Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nest and Stack Bowls

One of the gifts I created for Clara was some nest and stack bowls. The pattern was very easy and they turned out super cute!

Link to pattern:

Note: Somehow the largest bowl of the six ended up to big, I think it was my error, but I decided that I liked just having the five together.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

I promise I will add a new informative/ inspiring post pretty soon. This time of year gets kinda hectic! Between getting ready for the holidays and my daughter's 1st birthday I have been pretty busy. I am going to try to add a couple of things to my etsy shop this weekend so I will share a picture when that happens.  I will also try to share some of Clara's gifts and party decor as I get them done.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Late Halloween

I was wanting to post a pic yesterday but hectic does not begin to describe the day. This was my daughter's 1st Halloween and she was a scarecrow. Her costume consisted of a tutu dress; dyed shirt and leggings; and a crocheted hat. The hat was a last minute decision so I kinda just created the pattern as I went. I will try to dissect how I did it so I can share it.  The tutu dress consisted of 100 yards of 6 inch tulle and some rafia in various places. Anyways here is a picture...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hair Bows

I have been in the hair bow making mood lately, so I created a few for Clara. I just used various ribbons and such that I had on hand. I wouldn't be the best person to demonstrate how to make them but if you go on youtube you will find all kinds of videos.  Three people that I am subscribed to is: MommyCraftsALot,  JustAddABow, and HairHardware. Two tips that I do have is: Heat seal your ribbons; When stacking layers glue, wrap string around a few times, and tie.

Halloween Bow w/ Maribou

Turkey Bow

Zebra Print Bow

Stacked Bow with Tulle

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Top 10 Beauty Items Under $5

These are my top 10 beauty items under $5 each. Not only do I own these items but catch my self using them regularly. If you was to see my bathroom cabinets you would understand the significance. :) Let's just say I am some what of a beauty junkie. The prices may vary... store, location, sale, etc.

1: Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking On Eggshells- Retails $2.99
2. Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment- Retails $2.99
3. e.l.f. Studio Blush- Retails $3.00
4. e.l.f. Essentials Blending Eye Brush- Retails $1.00
5. CVS Purifying Mint Masque- Retails $3.99
6. Covergirl Cheekers Blush- Retails $3.99
7. Covergirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder- $4.99
8. St. Ives Timeless Skin Moisturizer- Retails $4.99
9. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub- Retails $3.50
10. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash- Retails $4.99

*I want to add that this is my opinion based on my skin type, skin tone, and personal preference.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fire Department Hat

I just recently finished crochet hats for my niece and nephew. The fire department hat I designed and created myself which I should add that the neon pink was my husband's idea. Being a firefighter, I think my husband would like for me to crochet a fire department hat for our daughter; but she has so many she won't keep on her head as it is. lol. Anyways here are the pictures. I am thinking about adding them to my Etsy shop... that is if my daughter will allow me the time. :)

* Update: They are available on Etsy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Are you a member?

Image from Ravelry

If you knit or crochet then you need to check out Ravelry! It's a website that not only offers you a way to organize your on going projects, yarn stash, hooks/needles, etc. but it also offers patterns. Tons and Tons of patterns that you can easily search through. Did I mention that many of these patterns are FREE! That's right and you can even check a box that will only show you the free ones. But seriously if you are not a pattern maker and looking for something specific, chances are you will find it on Ravelry. If you do have to pay the prices seem reasonable. If you are a pattern maker than you can use Ravelry to sell or share your pattern, it's up to you.  Anyway go check it our for yourself.

Also this is not an advertisement nor was I paid... I just really love this site!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkins & Candy Corn

Lately, I have been seeing crafts floating around Pinterest that use wood 2x4s. Not only do they look cute but they are a great use of scrap wood. My mother and I decided that we would try a couple out and gear up for the fall season.

Here is the link for the tutorial on the pumpkins we did:

Here is the link for the candy corns that we did:

Things we did different:
*We didn't distress the candy corns because we decided we liked them the way they was.
*We used wood glue for the pumpkins and stem. (liquid nail would also work)
* We didn't use stain on the stem we just used craft paint.
* We didn't rub stain on the pumpkins we just dry brushed brown paint leftover from stem.

The only thing that we ended up having to buy for this project was the dowel rod. Everything else we already had on hand which is always great! Also a big Thank You goes out to my husband for cutting the wood! :)


I created this blog to share with you the various things that are going on in my life; whether its something crafty, something tasty, or something life related.  I have a 9 month old that keeps me busy so we will have to see how well this goes. :)