Saturday, December 10, 2011

busy

I have done 4 boutiques in one week... I am exhausted.  These are some of the items I have made and sold.

I've done so much crafting that my fingers are dry and cracked and bleeding.  I am now ready to relax and enjoy the holiday season! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

etsy update

Just in time for the holidays...
 I have listed a bunch of items in my etsy shop!
 I will be adding fun accessories weekly!
Hooray!
Head over to my facebook page and Like me!  This is where I will let you know about discounts and new items in my shop!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments

Every year my friend hosts an ornament exchange and every year I go through probably 5 ideas before I settle on what I am going to make for my ornaments.  I make a few ornaments and end up hating them so I scrap the idea and move onto something different.  Ha ha.  Well, this year was no different.  I finally
 decided on making some salt dough ornaments and I am happy with the results.  So here they are!
 Started with making stars from this recipe:  1/2 C. Salt, 1/2 C. warm water, 1 C. flour.  Cut out shapes.  Let dry completely.

 I ended up painting mine, but next time to save time and to make them look more like gingerbread cookies and not chocolate ones, I think I will add food coloring and cinnamon to the dough.
 I used white puff paint and sprinkled glitter while it was still wet.
 Tied a little ribbon through the holes. 
And here is the result!  Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Burlap NOEL Banner

I had so much fun making this burlap banner.  I first painted the burlap with white paint and let it dry.  I cut out the letters from a gold glitter cardstock and strung the whole thing from jute. I'm getting so excited for the holidays!

Also, check out my new items in my etsy shop!  There are some really fun hair accessories that are perfect for the holidays.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

An Old Window

I love old windows and have always wanted one.  My husband informed me that he has never wanted an old window (ha ha).  I told him it was because he didn't know how cool they are.  A few months ago I saw my neighbor outside working on a project.  She was painting an old window!  I quickly ran over to ask her where she got it.  She told me she had several more in her garage and that I could have one.  What?  I was so excited!
So after stripping off old paint and cleaning it up.  I painted my window and now here it is in my Living Room.  I absolutely love it.
My husband thinks this is one the best projects that I have worked on.  Thanks to him for helping me hang it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baby Headbands

My beautful niece came over tonight and she wanted to help model some headbands that I made.
 Isn't she so beautiful?


I think the headbands look pretty cute on her too!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lollie Wreath for Halloween

Look!  I finally started to be crafty again!  :)
It's not completely finished, but I wanted to share it anyway.
 I have had so much fun making all these paper lollies and I thought it would be fun to glue them all together to make a wreath.  The lollies were a little time comsuming, but I just put in the audio book for the Heretic's Daughter, which by the way is interesting and quite sad. 
I added some glitter and embellishments to spice it up a bit.  I still want to add the word "Spooky" or "Halloween" somewhere, but for now this is what I have.
Enjoy!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Snuggling with this hansome little boy.

 I've really been enjoying the past two months with my sweet baby boy!  If I can get away from playing with him I may actually start crafting again and making more posts on this blog.



Friday, April 22, 2011

"Weather" she likes it or not...

My Mom turned 60 a couple of weeks ago.  My sisters and I put together a fun surprise party for her.  Our theme?  A Rainy Day Party!
 We had a lot of yummy treats.  How cute are the "raindrops"?  (chocolate covered sunflower seeds)
 My sister designed these darling invitations.
 Party favors were lemon drops.  The tag says "thanks for 'dropping' by!"
 Mini cupcakes with cloud marshmallow toppers.
 Our Rain Boot vase with Tulips.
 Tissue paper rain clouds with raindrops falling down.

 Our photo booth.  Everyone had a blast using the props and "hamming" it up for the camera.

Including my darling grandparents!  Aren't they so cute?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nursery Update

The nursery is still a work in progress, but here is the latest of what we have been doing.  My awesome husband built some bookshelves.  I love them.  They turned out so lovely!!!

 I painted the dresser a nice shade of Navy blue.  I love the color even more than I thought I would.
Oh, and do you see that darling robot clock?  My sister made that for me.  Isn't it so fabulous?  I just need to hang it now.
I still need to paint our crib.  I am just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit more, which it better soon since I only have 9 more weeks until my due date!  Eeek!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Disaster Relief

This adorable stamp set can be purchased from My Cute Stamps and THIS week only they are donating $7.99 for each stamp set sold, which is the retail price for this stamp set.  This is a great way to help with the Disaster Relief in Japan, plus you get an adorable stamp set too!
 Help raise some money by letting your friends on Facebook & Twitter know!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Robot Paintings

So I decided on a Robot theme for my baby's nursery.  I decided on a color scheme of gray, navy, light blue and orange.   I bought some blank canvases at Hobby Lobby this morning.  They were on sale... score!  It took me 6 hours to paint the 3 canvases.  Not too bad.  Now I have some art to hang on the wall in my nursery.  Slowly, very slowly the room is coming together.  I have about 13 weeks left before Davis arrives and I still have so much to do.  I am planning on painting the crib a Navy Blue color and I'd love to hang some shelving.

 Anyway, I am happy with the progress so far and I am very happy with my fun little Robot paintings.
Enjoy!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage Inspired Baby Girl Headbands

Fresh new baby headbands now available in my etsy shop!!! 
 Can't help it, but I think they are really sweet.
 I'd keep them for myself, but I am having a baby boy this May.

http://www.emilycall.etsy.com/

Friday, February 11, 2011

Heart Lollipops

We've seen these lovely candy cane lollipops everywhere... on blogs, on tv, in magazines... so we thought we'd try our hand at some.  We had some large strawberry flavored candy canes left over from Christmas that I thought would be yummy.  We already had some red candy melts so we were set.
 After trimming off about an inch at the bottom of each candy cane we put them on a greased cookie sheet with a skewer in the center  and popped them in the oven at 375 for 3 1/2 minutes.  As soon as they were out of the oven I carefully pinched the ends together so they would stick together.
 When they were cool, I melted the red candy melts and filled the centers of the hearts and poured on sprinkles and Valentine colored sixlets.
When they were all cooled off they were ready to eat.  YUM!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Box

When I was little we used to make elaborate Valentine's Boxes to collect all of our school Valentine's in.  Well, I wanted to keep the tradition and make one for my daughter.  We found some really cute Mermaid valentines at Target so we decided to use that as our theme.

 We used an empty rolled oats container and covered it with some fun aqua scrapbooking paper.  I cut out a Mermaid and a fish with some bright colored paper and glitter paper.
 The heart that the mermaid is holding says: "Of all the fish in the sea... you mean the most to me, Valentine!".  We had to go with a cheesy saying for Valentine's Day, right?
 We put some crystal beads on wire to resemble bubbles.  Oh, and we had to give our mermaid a seashell purse and a pearl necklace.
I'm glad my little first grader loves it.  I think the colors are really fun.  Happy Valentine's Day!