Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tissue Flowers

Have you ever made flowers from tissue?
They are very simple to made.

All you need is tissue paper and a little piece of wire.
First - - - Layer your tissue paper - for these 2  - I pulled the tissue paper straight out of the pack which was 9 sheets - a mixture of lime green and hot pink. I didn't want to use all of the package so I cut a width of about 9 inches. I then folded it over and cut in half so I could make 2 flowers.

Start folding accordian style - about an inch wide. Fold over and secure with wire.
Carefully start separating the tissues and fluff into a pretty flower.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Little Wooden Trinket Box

Items used for trinket box:
Wooden box - purchased from Michaels - $1.00
Glitter Paint/Acrylic Paint
Wooden alpha - 29 cents - L is for Lily
Stickers - Dollar Store
Embellishment - I used some little rhinestones 


Linking up to all these great blogs:

Photobucket Photobucket
In The Old Road

Thursday, July 26, 2012

And The Sunshine Award Goes To...

 I had a wonderful e-mail today from Bev who blogs at Creative Lady of the House 
letting me know that she  nominated my blog for the Sunshine Award. Thank you, Bev - that was so sweet of you!
Now as a nominee - here are the simple rules.

First, you should thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.

Next, answer the following questions about yourself.

Then, choose 10 of your favorite bloggers and link their blogs to your post.

Be sure to let them know that you are nominating them for the award.

Last, be sure to copy and paste the award to your blog!

OK, here we go!

1. Favorite color- Red

2. Favorite animal - I love all animals - but my favorite is pretty much any toy breed of dog.

3. Favorite number - 76

4. Favorite Drink - Diet Coke

5. Facebook or Twitter- Facebook, although I do Twitter.

6. Good book or good movie- Good movie

7. My passion - I would love to have a toy breed dog shelter - to be able to save as many abused or unwanted dogs as I could.

8. Giving or getting gifts- Giving - people tell me I have the gift of giving all the time.

9. Favorite day- Sunday - going to church - going out to eat - relaxing at home afterwards.

10. Favorite flower - I love them all! Yellow Rose would probably be my first choice.

Now that you know a little bit more about me, it is time to discover more about 10 other great bloggers!!

Here are my 10 nominees for the Sunshine Award:

Love This Life
Mommy, I'm Done
Finding My Way In Texas
Christian Wifestyle
Boo's Basket
Garage SalesRUs
The Messy Roost
These Rose Colored Glasses
Carole's Chatter

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Burlap - Glue Stick Holder

I am lovin' all the burlap crafts going on all over Pinterest right now. I bought a big roll this weekend at Michael's, but I wasn't sure how I was going to be using it -  I came up with something pretty quickly today - and it was needed, too. I have glue sticks all over the place in my sewing/craft room and decided I needed to have them all in one place. 

Any tall can will do if you use the large glue sticks. I happened to have a nice sturdy can that had wafer sticks in it. I just covered it with burlap - using hot glue to secure it. I doubled a piece for the center and glued it on. The little red flower added a nice touch. If I had some jute handy I would probably add a little to the center before gluing the flower on.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Photo in A Jar

I have had this pinned forever from Pinterest and finally got around to doing one for myself today. I just embellished a little. 
When the 2 grandangels were here I took them to have their pictures made and I just picked them up today. The wallet size was perfect for this jar.

All you need is a clean mason jar filled with Olive Oil. Add your photo of choice and embellish however you choose. I painted the lid black and had these hearts on wire deco left over from another project. I just hot glued a short strand around the jar. I love how it turned out although I need to add a little more olive oil (I ran out!) and plan to make some for Christmas gifts this year.

Linking up to:
Crafty Confessions
The DIY Dreamer

I Gotta Try That

Friday, July 20, 2012

Framed Yarn Art

I love these colors in this yarn. The are the main colors in both my sewing room and the spare bedroom. I had some left over for a couple of other projects so I thought I would put it to good use and make something to hang on the wall.

I basically just wrapped the yarn around and around a piece of matte that I had pulled out of a frame and never used. I had a big nylon orange flower that I hot glued to it and then I called it done.

