Tuesday, July 8, 2014

8 x 8 scrapbook album

I made an 8 x 8 scrapbook album as a gift. I haven't scrapped in a long time. It was nice to get back to it again.













Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Crochet Reindeer

I made this crochet reindeer. I think he turned out pretty cute.

I got the pattern out of this book that I purchased on Amazon

I realized that my stitches were not as tight (I can kind of see the stuffing through the sweater and head) so I made another one and did my stitches tighter.

It is a little bit smaller. Each reindeer has its own personality. I used thicker yarn (for both) than the pattern calls for and a bigger crochet hook. (I used a F crochet hook and wool weight yarn). He is all single crochet with increase and decrease stitches. Not too hard. The front of the book shows you how to do these stitches as well as a magic ring, which you use to start every part of him. The finishing instructions are minimal so it was trial and error for me since I've never made amigurumi before. 

You can get the pattern for just the reindeer without purchasing the book here.
This is what the original reindeer looks like. I changed the colors for mine.
Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Flower Cookies (How to)

I made flower cookies for a Mother's Day gift for the ladies I visit teach.
Here's how I made them

My supplies. Any flower shaped cookie will do. This was what was available to me locally.

Take out  a skewer and put a spice drop on it.

Then put a cookie on

Then put another spice drop on

 Im a little OCD so I like the same color on both sides, but you can do it however you like.
There were 43 cookies in the bag. I made 40 of them, 10 for each lady I visit.

I put bread baggies over them and tied them closed with a message.

Cute and Easy!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

School Dance Ask/Answer idea

Red and White is the last dance of the school year here. Since it was close to Easter when my son asked, we decided to go with an Easter theme:


She answered back...its cute, but I had no where to keep it so it went back to the store it came from:




Flower on Box

Here's another way I used the flower. I bought a kit called Flourish Favor Boxes by Martha Stewart and covered the top with paper and attached a flower I made using a die by Stampin Up!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Birthday Packets

I found some cute printable envelopes and they were a perfect size for a gift I was giving.
I bought the flower die from Stampin Up! Loving the flower! 



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Treats (Carrot)

Here's what I'm working on for Easter. I found this VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to make them. I changed the measurement of the carrot to be 4 inches by 5 inches, just so I could get more out of a 12x12 piece of paper. (I got 6 out of one piece) I did the green the same size as she did. I found the BUNNY TAGS online and so my punches are bigger than what she used also. Cute huh? I put 10 mini Cadbury eggs in each of them. One bag made 8 carrots.



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