Sunday, October 30, 2011

Last Minute {Halloween Treats}

Waiting until the last minute is something I'm pretty good at.... I seem to do it a lot lately!  But I wouldn't have found these cute printables if I hadn't procrastinated. 

My kids will be giving giant sized Hershey's candy bars to some lucky people.  Isn't the candy bar wrapper adorable?!  You can find it HERE.

And I made these treat bags for my clogging class.  The printable bag topper can be found HERE.

Have a fun, SAFE Halloween!! 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just Because...

One of my favorite things to do is to make handmade cards.  I love it.  Unfortunately, I don't make them as much as I'd like to.  I've always thought it would be fun to participate in a card exchange, but haven't ever gotten around to it. 

A few weeks ago, Amy from The Happy Scraps, posted about hosting a card exchange.  I jumped at the chance to sign up!  Here's the card I made for the exchange: (it was inspired by this card)

 
There were 14 people that signed up for this exchange, so I made one for each person and and sent them off.  I should be getting my package of cards in the mail any day now.  I.can't.wait!! 


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.25.11}

Halloween is just 6 days away!  Do you have your costumes all ready to go?  Or do you still need a few ideas?  Well, I'm here to help if that's the case.  Here's some fun costume ideas that were linked up last week...


Olive and Love shared this Easy Bat Costume Tutorial...love it!

My girls would love one of these Rapunzel Wigs...see how to make it at The Project Corner!

How cute is this Cinderella Costume from Sew Fantastic?!

And Sew What's Happening shared several Costume Ideas & Tutorials!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Birthday Card

I'm still on the hunt for some cute cards to make for my parents as part of their Christmas gift.  What do you think of these? 



I love the look of these cards, but I don't thing they would work for boys.  Maybe it's just me, but I don't think boys would appreciate getting a birthday card with a flower on it.  I'll have to see if the flower can be switched for something more 'masculine'! 


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.18.11}

**Edited to add: I finally got around to creating a Facebook page for Creative Itch. I've been trying to figure out how to add a 'Like Button' on my blog, and just don't get it. If anyone could explain it to me in kindergarten terms, that would be fantastic!

It's been one of those weeks where I've been forgetting everything.  'Sew Cute Tuesday' was one of those things I kept forgetting about.  Guess I need to start writing down my 'To Do Lists' again!  When I have those, I stay on track.

Here's some projects that caught my eye from our last "Sew Cute Tuesday" Linky Party!

This Toddler Messenger Bag from Increasingly Domestic is absolutely adorable!!

How sweet is Sew Much Ado's Frilly Birthday Apron?!

And I LOVED this Ruffled Felt Garland from Sweet Little Smoothie!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Treat Box

I always try to have a fun treat for my kids' teachers and bus drivers for the different holidays.  For Halloween this year, they'll be getting these...

The boxes are easy to make, and more importantly, they come together quickly.  And the cute factor is always a good thing too!

You can find a tutorial for these boxes HERE.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paper Pieced Candle Birthday Card

Every year for Christmas, part of my gift to my parents is birthday cards.  I make enough for them to give to all of their kids, in-laws, grandkids, and throw in a few extra in case they need them for friends.  I've been on the hunt for cute cards that would be easy to mass produce, and here's one of the options I'm considering for this year.

The inspiration for these cards came from HERE.  What do you think?  I'm still searching for other ideas, so if you've made or seen a cute card on the web, could you do me a favor and leave a comment with the web address so I can take a look?  Thank you!!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{Spooky} Banner

Okay, here's the Halloween banner I made last year...and forgot about!



You can probably tell how these were made, but here's a run-down on it anyways.

*trace around a CD onto cereal boxes, and cut out the circles
*mod podge scrapbook paper onto circles
*cut out the letters for SPOOKY using the Cricut, mod podge them on
*punch a hole on each side of circles, and tie on some orange ribbon
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.11.11}

Halloween is just around the corner, and I LOVED seeing so many Halloween projects linked up last week!  Here's a few that caught my eye:

How cute are these Witch Boots from Get Your Crap Together!

Sweet Bee Buzzings shared her Fabric Candy Corn Tutorial!

And I loved this Halloween Pillow from Freaking Craft!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bats & Pumpkins {Halloween Banner}

Funny story.  I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to have some Halloween decorations ready to go on October 1st.  I needed a banner, and got to work making a special one to hang up on our wall.  It turned out even better than I had envisioned (love it when that happens!).

Bats and pumpkins were on my mind, so I decided to go with that theme for my banner.  Here's how it turned out.


I used cereal boxes for the bats and pumpkins, spray painted them, added glitter, then hung them up on some twine.  You can't tell from these pictures, but the bats and pumpkins are super sparkly!!


I tried to get a few shots in the sun so you could see the pretty sparkles...



Now for the funny part of this story...

I hung my banner up on October 1st, then got the rest of my decorations out of storage.  Turns out I had forgotten about a banner that I made for Halloween last year!!  Oops!!  Hate it when that happens!!  Oh well....you can never have too many banners hanging up, right?

I never got around to sharing my banner from last year on here (that's probably why I forgot about it!).  I'll work on getting pictures of it so I can get it posted. 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.04.11}

Seriously....it's October already?!  The weather is beautiful where I live, but I'm having a hard time dealing with the fact that we'll be getting snow sooner than I'm ready for!!  But then again, I'm never ready for the snow!

Here's some projects that caught my eye from our last "Sew Cute Tuesday" Linky Party!

How cute is this Apple Coaster from Annemarie's Crochet Blog?!  She shared a free pattern for those of you who know how to crochet...

Sew Candid shared a Super Hero Mask Tutorial that would be perfect for Halloween!!

And I loved these Sock Rattles from Sew Much 2 Luv!!

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**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)
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