Sunday, November 27, 2011

Felt Ball Wreath

I got the idea from Pinterest (yet again!). I ordered a bunch of felt balls got a styrofoam wreath and then hot glued them all to it. I didn't go all the way around because I didn't want to waste the felt balls (kinda pricey) on the back where you couldn't' see them anyway. To give you an idea of how many you would need if you wanted to make one, I used about 200-250 (2 cm size) felt balls.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Autumn Pinecone Garland

Here is another idea I got from Pinterest here. I spray painted the pinecones yellow and ivory then hot glued them to some twine and hung them up! So simple and easy but they add a lot of character to your decor.

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Turkey Onesie

I made this little turkey onesie for my boy using some of my Amy Butler dot fabric scraps. I got the idea from Pinterest here. I got out the shape of the turkey using my silhouette and the shape called "little turkey" from the Silhouette store. I made the eyes, beak, and the wattle a little bigger. I used some Heat N' Bond (be sure to use the sew through kind!) to attach the fabric to the onesie then I sewed around all of the edges and put 2 buttons on for eyes! I also sealed the edges with some anti-fray liquid.

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And the winner is ...

.... HOLLY!

Thanks everyone for participating in my first giveaway! I used to generate a random number using the number of comments made. So the person who left the 8th comment won! If you didn't win this time and you are dying for this meal planner you can purchase one from my Etsy shop HERE. I think I will do another give away soon just cuz I love you all!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My First Giveaway!

My friend Kira did a giveaway on her blog and I won YIPEE!!! But it also inspired me to do one on my blog. So here it goes my first giveaway ever! Up for grabs is a dry erase meal planner in the colors of your choice here is an example of what yours could look like:
I love it because it helps me save money on groceries by making me plan out my meals for the week. To give you an idea on the size of this bad boy, the frame holds a 12 x 12 piece of paper. HOWEVER I think I might use a BLACK frame instead of this brown one so keep that in mind when you decide on your color choices. You can hang it up in your kitchen, keep it on an easel on your countertop, or put magnets on it and stick it to your fridge! This would also make a great gift for the holidays if you don't think that it is functional for you! All you have to do is:

1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite dinner is and what 2 colors you would want your meal planner
3. Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook
You have to do all 3 to qualify :-)

Easy Peasy Right? I will keep this giveaway open for 1 week so it will end on Wednesday November 23rd, just in time for Thanksgiving! Good luck!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thanksgiving wreath

Here is my attempt at re-creating this. I still want to make one of these wreaths but last year I had my mom send me a bunch of acorns and they turned into stinky mold, yuck! I baked them and everything but I dunno maybe I could try varnishing them? Anyway .. I hope you like this one!
Should I hang it with cream or brown ribbon? Please comment and help!
I got those little twigs from Michael's they actually came in a grass bunch and they were green so I spray painted them brown. Here is a close up of the felt flowers ... I just kinda winged it cuz she didn't have clear instructions. I did about 3 layers of felt for the big ones and kinda pushed up the center underneath to make it more "full" and fanned the petals out. I started from the outside edge of the felt spiral like she explains here for all of the flowers. I used the remaining inner part of the felt spiral from the big flowers to make the little rosettes.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baby Wolf Hoodie Costume

I got my instructions here but I did a couple of things different. First, I noticed since it was a bigger kid wearing the costume I shrunk the printable pattern to 75% of the original size so it would fit better on a infant size hoodie. Then, I added claws to the bottom of the pants like the ones that you add to the arms of the hoodie. I just made the claws for the sweatpants bigger since it is a bigger opening. Its pretty easy though because you don't have to sew anything. You attach everything with fabric glue!
My big little bad wolf
Here is a better view of the hood part