Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Check out my Etsy store here - and use "Blackfriday" code for %15 off until December 4th

Listed Below is a couple of example's of what I have in my store - and what it will be with the discount. The sale will go on for a week, so go check it out! Also on Thursday I will be getting a bunch on new necklaces and earrings in!

Button Earrings $4 - Now $3.40

Beaded Fabric Necklace $12 - Now $10.20

Beaded Fabric Necklace w/ Flowers $13.50 - Now $11.48

Button Earrings $4 - Now 3.40

Monday, November 22, 2010


I came across this amazing looking pie! If I had people to help me eat it I would make it in a heart beat! So Christmas I will deffinitly be making this! Mmmmmm...

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Fabric Yo-Yo's, you can put them on pillow, headbands, pins, shirts, you name it they are pretty cute and very simple.

You'll Need:
Button (Optional)

1. Cut out a circle, and remember it will be half the size once its done.
2. Do a stitch as shown fellow, simple in and out weave. The tighter the bigger the whole, the looser the weave the smaller the whole.
3. Once you have gone all the way around, pull the thread to gather it all together (right side facing out).

4. Then when you done it should look like this, to finish it I usually tack it down in the middle or on the edge between a gather. But makes sure you finish it up so it stays together.

5. Pat flat, and there you have it! A Yo-Yo Flower! Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ponytail Week

Forgive me.
We were on vacation, and now I am sick.
I am mustering up the energy to work, and cook.
Hopefully I will find energy to do something cool and blog about it soon.
Also I am working on a quilted table runner!

This week I work a full shift everyday, even more work during the holidays and job interviews! Crossing my fingers for the job interview and can't decide between dress pants, or a dress...?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Appreciation Date Night

My Hubby has been working so hard lately, waking up at three or five in morning to go off to work and not coming back for another ten hours. He has been exhausted from waking up so early for work, so i decided I would have a date appreciation night. So we had a date full of all the things he loves, food, ice cream, games, the temple, and Me!

Candlelit Dinner

With one of Taylor's favorite meals, chili, my mothers chili to be exact. And to make it a little more special, in a bread bowl! The best for the best :)

And things got a little messy!!

Bean Stuff

1 lb ground beef
7 slices of bacon
2 gloves minced garlic
2 tbs molasses
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/3 cup vinegar
1 can tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can of Lima beans (drained)
1 can pork and beans
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Tabasco Sauce to taste 

Combine everything in slow cooker on high for 3 hours.

My Adorable scruffy husband!

And did I mention I dyed my hair? Its much darker now.. a mistake, but it turned out cute.
Our dinner was then fallowed by ice cream while looking out at the temple, and some dutch blitz. Don't forget to take your special someone out on a date, and let them know you appreciate them!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Curtains - Homemade w/ Love!

 Our Bedroom looked terrible, which made me sad. The frames all clashes and there was no colour, it still needs work due to waiting for wedding photos but that I will have to be patent for. I tried to find a curtain tutorial that I liked but no go.. So I am making my own! This is for one curtain, although I made two for my window.

You will need:
Sewing machine
2 feet of fabric
29 by 11 inch piece of fabric (for top)
Matching thread
Measuring Gage (optional)

Also I have had some people ask me about the measuring gage. It is so handy I love it, my mom loves her's and its just so easy. Want to know the best part? $2 at Walmart!

This is what your finished product will look like - A pleated curtain with a top panel

You want iron then pin the long sides of your 2 yard fabric. Fold 1/4 inch iron, fold 1/4 inch then iron again and pin.

Then sew it down, make sure you keep your lines straight

Then hem the bottom, I did a 2 inch hem to give it a seamless look at the button and to give it a tiny bit more weight at the bottom. Its up to you! Then Sew

You should now be done hemming and sewing the 3 edges of your curtain. Now cut your panel 29 by 11 inches.

Fold and iron the shortest sides of your panel

Lay your curtain and your panel right sides together - pin the first ends together and start pleating. This might very depending on the width of fabric you used, I just used a basic cotton. Hopefully I can explain this clear:

First I measured 3 inches and from 3 inches I pulled the fabric to the 3/4 line to make a pleat. As shown above.

Then when your done pinning it should look like this. Now sew that together, be careful to make sure the pleats stay the same.

Iron the top edge of your panel down as shown

Now fold it over to your seam line and pin down. But since we want to sew from the front you need to flip it over and pin it from the front. After it has been pinned int he front, remove pins from the back.

Sew down. This is what it should look like from the front (left) and from the back (right).

Ahh It looks so much nicer in there now. Adds colour and warmth and I'm proud of making these every time I come into our bedroom

Friday, November 5, 2010

Amazing Deal! Check it out here.

We just bought a 11x14 canvas picture for only $9.99

(Crossing my fingers it turns out good!)

Trying to win this menu board! I follow Christina's blog, she does some pretty awesome up-cycles with old furniture that I'm very jealous of! Check her out here.

All You Need is Love and $40

Our Tv room just looked terrible, I could not figure out what to do with the giant wall behind the couch.

A Trip to Bed Bath and Beyond fixed that problem in a jiffy! I love love all these frames, it really makes the room look put together with just this wall! My husband has been bugging me about making this post so here it is finally up!
(Also please excuse our terrible lit apartment and crooked pictures)

Our only wedding pictures so far.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fabulous Fabric Necklaces

I just love these fabric necklaces! I have made them with buttons, fabric all around, and ribbon. They just have such a soft look, and this way you can make them any colour you could ever want! Small patterns I have found work the best :) 

All you need is:
Needle & Thread or Sewing Machine
Foam, wooden, or glass balls

And there they all are sitting on my lap ready to be sold!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Camera Strap Covers

I have made a bunch of these and they are being sold here in town. I'm sad I forgot to take a picture of them, but here is mine I love love love it. Makes me camera so cute, and now I don't have that raw fabric rubbing on my neck.

You will need:
-Two pieces of fabric printed/matching solid
- Iron on fleece
- Thread
- Sewing machine
- Needles

You can find the tutorial here!
I made mine a little wider and longer, I found this worked better personally! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Oh, Pooh Bear!

When I was about five or six years old my Mom made me this with her own two little hands for my christmas present. Probably one of the best presents in the world! This little bear was made with hand stitched motherly love, and boy do I love him. I slept with him until I was in Jr. High, then still on occasion after that. He was my best friends in the world when I was little, always willing to cuddle, kept me company when no one else would, absorbed my tears when I cried and stayed with me until I fell asleep every night. 

..... I forgot him at home when I got married. So I got an email from my Mother containing these:

 Very sad, he has a spot waiting for him when my mom brings him to me next visit. 

These picture just melted my heart, I couldn't help but post about Pooh Bear, thanks for making me the world most loved bear Mom!