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Guest Project — Great Last Minute Gift Idea {with free printable}

22 Dec
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Hey everybody! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I am ecstatic to be here on Tatertots and Jell-o!
The holidays are tons of fun, but can also be H-E-C-T-I-C (at least in my crazy house)!
Can I get an Amen?
Here’s a fun print-and-take-the-cred project that I whipped up for an easy last-minute somethin-somethin to give.

How cute would this be to leave in the mailbox for the mailman?
They’re Ice Breakers mints–all gussied up.
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1. Print and cut out.
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2. Peel off the label (try not to tear it) and put it aside. You’ll need it in a little bit.
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3.  Stick the label on your template and trace the slits so you can open the mints later. Now cut where you traced.
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4. Glue the new label on. I didn’t Mod-Podge, but you might want to.
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Everyone will think you’re so clever!
And you are!
Mwah!
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Erin – that is such a cute idea!!!
I am going to whip a few of those up today!! 
Erin has an awesome blog and a great sense of humor. 
She cracks me up!! Here are some of my favorite projects that she has made: 
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You will love In Between Laundry — Seriously. 
PS — I am sharing a new tutorial for Magetic Gift Tags over at Simply Modern Mom today!! They would make fun tags for your holiday gifts this year.
xoxo

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Guest Project — Great Last Minute Gift Idea {with free printable}

22 Dec
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Hey everybody! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I am ecstatic to be here on Tatertots and Jell-o!
The holidays are tons of fun, but can also be H-E-C-T-I-C (at least in my crazy house)!
Can I get an Amen?
Here’s a fun print-and-take-the-cred project that I whipped up for an easy last-minute somethin-somethin to give.

How cute would this be to leave in the mailbox for the mailman?
They’re Ice Breakers mints–all gussied up.
DSC_0023
1. Print and cut out.
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2. Peel off the label (try not to tear it) and put it aside. You’ll need it in a little bit.
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3.  Stick the label on your template and trace the slits so you can open the mints later. Now cut where you traced.
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4. Glue the new label on. I didn’t Mod-Podge, but you might want to.
DSC_0014
DSC_0023
Everyone will think you’re so clever!
And you are!
Mwah!
signature
Erin – that is such a cute idea!!!
I am going to whip a few of those up today!! 
Erin has an awesome blog and a great sense of humor. 
She cracks me up!! Here are some of my favorite projects that she has made: 
https://i0.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5278551922_fd2929b3ed.jpg
https://i2.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5265447216_1324512d0f.jpg
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You will love In Between Laundry — Seriously. 
PS — I am sharing a new tutorial for Magetic Gift Tags over at Simply Modern Mom today!! They would make fun tags for your holiday gifts this year.
xoxo

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Homemade Gift Ideas Linky Party!!

13 Dec
It’s time for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Party!!

Jerri from Simply Sweet Home contacted me about hosting the Homemade Gift Ideas Party and I was so excited. Last year I also hosted and it was such fun to see all of the great gift ideas!!

I am a big believer in homemade gifts. I think there is nothing better than opening up a gift from a loved one who puts so much effort and love into a making something just for you!

Here are a few Homemade Gifts that I have made over the past year.

Leather Flower Tutorial Pennant Dish Towel, Mustache Gift Idea, Felt Flowers, Rolled Flower Gift Ideas, Neighbor Gift Fudge, Personalized Subway Art, Burlap and Chalkboard Fabric Gift Bags, Heat Transfer Onesies.

 I would love to see YOUR ideas!!

Come link them up and each project you enter will enter you to win these awesome prizes: 

Decorate your cupcakes with these handmade cupcake wrappers for all occasions! Just when you thought cupcake wrappers couldn’t get any cuter! Yummy Cuppy Crafts has cupcake wrappers for EVERY occasion!!

Yummy Cuppy Crafts is giving away  6 month membership to their Cupcake Wrapper of the Month Club 
(worth $50)

I just adore Scentsy products. I got converted this year and I love their scents. Some of my favorites are: Sticky Cinnamon Bun and French Kiss.They also have really awesome Seasonal Warmers!!
 Jonnie also has great deals for her customers — like free light bulbs for life and a Monthly Perfect Scent Club. Find out more about her specials HERE.

