Archive | July, 2010

Great Ideas!

31 Jul
Love, love, love this Headboard to Bench project and great tutorial @ Mommy Time Crafts
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Make a Bandanna Shirt for your little guy @ Bit O Whimsy
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a2NVqNOC6Ho/TFHhdvWOroI/AAAAAAAAB28/oDSRuxtS1x0/s1600/2381.jpg
Get ready for back to school by making a Homework Caddy @ Me Making Do
https://i2.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_54Dde6mpH2s/TE3NbXO2HfI/AAAAAAAACHc/uus8I4yowSU/s1600/all+buckets.jpg
You must check out this Summer Reward System @ Pony Tails And Fish Scales
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vCWvlAk_2H4/TE-9POFw-MI/AAAAAAAABlY/cE8KjECbkI0/s1600/scallops+014.jpg
These Grilled Sea Scallops and Orzo look so good – grab the recipe @ Living with Punks
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/learndeskdsc_20181.jpg?w=215
How cool are these Old Desk Transformations @ 1 Luckee Girl
https://i2.wp.com/sevidesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_86361.jpg
Learn how to make this Beautiful Halter Dress @ Sevi Designs
Create a Tufted Canvas @ {Meet Virginia}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dsc_1111copy.jpg?w=199
Adorable Gathered Tote Bag @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe
What a great idea. Mandi made her own stencil and made a stunning wall! @ Vintage Revivals
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Very cute and colorful Ruffled Runner @ Mama’s Fantabulous Giveaways
Love this happy Saying @ Craft-O-maniac
  Amazing $5 Little Bench Redo @ Decor Chick
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/applinaceepoxy.jpg?w=300
Great tutorial on How to Spray Paint your Fridge @ Sassy Style
Ok, more great ideas coming up soon! 
Come link up YOUR ideas and projects and you can win : 

 Handmade Vintage Ephemera Clothespins 
&
a Hand-painted, Vintage Frame Chalkboard
from my good friend Amber from Silver Lining!
I’m home from my trip & am off to work on some projects. 
What are YOU doing today?
XOXO

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Great Ideas!

31 Jul
Love, love, love this Headboard to Bench project and great tutorial @ Mommy Time Crafts
https://i0.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv0JYZJl3QY/TFAmKoLDyCI/AAAAAAAAAqg/Np4iiSq-g1k/s1600/IMG_5262.JPG
Make a Bandanna Shirt for your little guy @ Bit O Whimsy
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a2NVqNOC6Ho/TFHhdvWOroI/AAAAAAAAB28/oDSRuxtS1x0/s1600/2381.jpg
Get ready for back to school by making a Homework Caddy @ Me Making Do
https://i2.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_54Dde6mpH2s/TE3NbXO2HfI/AAAAAAAACHc/uus8I4yowSU/s1600/all+buckets.jpg
You must check out this Summer Reward System @ Pony Tails And Fish Scales
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vCWvlAk_2H4/TE-9POFw-MI/AAAAAAAABlY/cE8KjECbkI0/s1600/scallops+014.jpg
These Grilled Sea Scallops and Orzo look so good – grab the recipe @ Living with Punks
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/learndeskdsc_2018.jpg?w=215
How cool are these Old Desk Transformations @ 1 Luckee Girl
https://i2.wp.com/sevidesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_86361.jpg
Learn how to make this Beautiful Halter Dress @ Sevi Designs
Create a Tufted Canvas @ {Meet Virginia}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dsc_1111copy1.jpg?w=199
Adorable Gathered Tote Bag @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe
What a great idea. Mandi made her own stencil and made a stunning wall! @ Vintage Revivals
Photobucket
Very cute and colorful Ruffled Runner @ Mama’s Fantabulous Giveaways
Love this happy Saying @ Craft-O-maniac
  Amazing $5 Little Bench Redo @ Decor Chick
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/applinaceepoxy1.jpg?w=300
Great tutorial on How to Spray Paint your Fridge @ Sassy Style
Ok, more great ideas coming up soon! 
Come link up YOUR ideas and projects and you can win : 

 Handmade Vintage Ephemera Clothespins 
&
a Hand-painted, Vintage Frame Chalkboard
from my good friend Amber from Silver Lining!
I’m home from my trip & am off to work on some projects. 
What are YOU doing today?
XOXO

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Gorgeous Giveaway!

