Archive | November, 2010

Guest Project — Great Gift Idea — Make an Adorable Fabric Purse!

26 Nov
 
Hello Tatertots and Jello Readers!  
I’m Brandy from Cappuccino and Cobwebs.   
I am so thrilled that I get to share a project with you.  I’ve periodically dabbled in sewing but I just don’t do great in following those directions on Patterns – it’s almost like a foreign language to me!  This project is perfect to add an accessory to your seasonal wardrobe or to give as a gift! Any two fabrics coordinating fabrics will work, this isn’t exclusive for Christmas.

The cuts of fabric needed are:
  • 2 pieces of 2″ x 18″ outer fabric (peppermint) – Purse Straps
  • 2 pieces of 6″ x 16″ outer fabric for the – Purse Outer Base
  • 4 pieces of 2″ x 11″ inner fabric (Ho!Ho!Ho!) – Purse Trim
  • 2 pieces of 5″ x 10″ inner fabric with angled bottom edge – Purse Inner Base
  • 1 piece of 4″x 8″ inner fabric – Purse Inner Pocket

Let’s start sewing!
First step, take the 4″x8″inch piece stitch a 1/4 in seam around the edge, this will be used to make the Inner Pocket.
Next take one piece of the 5″x10″, center the finished Inner Pocket piece, pin it, and sew it; leaving the top open for the pocket entrance (the bottom of the 5″x10″ is the angled corners).  Then stitch a vertical line on the middle of the pocket piece; this will make two 3 3/4″ pockets.
Place the two 5″x10″ pieces right facing now, and sew a 1/4 inch seam around the edge; leaving the flat 10″ piece open for the top of the purse.
Now, for the Outside Base.  On each 6″x16″ make pleats running the 6″inch length of the material.  I like to start in the middle and work my way out on each side. Putting pleats in so that I get this 16″ length down to 10″inches to match the Inner Base.  Just fold and pin as you go (there’s room to move these around how you want here)  I ended up with 5 pleats on each.
Next, stitch the pleats in place on the Outer Base.  (We’re doing this to tack down the pleats.)
Then place the pleated pieces right side together, place the Inner Base on top those two.  Evenly line up the top and side edges, pin in place.  Then, stitch around the perimeter of the purse, except for the purse top/opening. 
Trim the excess material and then turn the purse right side out. 
The Trim pieces are the next step.   Take two of the 2″x11″, place right side together and sew a 1/4″ seam.  Then put a 1/4″ seam on the opposite open ends, (top and bottom).  Complete the other two 2″x11″ in the same way.  Then, I stitch the the 2 finished pieces together, so that I have trim that will fit the Inner and Outer Purse Base.
Place the Trim piece on the perimeter of the purse opening.  Fold it to place evenly over the Inner and Outer Base pieces.  Then stitch directly over the bottom seam line around the whole perimeter of the purse.
Homestretch, lets do the straps!  Place the two 2″x18″ right side together, and stitch a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the 18″ length.  Then turn the stitched piece to be right side out.
Once the straps are right side out, stitch a 1/4″ seam on the 18″ sides and on each end.  Then, place the strap onto the outside of the purse.  Pin in place, and stitch a [] square, and then an X in the middle to attach the strap.
Last step, stitch a zipper onto the top side of the purse, or use a button on snap, whatever your hearts desire! 
Thanks for letting me share this tutorial with you.  Merry Christmas!

What a cute bag!! 

Thanks for sharing the tutorial Brandy.
A bag like this would make a great Christmas or birthday gift!! 

Be sure to check out Capuccino and Cobwebs — 
Brandy shares all sorts of fun ideas and recipes! 
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Thanks Brandy!!! 

xoxo


PS — Because of all of the Thanksgiving Festivities, there will be no Weekend Wrap Up this week. INSTEAD — there’s going to be a Holiday Meme Blog Hop Party tonight!!! With a fantastic giveaway!! Come back at 5 pm {MST} to find out all of the details!!!

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Pier1 Holiday Decorating!

26 Nov
This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

 I love this time of the year! 
Parties. Decorating. Being with family. 
I don’t know about you, but my Holiday Decorations needed a little freshening up. So I headed over to Pier1 — it’s been awhile since I had been over there. There are so many wonderful items at Pier1 to add some sparkle to your holiday decorations!
How cute would a Woodland Theme be this year?