Jonnie is giving away a Plug In Warmer w/ 3 scents 
(worth $25)

 
Jonnie’s Facebook page.
And — 
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The Best Bath Store is an environmentally friendly, cruelty free shop located in Woburn, MA. They carry bath and body products, skin care products and hair care products for both men and women! I would love to try their Gingerbread Bath Salts! Sounds heavenly!

Best Bath Store is giving away their Holiday Soap Set 
(worth 13.95)

Best Bath Store on Facebook
Best Bath Store on Twitter
Each project you link up enters you to win the prizes. 
And, if you want some extra entries — follow any of the sponsor’s on Facebook or Twitter and leave me a separate comment for each. 
 Ok, it’s time to link up YOUR gift ideas!!! I can’t wait to see them.

xoxo

PS — There is also a wonderful Homemade Christmas Party going on over at Michele’s blog — The Scrap Shoppe!! I am sharing the recipe for one of my favorite desserts ever today!! And there are so many wonderful holiday ideas. Come check it out! 

Neighbor Gift Idea — Make Burlap & Chalkboard Gift Bags!!

8 Dec

 I have a fast, inexpensive, easy project to share that would be really fun to make as neighbor gifts this year.

These little bags can be customized to fit any size gift that you can image:
  • Wine or Sparkling Cider with a little tag that says “Wishing you a Sparkling Holiday Season!”
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks.
  • Dollar Store Peppermints.
  • Even gift cards.

And the painted chalkboard labels that you make are great because the bag can be used again and again!

    My project was chosen by Krylon to featured on the front page of Your Holiday Style – one of their sites dedicated to sharing cool spray painted holiday projects. So fun!!  You can click below to go over and check out my tutorial.   yhs They also have some other great holiday projects you can download and save for later submitted by some of your very favorite crafters from a little group that I am part of called Crafterminds.

    Heather from Dollar Store Crafts: Sweet Apothecary Jar

    Amy from Mod Podge Rocks: Holiday Gift Card Tinhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_d-0RmmAdars/TP6Uyn3RgpI/AAAAAAAADCc/0jMV6TSJ8e4/s400/Krylon+Gift+Card+Holder.jpg
    Beckie from Infarrantly Creative: Time Capsule OrnamentsIMG_1679
    Check out Your Holiday Style and see all of the easy, inexpensive, quick Christmas ideas.

    yhs

    And upload YOUR spray painted projects!!!
    XOXO
    I hope you are having a great week!! 

    {Tuesday Giveaway} — Bejeweled Beads Jewelry!!

    30 Nov
    {Happy Tuesday}
    We had a huge storm here and are still digging our way out.
    So I thought it would be nice to have a fabulous giveaway to brighten up the day!
    I would love to introduce you to Chelsea from Bejeweled beads — one of my favorite sponsors!   
    Bejeweled Beads is an awesome place to buy fabulous jewelry!
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLTAWhK0K4I/AAAAAAAADis/eFMeLgO-wmU/s1600/76+074.jpg

    I love these jeweled watches from Bejeweled Beads.
    There are so many to choose from! 
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLS58lXr91I/AAAAAAAADhw/C0R0t8VRPCI/s1600/Snow+Princess+(1).jpg
     {This Band would be a perfect gift this Holiday Season}
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TFh8xuuUKpI/AAAAAAAADDU/Kn-YdqBqenw/s1600/70+032.jpg
     {or this Band would go with everything!}
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/S8POU7cOtHI/AAAAAAAACok/UMJe-ATujWU/s1600/41+049.jpg
    {I love the pink and brown combination on this band}
    Another thing I love is that you can pick out the watch band and the watch face separately. 
    There are so many combinations to choose from!! 
     And, you can order DIY kits, which come with everything you need to make the watches. They make a fun activity to do with your family or as a girls night out!!! 
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TJEh_geBDgI/AAAAAAAADZA/ny_EDJ7pzWE/s1600/73+149.jpg
     Chelsea also makes Cluster Charms that match her watch bands. So you can coordinate your necklace to your watch!
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TK4tIlH70sI/AAAAAAAADew/fgS6EQuj1XY/s1600/41+071.jpg
    Or you can order a bracelet in any of the watch band styles. I love how chunky this one is!
     And if there’s someone on your list that loves jewelry, a ring is a great gift or stocking stuffer! I love that each of the rings is named after a famous celebrity. Like this one is the Isla Fisher ring! 
    And everything at Bejewled Beads is so affordable!! 
    A gift certificate is also a great idea.
     Plus, there is FREE shipping on all orders through Christmas – awesome!!!
    Chelsea is giving away
    TWO $25 credits 
     to her store!! 
    Yay!!!

