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Monday, December 16, 2013

Root "Deer", A Great Last-minute Gift Idea

After seeing some of the rein"beer" projects on Pinterest, my daughter and I came up with our own Root "Deer" version for Grandpa last Christmas.  We used Create a Critter for the little reindeer and Winter Woodland for the font.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ruffled a Tree Skirt

I love all the pretty ones on Pinterest. So I bought a plain red felt tree skirt from Target, drew concentric (nice word :), I know) circles on it 3" apart, and cut strips of fabric 4" wide. I used the awesome gathering foot for the ruffles for the first time. I was ruffling so fast that I wanted to do a happy dance! I also left all edges raw except for the satin, which I serged.

Oh yeah, it could also be a "skirt"....according to Joy. :)

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Pinterest-inspired Thanksgiving

First, the embroidered turkey shirts for my sweet girls and an apron for me:

Next, the turkey footprint craft:

Last, the tootsie pop turkey tree:
(Used the cricut to cut the leaves and circles and the cuttlebug to emboss.) These will be our party favors.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Breckenridge Hat

This was a workshop from called "The Breckenridge Hat" by Marly Bird. I love the big flower. The yarn is gorgeous, too (Schachenmayr, Boston Style in Aqua). I finished it in a couple of hours....hats are such quick, rewarding projects.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thanksgiving Countdown

Can't wait 'til Thanksgiving!

This is an embroidery design from Sewing for Sarah. I love how it turned out. It is made with chalk cloth.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Minion Hat :)

So....while surfing Pinterest last night (always a dangerous thing when my Joy is beside me), we spotted this adorable hat and my Joy just had to have it!  She couldn't wait to be a little minion.  (I've always considered her my minion anyhow.)
 She wanted just one eye.
HERE is the link to the free pattern on Ravelry.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sweet Scarecrow Towel

Another gift for a friend on a towel from Target.

Design is from Designs by Juju. Love the appliqué style.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Sweet Cupcake Apron

Made a birthday gift for my daughter's little bake-y friend. She likes purple and is pretty good in the kitchen at only 9, going on 10!

My go-to font, MS Curlz, with a great appliqué design from Bunnycup.

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A Fall Hostess Gift

My husband's sweet cousin had us over for dinner. I had to bring along a little personalized gift! I love stitching for fall and love how this bold and simple design transformed this lovely little hand towel from Target into something even better:

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Cabled Fingerless Gloves and Hat

I made this fun set with free patterns found on Ravelry.

First I made the gloves from this pattern: (Joy wanted them to be extra long.)

Click here for pattern

And this cute hat pattern is here:

Cabled Hat Pattern

I used this awesome yarn:

Found here: Syn yarn in "Syren" Or maybe at your local yarn store :)

It's so pretty in person. It's metallic silver yet soft to the touch.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Gift for a New Neighbor

I thought a seasonal towel would be nice to welcome my new neighbors. A sweet little filigree pumpkin design from Embroidery Library will be lovely for fall. The card uses a digital stamp from The Cutting Cafe. I love those checklists. They make a cute card.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Have I lost it? :)

So, when my husband saw what I was making, he told me I've officially "lost it"! :)

But I love it. I love anything that makes cleaning a little easier and a little more fun.

It's a swiffer sock that I crocheted! It uses acrylic yarn that will hopefully build up lots of static so it will pick up lots of dust. Isn't it pretty? Here's the link to the free pattern should you want to make one, too.

Reversible Swiffer Sock

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cupcake Bib

Finally finished this "sweet" bib from Crochet Today Sept/Oct 2012. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn for all but the cherry. That is just some Red Heart Super Saver. I think I will make more. :)

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Maiden Costume

On the last day of Vacation Bible School (which had a Medieval theme), the kids were to come in costume. Of course, my daughter didn't want to wear one of the dozens of princess dresses she owns. She wanted to be a "maiden", since she thought all the other girls would probably dress as a princess.

I was so proud of myself not buying a thing to make this (I love using up my fabric stash!) We looked online so I could get an idea of what she had in mind. Then she drew the corset she wanted and I modified a vest pattern with a scoop neck and taking a bit off the middle fronts so it wouldn't meet in the middle, then added grommets and ribbon. She wore a red shirt & I made a long black skirt from some double knit fabric I had. We also did a crown braid and added spray glitter and ribbon roses to her hair.

I think she looks a little Snow White-ish and I certainly think she is the fairest of all. :)
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Once Upon A Princess Mermaid

Got to hang out with my sweet Fiona a lot the week of VBS as she was too young to go. I wanted to make something with her so I let her pick some colors...she wanted blue, green, and brown and we made this great mermaid from Once Upon A Princess. I was thinking she could stamp the face, but she insisted on drawing it-so cute!!

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Fashion Flowers Handtowel

Used Embird to put the lovely lettering on the design (design was a VIP design by Embroidery Library and the font was free from the Internet). The stitch time was crazy long....89 minutes I think....but my sweet mom is so worth it. :)
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Cupcake Box

A fun little box for a gift card or other small gift. The box is from the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. Love that it tells you exactly what size at which to cut. The chocolate top lifts completely and just fits right back in when you want to put the lid back on. Yum!

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