30 Jul
Weekend Wrap Up Party
What are you doing this weekend? 
It’s time to get the party started!
{I’m starting the party a little early because I am getting on a plane to go home and I wanted to make sure the party was up before I boarded}
I am excited to spotlight YOU and YOUR ideas!
This week’s Weekend Wrap Up Party giveaway is brought to you by one of my first and best blogging friends — Amber from Silver Lining!

 You might remember me talking about the Friend Making Monday linky party and how I have met some of my closest blogging friends there.

Well, Amber ran FMM for a long time. She recently started a BEAUTIFUL etsy shop — Silver Lining — specializing in gorgeous one-of-a-kind items!

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Amber is giving away the sweetest Handmade Vintage Ephemera Clothespins {set of 8}
And, a Hand-painted, Vintage Frame Chalkboard
This is how YOU can win:

1. Go over to Amber’s shopSilver Lining — and let me know what YOUR favorite thing is. one entry.

2. Follow or leave a comment on Amber’s blog — Silver Lining — Amber always has a great project or something inspirational to share. one entry.
3. “Like” Silver Lining on Facebook. one entry.

4. Link up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party. one entry for each project you link up.

Leave me a separate comment for each thing you do so you can get an entry for each. Thanks!

A few other reminders:
Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for
 the weekend wrap up party!
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Please link up the Wrap Up button — so everyone can join in the fun!

Go over and comment on TWO posts above you and TWO posts below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit. 

That way everyone gets some comments — we all love comments!!

Have fun!!!

I can’t wait to see what you have been working on!

I’ll be writing up a feature spotlight in the morning 🙂
XOXO

My New Favorite Store!!

30 Jul
 While roaming around New York, I happened upon a magical store —
Have you ever been in one of these?
We don’t have any where I live. I was transfixed!
I want to move in and never leave!
Luckily, I can order things online and have them shipped to me — yippee!
If you don’t know about Fishs Eddy — check out their website. They have fabulous dinnerware: 
Beautiful and Whimsical Glassware: 
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 American-made, Hand-pressed Glass: 
 And so much more! Beautiful! 
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Have a Fantastic Friday!
XOXO

And, PS — Come back over for the Weekend Wrap Up Party. It’s going to start a little early tonight — about 5 PM. And, there is going to be a CUTE giveaway – I can’t wait to show you!!

Guest Project — Applique Tote Bag!

29 Jul
Hi! I am Missy from The little Green Bean. Jennifer from Tatertots and Jello has allowed me to do a guest post today and I am so excited! Thank you Jennifer! 
 
I like to do about any type of craft. I scrapbook, sew, paper craft, and I also have a small photography business. I love to re-decorate my home using things someone else might just throw away. I am very happily married to a man who supports all of my hobbies, he even helps me out when I need, from anything to modeling aprons, to helping me re-paint the kitchen. We also have 3 boys who are our pride and joy! 
Today I am going to share a tutorial with you on making an appliques tote bag.
I like to make things that are unique and I use all my own patterns. So here goes! 

 

Step one is to gather your fabric choices, I love to use scraps for this project.
Once you have your fabric for the applique design, iron each piece onto heat and bond, let cool.

Now, you can either create your own design, or use something like a cricut to help you out. I used the cartridge walk in my garden, and selected the leaf design for this project. You will want a fresh cutting mat and a new blade for cutting fabric for the best results.

I cut 2 leaves of each fabric, 1 1/4, and 2 inch leaves. I used 6 different pieces of fabric. 
Once you have all your pieces cut, peel the paper backing off of them and place on your front tote piece.
My tote is made from a sold medium weight fabric. I cut the pieces 12 x 13. 2 for the outside and 2 for the inside. Iron applique pieces in place. 
Once Ironed on, you are ready to sew them in place. I use the embroidery stitch on my machine, but any stitch will work for this. 

