Thursday, September 30, 2010


I just wanted to shout out a THANK YOU for helping me reach 100 followers!!!  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a pair of these cute flowers!!!007-1

Click HERE for details and to enter!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

More Flowers and a Giveaway!!!

At one point me and my 3 sisters were all pregnant with baby girls.  Shayla was born in May and the rest of the baby girls will be born around October, November, and January.  My oldest sister and I are due only a month a part and last week we got together to make some flower clips for our girls.  Here’s some of the ones that I did.  I actually did a couple that are for me (the big yellow and red one).
I also made these little flowers that I attached to small bobby pins.
That’s where the giveaway comes in.  I’m giving away two pairs of these cute white and purple flowers with your choice of either yellow, silver, or purple center.

How to Enter:
For one entry leave a comment stating what choice of center you would like
For a second entry become a follower (if you already follow your already set) and leave a comment saying so
For a third entry refer a friend and have him/her leave a comment with your name in it!!!

And just to spice things up I will  give away another two pairs if I reach 150 followers!!!
Giveaway will close Monday, October 4th at 11:59pm!
Winners will be chosen by
Good luck everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jack O’ Lantern Curtain

My inspiration for this curtain came from my Hubby.  He put together a fun romantic evening a couple of weeks ago, including decorations and dessert.  He made candle lanterns out of cardboard boxes and a curtain out of shredded paper.  His curtain gave me the idea to make one that wouldn’t get torn up by the kids and was festive for Halloween.
How To:
1 orange twin size flat sheet $4 at Walmart (or orange fabric)
Black paint
Green scrap fabric (optional)
Pumpkin face ideas (I found mine here)
Pole or string (whatever you want to use to hang the curtain with)
Measure the width of the entryway you want your curtain to hang in and round up to the nearest inch.  Then measure out your sheet to that same size (I unstitched the seams in my sheet first).  I just put a little snip in my sheet and then ripped the fabric straight down. 
Now find your design for your face.  You can draw it right on your fabric or cut it out of paper first.  I cut it out of paper first so I could see how well I would like it and position it where I wanted.
If you did the paper then trace around the paper onto your fabric.  I used a black marker.
Now paint the face in.
Now if you are going to use the green trim at the top you need a piece that is as wide as your orange fabric and double the width you would like the trim to end up being.  My piece would up being 38” x 12”. 
Once your paint has dried sew one edge of your green trim to the top edge of your orange fabric with right sides together.  Then fold the other edge of your green fabric with at least a 1/4” fold and then fold the green fabric in half over the seam you just made.  Now stitch the folded edge to the orange fabric meeting up the edge with the seam you made earlier.  I did two stitches along this edge.
If you are not doing the green trim you just need to create a casing that will fit your pole or string.  As you can see in the first picture I used a scrap piece of wood (the same one that my hubby used for his curtain).
Now at the bottom edge of your orange fabric make small cuts every 1”.  Then tear the fabric into strips all the way up to the green trim or the casing you made. 
Now your Jack O’ Lantern is ready to hang!!!
My two munchkins are loving the new look!!!
Curtain Fun
(I wish I had taken more pictures of the sewing portion, but I’ll probably be making  another one [not a pumpkin though] and I’ll be sure to take more detailed pictures.)


Friday, September 17, 2010

Alphabet Photography Sign

I made this Alphabet Photography sign as a wedding gift for my cousin. It says “Harris” with the classic “EST 2010” for the year they were married.
I had fun scouring my town and the mountain to find the pictures to take.  Then I ran out of time to put it together at my house, so I had fun trying to use what I quickly packed with me to make it look nice.  I also forgot my wall hanging kit at home (350 miles away) so then I had to decide how on earth were they going to hang it on the wall.  I then came up with the idea of using some barbwire as the hanger; I just had to get my dad to help me attach it to the board!!!
How to:
I used a 7”x32”x1” scrap board that I had.
I took the pictures and then edited them to all have the same look (you can also find pictures online, but me being a photographer myself I wanted to use my own pictures).
I painted the board brown and then glued the scrapbook paper strip along the bottom. 
Because my dad was all out of sandpaper I distressed my board using a metal/wood file and a wire brush.
I then evenly spaced out all my pictures and glued them down.
I used my sister’s vinyl cutting machine to cut out the “EST 2010” and placed it on the green scrapbook paper that I cut to the same size as the photographs.  (FYI if you need any custom vinyl cut let me know as she just started her business called Got Vynl?)
Then I covered the entire board with mod podge to give it a protective coating.
My dad did wonders with the barb wire.  He measured out a piece of barb wire and then made a loop at each end around a screw and then screwed it into the top of the board.
That was it!!!
Oh and just for fun here’s a picture of the newlyweds…098-1MCP

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blessing Dress

After seeing the Baptismal dress I made a few months ago, a friend of mine asked me to make a blessing dress for her little baby girl.  I can’t wait to see some pictures of this dress on her little princess!

(Not the best environment to take pictures, but I did all the finishing touches as we traveled this last weekend so I could drop it off to her instead of mailing it!)


I just love the ribbon running through the eyelet lace.


I also decided to make a matching headband with the scraps!!!



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