It is hanging on a white wall so it looks pretty as is but I am thinking about taking a couple of black and white photos and placing them inside and then this will be a frame for them. If I do that then I think I will angle it a little more cockeyed than I have it now.

I am thinking this would be a cool way to dress up some actual plain frames, too and of course they would be even more sturdy. 

Country Momma Cooks

Happy Go Lucky

The DIY Dreamer

Friday Favs & Giveaway

My big bargain of the week was my Cami Secret - which was $9.99 at CVS and then I had $5 in Cash Bucks - whoop whoop!

Because I like them so much after doing a review - I decided to give away a package of 3. You can enter to win on my other blog  HERE

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Little Mermaid Dress - Ready to Wear

This is one of those little dresses that you just sew up the back. It comes already hemmed and every thing on the bolt. I bought this one at Walmart. You just have them cut what you need - sew up the back - add ribbons for ties and it is ready to wear. How cute is my little mermaid Lilypie?

Linking up with

Happy Go Lucky

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kids Craft #5 Tulle Wreath - Brooklyn

Brooklyn wanted to make a wreath after seeing all the pretty wreaths I have made and since I was finishing up the Red Hat wreath for my mom - we both had wreaths we could work on. She chose all different colors and it turned out really pretty.

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway

Wow!! A $100 Giveaway - You gotta check it out and enter! I did!! Click on link above.

Purple Pumpkin 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kid Craft #6 - Lily painting "Stained Glass" Monster Tag

This little stained glass monster tag came in a little kit. I think it was called Camp Monster. Lily took such care getting it just right. When she finished she hung it on her little backpack.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Red Hat Tulle Wreath

My mom is really into the Red Hat thing. She is the Queen of her chapter - they are called Ruby's Southern Red Hats. She is also involved with another chapter that is within the local senior activity center. 
As you probably know - the Red Hat Society has red and purple for their signature colors. (my mom's bathroom is decorated in red and purple!) The reason being once you are over 50 you are entitled to wear anything you want - including red and purple together, with big bold hats and boas and scarves and lots of get the idea, right? My mom wears a crown to all her events and has even participated in pageants and talent shows. I know she has a lot of fun and I am happy she is so involved with something that surrounds her with good friends on a regular basis.

Mom saw my TUTORIAL on making tulle wreaths and asked for a red and purple one, so of course, I obliged. She also loves butterflies so I added 2 pretty "spring fling" butterflies that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. They just clip on so they are really easy to use.

Country Momma Cooks

Monday, July 9, 2012

Kid Craft #4 Upcycling A Canvas Bag

Brooklyn had a great time putting this bag together! She spent a LOT of time on it - carefully hot gluing rhinestones and gluing the fabric squares on just so. We even made a video so if you would like to watch it on Youtube go HERE

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Kids Craft #3 - Sewing A Pillow - Brooklyn

Brooklyn wanted to learn to make something using my sewing machine and I was more than happy to do so. I love to sew, although I am not that good at it - I still have fun trying. Now Brooklyn enjoys it too!

Her bedroom is a zebra motiff so she chose to make 2 pillows from zebra print fabric that I had left over from another project.

 I helped her out a little on the first one but she made the 2nd one all by herself. Good job, Brooklyn!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Friday Fun Blog Hop!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Kid Craft #2 - Foam Doll - (Lily)

This was a simple little craft that 5 year old Lily could put together. I bought the little kit at the dollar store. She just had to punch out all the pieces and glue them to the little doll made from foam. I put her name across the little dress with a Sharpie pen once she was finished.
Great job, Lily!

Kid's Craft - #1 - Wall Hanging (Brooklyn)

 For the next 2 weeks I will be featuring "Kid Crafts" while my 2 GrandAngels (Brooklyn and Lily) are visiting with us in Texas.

Brooklyn came up with this idea herself and picked out the materials she needed to complete her project at Hobby Lobby.

Hot pink cardstock
Zebra print cardstock
Glue stick
Foam Glitter "B"
Zebra print ribbon

She is going to hang it on her wall when she gets home. Great job, Brooklyn!~