Friday, October 29, 2010

Feelin' Grateful!!

I started on my first Thanksgiving Project today! 
I just love the colors of fall!!
This is just a sneak peak, I will have it on display Monday
once I put my Halloween decor up!
 I bought the letters at my favorite flea market...
Speaking of flea market, my sister is at the Canton, TX mega flea market weekend today! 
I am super jealous!
 This is how I made the flower...

 Then attach the ribbon to the back of the fabric flower.
Have a fun Halloween weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flowers for Silent Auction

I am donating this for my son's Costume Carnival Silent Auction.
The money that it makes will go directly to his classroom.
 The flower in the bottom middle section is my new favorite. 
I made it with embossed felt, so it gives it a little texture! 
I have a mix of brooches and barrettes, with one bobby pin.
For the display, I thought it would be nice for people to see it in a hair bow holder
that is included!
I hope that it makes some moo-lah for his teacher!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

For my 3 Sister-in-laws...

***I don't know for sure if my Sister-in-law's read my, if Anna, Olivia or Jenn happens to read this just act surprised when you get it in the mail! :)***
I have 3 sister-in-law's that have birthdays within about a week from each other. 
They are super-cute and always are in fashion. 
{one of my sister-in-law's and I share the same name, she is just much younger and beautiful!}
I had fun putting these presents together for them,
I hope that they will enjoy them.
I found cute scarves that were needing
a little something added to it...a cute fabric rose brooch. 

 My packaging...I love using clear bags that I order from  I always have some on hand!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mr. Spider...Bead Art

I have been wanting to make Mr. Spider for a while, I finally sat down and made him!
 While I was online looking for a good spider for inspiration, I found this cross stitch pattern.
I just used a little sharpie pen and made tiny dots on the orange satin to mark my pattern
{I "eye balled" it, so it isn't perfect at all!}.
I had to make it smaller because
I have a small frame to put it in.
 Once I got in my groove sewing the tiny beads, it didn't take too long!  Super easy project to do!
Have a Scary Day!
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Monday, October 18, 2010

I need to dust off my sewing machine...

and get to work...
I just ordered some fabrics from Hawthorne Threads website late on Thursday night and I got it today.  This is my 2nd order with them and they have super fast service.  I am excited to do something fun with these fabrics.  I didn't realize that I ordered so much yellow/gold until I got it!

I love Sandi Henderson's fun line {the left 2 fabrics} and
Anna Marie Horner's wimsical designs {on the right}.
I have always been a big fan of Heather Bailey's
{the 2 on the left}
and I couldn't resist the chair fabric by Laurie Wisbrun 
{it has little birdies on it!}
 Have a great Monday!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Magnolia Junk...

A little something that Leslie and I have been up to...
Go over to the Magnolia Junk Blog and see the rest!
Have a beautiful fall day!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween...Simple Garland

I made a simple Halloween garland for my entryway cabinet. 
I didn't want it to be too busy since I have a lot going on anyway!
 Of course, I found my graphics from The Graphics Fairy.  Karen has tons of fun images to play with!  You have to go and visit her!  {Click here for her link!}
It was so easy to make!  I just added some glitter and bling...
  Have a Spook-tacular day!
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Misc. Halloween Items

I love to collect keys!  You have to have a Skeleton Key for Halloween! :)
This key had a weird color/finish on it, all I did was spray paint it with matte paint and put a little silver touches to it.
{Leslie and I are selling this one at the Flea Market}
This is the lamp that I spray painted the other day a glossy black.  {see here for the before picture at the end of the post}
I made the lamp shade several months ago and it fits perfect with my Halloween theme!
 Here is Mr. Skeleton...he has a tag that says "Happy Halloween". 
{he will be at the Flea Market next week!}
 Mr. Glitter!  I can just see that he is delivering a message to someone to go to a haunted mansion!
 Leslie did some magic yesterday.  She added a rosette to the top of my croche!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Framed Napkin...yes, I framed a napkin!!

I would've never thought about using a napkin in my decor...but it works.
I found this napkin at Walmart and thought is was too cute to be used as a napkin!  I had an extra frame just like the one I used for my Spider Web String Art that I got from Goodwill...the fit was perfect!
This was the quickest project ever!! :)
  Have a boo-tiful day!!
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Monday, October 4, 2010

My projects for "Super Thursday"

In our ward, we have started to have our "Super Saturday" craft day on Thursday nights.  Last year when we had it on Thursday we started at 6pm and we were cleaned up, lights out by 9:20pm.  You know how that is a huge deal when you are dealing with dozens of fun ladies doing crafts. 
I am actually in Young Women's now, but the new "Enrichment" leader asked me to do a couple of flowers.
I have been trying to let the sisters know that you can make these even if you don't have little girls.  I have been "marketing" it by giving them other ideas of how to use them...on their belts, purses, boots, present toppers, brooches, and more...

With this felt flower, I just made a little template of a petal and cut out 7 petals for the base layer and 5 for the next layer.  The middle circle has clear beads that are sewn on.  You can make about 4 complete flowers on one sheet of felt.
 Kate has finally started getting hair on top {she has mostly had a "party in the back" kind of hair}.  She was so busy when I was taking these pictures.  
Have a Beautiful Monday!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Spider Web String Art

 My first attempt at String Art...I am quite certain that there is a technique to it, but sometimes I just go with it!  I was looking at a spider web the other day and it reminded me about the string/wire art that my mom had in the house when I was little.
This would be a fun project to do with your kids!
 Here is a side view of it.  I just used items that I had on hand to do this project!   Goodwill $1 frame, foam core, black burlap, tiny pins, orange embroidery floss and ribbon. 
 I just googled "spider web" and printed off this web for inspiration.
 A random tag that I made from scraps of this and that to attach to my tall silver candlestick from IKEA.  I wish that I bought more of them!
Yesterday I had a spray painting party in my garage.  I think my neighbors think I like the smell of spray paint or something because they always see me working on these projects!
All of these items are from Goodwill...
The large apple bushels are now black and on either side of my front door waiting for something to be put inside.
The lamp is now black and I am going to put it in Bill's new office at work
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy first of October!!
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