Thursday, February 24, 2011

Button Earrings

When I saw THIS POST from 30 Days, making Button Earrings became a priority on my To Do list!!  I've only gotten a few pairs made so far, but plan on making MANY more! 



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {2.22.11}

Happy Tuesday!!  Now that Valentine's Day is over, I'm REALLY getting spring fever.  Bad!  Is anyone else feeling this way, or is it just me?!

Here's some projects that caught my eye from last week's linky party:

I love paper crafting, so this Floating Heart Card from Dukes' and Duchesses really stood out!

Sew Kansas shared a Quilt that she has been working on for several years.  Isn't it beautiful?!

And I loved these Revamped Pillows from Caits Creates!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!



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**link to specific blog post, not blog home page!
**link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)
**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
**visit a few of the links and leave some comment love!
**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, February 23rd.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Monday, February 21, 2011

Blessings Boards & Tissue Paper Flowers

I was able to attend a wonderful Stake Women's Conference last Saturday.  The theme was "Count Blessings", and our feature speaker was Emily Freeman, author of several books including '21 Days Closer to Christ', and 'A Christ Centered Christmas'.  My ward was in charge of the table decorations, and I ended up getting asked to make them.  This is what I finally came up with:

Blessings Boards!

The inspiration for these was the ever popular 'Lost Socks' boards that are all over the blogosphere.  They were a HUGE hit!!

I also made 29 (or so) tissue paper flowers (a tutorial can be found HERE) for the tables.  If you look closely in the picture above, you can see some in the background.

This picture is just to show you the size of the tissue paper flowers.  Love them!!

These decorations were truly a labor of love.  I had a vision in my head of what I wanted them to look like, but didn't think I'd be able to get that vision into reality.  Luckily, my SIL was able to get me the vinyl for dirt cheap, and my MIL helped me decide on what paper to mod podge to the clothespins.  After I got the first board finished (I made a total of 12), I wanted to jump for joy.  They turned out exactly how I had pictured them in my head!!  I love it when that happens!!     


Friday, February 18, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to all who entered this giveaway!  I really wish I could give every one of you a dress...

I went to Random.org to choose the lucky winner, and this is the result:

Congratulations to  #46: Megan!!

Megan, I'll be emailing you shortly!!

Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway! **CLOSED**

**This Giveaway is now CLOSED**

I'm SUPER excited to have the chance to give one of you lucky ducks a fabulous dress from the fabulous Shabby Apple!! 

If you aren't familiar with Shabby Apple, head on over there and check out their beautiful women's dresses,

The adorable children's dresses,

And all of their trendy jewelry and accessories!

The dress I'm giving away is this gorgeous Bali Ha'i' dress.  I absolutely LOVE the color!!

There are 2 ways you can enter this giveaway.

1.  Leave me a comment, including your email address. 

2. Go to Shabby Apple's Facebook Page and 'like' them.  Then leave me a comment letting me know you did.  Please include your email address as well.

{I need to have a way to contact the winner, so entries that don't have an email address will not count!!}

This giveaway is open to those who live in the U.S. only, and will end at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on Friday, February 18th. I'll announce the winner sometime that morning. 

Good luck!

Oh....and if you don't win, don't fret!  Shabby Apple is offering my readers a 10% discount with the code 'creativeitch10off'!!  How nice is that?!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {2.15.11}

Happy Tuesday....and Happy 'Late' Valentine's Day!!  My husband and I spent a 'romantic' evening eating breakfast burritos and watching 'Castle'.  I had planned on having a nice dinner ready for him when he got home from work, but it just didn't work out that way.  He beat me home, and I had other things I needed to do before even making our dinner.  He was a good sport and ended up making the breakfast burritos (we chose that because the kids were hungry, and it was the quickest thing we could cook.  Plus, our chickens are blessing us with lots of eggs each day, so we needed to use some up!).  Although it may not sound very Valentines-ish, I wouldn't have had it any other way.  It was just perfect! 

I'll quit ramling now and show you some projects that caught my eye from last week's linky party:

I think I need one of these Clothespin Aprons from Increasingly Domestic!

Killing Time shared these adorable Dad Keychains!

