Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bunny Bows

It's been a while since I've made bows for my girls' hair, so I figured I'd get on the ball and make some fun Bunny Bows for spring.

If you want to make some of your own, there's a great TUTORIAL at Ten Cow Chick. 

**FYI:  I wanted smaller bows, so I tweaked the measurements a little bit.  I cut the ribbon for the ears at 3.5", and for the body at 3", 4", & 5".  My bows ended up being approximately 3.5" long when finished.




Linking to these fabulous parties:
It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday @It's Sew Stinkin' Cute
Get Your Brag On @Gluesticks

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {3.29.11}

Happy Tuesday!!  Welcome to another week of "Sew Cute Tuesday"!  Last week was the first time ever that over 100 links were shared...yay!!  Let's see if we can match that this week...

Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week:

Visions of Sugar Plums shared this Beautiful Quilt!  I love the color...purple's my FAV!

How cute are these Lantern Bloom Quilted Pillows from Midnight Creations?!

And I loved this Burlap Bag from Just Drink a Coke!

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 a 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!
**Please link back to me in some form (post my button, or link to text in your blog post)

**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, March 30th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Super Simple & CUTE Cards!

I'm always on the lookout for FAST, CUTE card ideas.  As I was browsing around blogland, I came across THIS IDEA from Nichole Heady, where she used stamped address labels on her cards.  Super simple, and SUPER cute!!  I don't own many stamps, so I took that idea and designed some labels on my computer. 

Here's a few of the cards I've made using this awesome idea.  These first 3 have the same label, but I used different paper on each one.



The next two are birthday cards with some fun owls...


And finally, I made a few 'Congratulations' cards...


What I love about this concept is that I can use the same label, but change up the paper on my cards to make them all a little different.  The possibilities are really endless!!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {3.22.11}

One thing I absolutely LOVE about "Sew Cute Tuesday" is finding new (to me) blogs.  It's always fun when I click on a link and it's from a blog that I haven't visited before.  Inspiration is ABUNDANT in blogland, that's FOR SURE!

Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week:

Krafting with K shared this adorable Casserole Carrier!  Don't you love the fabric she used?!

How cute are these Pots and Pans from Sew A Straight Line?!  Sabra posted a great tutorial if you want to make some of your own!

And I loved these Snack Sacks from Addicted to Tutes!

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 a 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!
**Please link back to me in some form (post my button, or link to text in your blog post)

**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, March 23rd.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  My husband went to work today with a dozen of these rainbow cupcakes to share with his co-workers.  I asked him if they would think I was a nerd for making them a treat, but he just smiled.  In my experience, guys don't care what it is, as long as it's edible.  So I think we're good! 

I absolutely LOVE the girls at eighteen25!  Their subway art is THE BEST!!

The idea for these cupcakes came from THIS POST from The Fickle Pickle.

I also made THESE FAVORS for my kids, their teachers, and my husband, but forgot to get a picture of them.

What about you?  What are you doing for your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? 


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {3.15.11}

It's Tuesday....Yay!!  I'm looking forward to being blown away again by your amazing ideas! 

Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week:

Polka Dots On Parade shared an ADORABLE Skirt/Dress that she made for her daughter!

How cute is this Little Boy's Messenger Bag from To Sew With Love?! 

And I LOVE Closet Crafter's Chocolate Bunnies!

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, March 16th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Candy Wrapper Button Earrings

We've been saving our candy wrappers to make more bracelets like THESE.  As I was sorting our collection, I was thinking about how I could make matching earrings.  And then the idea came.  I wasn't sure if it would work, or if they would even be cute, but I must say that I LOVE the result!


Cute, right?  I used a 5/8" covered button kit for these...

and these...

And a 7/16" covered button kit for these...

Here they are together so you can see the difference in size.

Did I mention how much I love these?  I don't know what it is about recycling, but I love taking 'trash' and turning it into cute, wearable items.  What do you think?

FYI:  For some reason, the 7/16" size was harder to make than the bigger size.  I ended up having to hot glue the bottom on because it wouldn't stay otherwise.  Also, to protect the wrappers, I brushed each earring with a few coats of Mod Podge. 

**Edited to Add:  A great tutorial for making covered button earrings can be found HERE**



I'm linking at these fabulous parties:

It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday @It's Sew Stinkin' Cute
Tuesday Tell All @My Craftie Life
Get Your Brag On @Gluesticks
Fantabulous Friday Link Up @Momma's Kinda Crafty
I'm Crafty Party @So You Think You're Crafty
Take A Look Tuesday @Sugar Bee Crafts
Ten Buck Tuesday @Young Nester

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday Cards

Homemade birthday cards are a MUST at our house.  Here's a few that I've made recently.



I don't know why it took me so long, but I finally invested in a 'Homemade Just For You' stamp for the back of my cards.  LOVE IT!!   

These cards were inspired by THIS POST from Kerry's Paper Crafts. 


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {3.08.11}

There were so many GREAT projects linked up last week...it made my job of choosing a few to feature pretty tough!!  Thanks again for making "Sew Cute Tuesday" such a success each week! 

Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week:

Creating My Way to Success upcycled some Sundresses to Shoulder Bags....adorable!!

How cute is this Cozy Chapstick Holder from Social Butterfly?!

And I LOVED these Monster Towels from The Monson Family!!

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, March 9th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paper Crafts Linky Party!

Something you may or may not know about me is that I LOVE paper crafting.  LOVE IT!!  But I have a little problem....I'm in a paper crafting RUT!!  I'm itching to make something, but need some inspiration. 

That's where you come in.  I need some ideas!  Please link up anything you've made that has to do with paper, such as cards, scrapbook pages, boxes, jewelry, wood crafts + mod podge,....you get the idea.

This linky party will remain open until Monday, March 7th at midnight.

Thank you!  I can't wait to see what you share!




Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {3.01.11}

Happy Tuesday!!  It's hard to believe that March is here ALREADY!  Weren't we just celebrating the new year?

Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week:

This Hand Embroidered Vintage Pattern from Kavin is simply beautiful!!  

Little Country Bumpkins shared her adorable Spring Cloche Hat!

And I loved this Easy Scrapbook Cover from Trendy Accentz!

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, March 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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