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February 28, 2013

Hello Darling! Missing me??

Hello my dear Followers

Snowblowers! what a joke!! we needed a Big Truck!!

Sorry I was MIA...a whole bunch of stuff was going on at home these days...From the Storm..Over 36 inches of show, no power, heat or water and stock in the house for over 4 days!  I know, it was bad !  Here take a look (below Pictures of before & after)!''....and then frozen pipes, broken pump and everything else in the middle....But Im back and I have couple of little and simple projects to share!!  for Easter and Mother Days!! Which are around the corner!!  So be ready to the journey start tomorrow again!
Too Much Show and I can't craft!! No POWER!!

My Driveway Before the Storm!

Same Drive way..after the storm!

Before the Storm

February 08, 2013

Make a Scratch-Off Hearts Card for Valentine's Day

Make this fun Valentine's Day card with our template, and type in your date-night choices. To finish the card, follow the easy steps below.
1. Download our template, available below. You can choose from a premade card or our template. Print the card onto cardstock and trim. Copy the card onto plain paper to get the heart template; cut out. Cut a strip of clear contact paper long enough to make four hearts. Trace around the heart template on the paper side of the contact paper.
2. To make the scratch-off solution, mix 2 parts metallic acrylic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid. Using a small, flat paintbrush, apply a thin coat of the scratch-off solution onto the front side of the contact paper and let dry for an hour. Repeat with a second coat; add a third coat if your paint looks streaky.
3. Cut out the hearts (following the traced outline), peel off the backing, and place over the heart spaces on the card. Package the card with a new penny.
Here some details on how to make this Cute and Original card!

Here is another Option:

Here is the Card Template !

February 07, 2013

iPod/iPhone Holder Project

Hi Crafters!

Here is a super cool project! and who doesn't have an iPhone or an iPod these days! this cutie have a swivel hook that snaps onto jeans or totes, and will allow you to carry your music/phone where ever you go. You'll want to make oodles for gifts or fashion accessories in today's bright paisleys, polka dots, or florals.

What You Need:
  • 1/4 yard green print (bag fabric, lining)
  • 1/4 yard fusible interfacing 4 X 6" rectangle batting
  • 3/4"-long swivel hook
  • 3/4"-diameter button
Finished Project:
3 X 5 X 1/2"
Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 3/8" seam allowances unless otherwise stated. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
Cut Your Fabrics
To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order.
From green print, cut:
  • 4 -- 4 X 6" rectangles
  • 1 -- 4 X 41/4" rectangle
  • 2 of Flap Pattern
  • 1 -- 2-1/4" square
  • 1 -- 2 X 3"rectangle
From fusible interfacing, cut:
  • 2 -- 4 X 6" rectangles
From batting, cut:
  • 1 of Flap Pattern
Tip: A mechanical pencil always keeps a sharp point so it's a good choice for marking placement lines on an appliqué foundation or tracing around templates on fabric.
Download the iPod Holder Pattern
Make the Bag Body

  1. Turn under 1/4" on one short edge of green print 4 X 4-1/4" rectangle; press. Turn under again 1/2"; press. Sew through all layers 3/8" from second folded edge to make outer pocket (Diagram 1).
  2. Place outer pocket atop one green print 4 X 6" rectangle, right sides up; baste (Diagram 2).
  3. Fuse a 4 X 6" rectangle of interfacing to wrong side of one green print 4 X 6" rectangle to make an interfaced rectangle. Repeat to make a second interfaced rectangle. (Using interfacing will help the bag retain its shape.)
  4. Referring to Diagram 3, join outer pocket piece to one interfaced rectangle along side and bottom edges to make bag body.
  5. To shape flat bottom for bag, at one corner, match bottom seam line to side seam line, creating a flattened triangle (Diagram 4). Measuring 3/8" from point of triangle, draw a line across triangle. Sew on drawn line. Trim excess fabric. Repeat with remaining bottom corner to make bag body. Turn bag body right side out.
Assemble the Lining
Referring to Assemble Bag Body steps 4 and 5, sew together remaining green print 4 X 6" rectangle and interfaced rectangle, leaving a 2-3/4"-wide opening at bottom, to make lining. Do not turn right side out.
Assemble the Bag Flap

  1. Fold green print 2 X 3" rectangle in half lengthwise; sew together long edges with 1/4" seam. Turn right side out and press to make button strip. Aligning raw edges, place ends of button strip side by side at bottom center of a green print flap piece (Diagram 5); baste.
  2. Place batting on wrong side of remaining green print flap piece; baste. Join two bag flaps together along sides and curved end to make bag flap. Turn right side out.
  3. Quilt as desired. Deb machine-quilted the flap of this portable media player bag with diagonal lines spaced 1" apart.
Assemble Swivel Hook Strap

