Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I understand that some of you have not heard of Scrabble Tile Pendants, so I am going to explain what they are. 

I took a Scrabble tile, and cut a piece of scrapbook paper the same size as the tile. I Mod-Podged the paper on it and then covered it with a glaze that makes it shiny and gives it some dimension. I then attached a bail which is a metal piece that you can loop a chain through.

After looping said chain through you can then wear it as a necklace. I hope my sister knew what it was when she opened it on Christmas.

Please let me know if that cleared up any questions and don't forget to become a follower to enter to win one. And to become a follower just click on the button in the column to the right that says FOLLOW. It's that simple.

Good luck.


My good friend Angela gave me a good idea for another giveaway.

I'm going to make some more Scrabble Tile Pendants and I am going to give two away.

So all you have to do to enter is become a follower of this blog. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment telling me so. Since there are only three of you I guess I should already know. but leave me a comment anyways, 'cause I like comments.

Deadline is Friday January 1st at 7:00 pm.

I'll post the winner on Saturday.

Good luck.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Goodies

I am finally posting about the stuff that I made for Christmas. Now that the recipients have seen them I no longer have to keep them a secret. Of course some of them weren't a secret, like this one. Iris' Christmas dress. I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I got the fabric for really cheap at Wal-Mart and the ribbon finishes it off really cute. She loves it and wore it for almost two days straight.

I made these shoes for Donevan. He had almost worn through his John Deere ones already. I made the top part out of leather too since that is where he was wearing it through. I like how they turned out. I'll have to get some brown fabric for the back for the next pair.

Lately I've been on this repurposing kick. Using old adult clothes to make kids clothes. I had this old sweater that I absolutely loved, but had shrunk a tiny bit and was a little too short for me. So I turned it into a sweater dress for Iris. It makes me happy to see it. It turned out fabulous. I have a few other things that I've made, but I haven't taken pictures yet. So when I do I'll get them on here. Isn't she so cute, being my model. It looked even cuter when we put tights on underneath.

Evan's Aunt Kathleen asked me to make a cradle blanket and pillow using this fabric. It was pretty easy. I just followed the lines that were already on the fabric to machine quilt it together. And made a little envelope pillow cover (not sure the correct term, but that's what I call it) to go with it. Her son is having a baby boy. I kinda like the red and black.

This is a cute little beanie I made for my sister's unborn little girl. Iris had a beanie like this and I loved it so I kinda copied the pattern, except that one was knit and this one is crocheted. Still cute though. Like a little neapolitan sundae with cherries on top!

I made this for my sister's family to hang on their tree. I used to make a lot of these. Most were needle tatted, but this one is crocheted. I need to make one for my tree! Of all the snowflakes and ornament covers I've made over the years, I don't have a single one on my tree. I always manage to give them away! Maybe next year.

I tried my hand at Scrabble Tile Pendants. They were really easy and turned out super cute. I made two for my sister and two for me. I want to make a whole bunch more. I could make one for every outfit. 

These beanies I made for my nephews. The Simply Soft yarn is the best for stuff like this. It is so soft and flexible. And by flexible I mean that it's not stiff like some yarns. Especially with crocheting, stuff tends to be stiff, but this yarn makes a huge difference. I hope they can wear them. They'll need them after they move back to Alaska!! Bbbrrrrr!!!
So that is a few of the things that I have been keeping under my belt. I still need to take some pictures of some stuff. But I love Christmas and being able to make most of my gifts is half the fun for me. Hope you like 'em.

Friday, December 18, 2009

And the Snowman Goes To...

After a grueling match of Eeny Meeny Miny Mo between the two entrants, the snowman goes to Haley. And after much deliberation, I decided to go ahead and send Sadie the other one. So you are both winners this time.

Thanks guys for showing interest in what I do. I have a ton of stuff to put on here. So keep checking back.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crafts and a Giveaway

I have a few Christmas crafts to share with you all. Just some easy fun stuff that I've made.

Iris and Donevan helped with this one by letting me trace their hands. Then I cut them out and made them into a wreath. Add a paper bow, there ya go. I only traced them once then used that one as a pattern for the rest. There was no way I was getting them to sit still long enough to trace that many times.

I thought these turned out really cute. It's just toilet paper rolls with legs cut out. Paint on a face and add some twigs and a bow and you have some friendly reindeer for your home. I also used a marker for the hooves.

These guys are my favorite. They are salt shaker snowmen. Just paint a wooden ball white and put a face on it. Then glue the lid of a salt shaker on the ball for a hat. Then glue the ball onto the shaker after filling it with salt first. Then add a scrap of fabric for a scarf and dot some paint for buttons. I've had people ask if you can still use them as salt shakers and the answer is no. The ball is glued on so it's just for looks. I like going to the thrift stores and finding the fancy shakers for like $.50. The little tiny ones are so cute. I've given all my little ones away. 
Which leads me to the next thing......a giveaway!!!

