Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {7.26.11}

Happy Tuesday!!  My oldest daughter and I worked on a sewing project last week...and I can't wait to show you what we made!!  I've got to get a picture of it first, so hopefully I'll have it ready to share in the next couple of days. 
Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week's 'Sew Cute Tuesday' linky party:

Little LuLu's Nest shared this adorable Fabric Hoop...wouldn't you love to receive this as a gift?!

How cute is this PVC Framed Canopy Bed from Gluesticks?!  I know 4 girls in my house that would love one of these!!

And I loved these Felt Barrettes from A Winding Road!

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 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, July 27th.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pinwheel Cards

I found some cute stamps at Michael's for a great deal (.49 cents a piece!), so I grabbed two of them and made some pinwheel cards to try them out on.

This is the first one I made...

After the first card was done, I decided the pinwheels needed some ink around the edges. 

Here's the two, side by side.  I think I like the look of the inked pinwheels better.

Don't you love the pinwheels?  I ended up making a bunch of these in both 'girl' and 'boy' colors, but left the stamped sentiments off.  That way they'll be ready to go for any occasion...all I'll have to do is hurry and stamp something on the front! 

I haven't taken pictures of the 'boy' version yet.  I'll try to get that done and post them so you can see the difference!

FYI:  HERE is a great tutorial for making pinwheels.  Changes I made:
**used 1.5" x 1.5" squares of double sided paper
**punched out flowers to use in the center of pinwheels
**used brads to hold them together 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {7.19.11}

Is it Tuesday already?!  It seems as if the days are just flying by! 
Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week's linky party:

Of Pinks and Fairy Tales shared Tiffany, the Scotty Dog...so cute!


And I loved these Recycled Soda Box Bags from Trash to Treasure!

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Now let's get this linky party started!!


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**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, July 20th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sewing Camp Project #3: {Fabric Bracelets}

Only 2 of my girls wanted to make our 'Sewing Camp' project #3.  I think the other girls' excitement about sewing has died down a bit, but I'm not giving up on them!!   

We used THIS TUTORIAL from Women Who Do It All for our bracelets.  They turned out DARLING!


I'm hoping to fit in a few more projects before school starts, but things seem to get busier and busier!  Maybe we can make some more of these to stash away for birthday gifts/Christmas gifts!  It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas!!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {7.12.11}

It's Tuesday....Yay!!  There were so many fabulous projects linked up last week, I had a hard time choosing which ones to feature!  Here's a few that caught my eye...

How cute is this Lemonade Stand from Just Sew Sassy?!  I absolutely adore the striped awning and the bunting banner!!

Creating My Way to Success showed us How to Add a Zip Pocket to Shorts!

And I loved Becoming Martha's Dad's Shirt Redo!

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 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, July 13th.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Birthday Treat

My neighbor had a birthday recently, and I wanted to give her a fun gift.  She loves chocolate almost as much as I do {wink}, so I finally settled on making her this:


A standard size Hershey's bar fits perfectly inside...YUM!


I used THIS TUTORIAL as a guide for the box, but changed the dimensions to these:

**Cut a piece of cardstock to 6.5" x 6.5".
**Score at 1/2" and 6" on one side, then turn cardstock and score at 1", 1.5", 4", and 4.5".
**Cut the box and put together as laid out in the tutorial I linked to above.

These boxes go together really quick, and dress up chocolate in a big way! 


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {7.05.11}

So last week I mentioned that I needed some inspiration.  Can I just say WOW!!  As I looked through your links, I was definitely inspired.  I'm hoping to get to several projects that were added to my 'To Do List' in the next few weeks.  Wish me luck!

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

How cute is this Bow Cuff Bracelet from My Own Road?!

I didn't get to it this year, but I'm definitely making myself one of these Patriotic Wreaths from The Scrap Shoppe for next year!!

And I loved this Girlie Car Cozy from The Domesticated Mama!

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 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, July 6th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shabby Apple Sale!!

If you're in the market for a new dress, Shabby Apple is having a 20% off sale throughout the whole month of July!  Click on the button below to go directly to their site!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Make sure you use the code SUMMER20 for your 20% off!!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Patriotic Doily Banner {My Version}

There are so many great ideas for 4th of July decor in blogland, but the minute I saw THIS BANNER from The Scrap Shoppe, I just HAD to have one!  I don't own a Silhouette, so I had to figure out another way to make mine.  This is what I came up with:


I feel more patriotic every time I look at it!


Want to make one for yourself?  Here's what you'll need:

**White Doilies (I used 4", 6", and 8")
**Royal Blue & Red spray paint
**Mod Podge
**string, yarn, ribbon (something to string them together)

Spray paint the 8" doilies red, and the 4" doilies blue (mine needed 2 coats of spray paint).  Once they're dry, cut them in half and Mod Podge the 3 layers together.  Be extra gentle as you spread the mod podge on the doilies...they are delicate!  When the Mod Podge is dry, string your yarn, ribbon, etc. through the holes in the doilies and hang up!  Easy peasy!!


Have a happy, and SAFE Independence Day weekend!!



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