Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mossy Pumpkin Wreath

Fall is my very favorite time of year. I love the crispness in the air, the crunch of fallen leaves and the cinnamon pumpkin scents in my home. We just moved to a new house and I was very excited to make my first Holiday wreath for our door.

Using this tutorial as a guide, I started with a Styrofoam wreath and covered it with moss cloth by using a hot glue gun. After it was covered I stabbed a toothpick into a Styrofoam pumpkin and stabbed it into the wreath. I used 3.5 in. wide burlap to hang from the door. 
I'm excited how this turned out. Because the pumpkin isn't glued on, I can swap it with Christmas bulbs or plastic Easter eggs. 
Thanks for checking out my wreath!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer 2012 Handmade Gift Exchange

Twice a year Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous hosts a handmade gift exchange where you get to make a handmade gift for someone and you get to receive a handmade gift too! I participated last November and had a fun time getting to know a crafter from Utah and Delaware, so I was excited to get to do it again this month.
The gal I get to make a gift for had "liked" a couple of things to give me an idea of what she liked, I also checked out her blog and Pinterest. One thing I noticed she liked was a coffee cozy. I followed a great tutorial from Skip to My Lou to make one using Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 fabric.
I also made a business card holder using this lovely tutorial, and a zipper pouch.
The last thing I made is a little coffee banner. She mentioned that her kitchen is decorated with coffee decor and prints so I thought this would be a cute little decoration.

It's all packed up and ready to ship! Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous is so great for putting this exchange all together! Thanks, Linda!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Follow the Prophet Handout

Right click on the picture and save it to your computer then upload it to your picture printer place, like Costco, and have printed by a 4x6 with lustre finish.  Once printed, cut in half, punch with a hole and add ribbon.

The picture came from HERE.  The copyright has been released, making it legal to use.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crochet Queen

My Mom is the Crochet Queen.  For the past year she has been crocheting headbands, flowers, shoes and ear warmers.  They are the cutest!  Here are some of the most recent things she has made.

My Mom doesn't have a blog, so I'm sharing them here because I think they are so sweet.


Monday, January 30, 2012

New Etsy Shop

I started a new Etsy Shop.  It's called Sweet Sara Lyn, after my sweet Sara Lyn.  Posh Posies was fun for a while, but there are a billion Etsy shops that sell hair clips.  And to be honest, I don't really enjoy making clips and burning off my fingertips for $2.

I'm focusing on burlap pennants/banners right now; who knows what's next.  Here are some of the items I have in the new shop:

Here's to my new Entrepreneurship!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Craftaholics Anonymous Gift Exchange

I was baking with my daughter the other day when I realized I didn't write a post about what I received from the Handmade Gift Exchange.

Stephanie from Utah sent my daughter and I aprons!  We both love them!  They are super cute and well made.  My favorite part of my apron is the towel.  I always need a towel while cooking.  
This was the perfect gift for my daughter and I.  
Thank you Stephanie!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Latest Projects

I made some felt mittens that are the perfect size for a Lip Smacker Chapstick.  These were perfect Christmas presents for little friends.
The next project I remembered to take a crappy picture of is another photo pillow for my Aunt.  We rarely get together, so this picture is special.  I used Hometown by Sweetwater, again.  I love their lines of fabric. 

 One day I'll live where there is sun.  Then I will take a decent picture.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photo Pillow

 I get stumped when I need to have a gift for an adult.  I feel that if an adult wants something reasonably priced, they will go and buy it themselves.  Sometimes I will give a gift card but I usually try to make a handmade item to make it more personal.  My Dad's birthday is 2 days after Christmas and his favorite gifts are handmade.  I think handmade gifts for men are a challenge.  
I saw this pillow on Pinterest and knew this is what I wanted to do.  I have the most darling picture of my dad with his two granddaughters that would be perfect.


I love how it turned out.  I used Hometown by Sweetwater.  I think that it's not too masculine and not too feminine.  It couldn't be too masculine with those two sweet girlies!

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