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Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Mini Desk Caddy Project

 I Got a little bored one day and I decided to make a project.  I decided to do a little recycling and some stash busting and create a mini desk caddy to organize things while I am doing a project.  I also decided to show you all how I did it.  I had these Crystal light boxes and the leftover papers and stickers from a class I took at a Creating Keepsakes Convention by Farm House, and thought that this would work great.
 I first glued the boxes together and then used Washi to cover the edges.
 I cut the papers so that all of the corners would be covered.  I measured and then added extra for tabs to wrap around the boxes.  This added more structure and support to the boxes.

 I also made a chipboard base to put on the bottom of the box.

 Then I decorate with the leftover stickers and chipboard die cuts that I had.  
 It turned out super cute, and as you can see, it holds a lot of big and heavy stuff!
 Very cool, huh?
 It just took me a little time, but was fun and easy.  I am going to use it during projects.  I tend to have a mess on my desk when I am actively working on a project, this will help contain the mess a little more!

Stay crafty, and organized, my friends!




Saturday, September 17, 2016

I fixed my Duck Jammies!

 I love my Duck jammies.  How could you not, right?!?!  But, this Gramma has kind of sort of altered her size, and the jammies were just a little too tight.  I personally think that the jammies shrunk, not that I got bigger in any way.  HAHAHA!  Anyway, I found a post on Pinterest that showed how to increase the size of a t-shirt.  The post was on CrafterHours and I decided to try it.
So here is the result, and I love it!  I can now wear my Duck shirt and it is so comfy!  I used another t-shirt that I found on clearance at the craft store, the color was perfect.

That's it for today...stay crafty, my friends!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cards for the Grandkids

 I just wanted to share the cards I have recently made for my grandkids.  All three girls had their birthdays, and turned two years old!  I made princess cards (for my "Princess Posse").  They are all files I bought from Silhouette.  I love that machine!!!  Casey loves Minnie Mouse, so I tried to incorporate her into the card.  It is a variation of a box card, and the castle is 3D!
 Folded up, it looks like this.
 On the back I put a large picture of Minnie.  I think it turned out great!
 The twins are also turning two years old, and I wanted to make them another castle card, but theirs is different.  I made the pencil card for their brother.  They all live in Colorado, and when I send one a present, they all get presents, so since he had just started first grade I made this pencil card for him.
 These are also Silhouette files.
Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day, and don't forget to stay crafty!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fairy Jar Lanterns

My daughter sent me a link to a video, which you can see here, by Nifty.  My twin granddaughters are in their new bedroom, which is a fairy themed room, and Grandma is making these Fairy Jars for them.
 Here is a picture of my set up started.  I sent this to my daughter, so she could see that the project is finished.  I found the jars at Target for $3 each.  I painted the lids silver, and used white paint inside the jars.  I had some Silhouette fairy files, so I used them, grass and butterflies for the project.
 After I adhered the die cuts inside the jars I had to test them out.  I used a larger battery operated candle inside the jar.
 Here are different views of the jar...
 ...One of the fairies had mushrooms, so I used them too!
 I wantend to add some flowers to the project, so I decorated the lid.
 Here are the finished jars.
 I used a coat hanger for the handle.  The flowers are from Recollections.  The brads are, I think, Basic Grey.  The white floral embellishments are from Jolee's.
 I don't know where I got the leaves, sorry about that.  The silver glitter Washi tape is by Heidi Swap.
 I painted a wooden base to set the jar on, and thought that it needed decoration with the flowers.  I think it turned out very pretty!
 Here is an inside shot of what it looks like.  I added moss inside, which filled out the bottom and made it look very cool when I put the candle back in it.
I hope you enjoyed looking at this project.  It was super fun to make.  Now I just have to figure out how to get it to the girls through the mail without destroying them!  Wish me luck!!!

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

My new TYPEWRITER!!


 OMG!!!  Have you heard of this new wonderful toy!!!  I have been thinking about getting a typewriter for a long time.  Yes, a typewriter!!  I have been regretting that I ever gave my old one up...but I couldn't find ribbons anymore, and it just sat in a closet.  Now I have one and I LOVE IT!

We Are Memory Keepers has come out with a Typecast line of papers, labels, tags, all sorts of things to go with this typewriter and it is beautiful and awesome!  They also have multiple colored ribbons that you can get...All come with black, but then there is white, gray, teal, blue, purple, pink, red, and brown. I hope I didn't miss any.

It is manual, so no electricity needed.  It comes in pink or black, and it is sold at Michael's.  It's a bit spendy, at $199, but it is sooooooo worth it to me.  It works great, looks and types in a vintage style, and, GET THIS...it takes 12x12" paper!!!  The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

Oh, and I am writing this review on my own, I am not being paid to do this...I just think that this is the best thing since sliced bread and Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter!  :)

 As you all know I also love, love, LOVE my Happy Planner by MAMBI, and I decided to make a little project using my typewriter for my planner.  I love that I am going to be able to type things for my planner, even type ON my planner pages...Can you tell I'm giddy about this?
 I took a paper, cut it in half, and used some washi tape by Recollections to cover the edge, then used my punch.

