Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Felt Ornaments!!

Time sure flies! I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away. And as usual I have procrastinated and have several things to do before the 25th. I need to make and send my cards, finish making a present, finish my shopping, and probably a couple other things I can't recall right now. lol! As part of my gift giving I decided to make some felt ornaments and must admit I got a bit carried away.

I made owls, gingerbread people, vintage ornaments, trees, pieces of bacon, and one bacon reindeer. :) Here's a list of resources I used. Please note that some of the patterns were shrunk to a smaller size.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Etsy Ornament Finds

Happy December! I can't believe Christmas is just over 3 weeks away. It will be here before we know it. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season no matter what you celebrate. :) Lately I have been looking at a lot of handmade ornaments on etsy and tutorials to make my own. You might say I am getting a little bit obsessed. I found some really great ones on etsy recently that would make great additions to anyone's ornament collection.

Blown Glass Ornament Ball Ice Grape Purple Snow Blossom Christmas Tree Ornament by wolfartglass

Gingerbread Man Felt Tree Ornament by hannahdoodle

Aqua Ceramic Stars for Decorating and Ornaments Set of 3 by MissPottery

Handmade Christmas Ornaments 3, each with 3 Peas in a Pod Felt Decoration Woodland needle Waldorf nature handmade Baby Nursery Home Decor by Fairyfolk

Floral Mosaic Christmas Ornament - Shabby Pink Vintage China by rushcreekmosaics

Felt Owl Ornament - Blue & Pink by julieblack333

Green Glass Star Suncatcher Ornament by dpholkdesigns

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Magazine Bows

Since I have a bunch of magazines that I don't want sitting around I decided that maybe I could re-purpose them. Off to Google I went and did a search for craft projects using magazine pages. Settling on making some bows out of them for starters I went to work on some. As you can see I got a little carried away. Oh well, these will look great on top of presents. :) Here's a link to the tutorial so you can give it a try too-gift bows tutorial.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cork Board Redo

I found a cork board around the house and my lovely mom redecorated it to fit my bedroom's style. I think it fits nicely with my moroccan theme.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Birthday Cards!

Yesterday I decided to make some birthday cards since I needed to send one of them. I also wanted to starting using some new embellishments I recently got. Overall I am pleased with how they turned out so I thought I would share them. :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Any craft that re-purposes items rather than throwing them away is a great one in my book. So, when I found this tutorial on ScoutieGirl a while ago I had to give it a try. I first tried this tutorial out in December of last year but only had the opportunity and the supplies to make the one featured in a previous blog post. So, I began saving some of the belated holiday cards. I also thought that making an ornament or two out of solid cardstock in a variety of colors would look nice. And then an ad for a magazine with lots of pictures and colors to it came in the mail and I thought I would see how it would look as an ornament. So, I got to work making these ornaments and finally got around to the assembly the other night. I think they turned out pretty nice and I like that they don't all look the same. To craft one of your own- Holiday Keepsake Ornament Tutorial.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Etsy Pumpkin Finds

Happy Fall! I hope everyone is enjoying their autumn so far. I know I haven't been blogging as much as I use to but I hope to change that soon. I have been working on some ornaments out of old cards and things that I will be posting about either later this month or early next month. And I am sure with the holiday season and most especially Christmas I will have plenty of crafts and things to share. In the mean time check out these great pumpkin themed I found while searching Etsy today. :D

Blown Glass Orange Pumpkin (Butternut Shape) by AdamArtGlass1

Pumpkin Tea Cosy by FarmFreshHats

Miniature orange and white pumpkins in a bushel basket - Abundance - 8x10 photo - fine art photograph - Autumn decor by LyndaNaranjo

Fall Pumpkin Hand Carved Rubber Stamp by SweetSpotStampShop

Orange pumpkin stitched black leather wallet great for Halloween or everyday by Bigpapaleather

Rustic Fall Metal Pumpkin by MetalMeltersllc

Pumpkin stitch markers for knitting reduced snag large double rings handmade polymer clay by Cofanetto

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Ahoy me mateys! It be that time of year again. ARRR. For more information visit this website:
Check out these fun Etsy pirate items previously featured on my blog: Etsy Pirate Items
Have fun celebrating me mateys!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I decided to take a break from sewing the other day and did some beading instead.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Paper Beads

I was bored so I decided to make some paper beads. Not sure what I am going to do with them yet. Any suggestions?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yo-Yo Brooches and Headbands

I decided to take a short break from working on cat toys and choose to make some more yo-yo brooches. I am very pleased with how these turned out. Since I wanted to try and add some more variety to the selection of yo-yo pins I used some different cotton fabric and scraps.

Recently we(my fabulous business partner/mother and I) have been toying with the idea of making me some fun headbands out of yo-yos, beads, ect. We have come up with several ideas-They just need to be attempt to see what works. And seeing as a certain blogger loves to make yo-yos it was only natural that my first attempt at making adornments for headbands came in the form of sewing some. I have sewn three of these so far but I will probably sew a couple more at least. Plus we are going to try out some of our other ideas. I will keep you posted. : )

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More new fishies!

I got some great bright colored fleece when it was on sale. I love how these two new patterns look on my dead fishies! And it was nice to buy off the rolls rather than just out of the remnant bin. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Homemade Marshmallows

Yesterday evening we finally got around to making some homemade marshmallows. We decided to make mexican vanilla marshmallows for out first attempt at them. They were fairly easy to make and I think they turned out well. They are definitely tasty! We used the recipe from smitten kitchen's blog that was adapted from Gourmet magazine. Which can be found here-Marshmallows Recipe. What flavor do you think we should try next? I was thinking perhaps a raspberry or a strawberry.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Etsy Garden Inspired Finds

It has been a while since I posted a blog post of Etsy Finds, so I figured it was about time. I love seeing all the beautiful flowers and plants that start growing during the spring and summer months. And also eating the tasty vegetables from our garden along with the fresh herbs. Here's just a few garden inspired items that I found on Etsy:

Gift for Best Friend, Maid of Honor, Sweetheart - Peas and Carrots - Antique Silverware Spoon Garden Marker by vicandalbie

Garden BIRD BATH, stained glass copper Cerulean Blue by gloriasglassgarden

Five Inch Stoneware Cerulean Blue Flower Pot with Saucer by virginiawyoming

Garden Pottery - Rustic Watering Can with Patterns by Mullox

Early Bird Inn Birdhouse by mulberrylanefolkart

Sweet Modern Teapot Moss Terrarium by TinyTerrains

Bottle Tree Chandelier by junkdaddy