Monday, February 14, 2011

We have been Craft Crazy over here:)

Made a new Knotty apron for my neighbor and put one up in my Etsy shop!

Made Valentime Heart Monogrammed pillows for my girls:
(Easy, cut 2 pieces of fabric in the shape of a heart 1/2 inch bigger than you want the finished pillow to be.  Pin the 2 fabrics together with the pretty sides facing each other (also called right sides together).  Sew around the entire heart (with a 1/4 inch seam allowance) leaving a space about 2 inches big.  Turn your fabrics inside out through the hole you left.... and stuff with polyfill (which you can find at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Joanns...etc)  Finally I hand stitched it shut.  That's it...took 10 minutes a piece total)

 The girls and I made Valentine's Day Cards on Saturday:
We just took a pic of the girls holding their hands out like they were holding a big balloon.  Printed the pics off on copy paper and glued them to construction paper rectangles.  Then took an exacto-knife and cut little slits right above and below their little gripped hands.  Stick a sucker in the slits and Voila:

Then have your big girl 4 year old write her own name at the bottom:

 Kyndall helped me sass up these Clipboards for her teachers' Valentine's Day gift:
All it took was Mod Podge, scrapbook paper and a sponge brush.  We cut the paper to fit over the clipboard, sprayed it with a little water, then used the sponge brush to apply Mod Podge to the back of the scrapbook paper.  Place that on the clipboard and then layer as desired to get the look you want.  We tore the paper to make it look cool, then mod Podged the entire top of the scrapbook paper we had decorated it with.  Finally, I took Wax paper and clipped it on the board and stacked heavy books on it for a couple of hours while the mod podge dried.  Took all that off, tied a fancy tulle bow on the clip part and there you go:
After all that,  I had Kyndall write a Love note on the back and the date in Sharpie!!

Kyndall even got a little sewing kit from Joanns in the $1 aisle:

She worked really hard on it...we lost the final product though, before I could take a pic!  ha!

 I saw these cute dresses and thought I should try to make a sassy ruffle bib.  Hmm...just wanted to show you how the first time I sew things...they don't always turn out as cute as I want them to.  But that is okay.  I have learned from this  bib to make the ruffles narrower, shorter, and less crooked:) and I'll try again!!  I'll let you know how it goes...

Whew....what did your weekend look like?

Oh!!  and thanks, Janette, for the stylish blog award...I'll get my act together and post about it tonight or tomorrow morning!!  Love ya friend:)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

And this folks, is why I sew.....

After a day of being stuck in the house with a sick husband and 2 sweet but energetic little ones.....I went to my sewing room and turned on my sewing machine.  I have a couple of projects I am working on right now, 3 minky crib sheets, 1 minky baby blankie, 2 adult aprons, and 2 little boy aprons.  I decided to finish my boy aprons first.  So I grabbed this fabric:
 And after a little cutting, embroidering, ironing and turned into this:
 As I finished this project, I just thought about how fun it is to take a pile of rectangular fabric and turn it into any shape, size, and design I choose.  I am so grateful that I have this little hobby that can calm me down and remind me how fun it is to make something....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

  Good Morning!!  Sorry I am late posting this, but I had to sing Happy Birthday to this little cutie!!

I can't believe my baby is 3!  We are preparing for her Butterfly Birthday Party here at the this is going to be short and sweet:)

I had SO much fun this week doing the give aways with Renee:)  I cant wait until we do this again!!!  Now lets get down to business:

Wow!  It paid to be the first to comment this time!  Yay Christy you won!!  When all this crazy snow and ice starts to go away I'll mail you your Baby Gift Set!!!  I wish I had enough to give away to everyone who signed up, but I don't:(  I make these all the time, so if you are ever interested in buying one, they are $25 for the entire set!  I can customize them for boys or girls and pretty much any color you want!

Well, I am going to go so I can give my big girl 3 year old lots of hugs and kisses!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Last Day! Final Give Away!!!

