Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight on Purrdy in Pink Designs!

Looking for the BEST hair accessories on Etsy! Well look no further because I found them. Purrdy in Pink Designs hair accessories are beautiful, practical and fun! Check them out!
I love Elastic Hair Ties. I have TON of hair and these hair ties are perfect and Purrdy In Pink Designs has them in awesome and unique designs I've not seen anywhere else! I also love how comfortable the feel on my wrist and these ones are super soft and comfortable. I love them!
 There is a lot more at Purrdy in Pink Designs! Check out these other gorgeous products!

I could go on and on...beautiful stuff...Really!!! 
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Inspire Me Monday: Lazy Sunday

Well, it was gonna be. Then we decided to go ice skating. I have been ice skating a handful of times in my life. The last time was probably 10 years ago but my kids love going ice skating. Dashiell loves hockey and has been taking skating lessons. When I saw that my soon to be 3 year old was getting better at ice skating than me, I decided I should try to get on the ice. Our adventure didn't last too long. I never let go of the wall but I didn't fall. My kids must be made of tougher stuff than me because they fall tons but bounce back up and kept going.
What did you do today? I sewed today too but that's another post. 
Here are some great things linked up last week.

I love salt dough and I have seen some pretty amazing stuff made with it. Great for kids too! Lady with the Red Rocker linked this great salt heart necklace. Lovely!

I've been wanting to try some printing projects and this one from Garden Therapy turned out great. Love it!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Challenge: Project Three and Four

I made this sweet little heart pillow. It was very easy to make. I folded my fabric and drew a half of heart like you learn to do in elementary school. I cut the fabric and cut my finger as well. I haven't seen that much blood since my son fell and bit through his lip. Wow! Those scissors are sharp! I have to remember to keep them in a safe place.
Anyway, I pinned to hearts together and sewed around it until I had about an inch left. I then stuffed it and sewed it up. I added a little rosette (of course). 

This is my project for week 4.   

What's that? It looks like just a piece of fabric? 
Well, in fact it is just a piece of fabric. I washed it and it has been sitting on my ironing board ever since. I know what I am going to do with it. I want to make a cute ruffle skirt for my daughter but the idea of cutting and sewing all those strips of fabric seems so incredibly daunting that I just haven't started. I hope to start it soon. Like today. I will start today. Really. I will. I promise.
We'll see. I might just stare at it for another week. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mommy School: Hibernation

Last week in Mommy School, we talked about hibernation. First we read two great books about hibernation.

Next, we made polar bear caves with the bottom of a paper bag and cotton balls. This is one of those great open-ended crafts that is great for all ages. My 4 year old had a different take on it than my 2 year old. Annabelle created a whole family of polar bears all huddled up with the cotton balls and Dashiell enjoyed playing with the glue and cotton balls. 




Monday, January 23, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight on Crafty Colleen & Cohort

Visit Crafty Colleen for Washi paper and Comics notebooks and pencils. Lots of great stuff to chose from.

I love the idea of changing all of my lightswitches with fun ones from awesome Etsy shops like Crafty Colleen and Cohort. Go visit today!

Find out how to be a sponsor here.


Inspire Me Monday: Good Morning?

Ugh. I need more coffee.
I have been meaning to feature this blogger for a long time. She is a long time linker and I can always expect a sweet comment from her every Monday! Go visit Nifty Thrifty Things and check out her amazing photography.

We just bought the kids bean bags and I wish I saw this post from Walnut Acre before I bought them. What a great idea to fill them up with plastic bags! Great way to reuse!
That's all I have time for today! Got to get the kids to gymnastics! Have a great day. I hope you know how much I appreciate you stopping by and linking up and that I do visit ALL of your blogs every week even if I don't leave a comment. I really am going to try to comment more! I love you all!!!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crayon Hearts

My daughter woke up the other morning and declined the invitation to visit the Science Center. She wanted to stay home and make crafts! She is definitely my daughter! I have wanted to make these crayon hearts for awhile. Inspired by Martha Stewart, they were a bit more complicated than they appear. (Isn't that always the way with Martha Stewart crafts?) I did love how they turned out. Not loving the crayon wax on my ironing board though! I might do this again. I think Annabelle enjoyed it and the effect really is stunning!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight on Ideology

Visit Ideology for beautiful handcrafted jewelry. 

I love these Evil Eye earrings! My grandmother gave me an evil eye necklace a long time ago and I actually believe it keeps evil away. And they look really cool too!
Go visit Ideology today! 

Find out how to become a sponsor here.


Monday, January 16, 2012

New at Belle Rose Designs: Valentine's Day!!

I've added a few new items in the shop for Valentine's Day! 




Inspire Me Monday! Good Morning!

Welcome all! Let's get right to the features!
Love this art from the Crafty Scientist! Great idea to use paint chips!

Squeezing a Minute shared a tutorial for a Fabric storage container. I need a bunch of these for all the junk in my house!

Lovely dress from Organized Living Solutions. Check it out!

Thanks for sharing! Also, I have a giveaway going on this week here. Go enter! Thanks!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 Challenge: Project Two

2012 Challenge: Sew something every week
I have challenge myself to sew something every week. For my second project I decided we needed some Valentine's decorations. I whipped a felt heart garland in a little under an hour. 
I wanted a variety of colors and sizes for a fun look. I suppose I could have cut them using a heart pattern but I decided to do it free hand. I liked how they aren't perfect and a little rough.
  Then too the sewing machine. Just feed the hearts through so there is one long straight line of stitches through all the hearts.
 That's it! Pretty easy!
 Now, it's hanging above the mirror on our mantle.

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