I'm going to give one of these adorable snowmen away. Just leave a comment saying which one you want before 5:00 pm Friday December 18th and you could be the owner of one of these cuties. 

Good luck!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


My friend Angie told me about this giveaway. Go on over and enter. Also there is a link on the right to lots and lots of giveaways. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I have a lot of things to post on here...unfortunately, most of them are going to be Christmas gifts, so I don't want to post them yet. I like surprises. So after Christmas, I will post a bunch of stuff of here. So don't lose hope. Just be patient with me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

And the Winner is...

The Prize goes to Teah Olson.

Teah said...
So cute!! If I win (cross my fingers) I'll let you pick the colors. The ones you posted were adorable.

Teah Olson

Congratulations. Email me your address and I'll get them sent out as soon as they are done.


Friday, October 9, 2009

My Prize

I received my prize from a giveaway my friend, Angela, was doing over at her blog Comfy Country Crafts. You should go check out all the cute things she does.

And don't forget to leave a comment on the post below to get entered for my giveaway! Only 2 days left!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My First Giveaway!!

**This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced tomorrow.**

So I'm going to try this giveaway thing.

The Prize: I'm going to give away 2 pairs of the awesome shoes below. You get to choose if you want brown leather or purple.

How to win: Just leave a comment telling me which leather you would want and if there is a color scheme you would like or if you just want me to use my creativity and choose for you. Simple, huh? You can comment as many times as you like. I am going to randomly select 2 winners.

Deadline: I'm going to leave this open until October 11th. So tell everyone to hurry and enter.

Even if you don't win, and would still like to have a pair, let me know. I am working on the numbers to decide a price, but I would love to make them. And if you're the creative type and just want to make them yourself, you can get the pattern on the link below.

Good Luck!!

Shoe Fetish

I finally got a chance to make these adorable shoes. I got the pattern a long time ago from HERE and have been meaning to make them. I've been looking at thrift stores for some leather purses or pants or anything to make the sole out of. The pattern just uses fabric, but I wanted them a little more sturdy. So I finally got a hold of two pairs of leather pants, one brown the other purple ( I'm not sure I personally know anyone that would ever wear leather pants, let alone purple leather pants.) I'm going to be able to get a bunch of shoes out of them. The shoes don't take a lot. You could easily use whatever scraps you have on hand. That's what I did. The first pair were the blue and white ones.

I loved them and Donevan wears them a lot. Then I made some for Iris with the purple. I actually had to adjust the pattern a little. And the first pair I made for Iris were a little too wide, so I adjusted the pattern again and ended up with these cute ones.

Then I made the awesome John Deere pair. I really love these. And the best part of them all is the elastic around the ankle that keeps them on. Normally shoes get kicked off really easily, but these stay on. So anyways, hope you like them.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Pod Swaddler

My cousin, Hannah, created a pattern for this adorable and very functional swaddler. I was lucky enough to be a volunteer for a trial run of the pattern. It is very easy to make and even easier to use. I really wish I would have had one when Donevan was a newborn. He loved to be swaddled and this would have been so much easier than using a blanket. You just put the baby in the middle under the blanket part of it and tuck their arms in. Then you tie the side flaps in the front. Nice and Cozy. And when they get older you can tie it with their arms out. You can go to Hannah's blog for more details or to buy one from her shop.
Thanks Hannah for the opportunity to try this out.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bags & Booties

I am finally putting some pictures of the denim bags that I made for myself. I didn't take pictures of the ones I've made for others. I didn't use a pattern, just kind of made it up as I went along. If there is anyone wanting one, let me know and we can talk. I use the Wrangler one as a diaper bag. I would like to have a more heavy duty zipper in it, but I really just wanted to get it done and used what I had on hand. The other one I used as a church bag but now I use when we travel to carry toys and books for the kids. I like that you can use the pockets and I like to put pockets on the inside too. The last one I made was for a friend and I put pockets with elastic at the top for bottles to go in. I can easily customize to whatever you want.

These are just a few of the many many booties I've made over the years. That has become my usual baby gift. I've used a couple different patterns and even made up some of my own, but this one is super simple and makes up really quick. I usually make white, but sometimes I mix it up and add pink or blue depending on the gender.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Few Goodies...

I just wanted to get something on this blog. These are a few of the things I have made for the surprises on my other blog. So if you were one of the lucky ones, you could be getting one of these soon. Nothing too fancy. Just practical. You can always use hotpads, right? And the other thing is a letter holder or I guess you can put whatever you want in it. We use it to hold bills and coupons. I designed it myself. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I saw this and thought that it looked really easy. Iris likes wearing aprons when she helps me cook/eat. So I'll have to give it a try and make a few of them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I've created this blog to show off some of the crafts that I make. I am working on getting some pictures of stuff so check back to see what I am making. I am pretty excited for it and might even try to make some money off some of the stuff eventually. Let me know what you think.