Once all the petals are in place, you can sew the stems. I free hand this, but you could lightly draw your line with a pencil. I also like to make random line stitches all over the front of the bag. 

I then apply fabric circle to the ends of all the other stems, and sew a button in the center. 
The applique part is done, you can do as much or as little as you would like. 
Now I assemble the tote, again, this is all up to you. I like pockets, so I add a back pocket, an inside zipper pocket and extra inside pockets for phones, lipstick, etc. This is all up to you. 

I cut an apply more of my coordinating fabric to the top edges of all 4 pieces. Make sure to line with a heavy weight interfacing, and sew the front and back of the outside together. For the lining, apply all your pockets, top edge, and again sew the front and back together, wrong sides facing each other. You will want to leave a 6 inch opening at the bottom of the lining to turn when finished. 
This is also where you add your straps. Pin them into place on the outside front of bag. With wrong sides together, sew the inside to the outside at the top edge. Turn right side out, then sew opening shut. 

Add a top stitch to the outside edge if desired. And you are done! 

You now have a fun new tote bag all your own design! 
Thanks for checking this out, now be sure to stop by my blog and see some of the other fun things that I like to do! 
That bag is adorable Missy! Thank you so much for sharing it with us 🙂 I discovered Missy’s blog a few months ago and was hooked. She can decoratie, she can cook, and boy can she sew!!! You will be amazed at her talent!

The little Green bean

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{Skirty Purse}
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{Hydrangea Purse}
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{Burlap Super Shopper Bag}
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lhDvmFUM0Gc/S8ZNFVEOVZI/AAAAAAAACuk/CMb90nyYCUw/s1600/DSC05042.jpg
{Door Shelf}
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lhDvmFUM0Gc/S60Gb42O71I/AAAAAAAACp0/QxgSEhJ9y5U/s1600/IMG_9516.JPG
{Camera bag}
Ah-Mazing Projects – You will love Missy’s blog! 
Thanks again Missy!
PS — Did you have a chance to participate in the BlogFrog Froggy Hunt yesterday? It’s still going on, and there are great prizes. Click  HERE to find out more!

XOXO

More Great Ideas & Some Winners!

