A tutorial to make these simple shamrocks using just paper strips - perfect craft for St. Patrick's Day.
A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!
Simple and quick shamrock idea - draw on mugs with markers to create the fun design. Learn the tips and tricks...
October 31, 2010
October 30, 2010
She hung them around the entryway to the room - super cute.
candy wrappers so you can put them to good use..... (do you think the kids get annoyed when I say "don't rip it open - bring it here so I can cut it for a nice edge" - I'm sure they just think I'm crazy....)
October 29, 2010
When you're taking family pictures for your Christmas Cards, do the traditional sit-and-smile in a group shot, but don't be afraid to try something different. Here are some of my favorites from sessions I've done in the past few days - and none of them are the traditional shot. Don't be afraid to try something different - worst case, you'll just delete it later. Some ideas I use:
Feet pictures - I always take a picture with feet only - there's just something I love about it. This family all wore Converse shoes, so it was all the more fun.
October 28, 2010
First paint mod podge on the back of some traingles that make a jack-o-lantern face.
October 27, 2010
I took the Minnie Mouse shirt I made for myself (because really, it's cute at Disney, but in real life? I didn't think it'd be a constant in my wardrobe rotation) and ripped off the Minnie. Then I hot glued the spiders right on. I was skeptical, but it worked! And they're on for good.
It took maybe 5 minutes. I did it was I was getting ready to head out the door to Halloween Storytime at the Library. Fun, right? So if you need last-minute attire this weekend, this could be you:
pin Kimbo made. Back when I was trying to hit 500 followers, my husband asked me what I thought a "big" craft blog was - I said it was 1,000 followers. Uh, I'm over 1200 right now. Wow - am I "big"!? I now think that 3,000 followers is big, but I like to think in my corner of the craft world I might be a big deal....maybe...sorta......
UPDATE - - I dug clear through my "history" (at-hem, apparently I look at A LOT of craft blogs on a daily basis) and found links - yea!! On to sharing them:
I wasn't sure about owls when they first started coming on strong, but the last couple of months they have really grown on me - I mean, really, check out this owl bunting from Spunky Junky - too cute!
Whimsical Creations - such a cute idea for an upcoming Halloween Wedding.
Twelve Crafts Till Christmas - here's her how-to on a play apron.
Joy Is At Home.
Pickles and Paper.
Visions of Sugar Plums.
Holy Craft, middle ruffle at Polka Dots and Pizza, and black ruffle tee at Sewn - you all inspire me to want to try (again) a shirt redo - - -
So, due to the InLink problem thing, I can't find out who was the most viewed link - I'm sure it was you, so congrats!!
Thanks for linking everyone!! If you were featured feel free to grab the button:
October 25, 2010
I know that recycling has a lot to do with upcycling and repurposing, but when I hear the word "recycle" I think glass, paper, aluminum - you know, trash. And with Halloween coming up, the biggest trash will be all those candy wrappers laying around. Instead of throwing them out, make cute Candy Wrapper Flowers.
Candy Wrapper Flowers are an update to the throw-back of Candy Wrapper Bows that were popular in the 80s - those we great, right? But instead of big and floofy, using a few folds they can have a more modern look. You can wear them attached to clips and hairpins:
So save all those wrappers and start crafting!
So, I'm sorta glad I didn't win because I didn't have a tutorial ready to go - here's a few tips:
--When making the flowers with "petals" I thought I could glue them - wrong - I ended up sewing them just like fabric flowers.
--I did hot glue a back on to stablize them and again used hot glue to secure them to headbands and clips. Then to reinforces I hot glued more wrapper over the spot.
--the M&M wrapper is several fun sizes wrappers folded fan-style all sewed together to make a circle. The blue middle is a wad of taffy wrapper.
--you can buy 12 packs of taffy for $1 at the dollar store - it wasn't good, but the wrappers were great, bright colors.
--The skittles wrappers were fun size, each petal was one fun-size wrapper - I folded them in Kanzashi flower method.
--The starbursts are just wads glued onto a clip
I know this is the worst how-to ever! But I didn't take pictures while I made them because I wasn't sure if it'd work or not. Anyways, any questions??
October 23, 2010
Banana Banana Bread from AllRecipes and it is a keeper!! I enjoyed how much banana it called for. I love AllRecipes - I use it alot and look for recipes with lots of high-rated reviews.
So, don't be afraid to branch out and break rules - banana bread, not in a bread pan - fabulous!
October 22, 2010
Also, did you see that I WON a giveaway over at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas? Finally, entering millions of giveaways pays off! I also won a subscription to EMealz, but I'll tell you about that after I try it out - - anyways, I could pick any hat and went for the pink in a 5T, since my girls are almost 6 and 4 - I figured a 5 would allow them to share it. They both LOVE it (you can buy this one HERE or check out the whole Girl In Air Shop for other choices) - warning, cute hat makes cute kids look even cuter:
(what's with the cat and hose? oh well...)
Another shout-out - a reader is trying to get 90 emails or cards compiled for her mom's 90th birthday - want to help with the effort - check that out at I Do Designs - -
Umm, I think I deleted my signature somehow - oops! - - MANDY