Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Oh happy day! My sister-in-law and I went to the Moda warehouse today and had bolts of fun. Just look at what we got. Sewing heaven, that's what this is. Now if I could just get rid of the stash I already have, I could justify buying more.I just Love Love Love Moda fabric.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I made one....

or two...okay four. Did you? The DIY Dish just recently had their first show and these darling birthday cake pin cushions are what they made. I loved how my first one turned out so well I made a few more as gifts and I have already thought of a few more people I would like to give them to.... so I will be making more.A couple of close-ups.
So again my question is did you make yours, I made mine?

And if you did leave a blog address so we can come and take a look.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Fun Fabric Bags

I am so excited! Sometime over the weekend I hit 50 followers, and in my mind I had decided that I would do a giveaway when this happened. So stay-tuned later this week for my first ever giveaway, I just need to whip something up.

This past week I have been busy sewing. My daughter wanted a bag for church to carry her Young Women's binder in. So I started scouring blogworld to see if I could find something that would work. These are the result. I just love how each turned out. I found the pattern here. It has 6 pockets, 3 on each side between the two layers of fabric.

This is the first one I made following the pattern exactly. Finished size is 8Hx10Wx4D. Then I added the little flower. Tutorial for the flower here.

This one is my daughter's, I enlarge to fit my her binder. Finished size is 11Hx13Wx4D.

I got a little smarted as I went along. This one has added pockets on the inside.

And this one I just finished. I used the original dimensions, but I tapered the top piece to look more like a purse. I again added pockets on the inside, I also made the straps as long as the bigger bags. That way it can be worn on the shoulder. The original patterns straps were a little short for my liking. Now I just need to decide what I want to use as a closure for the purse.

Super easy, and fun fun pattern.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

New Friend Friday

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I am participating in "New Friend Friday". I am fairly new to blogland, I just started this blog in January. I have to say it is very addictive and fun.

I used to craft all the time with my sister-in-law but when she moved away it was no longer any fun to do by myself. Now even though I do it alone, well my little helper is always here, I still have someone to share it with. All of your wonderful comments make me smile. And my kids just love that we have fun new decorations. Funny that they would like it as much as me. Thanks for listening.

Stephanie (Oh and I need to learn how to create a siggy)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter Garland

Well I seem to be hooked on garlands, so this is my Easter version.
Some close-ups of the eggs and carrots.

For instructions on how to make garland click here, for decoupage eggs click here.

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Decoupage Easter Eggs

Do you have have any of these hanging around in your Easter stuff? I don't know about you but eggs that do not match-up drive me crazy. And black Easter eggs!?! My kids came back with these last year after an Easter Egg Hunt.

Well don't throw them away, put them to good use. Here are some ideas.

Add them as decor around a candle.

Add them into your Easter arrangements.

Add them to your door knob as a cute decoration.

Create plant stakes out of them. (For these I drilled a hole and put in a meat skewer and then wrapped with floral tape.)

Use them to hang from a garland.

And not to be forgotten is the little purple egg nesting on
my "G" in Spring.

Here is the 411 on how to make them. Some of the eggs you will need to drill holes into. (The ones that you would like to hang or create plant stakes with).

If hanging, you will need to string this through before you start to cover the egg. I tied a little knot so that it did not accidentally come out. I also left a very long end coming out the other side, this way if the string got icky I could just pull it through and cut off the icky part. BTW I used hemp as my string.

The next step is to tear your paper into small pieces and then start applying piece by piece using mod podge. (This is my pink egg on the garland, the holes were drilled on the sides verse the ends.)