Saturday, July 30, 2011

Craft: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 things...

Remember my 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 post? Well, I just found out today that I've been featured over at Craftzine's because of it (you can see, here)! They were excited to see these 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 posts from Wild Olive and her readers that they decided to make it a series. How awesome! :) So if you have a blog, make your own 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 post! Also, don't forget to send Craftzine a link so they can see your 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 post and also, add the special button (see above) to your blog! You can find this button, here.
Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Favorite Post this July

Wild Olive showed her favorite post this month and I though I should do the same...

This July my favorite post is, Simply a Gnome! . I loved crocheting this little gnome and he turned out to be such a cutie! I love seeing him on my "Finished Craft Shelf" (which I may need to take a picture of to show you sometime...) while I work on something. It's so simple to say, I simply love my Simply a Gnome! :) hee hee
I think I may make this a monthly post-- showing you my favorite post from each month. Sounds like a good idea to me, don't you agree? :)

My "I Heart Tea" Embroidery Piece

I'm still doing projects from Wild Olive's tea party. hee hee :) The projects may still be a few months old, but they're still cute and fun to make! :) Anyways, this here is an "I Heart Tea" embroidery piece designed by Michelle at Scissor Quirk. It turned out cute, don't ya think? :)

I was so excited to embroider it in such a small embroidery hoop (4" to be exact...). It's such a wee little pattern, I just had to embroider it! You can get this pattern, here.

Look at those yummy cookies...mmm, I want to eat one! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dala Horse Craftalong

If you have noticed, I have this button (above) in the upper right corner. Wondering what it's about? Well, today I thought I would share what it's for and how you can participate. Sound fun? :) Okay, lets get started! :)
So I think you already know that this is called, Dala Horse Craftalong. Carina (from Carina's Craftblog) and a few of her friends decided to start this Dala Horse Craftalong for one month, and during this month, post fun crafts that have to do with dala horses. Once you've done a dala horse craft, you can upload a picture of it to their flickr group so we all can see your finished craft! :)
But you don't have to do just the dala horse projects that they post, you can do any dala horse related craft and still upload it to the flickr group. So, I gathered some dala horse projects and have them below for you to do if you would like to...


From The Split Stitch, we have this really cute dala horse cross stitch chart. You can get this pattern, here. Also, I think Sara (from The Split Stitch) would appreciate if you uploaded your finished piece from her free cross stitch chart to her flickr pool. Just sayin'...

From Kat Crafts, we have this darling dala horse embroidery pattern. You can get this, here.


And from Carina's Craftblog, she posted this adorable dala horse aplique pattern. You can get this, here.

Well, that's what I could find! :) For more details about the Dala Horse Craftalong, you can go to the original post.

Happy (dala horse) stitching! :)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Heart Handmade UK giveaway

Heart Handmade UK is hosting a giveaway for three cute items!
- Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey
- A Cupcake Fine China Mug
and - A Floral Notebook from Paperchase

To enter either click on the picture above or click here.This giveaway is ending on July 31st, so don't miss out! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pentagon Fabric Ball

This was fun to sew-- a pentagon fabric ball using this tutorial from, and other silly things in the studio. It felt like a puzzle, sewing one side here and one side there until it was a ball. A lot of fun! :) Boys love them espechially, so they are great birthday gifts for younger boys.
Happy Sewing! :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bunny Ring

I sewed up this cute bunny ring yesterday. I love how it turned out! :)
I had to also paint my nails to look like bunnies... hee hee :) I'm in a bunny mood. Can you tell? :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Today I'm DMC #flossmood 727!

Wild Olive started a hashtag project today, which I'm not really sure how to explain so click here for details about this project and then come back for the rest of this post...
Are you back from Wild Olive? Okay! :) Well, I'm feeling bright today, so I feel like DMC 727! :) How are you feeling today?

Cute Bows

I sewed some bows this morning using this tutorial from Pink Lemonade. Aren't they cute?
I'm still wondering what to do with them... I'm mainly thinking of attaching them to hair clips or a head band so I could wear them in my hair... Any ideas?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Classic Chocolate Whoopie (pie :)

I spent all morning working on these chocolate whoopie pies. They may look delicous (no doubt about that!) but they take a few hours to make, not to mention, the clean up party afterwards (whoopie...). Either way, they are amazing, mouth-watering, and pure chocolatey-goodness! YUM! :) I made them for my Bible Study tonight; I made them once before for my Bible Study group and they requested I make them again. :) This recipe is from the book, Whoopie Pies.
Are whoopie pies a cake or a cookie? Comment below with what you think! :)


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hi and Welcome! :)

Hello, Reader! :) If you are stopping by from the Split Stitch, welcome to my blog! I'm so glad to have you here today so please feel free to look around and comment to let me know you stopped by. If you are a returning reader, today I'm featured as a Stitching Angel over at the Split Stitch. Please stop by at the Split Stitch to see other fellow stitcher's introductions and mine as well. Have a great crafty day! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Matryoshka Robot

This here is a robot Matryoshka from the book Crobots by Nelly Pailloux that I crocheted. Like it? :)
Here's a closer look at those snazzy gadgets. :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Simply a Gnome!