  1. Fold green print 2-1/4" square in half; join long edges with 1/4" seam. Turn strap right side out to make swivel hook strap.
  2. Thread strap through swivel hook ring; fold strap in half. Baste ends together.
  3. Align raw edges of strap ends along upper edge of bag back (Diagram 6); baste.
Finish Bag
  1. Center straight edge of bag flap along upper edge of bag back atop swivel hook strap; baste.
  2. Slip bag inside lining, matching side seams; pin. (The flap, swivel hook, and strap are sandwiched between bag and lining.) Sew upper edges together.
  3. Turn bag right side out through opening in lining bottom. Slip-stitch opening closed. Insert lining into bag. Press upper edges of bag.
  4. Sew button on bag front

February 06, 2013

Create your Own Personal Notes!

Personal Notes

Here is an easy idea...Design your own stationery using lace and doilies as inspiration.   They are very easy to do and materials are easy to find, just look for vintage handiwork at thrift stores, estate sales, even at craft stores such as Jo-Ann.  Small crocheted coasters are perfect and can decorate pre-made plain paper cards; you can dye one black for a graphic look, and use quick-drying crafts glue to adhere it to cardstock or a note card. 
You also can use the crochet and lace as stencils. Dip a stencil brush in acrylic paint and use a pouncing motion to apply it over the lace; remove the lace to leave the pattern behind. Use paper doilies from the wedding-supply aisle of the crafts store or lace-pattern decorative tape for other quick adornments.

February 04, 2013

Embellish your Old Pillows and Create a New One!

Flowered PillowsEmbellish a plain store-bought pillow or an old one with funky felt flowers. Cut simple five-petal flower shapes from felt in various colors, then layer several graduated sizes to make one flower. Using a needle and thread, stitch through the centers of the flowers to tack them together. After you have created about a dozen flowers (or more for a larger pillow), stitch them to the pillow surface, bunching them tightly together to create three-dimensional blooms.

My Tip: Thick, stiff felt works best for blooms that won't wilt, but you can cut flowers from any fabric that doesn't fray, such as fleece.


February 03, 2013

Today was a Busy Day!

Like many of you Saturdays are crazy..Full of errands and too little time to finish all of them!  Today my day started very early...My 1st task of the day.. photo club ..I need to admit..It was  a lot of fun! Photo Club Meet-up today was all about Cameras in your Smartphones and Antiques around town!  and My town is perfect for much history around here! we used the Camera + and Simply B&W apps! they are great for quick photos a snap ! take a look

B&W pursues !

Eclectic Stuff
Baby Vintage!

After Photos! I ran to Michelle' I forgot my other iPhone at the store the night before! Ohh No!!  total panic! my phone and ran to get groceries...ran home make dinner and put away all the groceries (hate that part!) ...done with that... and ran to my sewing class  (Yea! Im trying to learn...but just don't get your hopes to high..Im at a very beginning level! LOL...And finally to close the day...2 hrs conference call with Gals from Women Ministry!.....I was totally exhausted !!  But it was a good and productive day!...It was a good day!  Will see how it go next week! ;)

Easter-rabbit-shaped napkins

As I Promised the detail instruction on how to do this cutie!
Easter-rabbit-shaped napkins are a festive detail for the holiday table, and they only require a few simple folds. Well-starched crisp cotton or linen will transform into the sturdiest bunnies. Fold napkins the day before your meal so your "warren" is full when guests arrive.
Tools and Materials
  • Cotton or linen napkins, starched

Bunny Fold for Napkins How-To
1.  Fold starched napkin into thirds to form a rectangle. (If you're using a square napkin, you'll need to fold in half, and then fold in half again to get a long rectangular shape.)
2.     Crease in half to create a center line for reference; fold top corners down along this line.

3.     Fold up from bottom corners along dotted lines.

4.     Bring left and right edges together on center line.

5.     Flip upside down and over. Turn up bottom point.

6.     To fasten: Fold left and right corners back; tuck one corner into the pocket of the other. Pull out bunny ears first; open up base.

February 02, 2013

Spring Table Set Ideas

 Bird nests table pieces...very easy!!

 table setting
These DIY doily baskets would be an elegant way to display chocolate eggs on your Easter table.
 doily baskets
Love This one!  Me too~ Tomorrow I will give you all the details on how to do this beauty!

bunny napkins

Or you could wrap your napkins with real jelly beans!
napkin rings

Another way to use jelly beans is to put them in pretty dishes on your dinner table I love the soft peach color scheme of these table setting

What about this one..So easy!!  Just Icing plastic bags and Orange Jelly beans

look for more!

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