This Peace Wreath makes me smile. 
 A White Feather Tree would be a fun addition this year. I love the idea of a black and white tree. It would look great with silhoutte ornaments.
 There are so many great table setting ideas for holiday entertaining at Pier 1. I love the idea of using runners instead of placemats!
 And if you are planning on throwing a holiday party  this year, you can use these appetizer plates and holiday entertaining pieces from the Tasting Collection!
 I picked out some beautiful Mercury Glass Candle Holders.
I love the classic beauty these will bring to my Holiday decorations. 
I created a fun little corner with my new Mercury Candle Holders. 
So pretty! 

I also found something that is at the top of my wish list — a Quatrefoil Mirror!!! LOVE!

I also saw all kinds of great items on sale and on clearance. 
There were some great holiday entertaining deals — and you know how much I love deals!! 
And during the month of November ,  Pier 1 is supporting Toys for Tots which is an awesome organization. Be sure to “like”  Pier 1 on  facebook — they will be donating a $1.00 to Toys for Tots, for every “like” they receive!! Such an easy way to help out!!! Head over and do that, will you?? 

  

 I also made a little video of me with some of my favorite finds at Pier 1 — if you want to take a look. There were so many awesome things to see — I had a wonderful time exploring the store! 
Thanks for letting me stop by, Pier1!!
xoxo

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Pier1 Holiday Decorating!

26 Nov
This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

 I love this time of the year! 
Parties. Decorating. Being with family. 
I don’t know about you, but my Holiday Decorations needed a little freshening up. So I headed over to Pier1 — it’s been awhile since I had been over there. There are so many wonderful items at Pier1 to add some sparkle to your holiday decorations!
How cute would a Woodland Theme be this year?

This Peace Wreath makes me smile. 
 A White Feather Tree would be a fun addition this year. I love the idea of a black and white tree. It would look great with silhoutte ornaments.
 There are so many great table setting ideas for holiday entertaining at Pier 1. I love the idea of using runners instead of placemats!
 And if you are planning on throwing a holiday party  this year, you can use these appetizer plates and holiday entertaining pieces from the Tasting Collection!
 I picked out some beautiful Mercury Glass Candle Holders.
I love the classic beauty these will bring to my Holiday decorations. 
I created a fun little corner with my new Mercury Candle Holders. 
So pretty! 

I also found something that is at the top of my wish list — a Quatrefoil Mirror!!! LOVE!

I also saw all kinds of great items on sale and on clearance. 
There were some great holiday entertaining deals — and you know how much I love deals!! 
And during the month of November ,  Pier 1 is supporting Toys for Tots which is an awesome organization. Be sure to “like”  Pier 1 on  facebook — they will be donating a $1.00 to Toys for Tots, for every “like” they receive!! Such an easy way to help out!!! Head over and do that, will you?? 

  

 I also made a little video of me with some of my favorite finds at Pier 1 — if you want to take a look. There were so many awesome things to see — I had a wonderful time exploring the store! 
Thanks for letting me stop by, Pier1!!
xoxo

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My Art 2 Cherish — Custom Art Giveaway!!

25 Nov
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 {Giveaway Closed — winner is Kara @ Mine for the Making. Congratulations!!}

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I hope you are having a great day so far. 
Your Photo and French Love Letter
Here’s a wonderful giveaway that’s perfect for the holidays! 
I’d love to introduce you to My Art 2 Cherish a wonderful shop that takes everyday photographs and creates beautiful wall art to match any decor. Each picture they create is individually crafted to bring out the subjects, subdue backgrounds, highlight special features.

My Art 2 Cherish will take a special picture and create an heirloom work of art! 
Your photo and quote
{An Engagement Picture}
Your photo first dance and words to your song
{Your first Dance and Words to the Song at your Wedding}
Obituary made with love your photos to art
{Create a Memorial to a Loved One — I’d love to do one of my Dad}
Your photo and love letter
 {Great idea for an anniversary — Combined a Love Letter and Treasured Picture}
Custom Designed Photo WIne Label
{Custom Wine Labels for parties or weddings}
Beautiful! 
Cheryl from My Art 2 Cherish is giving away
11 x 14 Custom Picture with Quote
{300 dpi on heavy cardstock, suitable for framing} 
 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Hop over to My Art 2 Cherish — which type of picture would you pick? one entry. 
  • “Like” My Art 2 Cherish on Facebook. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway — Tweet, mention this giveaway on facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry each.
Have a wonderful day!!!

My Art 2 Cherish — Custom Art Giveaway!!

25 Nov
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 {Giveaway Closed — winner is Kara @ Mine for the Making. Congratulations!!}

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I hope you are having a great day so far. 
Your Photo and French Love Letter
Here’s a wonderful giveaway that’s perfect for the holidays! 
I’d love to introduce you to My Art 2 Cherish a wonderful shop that takes everyday photographs and creates beautiful wall art to match any decor. Each picture they create is individually crafted to bring out the subjects, subdue backgrounds, highlight special features.