I crocheted a gnome yesterday afternoon using this free pattern, Simply a Gnome!, by the Bellas Artes blog (which you can get here). I really love how it turned out! :)
I took him around my yard and took pictures of him. Can you find him in this one? hee hee :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (Recipe)

I baked peanut butter cup cookies. I'm not a big fan of Reese's peanut butter cups, but I thought I would try out this peanut butter cup cookies recipe. Turns out they were really good and I couldn't resist sharing the recipe with you! :)
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Oven Tempature: 350
Time: 8 to 10 minutes
1 cube margarine (I used butter instead)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package mini peanut butter cups
Beat margarine (butter), sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and blend well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Make 1 1/4" balls and place in 1 1/2" mini muffin tins (I didn't have mini muffin tins so I greased the mini muffin pan instead). Bake until lightly brown. Remove from oven and place a mini peanut butter cup (unwrapped) in the middle of each cookie. Allow to cool and then remove from tins.
Doesn't that look yummy? :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 things

I decided to do the same interview that Wild Olive did today! Here's mine... :)

One Project You Are Particularly Proud Of

  1. Mushroom Gnome

Two Mistakes You've Made in the Past

  1. Adding two cups of sugar instead of one to chocolate muffins
  2. Purchasing, accidentally, the wrong crochet hook (this one was kind of random)

Three Things That Make Your Work Unique

  1. I put a lot of time and effort into making them the best they can be
  2. Each project is specially made to make you smile :)
  3. And...they are all made by me! :)
Four Tools You Love to Use
  1. Sewing Machine
  2. Fabric
  3. Embroidery Floss
  4. Yarn
Five Inspirations
  1. Crafty People (especially my Grandma!)
  2. Crafty Blogs
  3. The Outside World!
  4. Adventures
  5. God! :)

If you also did this interview, please let me know by commenting so I can check it out! :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Panda Bag

This is a purse I sewed using the pattern from the book, Arazni Cute Stuff, by Arazni Arozno. This purse is my new crochet bag. Whenever I have a crochet project I put in this bag so if I want to take the crochet project somewhere I just take the this bag with the materials and stuff inside and am ready to go. :) This bag also has it's little companion inside, the zipper pouch, I sewed as well to hold all of my crochet hooks.

Here's a closer look of the pocket on the front...
Well, I'm leaving from blogging again. Not as long this time though! I'll be back on Friday to continue this crafty adventure! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Art Journal * A Bit About Me...

I just started my first art journal! :) I put together the front cover with scrapbook paper and a paper bag. I kind of kept the cover somewhat simple, but maybe as I go along putting page after page together, I'll add some more to it. :)
Here's a full veiw of the cover.
Here's the first page! It's titled, A Bit About Me... .
Take a closer look. Maybe you'll learn something new about me that you didn't know. :) hee hee

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Babyshower Card and Lion

This is the card I made for the babyshower. Do you like it? The waves are made out of newspaper, scrapbook paper, and the inside of a bill envelope. I think that's probably my favorite part of this card. The verse is:
James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift comes from above...
I think it perfectly fits this occasion.
Well, you may think this card is cute but it made a huge mess. A mess of me deciding on what to use, triming and cutting, glueing and tying, the list can go on! :)
Oh yes, I finished the lion! :) Isn't he a cutie?
Oh, and you can't resist that little tail can you? :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Almost Done!

I've been working on an amigurumi lion today. He's a gift for a babyshower tomorrow that this little lion is going to. He'll be accompanied by two baby boy outfits. I think it'll look very cute.
All that is left to add to the lion is his legs and tail. So far so good. :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Zipper Pouch

First off, I want to say this: HI!!!! I'M BACK! :) Did you miss me? :) hee hee
Anyways, during the time I was gone I learned how to sew a zipper. I'm pretty proud of myself on how it turned out. I did a little quilting on the outside (which will be something good to bring out when I want to make my first quilt eventually) and I put batting in between two fabrics so it's cushy. :)
This zipper pouch is my new snazzy place where I keep my crochet hooks and stuff for my yarn-filled projects. :)
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