    Here’s how YOU can win: 

    • mandatory— Head over to Bejeweled Beads. What is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
    •  “Like” Bejeweled Beads on Facebook – where you can find out about new band styles and giveaways. one entry. 
    • Follow and/or leave a comment over at Bejeweled Beads. one entry each. 
    and 
    • if you buy something from Bejeweled Beads during the giveaway come back and let me know — you will get 2 extra entries.  
    {This giveaway runs until Monday, 12/6 @ midnight MST}

    let’s support handmade!
    Have a great day!!
    {I’ve posted the winners of last week’s giveaways on my sidebar}

    PS — I am sharing one of our favorite Holiday Traditions over on
    Twelve Crafts Til Christmas — come over and join in the fun!

    This post brought to you by

    {Tuesday Giveaway} — Bejeweled Beads Jewelry!!

    30 Nov
    {Happy Tuesday}
    We had a huge storm here and are still digging our way out.
    So I thought it would be nice to have a fabulous giveaway to brighten up the day!
    I would love to introduce you to Chelsea from Bejeweled beads — one of my favorite sponsors!   
    Bejeweled Beads is an awesome place to buy fabulous jewelry!
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLTAWhK0K4I/AAAAAAAADis/eFMeLgO-wmU/s1600/76+074.jpg

    I love these jeweled watches from Bejeweled Beads.
    There are so many to choose from! 
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLS58lXr91I/AAAAAAAADhw/C0R0t8VRPCI/s1600/Snow+Princess+(1).jpg
     {This Band would be a perfect gift this Holiday Season}
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TFh8xuuUKpI/AAAAAAAADDU/Kn-YdqBqenw/s1600/70+032.jpg
     {or this Band would go with everything!}
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/S8POU7cOtHI/AAAAAAAACok/UMJe-ATujWU/s1600/41+049.jpg
    {I love the pink and brown combination on this band}
    Another thing I love is that you can pick out the watch band and the watch face separately. 
    There are so many combinations to choose from!! 
     And, you can order DIY kits, which come with everything you need to make the watches. They make a fun activity to do with your family or as a girls night out!!! 
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TJEh_geBDgI/AAAAAAAADZA/ny_EDJ7pzWE/s1600/73+149.jpg
     Chelsea also makes Cluster Charms that match her watch bands. So you can coordinate your necklace to your watch!
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TK4tIlH70sI/AAAAAAAADew/fgS6EQuj1XY/s1600/41+071.jpg
    Or you can order a bracelet in any of the watch band styles. I love how chunky this one is!
     And if there’s someone on your list that loves jewelry, a ring is a great gift or stocking stuffer! I love that each of the rings is named after a famous celebrity. Like this one is the Isla Fisher ring! 
    And everything at Bejewled Beads is so affordable!! 
    A gift certificate is also a great idea.
     Plus, there is FREE shipping on all orders through Christmas – awesome!!!
    Chelsea is giving away
    TWO $25 credits 
     to her store!! 
    Yay!!!

    Here’s how YOU can win: 

    • mandatory— Head over to Bejeweled Beads. What is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
    •  “Like” Bejeweled Beads on Facebook – where you can find out about new band styles and giveaways. one entry. 
    • Follow and/or leave a comment over at Bejeweled Beads. one entry each. 
    and 
    • if you buy something from Bejeweled Beads during the giveaway come back and let me know — you will get 2 extra entries.  
    {This giveaway runs until Monday, 12/6 @ midnight MST}

    let’s support handmade!
    Have a great day!!
    {I’ve posted the winners of last week’s giveaways on my sidebar}

    PS — I am sharing one of our favorite Holiday Traditions over on
    Twelve Crafts Til Christmas — come over and join in the fun!

    This post brought to you by

    Holiday Meme Party — Come join in to win a Mint Cleaner Robotic Floor Cleaner!

    27 Nov
    Happy Friday!! 

    With Thanksgiving Week and everyone being so busy, there will be no Weekend Wrap Up Party this weekend. Instead, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and I thought it might be fun to host a Holiday Meme Party!