My Art 2 Cherish will take a special picture and create an heirloom work of art! 
Your photo and quote
{An Engagement Picture}
Your photo first dance and words to your song
{Your first Dance and Words to the Song at your Wedding}
Obituary made with love your photos to art
{Create a Memorial to a Loved One — I’d love to do one of my Dad}
Your photo and love letter
 {Great idea for an anniversary — Combined a Love Letter and Treasured Picture}
Custom Designed Photo WIne Label
{Custom Wine Labels for parties or weddings}
Beautiful! 
Cheryl from My Art 2 Cherish is giving away
11 x 14 Custom Picture with Quote
{300 dpi on heavy cardstock, suitable for framing} 
 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Hop over to My Art 2 Cherish — which type of picture would you pick? one entry. 
  • “Like” My Art 2 Cherish on Facebook. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway — Tweet, mention this giveaway on facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry each.
Have a wonderful day!!!

{Christmas} Giveaway!

25 Nov
Christmas red & white with a sprinkle of green lil DIVA Set
{Giveaway closed — winner is #155 Heather @ The Farm Princess}

 Happy Thanksgiving!!! 

I am off to bake some pies, but first —
I have a fun Christmas giveaway from lilsteinstyles for you!!

lilsteinstyles is a super cute etsy shop with 
great children’s gift ideas!! 
SUPER lil dude yellow STAR red and white polka dot cape tee size 6-8M
{I love these Superhero Cape Tees}
Boys aka lil dude blue baseball print tie tank or tee size 2/3T, 6-7, 6-8M boys
{Awesome Tie Tanks}
Newborn Spunky Pink Flower Hat
{Hats!}
Cute little funky scrappy green and taupe fabric rosette clips
{these clips would make a great stocking stuffer}
Cristil from lilsteinstyles is giving away YOUR Choice of 
  A Girl’s Christmas Set (Tee & Tutu) 
OR 
A Boy’s Surfer Santa Tee
Christmas lil DUDE Vintage Surfing Hang Ten Santa tee
Thanksgiving DIVA TUTU MTM Vintage Disney lil DIVA tee
So fun!!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 
*Go to lilsteinstyles — Let me know which Tutu set or Tee you would choose*

for more entries: 

*”Like” lilsteinstyles on Facebook*
*Heart lilsteinstyles etsy shop*
*Follow Cristil’s cute blog*

These tees and tanks would make adorable gifts too 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
PS — The etsy Design Challenge is up, go over and vote for your favorite.
XOXO

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$1 Felt Hair Clip Tutorial — makes a great Christmas Gift!

24 Nov

Here’s a great little craft that would make a great Holiday Gift.
  Felt Flower Clips! 

These make great birthday gifts and would be a wonderful Christmas present for a girlfriend, daughter, sister, teacher or neighbor this year.
And they are so affordable to make too — they cost less than $1 to make!!
If you want to make some, here’s what you do: 

1. You will need some felt {I found mine at Hobby Lobby for .25/sheet} and some hair clips.

2. I made a template of a leaf shape in two different sizes.

3. Cut out the shapes. I cut out 6 leaves of each of the two sizes.

4. Then I folded each leaf in half and then sewed a straight stitch half way up each of the leaves down to the stem part of the template.

5. Do this with all of the leaves — the larger and smaller leaves. Then cut out a 5 inch circle out of the same felt.

6. Glue the leaves onto the circle, overlapping each leaf over the edge of the following one.

7. Do the same thing with the second layer of leaves. Then hot glue a fabric-covered button or brad to the center of the flower.

8. Cut a rectangle of felt that is the same length as the clip. Put the felt through the middle of the clip. Then hot glue the clip with the felt attached on to the circle on the bottom of the flower.

Now all you need to do is package the clip up and give it as a wonderful, handmade gift!! 
Your friends will love them!
And you can use them as a hair clip AND a pin!!
Have a great day!!!

xoxo

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Wooden Chalkboard Bubble Giveaway {$80 value – makes a great photo prop}

24 Nov
 {Giveaway closed — the winner is #6 — Meghan}

I have a sweet surprise for you!! 

