Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!



"And she brought forth her firstborn son, 
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, 
and laid him in a manger; 
because there was no room for them in the inn." 



Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
from our family to yours!!




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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FINAL Sew Cute Tuesday {12.18.12}


Welcome to Sew Cute Tuesday,
a linky party for
SEWING PROJECTS ONLY!!

Before we get to my FINAL linky party,
I would like to say a big THANK YOU
to all of you who have visited this linky party each week!
I started 'Sew Cute Tuesday' a few years ago,
when I first started learning how to sew.  I needed ideas for
sewing projects, and figured a linky party was the perfect way
to get some!  And boy, did I ever get some AWESOME ideas!
It has been a lot of fun to look through your links each week.
Please know how much I truly appreciate your support!

Don't forget!  Starting on January 8th
'Sew Cute Tuesday' will have a new home
at Better Off Thread!

And just so you know, I'm not going anywhere!
 Although I am giving up 'Sew Cute Tuesday',
I'm NOT giving up blogging!
 I plan on still posting the projects that I make,
as well as the ideas we have for our Young Women Activities.
So stick around!!

Now, here's some projects that caught my eye
 from our last linky party...

Once Upon a Sewing Machine
shared her adorable
Peppermint Candy Coasters!

And I loved, loved, LOVED this
Crochet Rudolph Hat Pattern
from Repeat Crafter Me! 

{I REALLY need to learn to crochet!!}

Feel free to grab a 'featured' button. 
You'll find it in my menu bar!


Now, let's get this linky party started...

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Rules for linking:

**Link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)

**Link to a specific blog post, not blog home page.

**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, December 19th.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Chocolate Sprinkle Sandwich Cookies


We had a Christmas party for the Young Women in our ward 
last week, and it was the perfect excuse 
for me to try out THIS cookie recipe.  

Aren't they pretty?

We had to go easy on the sprinkles...
one container was definitely NOT enough!!   

The verdict?  This recipe is a KEEPER!!  
The girls oooh'd and aaaah'd over the cookies, 
and they didn't last very long (that's always a good sign!).  
 
Wouldn't these be fun for other holidays too?!  
Think about all the different color combinations 
of sprinkles they have for every holiday....
pink, red, and white sprinkles for Valentine's Day, 
green sprinkles for St. Patrick's Day, 
pastel sprinkles for Easter..etc.).  
I can't wait to make them again!


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

2013 Birthday Cards


Every year, part of my Christmas gift to my parents is a set of handmade birthday cards.  (if you'd like to check out their cards from previous years, look HERE, HERE, and HERE).

For the boy cards, I just HAD to incorporate my new mustache punch...LOVE IT!!  Masculine cards are harder for me to make, but I loved how these ones turned out.

Obviously, this is a 'Thanks' card, not a birthday card.  Believe it or not, I forgot to take a picture of the girl cards.  But, they looked just like this one, only the stamp said 'Happy Birthday' instead of 'Thanks'.

I had all of the cards ready and delivered by Thanksgiving this year.  Last year, I sent them off in the mail early, but they didn't arrive until after Christmas.  I wasn't taking any chances this time around!!


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sew Cute Tuesday {12.11.12}


Welcome to Sew Cute Tuesday,
a linky party for
SEWING PROJECTS ONLY!!

Last week I announced that December 18th
will be my last 'Sew Cute Tuesday' linky party.
Thank you for all of your understanding about why
I needed to do this, and for your nice comments!
I'll still be around, and will post the projects that I make,
so I hope you'll stick around and check in from time to time!

I'm excited to announce that 'Sew Cute Tuesday' will live on!
Janice from Better Off Thread has offered to take over
my linky party, and will begin on January 8th.  Yay!
Be sure to head over there and get familiar
with Janice and her great blog!!

Now, here's some projects that caught my eye
 from our last linky party...

Monkey See, Monkey Do shared her adorable
Fire Truck Ornament Pattern!

How cute is this Quilted Goodie-Tin Cozy 
from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom?! 

And I loved these Christmas Fabric Baskets
from Threading My Way! 
Feel free to grab a 'featured' button. 
You'll find it in my menu bar!


Now, let's get this linky party started...

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Rules for linking:

**Link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)

**Link to a specific blog post, not blog home page.

**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, December 12th.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sew Cute Tuesday {12.04.12} + An Announcement


Welcome to Sew Cute Tuesday,
a linky party for
SEWING PROJECTS ONLY!!

Before I share the featured projects for this week,
I have some news.

A few weeks ago, I received a new calling in my ward as the Young Women's President (the Young Women organization in my church is for girls ages 12 - 18.  You can learn more about it HERE).

As I am learning more about what my responsibilities are going to be, I realize that my priorities are going to have to change a bit.  I can't fit in everything, and to be able to serve the Young Women in my ward to the best of my ability, I've got to let some things go for now.

Although I have {loved} hosting my 'Sew Cute Tuesday' linky party each week, it takes up a lot of time.  So it's with some sadness that I'm announcing that December 18th will be my very last 'Sew Cute Tuesday' linky party.

I appreciate all of you taking the time each week to link up your projects.  I've gotten some awesome ideas from the projects you've shared, and I know others have too.  THANK YOU!!

If there's anyone who would like to take over 'Sew Cute Tuesday' on your blog, let me know!  Or if you already host a sewing only linky party, let me know that as well so I can direct my readers to your blog! 

Now.....
Here's some projects that caught my eye
 from our last linky party...

Feel free to grab a 'featured' button. 
You'll find it in my menu bar!


Now, let's get this linky party started...

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Rules for linking:

**Link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)

**Link to a specific blog post, not blog home page.

**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, December 5th.

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