29 Jul
Wow you guys — 327 projects linked up last week 
to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!  
And I say this every week, but it’s trueeach week I am so amazed at all of the wonderful projects and ideas!!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dsc03465.jpg?w=225
Learn how to make a Sweet Writing Nook for $30 @ Completely Cottage
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_7811.jpg?w=225
Get the 411 on how to Paint your VINYL floors! @ {Beautiful Nest}
 Grab the recipe for Delicious Farmer’s Market Jam @ Kuzak’s Closet
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jYGTGBPnMvQ/TDTcTPfq1KI/AAAAAAAAFVM/Y6VgHfOoeVk/s1600/dfhdfh.jpg
How adorable are these Dollar Store Party Pom Poms made out of CUPS? @ a girl and a glue gun
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/denimbag4.jpg?w=250
 Such a cute Tote Redo with DOILIES @ hoopdeedoo
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JZ7a1RdI0_4/TESKrkMVKjI/AAAAAAAAAMM/XJudWUT7wNM/s1600/DSC_0165.jpg
 Love this Hutch Redo — the back is lined with Wrapping Paper! @ the blueberry monkey
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_s30wbbCL2Io/TEc-weeiGLI/AAAAAAAABgw/pb8grX9wo2s/s1600/IMG_1820.JPG
Turn an old shirt into an Adorable Child’s Shirt @ Nancy’s Couture
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_00571.jpg?w=225
Learn how to make a Corsage Bracelet @ My 3 Monsters
https://i0.wp.com/justsewsassy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/flowers-hot-pad-tut-033.jpg
Need a Wedding Gift? These Simply Chic Potholders would be awesome! @ Just Sew Sassy
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dZfhQNPJCG0/TEWk3pEmf-I/AAAAAAAABNg/7rIQMorePCk/s1600/100_0038.JPG
Super Distressed Piano Redo @ A Dash of Parsley
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I love the Bright Blue Nightstand in this Bedroom Redo @ Roller Coaster Life
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/p72300161.jpg?w=225
Make this Imitation Garnet Hill Shirt – love those flowers! @ Dream Home
Turn an 80’s Pastel Bathroom into a French Country Masterpiece @ Green Gracie Home
DSC_0634
Make an old Adult Shirt into a Sweet Pleated Girly Dress @ Create and Delegate
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ECm4-D9VCrk/TEJPP-OlsQI/AAAAAAAABSc/HCkpL6-07hE/s1600/TeaCakeCaramelEdited.jpg
These Sweet Coconut Tea Cupcakes look delicious – get the recipe @ Langes Fadchen, Faules Madchen
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hLLxmHh-Oto/TEOvv-3Ko7I/AAAAAAAACl4/OHzpi9eALHk/s1600/finishedpiping2.jpg
Great sewing series called Sew Basics — this post is on Piping @ The Cottage Home
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Fj2vYrOQNfI/TEZRV9Sl9GI/AAAAAAAAAco/Zs3aiWX1VTc/s1600/DSCF0946.JPG
I adore these Quatrefoil End Tables @ Adventures in Creating
Make a Baseball Headboard for your little guy @ Chappell of Love
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_07901.jpg?w=225
Wonderful Burlap Tote Tutorial @ La Maison Reid
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Absolutely Amazing Play Kitchen Redo – you must see the befores @ Googiemomma
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/engage1.jpg?w=278
Learn how to make these Fun Felt Sword and Shields @ Helping Little Hands

 Thank you SO much to everyone who linked up! 
I loved seeing all of your projects!!! 
If I mentioned your idea here or in a precious post, feel free to grab the “Featured Button” from my sidebar!
And now for some winners:

 Lisa is giving away this Taro Scentsy Plug-In Warmer from 

 And 
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A scent of your choice!!
Straight Stitches
IS — Heather @ Straight Stitches — who showed us her Fantastic Bathroom Projects!
https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_nae4W9_lV40/TEcNHJVTtEI/AAAAAAAACgM/9dQfBnbC_l8/s1600/072110+010.JPG
Be sure to keep Lisa and her Scentsy business –   
in mind when you are thinking of gifts or a deliciously fragrant warmer for your home!  
And, the winner of the DownEast Basics Giveaway is: 
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#261 — Luz @ Peloosh Creations — who said:

I’m a big fan of DownEast Basics, I have bought several of their skirts, dresses, t-shirts, accessories!!! I love their Tuxedo tops!!!

Congratulations ladies!! 
Send me an email and I will get you hooked up with the giveaway sponsors!!
XOXO
PS — Did you have a chance to participate in the BlogFrog Froggy Hunt today? It’s still going on, and there are great prizes. Click  HERE to find out more!

More Great Ideas & Some Winners!

