Saturday, February 21, 2009

SwEeT Sweater Bag...

Little Birdie Secrets used two different tutorials to create this adorable Sweater Bag. I think the colors she chose REALLY caught my eye....enough to bookmark it for a rainy day!! She used THIS tutorial from Perched on a Whim for the bag and THIS for the lovely flower.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Framing BoRiNg Mirrors...

We are in the process of "staging" our hopes that we will be able to sell it in this crummy market....THUS, my current obsession with inexpensive home decor. LOVED this idea on how to make a plain mirror a little more adding a dah-ling border to it! Click here for more info!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pillow Tutorial....

YEEAAAAHHH! Once upon a time, I stumbled across a pillow tutorial....didn't bookmark it...{GASP}...and NOW...when I need it.....I couldn't find it! Let this be a lesson to all of you. Lucky me THEN found this tutorial, which I am just as wonderful as the first one! I will be using it this week. Wish me luck!

Job Charts!

Crafty Chicks posted these adorable Job Charts a while back...AND included a free template!  

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Photo Tile Idea....and a FEW Leftover V-Day Ideas...

Crafting Chicks posted a LONG post that included ALL of these ideas.  She includes more info on her blog....just click on the link.  I really liked the photo tile idea above....but then wanted to "file" the remainder of the ideas for the future!  Fun, fun!!  OH - and she hooks us up with FREE templates!  Nice, huh!!

Puppy Cookies...

U Create found these ADORABLE puppy cookies on Cookin' Up Crafty Fun.  Since we love our little yorkie to PIECES....this really caught my eye.  I would love to make these!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Scrapbooked Flower....In A Pot!

Pursuit of Craftyness made this l'il flower.  I fell IN LOVE with the leaves.  Silly, huh!  Well, just click on this photo to make it larger.....and you just MAY see my point!  If you click on her link, she gives more details on what materials she made, etc.  

Better Late..then Never...DATE Ideas!

Mrs. Delightful posted 25 GREAT ideas for a Valentine date. Since I was scrambling myself to put together a creative date....(I already had a FUN date planned with some of our friends...)..I didn't think to post this BEFORE Valentine's Day!! I planned the date the night before and my hubby planned our actual V-Day date....and he really out-did himself this year! I will spare you the details, but let's just say, he scored MAJOR brownie points! I also thought these ideas would be FUN for ANY date. It's nice to get away from the "same old-same old" thing! Enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Some WOOD V-Day Crafts....

Little Miss Crafty Pants made ALL of the crafts below!  Since my CURRENT "love" is wooden crafts...I gasped with delight and quickly asked her if I could post them.  I simply adore the "XOXO" blocks!  Maybe next year....sigh...

Wait?? Is V-Day OVER??

I know, I know...Valentine's Day is OVER!  BUT - I couldn't help but find a few more things to post about...ideas that I can use NEXT year.  Enjoy these cards found on Little Birdie's Secrets.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

"Loads of Love" Card

Another DAH-LIN' card from Sunny Stampin'....I am SO glad I stumbled across this blog!  I will never be "stuck" again when trying to come up with cute card ideas!  

Gorgeous Quilt Patterns!

If I were to get back into quilting (ya know, since I am SUCH a pro....after making TWO quilts...) ...then THIS would be the way to do it! U Create featured her, Thimble Blossoms, a while back and I am LOVIN' her patterns! Goodness gracious....who knew quilting could look

Ya LOVE it, too!! HUH!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cupcake Box...

Again, Inkin' Idaho has adorable ideas! She made this cupcake box...and I believe it is supposed to be a present. I am in love with her adorable cupcakes...which is why this became a POST! {WINK!}

Valentine's Day Cookie Bouquets!!

How cute are THESE??  Found here....and highlighted on Creative Homemaker's blog.  

Homemade Heart Soaps!

LOVED these heart soaps....from Martha Stewart. You can find instructions & a supply list here.....and a video of her actually doing it here.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Simple "LoVe" Card

I just thought this was a SIMPLE, yet very tasteful...AND cute card. Found over at Capture the Moment.

CUTE "Baby" Card...

The top photo was taken from Inkin' Idaho's blog...and the TUTORIAL...(and bottom photo) to make this card can be found here.....pretty talented girly!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Felt Food....

U Create is collecting FELT FOOD Tutorials! She will be keeping this post updated....when she finds NEW tutorials!

SUPER Cute Decorating Idea!

LOVIN' the way Wonderfully Wordy has decorated her pantry door! Great taste, fer sure!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some of MY Valentine Projects...

I made a few little crafts for the upcoming holiday of LOVE!! This l'il beauty below was a nightmare! I didn't like my original plan...started off with a RUSTY red...NOT my color...and I wanted it to be a little darker... (OH, I first sanded the edges, obviously....huh!!)
Used a DARK brown glaze over it...
....THEN came the HEART...this gave me the MOST headache! I kept painting and repainting just didn't look right with any of the colors I chose AND when I paired it up with all of my different choices of scrapbooking paper....NOT so cute! I FINALLY had to just paint the heart black to cover up past mistakes....I glittered it, added rhinestones to "jazz it up"...drilled holes through the frame, threaded the ribbon thru it, and modge-podged some scrapbooking paper onto the background. How's that for a run-on sentence?? Say, what?? Yes - the TEACHER in me is coming out....
Needless to say - I am GLAD this craft is completed! AND - my hubby said he really likes it! Siiiggghhhh!! That make it all worth it! Here is an up-close "shot" of the middle. I LOVE how it says, "love"....mixed in with the polka dots!

THIS last one is probably the most "Valentine-Y" of them all. The ribbon AND some of the stripes are HOT PINK! They don't look that bright because of my crappy camera...but they are FUN colors!

TOOoooonnnnnSSSS Of Apron Tutorials!!

Domestic Diva found a TON of Apron Tutorials! Enjoy...all you seamstresses out there!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Teacher Survival Gifts...

How cute is this? I could've definately used one of these THIS year! She filled it with candy, lifesavers, advil, stamps, etc.

Kid's Valentines....Printables....

U Create found this on Skip to My Lou.....FUN printables for Valentine's Day! I already have the valentines for my students made....but I would love to use this one for next year! CUTE!!