How cute are these Love Bands from Mommy Scraps Alot?!

And I ADORE this Composition Book Cover Tutorial from Momma Go Round!!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!


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**link to specific blog post, not blog home page!
**link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)
**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
**Visit a few of the links and leave some comment love!
**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, February 16th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Thursday, February 10, 2011

{Valentine Kisses} + Tutorial

This is such a CUTE way to present some kisses to your special Valentine!  As soon as I saw THESE from Inking Out of the Box, I scrapped my 'To Do List' for the day and figured out how to make them instead.


I decided to use some cute paper to line the bottom of the holder and LOVE how it turned out!

Want to make your own?  Here's a quick tutorial to tell you how.  Sorry about not taking step-by-step pictures for this...I got too excited and forgot!  Hopefully my instructions will make sense.

{Supplies Needed:}

*Cardstock (6" x 3 1/2")
*Transparency Paper (3 1/8" x 2 5/8")
*Patterned Paper (3 1/2" x 1 1/2")
*Adhesive of choice
*Paper Trimmer
*Kisses

Score cardstock at 1 1/2", 3", and 4 1/2".  Cut a square out of the center of the box measuring approx. 2 1/2" x 2".  Adhere transparency to inside of box.  Fold on all score lines.  Adhere patterned paper to the inside of the front flap.  Tape 3 Kisses on the patterned paper (I used a tiny piece of double sided tape on each Kiss).  Now put adhesive on the inside of the back flap and fold into a triangular shape and press.  Embellish the front however you want. 

If I've confused you, just look at the pictures of the finished product and hopefully that will help!

    

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cookies for My Valentine

I've decided that I need a 'plan' before I start decorating cookies.  These ones were done in the spur of the moment, and I know if I would've thought it out more, they would have turned out SO much cuter!



Oh well.  Atleast they tasted good!! 



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {2.08.11}

So...I'm glad to say that our weekly "Sew Cute Tuesday" linky party will continue as usual.  I almost decided to scrap the whole thing when I found out Linky Tools was going to start charging a $24.00 a year fee.  Almost.  I totally understand why Linky Tools decided to go this route, but I'm the type of girl who LOVES FREE!!  It took some doing to convince myself that I could and should pay for this service even though I don't make a cent off of my blog.  In the end, I couldn't give up my weekly dose of sewing inspiration.  I LOVE seeing the projects that you share.  They inspire me (and keep my "To Do List" growing!).
Enough of that.  Let's see some projects that caught my eye from last week's linky party:

City Girl Gone Coastal shared this fun Polka Dot Pillow with Felt Flowers!

How cute is this Tule Frosting Cupcake Shirt from Liberty Original?!

And I loved this Love Day Envelope from Rugrats + Royalty!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!




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Rules for linking:

**link to specific blog post, not blog home page!
**link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)
**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
**visit a few of the links and leave some comment love!
**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, February 9th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Monday, February 7, 2011

Matchbook Valentines

If you're still looking for a fun Valentine's Day idea, here's one to consider.


I used THIS TUTORIAL from eWillow, and THESE PRINTABLES from Magnolia Creative Co. via Catch My Party! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm a little OBSESSED with these...

Yes...I'm admitting it.  These cuties have become my latest obsession!  My 2 older girls were horrified when I saw some cans lying by the side of the road and stopped to pick them up.  I guess it won't be the last time they are embarrassed by their mother!

Here's a few samples of the latest earrings I've been making.



Have a great Thursday!!



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {2.01.11}

Is it just me, or did last week FLY by?!  It seems that time is going faster and faster, and I'm struggling to keep up.  One thing I really do try to keep up with is your links each week.  I SO appreciate you coming back week after week and sharing your projects...THANK YOU!! 

Let's see some projects that caught my eye from last week's linky party:

This Remote Control Holder from My Swanky Crafts is now on my "To Do List"!  Such a great idea!

How cute is this Felt Crayon Roll from What I Live For?!

And I loved the Felt Valentine's Purse from Mommy Creations!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!





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Rules for linking:

**link to specific blog post, not blog home page!
**link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)
**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
**visit a few of the links and leave some comment love!
**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, February 2nd.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



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