Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love is in the Air!

Sparkle Valentine Candles!
 Print desired design. Tape to candle. Trace with pencil hard enough to make a bit of an indent. Take of paper design and make sure the design transfered.
Finish up by tracing the design with puff paint. Then sprinkle with glitter. Let dry and then light!

If anyone needs a good scent for Valentine's Day, Mad Love by Pier 1 is amazing being sold in pink rose tins now!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Inspiration in small packages

I bought these stickers because I love snails. However, while I was looking at them I realized they woud be perfect for a baby blanket motif for my friend Jenna!

I bought a baby blanket already edged. Then used felt to applique my patterns onto the blanket.

I drew the patterns just by looking at the stickers.

Hot glued the felt on (if I had more time would have completely stitched or used wonder under)

I used blanket stitch for the majority of the stitching but some chain stitch here and there. I think this is my favorite baby blanket I have made yet!

Coming soon: Valentine crafts and you guessed it another baby blanket! I also bought a crochet hook, I have tried before, but never got the hang of it. I have old yarn that I may try to make a blanket out of! We shall see! Oh the possibilities and the endless projects piling up!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Late Christmas!

Wreath inspired by Family Circle (I think? It's been a while).
  • Made completely of felt, and pushed in with straight pins!
  • Supplies: felt, scissors, straight pints, styrofoam wreath, glue gun.
  • Hot glue green felt to the entire styrofoam wreath. Cut out lots of flowers, pin them on. ta da! 
Minty Mallows
  • Made these delicious treats for all my co-workers!
  • Supplies: different varieties of chocolate chips,sprinkles, marshmallows,coffee stirrers cut in half, wax paper.
  • Stick the stirrers in to all the mallows, dip in chocolate, then in sprinkles, then wax paper to dry.
  • I packaged them in cute little bags, with a packet of hot coco and instructions to use the mallow to stir your coco! YUM!

I made hundreds!  
My boyfriend and I put up our fake tree (normally my parents have the real one). The fake tree was ugly, needed a skirt. Bought the white skirt for $2.00 second hand.  
I used a die cut machine to punch out snowflakes and trees. Well, I die cut one and used it as a pattern for the rest! I then hand cut little circles and sewed on matching sequins and beads!

It's tradition in my family to have a christmas village. I have nice houses at my parents, but down here in Carlsbad I don't! So I bought cheap houses at the dollar store. They came with lights! I also bought the trees!

I had batting laying around so I pulled it apart to make snow. To make the houses look a bit more fancy I used Elmer's glue on the top of the roofs and in the windows and sprinkled glitter. Gives the houses a snowy touch!