  I started out sewing when I was about 5 months pregnant with my 2nd child.  She is turning 3 on Saturday, February 5.  The first thing I sewed was ribbons from my friend Kate's extra stash, on to cloth baby diapers to make cute burpcloths.  That is when the fever hit, the sewing fever.  I couldn't sew enough.  I scoured the internet for free tutorials, cheap patterns, and any kind of sewing advice I could find.  I realized that I LOVED it.  For the first 6 months or so of sewing all I did was baby items.  I would sew burpcloths galore (graduating from embellishing cloth diapers to making them from scratch using chenille fabric trimmed in super soft minky fabric), bibs, and covered babywipes cases.  I love to make all kinds of things..... but the cute, soft, and sweet boutique style baby items are definitely still my favorite to make.  So for my final give away this week, I am going Kristi Kelly Designs Old School and giving away a baby gift set.  I love to give these to friends at their shower because they are unique, and unique is fun right?   You will get one burp cloth, one bib, and one baby wipes case (the zebra set that is pictured) style.  All you have to do is leave a comment...that's it....pretty easy.  I would LOVE for you to become a follower of this blog.  I am hoping to be able to give ideas, tips, and inspiration to others like I have gotten.  Blogging is so much fun!!!

Now, hop on over to Renee's blog and become a fan because she is giving away the CUTEST picture frame block ever!!!  Check this beauty out:

 Love the lace, damask background, and super cute paper flowers...nice touch huh!!!

I have had so much fun doing this week of give aways with her!  The only thing more fun than giving away things I have created is getting inspired by the sassy things Renee makes.  This give away ends Friday night at midnight...same as the rest!  I'll post the winner on this blog Saturday morning, and on my Kristi Kelly Designs FB page!!  Good luck friends!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sweet Necklace Give Away...

Hello Everyone!!!  I hope you all are having a great week:)  We are starting day 3 of Ice/Snow days here in McKinney Texas and let me tell you, cabin fever is Glad I got some great ideas on what to cook!  I am running kind of low on groceries (thank you icy roads) but I am thinking some heart shaped sugar cookies with my little helpers will be the perfect activity tomorrow.  Now on to day 4 of our week long give aways and the winner of my apron!!!

How sassy is this necklace Renee made???
 Hello perfect Valentine gift, birthday gift, hostess gift, or great new accessory for you!  Go click on the picture of the necklace above and it will take you to Renee's blog to find out who won this apron from my give away yesterday:

And to find out how to win that fab necklace:)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ooooh La La...Giveaway

And the winner of Renee's giveaway is:  Rachele

Weren't those cards awesome?  I will definitely be getting some cute cards from them!

I must admit...I DO love Valentine's Day.  It probably helps that I have a sweet husband.  But I think it is the pink and red colors everywhere and Heart decorations.  I am a girly-girl.  I love ruffles, pink, and all things frou-frou (breaking out my Fancy Nancy words)

This is how I think of Valentines:

So that inspired me to make my own little Ruffled Apron to help me feel fancy while I'm cooking!  All you have to do to win this little apron is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite thing to cook is!  I love getting good ideas so bring them on friends...and you could win this:

 Good Luck!  You have until Midnight to win!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

1st winner and 2nd Day Give Away!

First, I want to congratulate Jill Lee for winning the Key Fob and Gift Card!!!!  I can't wait to get them to you!!!  Here is the infamous Random Number Generator that picked my winner!!!  And Thank you Janette for helping me figure out how to post it on here for all blogland to see!!!
I want to thank everyone who commented on my blog and "liked" my FB page!  Keep checking back, I am LOVING this give away business:)

 And now lets continue our week of fun give aways and check out Renee's blog where you can win this super cute set of  4 Birthday Cards:
 And this set of 4 Thank You cards:
Don't we always need Birthday Cards and Thank You cards?  And mine are always the same old ones from various card stores....Yawn!  I love, love, love how unique and creative each card is that she makes.  Head on over to her FaceBook Fan Page and become a fan, then go leave her a comment on her blog letting her know you are a fan and you could win these!  If you are already a fan on FB, then all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog.....yay for fun give aways....Good luck!!!