Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pillows with flowers make me happy

My mom made us a great lap quilt for Christmas and gave me the left over fabric so I made these cute little pillows to go with the blanket.

The little flowers are the best (if I do say so myself!). I took a long strip of fabric and floded it in half and twisted it, and wrapped it around my finger to form a flower. I sewed through the flower to keep all the layers together then hand stitched it onto the pillow where they are safe and sound. I love this fabric too!

Sorry the lighting is so bad in these pictures.

Monday, February 22, 2010

First project on my new sewing machine

I have the ugliest pot holders ever. I have had more than one friend ask, "Why do you have roosters?" I agree. Thats fine for someone else but not me ( they were a gift okay!). Well, Mom and Grandma bought me a brad new sewing machine. It has been a long time since I have sewn anything. I decided I wanted to make new pot holders because they would be easy. Well, it took me two hours! Im sure the rest of my family could have busted it out faster but Im just getting my feet wet again. So, here they are...

I was at the fabric store and found this great tomato fabric and decided to make salsa pot holders because my husband is the king of making salsa! So, if it's not obvious there is an onion, pepper, and garlic. Your right grandma I did need the applique stitch.

I was wandering around the store trying to figure out what to put in the middle that wouldnt melt ad the lady at the counter said to put old jeans in the middle. It worked perfect. I cut up a pair of old jeans and used 2 layers of that in the middle. I love them.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day craft

I wanted something to hang on my door but because I have very limited storage space I needed something I could throw away after February. So I came up with this...

I cut out a heart from cute paper and put on of my favorite quotes on it and laminated it put a little ribbon at the top and hung it up... Total time for the project : 5 minutes

Super Superbowl party

I started out with a football field table cloth. I just got a green plastic table cloth from the dollar store and used medical tape to make the stripes. Make sure you put the right amount of lines... they will count.

All of the paper print outs I got on the site Paper and Cake. I have a link under my blog list. Its really cool because they have all the stuff you need to make an awesome themed party and you can print it off your computer. So the napkin rings below I printed off of that.

And the TOUCHDOWN banner
I got this great football bowl at Target for a dollar. It tied things together nice. The oreos on the end had football pictures on them. I was excited to find those.
This was my favorite thing. We had diet root beer vs. regular root beer. I used the carrying cases they come in and cover the sides with paper printed the helmets from pictures online. Then I put the drink tags on them but put the teams symbols on them instead of leaving them plain. I also love the referee napkins.

This was another idea that came with my party package on the Paper and Cake download. they are burger holders. Well I made protein burgers because everyone was on a low carb diet.
I have been trying out different cupckes and frosting decorating things so I used my piping tip that makes "grass" and then make cake pops ( *see into little foot balls

Now for me the Superbowl is all about the commercials, since I could care less about the game so I made a commercial Bingo game. Good Times!

My Great Grandma's Dresser

Before: This was part of a whole set and this is the only piece I have left. It's from the 1940s. It even still has old newspaper ads in one of the drawers. Look at the home prices advertised!

There are 5 bedroom homes listed here for 7,000-10,000 dollars. Pretty cool. BUT the problem was, was that it just didnt fit my style. So, I decided to paint it and get new handles for it. Just a little face lift.
After: I bought black paint intending to just make it black since I didn't want to have to sand the whole thing and stain it. When I went to paint it the finish on it made the paint look like a stain so I just went with it. I was thrilled with how it turned out. It's better in person but here's the pictures

Monday, February 8, 2010

I was Featured!

The New Moon party was featured on the!!!

I love this site for awesome party ideas, definitely check them out... they obviously have good taste.