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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Aren't these just awesome!?

Hey everyone!
I hope you are all having a great Holiday and spending your days with your family having fun! We have been so busy, but it's been a blast! Can't wait for the new year!
Anyway, I just wanted to share this cute idea that was originally inspired by my place mats! I will just say that Amelia's are so much better! I love her twist on the idea, she totally made my day by sharing these with me! I love them, and I know you all will too! Just jump on over to her blog, Amelia's Notebook,  and give her some love!

Wouldn't these make the cutest accessory to a wedding gift as well?
Thank you Amelia!
Have a Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Trapped in San Diego!

Sorry, I haven't been on here in FOREVER! I am still alive, just haven't had time to sit down in about a week! We are on vacation in San Diego, and we are trapped in the resort we are staying at. The rain has been non-stop since we arrived and it has caused so much flooding it is scary! We are in Mission Valley which is the worst of the flooding here in San Diego, the golf course right next to us has it's hills sliding off into the roads, and the mall right behind us has half it's parking garage and lot submerged under water! I am just hoping that we will not have to evacuate in the middle of the night! The roads all around us are flooded, I wish that I could upload the pictures on this computer so you could all see! Maybe some of you have seen it on the news, it's incredible! 
I better get back to the family, just thought that I would stop in and say hi! I will hopefully be back soon with some projects, as soon as all the holiday craziness calms down and we get back from California! Miss you all!
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Try it Tuesday (Link Party!)

I have decided that I am going to host a link party on Tuesdays now! I am so excited! That way everyone can link up all their ideas for Try it Tuesday and then I will pick some of my favorites to feature them!
This is all going to start AFTER the holiday because I am headed out of town for awhile to enjoy time with family...and I am sure all of you are too!
Be ready to come link up!
 It is open to any project that you have, anything that you want us to "Try"!
Recipes, furniture, sewing, crafting, fashion...ANYTHING!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

PB inspired Kid's Sleeping Bags! (Just in time for Holiday travel!)

For more than a few months now I have been wanting to make these cute little sleeping bags that I saw in Pottery Barn. In our family we call them "Cowboy beds". I knew that I wanted to for sure make one for my son because everywhere we travel, even if there is a bed, he never wants to sleep that far away from anyone. We usually wind up making him a "cowboy bed" out of random blankets that we have. When we go to motels it is a lot harder to make a comfy bed on the floor because usually all the other blankets in the room are needed by everyone else.
To make a long story short, my mom ending up helping me make these, all 3 in less than a day! I didn't think that I would have time to get ONE done before our trip next week, but with my mom's help anything can be possible! There will be a tutorial coming soon so you can all make one too if you want! We were originally going to do the puppy dog ones for the girls, but we aren't too into the puppy phase yet, so we decided to do owls (no surprise)! My mom is awesome at sewing so she made up the pattern to work for the owl head/pillows!

Shaggy Dog Toddler Sleeping Bags

J.T. has more of a plain one, with a soft minky lining and a cute sporty pattern! We were going to make a Superman or Batman one, but we couldn't find the fabric, but I know he loves his sports too!
The beds are still at my parent's house,  so I don't have a picture of the kids in them yet! I will make sure to get one so you can get a better idea of the size!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homemade Damask Stockings

I actually made these a few weeks ago and I wasn't ready to share them because I wanted to embroider their names...but the hustle and bustle of the holidays has prevented me from getting all of that done! Just use your imagination if you will! (Thanks)
I wanted some fabric that coordinated with not only my Christmas tree and other decor, but also with my home decor! My old stockings clashed big time with the colors of my home and it drove be NUTS!

Seriously...I can not figure out how to make these straight pictures. They are straight until I upload them on here and then they get all wonky? I will keep trying to figure it out, it must be some kind of glitch or something? (SORRY)

I didn't make one fore me and the Mister yet, I am still trying to decide on what fabric.
Should I use two of the existing fabrics (leaving one stocking by it's self) or should I add two more coordinating fabrics? HELP!
P.S. Thank you all for your help on deciding what table runner I should do for sure! I got a lot of comments and emails, and the sum of them was 19 for #3! It was the most liked by far, so that's what it is now!! Thanks!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

December V.T./ Neighbor gifts!

I realize that there are a TON of ideas for gifts floating around right now, so I am just going to highlight some of the ones that I love, and hopefully you'll like them as much as I do!

What woman wouldn't want a scarf this time of year!?
Loved this...inexpensive and simple to make too!
This one comes from 3125, it's called an Infinity Scarf, adorable right?!
She gives you a tutorial on how to make it, so you better hop on over there!

Of course, goodies are always a popular and simple thing to make, but it's all about the presentation right?
Rather than plopping them on a paper plate and throwing the saran wrap over it...Why not put them in a personalized jar?! I loved this idea, of course it's inexpensive I'm featuring it right? It looks so classy though and it looks like you put a lot of time and thought into it! Head on over to Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM to get the low down on these!
How fun would these be to use some etching cream instead of vinyl initials, and to throw in some chocolate dipped fortune cookies?!? I'm totally doing this!

Another yummy treat idea with a twist...Chocolate covered pretzel sticks or peppermint sticks, of course in some cute packaging! Head on over to The Pink Peony of Le Jardin to get the details!! YUM!

I thought this was such a fun idea! Something a little out of the norm.!
A soap dispenser? Perfect! Love it! Head on over to Crap I've Made to get the full tutorial!

I love this idea! I think this is what the Grandmas and Grandpas are getting this year! Shhh...don't tell them!
So much better than just the usual frame that they were going to get!
The girls at Shanty 2 Chic shared this lovely idea so go check out the whole tutorial so you can make one too!

Well there are a few ideas to get you started! I hope to be back tomorrow with more! If you have any that you would like to share, just email me and I would love to feature them!!
Thanks for stopping bye! Have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Inexpensive Christmas Table Runner!

I found these felt trees at the Dollar Tree and just grabbed them because I thought that they would come in handy for something. On my drive home I racked my brain thinking of ways that I could incorporate them into something, but nothing came to me. Once I got home I threw them on the table and my 4 year old son started playing with them and laying them out in a in all fairness this is HIS table runner idea!

These are the felt trees, they came in white, red, and green. Then I added some like a half yard of burlap and sewed the edges, then frayed them to the stitch line. I liked the burlap to not hang off the side because everyone complains about it when it does, so I just framed out the middle of my table with it!

Table #1. This is my favorite...I think.

Table #2.

Table #3. This is the Hub's favorite, and maybe my other fav.

Table #4. This is the one that my son did that gave me the inspiration to use them as a table runner.

So this is where I need YOUR help!
 What one should I do?
 I can't decide! I want to sew the one that I choose in place so that when I clean my table off it will just stick together and I won't have to center all the pieces again!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. I will be back on Sunday with this month's V.T./ neighbor gifts!

I am linking to all of these wonderful parties!!

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