Monday, January 28, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
When I went shopping for a blessing dress for my youngest, I was shocked by the price tag. There were some darling dresses, but I guess I couldn't pay $50 + dollars for a dress my daughter would wear once. I went searching online for ideas and came across this darling little ruffle dress with a free pattern. It is a simple sewing project. I wanted to share what I made and the original blog that the pattern came from. Click Here to get the pattern/instructions.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Time to make your yo yo's!!! Gather any material you want. The more the merrier. Try to find both pattern and solid material. I take the lid of a 16 oz yogurt container. Place it on the material and start tracing with a marker around the lid. I would use a light color marker on light material, and then when you hem the yo yo, you will not see the marker.
Friday, January 18, 2013
With the hundreds of Yo Yo's I made, one of the projects was a table runner. I don't put it out much because of three kids under 5. I'm sure as they get older I will have it out more regularly.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lemon Love-Notes, I love how this sounds. My husband grew up with these, aka lemon bars. This phrase encompasses two things I enjoy. Lemon bars and love notes!! This week I had a disastrous experience making lemon bars (so if any of you have a great recipe send it my way). But I will always enjoy love notes. It doesn't even need to be a love note, I love notes, letters or cards. You name it, if it is sent to me in the mail or dropped of on my door and addressed to me, I get excited!! One of my favorite love note stories come from Richard G. Scott. He tells of when he took 100 little paper punch circle and on one side numbered them 1-100 and on the other side wrote his wife a message with a word on each circle. He gathered them up and put them in an envelope and gave them to her. How sweet. The time and effort it took for him to do this is wonderful. He later found the note glued in her journal. That being said, I will be posting some ideas for note cards. Valentines is coming soon and why not send some great letters, cards or notes to friends and dear ones.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I love these fun sayings. I created these a couple of years ago and haven't done much with them. Why not share. I ask if you use them, please do not sell them, they took a lot of time to make. I am still working on the best way to use this blog. These were originally word docs and I have changed them so that blogger will upload them. If you want the actual document leave your email. It would be great if you also subscribed to my blog!! Even better I have a bunch more that I will post! Keep checking back to get them all!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Years ago as a teenager, my sister and I started making yo yo's. Goal: to make a quilt. Well this never happened for me, my sister finished and the quilt is beautiful. I had all these left over yo yo's. So first craft post: what I used my Yo Yo's for.
I have gone back and forth for years on if I should blog about the crafts and projects I do. I decided that it is time to start. I am no writer. I enjoy creating and making things for my kids and home. As of today, my goal is to post once a week with a craft that I have done. I find that making things is what helps define me. So here goes!