A really fun Chalkboard Bubble giveaway!!
Do you remember the Chalkboard Bubbles I made for the first day of school?
Well, I got the idea from the fabulous Kami @ No Biggie! And now Kami has made WOOD Chalkboard Bubbles to sell! Isn’t that cool?? 
Just think of the cute ways that you could use these wood Chalkboard Bubbles — 
  • Family Pictures
  • To ask someone to a dance
  • Announcing an engagement or other exciting news
They make awesome photo props! 
And guess what??
Kami is giving away FOUR  NoBiggie Bubbles 
{a $80 value}

She has these four super fun shapes…
and she now has one more shape to choose from. 
The shape of Utah
This is a fun one for Utah readers.
There is lots you can do with these NoBiggie Bubbles, they make great photo props or they make for a fun way to announce exciting news.
They would also be fun wall decor in a playroom or game room.
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Please comment on this post by Monday, November 29th @ 10pm: telling me your favorite of the different shapes. Which one would you want most? one entry.
For extra entries: (A new comment for each entry must be left for these extras to count.)

  • Become a follower of NoBiggie (click google friend connect on sidebar)
  • or blog about it with direct links to this post
{The winner will be announced Wednesday,  December 1st}
Have a Wonderful Day!
XOXO

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Wooden Chalkboard Bubble Giveaway {$80 value – makes a great photo prop}

24 Nov
 {Giveaway closed — the winner is #6 — Meghan}

I have a sweet surprise for you!! 

A really fun Chalkboard Bubble giveaway!!
Do you remember the Chalkboard Bubbles I made for the first day of school?
Well, I got the idea from the fabulous Kami @ No Biggie! And now Kami has made WOOD Chalkboard Bubbles to sell! Isn’t that cool?? 
Just think of the cute ways that you could use these wood Chalkboard Bubbles — 
  • Family Pictures
  • To ask someone to a dance
  • Announcing an engagement or other exciting news
They make awesome photo props! 
And guess what??
Kami is giving away FOUR  NoBiggie Bubbles 
{a $80 value}

She has these four super fun shapes…
and she now has one more shape to choose from. 
The shape of Utah
This is a fun one for Utah readers.
There is lots you can do with these NoBiggie Bubbles, they make great photo props or they make for a fun way to announce exciting news.
They would also be fun wall decor in a playroom or game room.
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Please comment on this post by Monday, November 29th @ 10pm: telling me your favorite of the different shapes. Which one would you want most? one entry.
For extra entries: (A new comment for each entry must be left for these extras to count.)

  • Become a follower of NoBiggie (click google friend connect on sidebar)
  • or blog about it with direct links to this post
{The winner will be announced Wednesday,  December 1st}
Have a Wonderful Day!
XOXO

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Christmas Subway Art Pillow Tutorial & a few winners!

23 Nov

You know how much I love Subway Art. I just had to try my hand at a Subway Art Pillow.

{Click on the Read More button for the full tutorial and to see the giveaway winners}

Subway Art Christmas Pillow Tutorial

Here’s what I did: 

  • I figured out the size of pillow that I wanted to make. Then I split the pillow up into a green part which is smaller and a red part which is larger. It ended up being 5 inches in height for the green and 8 inches in height for the red. Then I sewed the two pieces together. 

  • I decided to make an envelope back so I added 6 inches to the width of the back and cut the back in two — so the back overlaps by three inches. I sewed the pillow together.
  • I used my Silhouette and Heat Transfer Vinyl for the letters. I love that stuff!
 
  • I laid it all out on my computer and then cut it on my Silhouette.
 
  •  Then I ironed on the lettering. Note — Do NOT let the heat transfer material overlap like I did. It makes the heat transfer material stick to the vinyl. Very bad!
 
  • The last thing I did was make a flower for a little extra embellishment. I attached the flower to the pillow and voila I was done!! 
 
Now I have a little Christmas Subway Art to ring in the Holiday Season!!
I just love my new pillow! 
 

And, speaking of Silhouette — have you entered to win the Silhouette giveaway I am hosting right now?? 
I can’t wait to see who wins!

Here are a couple winners from last week: 

The winner of the Darling Memories  
Virtual Christmas Card Package is — 

#11 — 
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 Vivienne @ The V Spot 

There is still time for all of you who would like to make a Virtual Christmas Card – 

Becca is offering a 10% discount for anyone who signs up by Wednesday!!
Simply her at  rebecca@darlingmemoriesdvd.com and say “I want a Virtual Christmas Card!!” to lock in your special price!  

 The winner of the THREE Subway Art Kits from  
Makia Creations is — 
#127
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 That One Girl

Be sure to check out Makia Creations, where you can make a wonderful project with your girlfriends by signing up for a crafting party! 


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 And the winner of the Zig Zag Quilt from Honeybear Lane is — 
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#215
Through My Eyes

Remember Honeybear Lane for wonderful handmade quilts and gifts!

I’m linking up to these fabulous parties  – check them out!!
  

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xoxo

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