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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My first few sewing projects

Hi Everyone,
My husband got me a sewing machine for Christmas last year and it has just been sitting in my craft room staring at me!  I had no idea where to start so I went to Pinterest to get some inspiration.  With the help of some friends, they helped me make this book organizer that fits in between my kids car seats.

After this project was complete, I decided to try something on my own.  I didn't have a pattern or anything but it was pretty simple to figure out.  These hang on the back of the front seats and work perfectly to hold my boys sunglasses when they aren't being used.  No more stepped on sunglasses!!

I love organizing, and this is a cute way to contain the car clutter :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Melisa's Crafty Creations Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
I am honored to be part of this fun blog hop today to celebrate Melisa's one year blogiversary! ( Not sure that is a word, but it works!) :-)  I am your last stop on this halloween/fall themed hop! Remember to leave a comment on each blog in order to have a chance to win some prizes.

Here is the order for the hop:

I have had a $1 frame from Michael's laying around forever, so I decided to spruce it up for Halloween.  I modge podges some paper from the Trick or Treat Stack from The Paper Studio, found all my cuts in the silhouette store and had these cute little faces from Peachy Keen Stamps!  The "Boo To You" sentiment is from one of the first sets ever released by Pink by Design.  I strung the banner together with some PBD twine and added a couple decorative brads from Hobby Lobby.

I added this to my Halloween decor and will update it each year with a current picture :-)

Thanks for hopping with us today!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Master Crafter Project

Good Morning!
Today is the day!  It is time to link up my Master Crafter project for Pink by Design :-)  What is Master Crafter??  Sarah Hamer from Pink by Design was able to get a few sponsors and gave 100 people a box of crafting items.  Our goal was to make a project using the stuff in the box and other items we had on hand.  Today is the day we link up our projects so that the voting can begin.

Here is what was in our box:

- Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott 
-DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals
-Cotton Bag Sponsored by State line Bag Co. 
-1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co.
-Sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design
- a button 
I wanted to make something that I had never done before and force myself to think outside the box.  This is what I came up with...

What is it,  you ask???
It's a Candle Cozy :-) I put pumpkin spice scented bath salts in the bag and decorated it with a matching tag!  I thought it would be a fun way to decorate my candles year round without adhering it to the candle.  When Halloween is over, I take it off and add a new one!  I use a battery powered candle just to be safe!  This is also a great gift idea!
Here are a bunch of pictures so you can see the entire thing...

How did I make it?
I cut some felt that I had in my stash and sewed paper from the DCWV Rockstar stack.  I also used other paper from this stack for a few of the pumpkins and the stems.  I used two sentiment stamps from PBD and the faces are from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The green rhinestones went perfectly with the stems.  All of the cuts are from the Silhouette store.  The button that came along with my box was perfect to help hold the Candle Cozy together.  A simple hair tie was used to connect it.
I thought this was a fun, outside of the box idea.  This is only the third time I have ever sewn anything and was happy with how it turned out :-)
If you think my project deserves to win, please come over and vote for me HERE!!