    Never been part of a blog hop? Neither have we! But we thought it would be a fun way to host a giveaway. Instead of doing a massive commenting giveaway (although we like those too 😉 we decided that we want to give one lucky blog hop participant one of our FAVORITE THINGS!

    The Mint Cleaner just launched this year and it is a machine with a GPS system that cleans your hard floor surfaces.  You put a Swiffer type pad on it, press a button and watch it clean your floor.  We can’t tell you how much we love it!  It’s seriously my favorite gadget — I use it almost every day!!! I made a little video I made to explain why you’ll love it what it does — you can view it HERE if you want 🙂

    The Mint Cleaner is available at the following places:

    Amazon
    HSN
    Frontgate
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    WHO WANTS A MINT CLEANER!?!?

    {winner will be announced on Cyber Monday} 


    Here’s the rules.
    1.  On your blog, write a post on one of the following topics.

    * Are you more of a Black Friday or Cyber Monday girl?  Tell us about your best deal or your craziest shopping story.

    * What is one holiday tradition that you treasure that you hope to pass down to your children?

    * How do you keep your home clean and holiday ready during this chaotic season?  What is your biggest holiday cleaning challenge?

    * What is on your must have Christmas list? (besides The Mint Cleaner of course!)  

    2.  Grab this code and type it in the bottom of that post.

    (copy/paste into your own
    website or blog):

    <div align=”center”>I am participating in <a href=”http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Infarrantly Creative</a> and <a href=”http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Tatertots and Jello’s</a> Blog Hop for a chance to win a Mint Cleaner. It is the revolutionary machine that cleans your hard floor surfaces for you.</div><div style=”text-align: center;”>Click <a href=”http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/”>here</a&gt; to join the blog hop and a chance to win!<img alt=”Mint_cloth2″ border=”0″ height=”211″ src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5GI6Pyw8srE/TO3jkJdwOQI/AAAAAAAAJjE/W8xnLB6O864/Mint_cloth2_thumb2.jpg?imgmax=800&#8243; style=”border-width: 0px; display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” title=”Mint_cloth2″ width=”250″ /></div><div align=”center”>The Mint Cleaner is available at the following places: </div><div align=”center”><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Robotics-Automatic-Cleaner-4200/dp/B00408PCEW?ie=UTF8&tag=infarrantlycr-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969″><img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=infarrantlycr-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B00408PCEW&#8221; width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important; padding: 0px !important” /> Amazon</a><br /> <a href=”https://www.themintcleaner.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>The Mint Cleaner</a></div><div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.hsn.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>HSN</a></div><div align=”center”><a href=”http://bedbathandbeyond.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Bed, Bath & Beyond</a></div><script src=”http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=58657&#8243; type=”text/javascript”></script>

    3. Grab the url to your post and link it up to the party!! Now you are participating and eligible to win the Mint Cleaner. We ask that you link up and host the blog hop in order to be eligible.

    Mint_cloth2

    XOXO


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    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! 
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_adBKmCKUkag/TOrAYQeIm8I/AAAAAAAAAec/hJo8xYfjfgo/s1600/plate.jpg

    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!!!

    This post brought to you by

    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! 
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_adBKmCKUkag/TOrAYQeIm8I/AAAAAAAAAec/hJo8xYfjfgo/s1600/plate.jpg

    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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    Guest Project — Make a Sentimental Christmas Ornament

    18 Nov
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    My sister got married about six months ago and, as an early Christmas present, I decided to make her a special 
    wedding ornament. 
    The process was simple and I’m super excited to share the tutorial with everyone!

    Start with a glass ornament, scissors and your paper of choice–I used my sister’s wedding invitation.
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    I then cut the paper into strips.
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    I rolled the strips around my finger to create little curly-ques and placed them inside the ornament.
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    I love how the cream colored paper looks inside the ornament–almost vintage-like.
    I’m super happy with the outcome!
    What a sweet and sentimental ornament.
    I love idea — and it’s something that you could make for anyone in your life and fill with things that are special to them!!
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    Thank you for sharing it with us Megan! 
    Megan has a new blog and loves to share her crafty projects.
    She is an ad agency employee by day and closet writer, amateur chef and shoe fanatic by night!
    Her blog High Tops and Lace has some really fun ideas and recipes!
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    Croissants
    Craft Night
    {Girls Craft Night — looks so fun!}
    If you have a chance, go on over to High Tops and Lace 
    and give Megan some comment love.
    xox

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