this year.
That's my brother-in-law and he is a Star wars fan, if you can't tell. 
(He actually hand made that costume he is wearing! Impressive right?!)

I follow Pixel Power on facebook and he puts out some great character cross stitch patterns. I have been wanting to do one of his designs up for awhile. He even has a list of some free patterns. That is where I found this awesome Luke, I Am Your Father pattern as well as the Darth Vader quote which I thought would work in the BIL's office. You might recognize the same type of style as the Jack Sparrow perler bead craft I did using another one of Pixel Powers patterns.

Happy Thursday!
.....And Happy New Year!