 I put it into my typewriter, and taa daa...
...I made a shopping list!!!  It looks sooooooo cool, I just can't stand it.  I later added my list to it, and used it at the store.  I can add the list to my planner and add to it when I remember something, then remove it and put it into my shopping/coupon planner when I go to the store.

There are a lot more uses for this wonderful little toy, and I will be showing you all more things later.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Repurposed Aprons

Hey all!  You know that I am a huge fan of repurposing items and creating new things out of old things.  Well, I have another project for you today.

 This started out as a jeans turned skirt project.  I have always hated these jeans, they never fit right.  So I made a skirt.  Then I tried it on.  NOPE!

I was trying to keep the pockets, but it just didn't look right, at least on my figure.  So, what to do?  I couldn't just throw this project away.  I spent too much time on it.
I cut them in half, front and back, and I used bias tape on the edges.  I added ribbon to the front apron for ties, and added the bib and ruffles to make it bigger. The back apron I didn't have to add ruffles, as the bib was wide enough.

I gave one to Jackie, and I am keeping one for myself, BFF APRONS!!!  They look awesome on, and they will be perfect to cook in.

Thanks for looking, and I will see you all later!

Stay crafty my friends.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pie Plate Lazy Susan

Hey all!!!  How is everyone today?  I hope that your July is off to a wonderful start and that your summer is going most awesome!

I want to share with you another Lazy Susan project.  I made one before, and you can see
the post here. 

I got the original idea from Alejandra, and you can see her tutorial here.

I took it another step and used a pie plate and a pie cutter for the organizer!
Isn't it pretty??  I used an old doily that I had in my closet.  I found this awesome pie cutter at a vintage store in my town.  Foxtrot Vintage is an awesome store.  Here is their Facebook Page in case you want to check it out.  I didn't see a blog or a website for their store, this is as close as I could get. It's a fantastic store.  I have purchased many cool little items for our home here.

Anyway...I spied the pie cutter and had to have it.  This is how I put together the organizer.

 I got two pie plates from the store.  They were on sale, and two of them cost me just a few dollars.
 I blocked the doily to make it all pretty...
 ...I filled one pie plate with marbles.  (I added more after the picture was taken, you should fill the bottom of the plate you are using.  It makes it turn nicer.)
I layered the other pie plate on top, then the doily, then the cutter.
Now I have a cute Lazy Susan with divided areas for my craft goodies.  You can see the other one I made out of cake plates in the upper left hand corner of the picture.  I love them!

Well, that's all for today.  Stay crafty and organized, my friends!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nautical Themed Crochet Projects

Hi everybody!  I'm sorry I didn't post anything for last week...I'm not sure what happened, but I just didn't do it.  Please forgive me!

Today I want to show you the crochet projects that I have been doing.  I am sooooooo excited about these, and I think that the Grandkids will be too.

To start, I have an ocean themed bathroom.  I decided that I needed some themed washcloths for the kids when they come over to spend some time with the grand folks! I used cotton crochet yarn for all of these so that they will wear well and wash perfectly.
 I found all of these projects FOR FREE ON PINTEREST!!!  I love Pinterest...I just LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  Here are a list of links so if you are interested you can make some of the for yourselves!  Some of these patterns are technically for dishcloths and the Sea Horse is actually a coaster...but they all worked up lovely for bath time cloths.

Sand dollar

Turtle

Fancy Goldfish

Sea Horse

Ship's Wheel

Fish

Scallop Sea Shell

Star Fish


My other project is this AWESOME Island Play Set!  I found this pattern also on Pinterest, and I added a couple more sea creatures to  the set.  It has a ribbon around the edge that draws the whole thing up into a bundle for storage.  It's a pack and play kind of toy!
The pattern for the basic play set is here.   I found it through Pinterest on "Cut Out and Keep".  It's awesome!
 I added the pink fish in the background of this picture.  You can find the fish pattern here.
 I also added this squid pattern, or as she calls it, the Kraken!
 The last thing I added was this jelly fish.  Such a cute pattern, and you can find it here.
It turned out so cute that I am working on another set, this time a farm set.  I'll let you know when I get it done!

Have a great day, and stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

My Happy Fitness Planner

Hi All.  I think this will conclude my Happy Planner Madness for a while...well maybe.  I may have one more thing to show you in a future post or two. (Hee Hee)

 Or should I say that my dog, Ace, wants to show you this planner?  Here he is, with my Happy Fitness Planner.
 I picked this up and, as always, I love it!  There is a calendar and weekly progress spots to journal diet and exercise.
As you can see, I haven't really used it yet, but I have it and they have it UNDATED so I can start any time I wish.  I will be doing it soon, I really need to get motivated, and I think this will help me.  I have an idea of incorporating all of my health and wellness into this planner (things like blood pressure information, my doctor visit information, insurance information, etc.) and creating a Health and Wellness Planner that incorporates the fitness portion of the planner.  This whole project is on my list of to do's.

As always, stay crafty, and organized, my friends!