29 Jul
Wow you guys — 327 projects linked up last week 
to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!  
And I say this every week, but it’s trueeach week I am so amazed at all of the wonderful projects and ideas!!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dsc034651.jpg?w=225
Learn how to make a Sweet Writing Nook for $30 @ Completely Cottage
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_78111.jpg?w=225
Get the 411 on how to Paint your VINYL floors! @ {Beautiful Nest}
 Grab the recipe for Delicious Farmer’s Market Jam @ Kuzak’s Closet
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jYGTGBPnMvQ/TDTcTPfq1KI/AAAAAAAAFVM/Y6VgHfOoeVk/s1600/dfhdfh.jpg
How adorable are these Dollar Store Party Pom Poms made out of CUPS? @ a girl and a glue gun
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/denimbag41.jpg?w=250
 Such a cute Tote Redo with DOILIES @ hoopdeedoo
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JZ7a1RdI0_4/TESKrkMVKjI/AAAAAAAAAMM/XJudWUT7wNM/s1600/DSC_0165.jpg
 Love this Hutch Redo — the back is lined with Wrapping Paper! @ the blueberry monkey
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_s30wbbCL2Io/TEc-weeiGLI/AAAAAAAABgw/pb8grX9wo2s/s1600/IMG_1820.JPG
Turn an old shirt into an Adorable Child’s Shirt @ Nancy’s Couture
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_0057.jpg?w=225
Learn how to make a Corsage Bracelet @ My 3 Monsters
https://i0.wp.com/justsewsassy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/flowers-hot-pad-tut-033.jpg
Need a Wedding Gift? These Simply Chic Potholders would be awesome! @ Just Sew Sassy
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dZfhQNPJCG0/TEWk3pEmf-I/AAAAAAAABNg/7rIQMorePCk/s1600/100_0038.JPG
Super Distressed Piano Redo @ A Dash of Parsley
[P7190061[2].jpg]
I love the Bright Blue Nightstand in this Bedroom Redo @ Roller Coaster Life
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/p7230016.jpg?w=225
Make this Imitation Garnet Hill Shirt – love those flowers! @ Dream Home
Turn an 80’s Pastel Bathroom into a French Country Masterpiece @ Green Gracie Home
DSC_0634
Make an old Adult Shirt into a Sweet Pleated Girly Dress @ Create and Delegate
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ECm4-D9VCrk/TEJPP-OlsQI/AAAAAAAABSc/HCkpL6-07hE/s1600/TeaCakeCaramelEdited.jpg
These Sweet Coconut Tea Cupcakes look delicious – get the recipe @ Langes Fadchen, Faules Madchen
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hLLxmHh-Oto/TEOvv-3Ko7I/AAAAAAAACl4/OHzpi9eALHk/s1600/finishedpiping2.jpg
Great sewing series called Sew Basics — this post is on Piping @ The Cottage Home
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Fj2vYrOQNfI/TEZRV9Sl9GI/AAAAAAAAAco/Zs3aiWX1VTc/s1600/DSCF0946.JPG
I adore these Quatrefoil End Tables @ Adventures in Creating
Make a Baseball Headboard for your little guy @ Chappell of Love
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_0790.jpg?w=225
Wonderful Burlap Tote Tutorial @ La Maison Reid
Photobucket
Absolutely Amazing Play Kitchen Redo – you must see the befores @ Googiemomma
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/engage.jpg?w=278
Learn how to make these Fun Felt Sword and Shields @ Helping Little Hands

 Thank you SO much to everyone who linked up! 
I loved seeing all of your projects!!! 
If I mentioned your idea here or in a precious post, feel free to grab the “Featured Button” from my sidebar!
And now for some winners:

 Lisa is giving away this Taro Scentsy Plug-In Warmer from 

 And 
https://i0.wp.com/foreverwickless.com/images/product/plug_in.png
A scent of your choice!!
Straight Stitches
IS — Heather @ Straight Stitches — who showed us her Fantastic Bathroom Projects!
https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_nae4W9_lV40/TEcNHJVTtEI/AAAAAAAACgM/9dQfBnbC_l8/s1600/072110+010.JPG
Be sure to keep Lisa and her Scentsy business –   
in mind when you are thinking of gifts or a deliciously fragrant warmer for your home!  
And, the winner of the DownEast Basics Giveaway is: 
[Luz.jpg]
#261 — Luz @ Peloosh Creations — who said:

I’m a big fan of DownEast Basics, I have bought several of their skirts, dresses, t-shirts, accessories!!! I love their Tuxedo tops!!!

Congratulations ladies!! 
Send me an email and I will get you hooked up with the giveaway sponsors!!
XOXO
PS — Did you have a chance to participate in the BlogFrog Froggy Hunt today? It’s still going on, and there are great prizes. Click  HERE to find out more!