Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jingle All the Way......

I was asked to teach a class at the library...we are making Jingle Bell Wreaths. They are super easy and turned out super cute. I will give you a few instructions {but they are really self explanatory!}

Cut a piece of bailing wire {really thick wire} about 34" long. Make a hook at one end.

Buy 2 packages of 1" bells - {I got mine at Hobby Lobby}. You need about 50 bells.

Thread all the bells onto the wire. You will want to shake them a little to get them as close as possible. When you get to the end, make another hook and hook the two end pieces together. This is the hardest part, make sure you get it as tight as possible.

Make a pretty bow. Add to wreath and you are finished. You can also add a loop to hang the wreath from or hang it from a doorknob.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give Thanks!!

What a wonderful time of year!  I am so grateful for the many things I have been given, especially my ability to create fun and beautiful things.  I am grateful for fun children that keep me on my toes and a wonderful husband who provides for our family.  I know I could go on and on but I thought I would keep it short and simple today.

I have been wanting to make this since I bought the vinyl last week, I finally had a minute to pull out my Cricut machine and make it.  I used the cartridge Lyrical Letters since I love that cartridge.   It also had the Thanks already together so I didn't have to link them.  I put it on the back of my "Happy Haunting" block and so now I have a multiple use block - LOVE THAT!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving - my sister is traveling today to my house and so we are going to have our Thanksgiving dinner on BLACK FRIDAY - I hope that isn't too crazy.  I never have a desire to go shopping on Black Friday so it doesn't matter to me what day we have it - just that I can spend it with family.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Don't wash your curtains!

I was being very productive on Monday....I cleaned the house, did 7 loads of laundry, cleaned the storage room, organized...you name it, i did it.

As I moved into the kitchen, I vacuumed all the cobwebs off the walls {and no, there were not Halloween decorations}...then I thought I would take down the curtains and wash them....well, that turned into a whole new project.

This is what they looked like when I put them back up

Seriously, they shrunk like 6" off the floor. {I hemmed them when I bought them because they were WAY too long}

So, now what am I going to do? I'm not going to have my curtains 6" off the floor. I could add a border on the bottom, but it would look kind of dumb. Then it hit me. The perfect solution.

About a month ago I was at Hobby Lobby and they had a piece of upholstery fabric on clearance for $2/yard. I bought a yard. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. But now I know.

I cut the curtains about 10" down from the top and added this.....

The top and bottom borders are denim and the middle is the upholstery fabric I got at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE them! They are perfect and even cuter than they were before I washed them.

and now they touch the floor again!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One hat, two hat, pink hat, pumpkin hat???

Here is the beautiful model wearing her pink hat.  I have to say the nurses loved it and all wanted to know how to make one.  Thanks Liberty for making her the star of the show!!!

Then for Halloween I pulled out this one.

Isn't my pumpkin so cute???  She was supposed to be dressed up as a little black cat but she never really liked the cat hat I had for her, but she didn't mind wearing this cute little number.

I have to say although I can make many things from fabric and yarn, I think this little girl is numbered among my most favorite creations.  She is so sweet and everyone loves her from the minute they meet her.  I'm glad that this creation is over and now on to dressing her up and making her one of the cutest little girls I know.

For the instructions on how to make them here is the post that Liberty put all the links in.  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Bling!

I've really been into making jewelry lately...it started with that darn bead store in Utah {that I totally love} and I've been hooked ever since....so here is my newest creations! I used chain between the beads and LOVE how it turned out! They are a bit "chunky" but I'm into that right now!



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