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Prize Time!

1 May

Hello There!

I am so excited to share that my blog has hit 200 followers! As a big thank you to all my readers I am hosting a Prize Time Event! Tonight at 10:00 PM I will be giving away two gift cards from:

JoAnn’s Fabric & Crafts Stores

and

Lowe’s!

So that you can get crafty in your own kind of way 🙂 This blog has been a way of sharing my life, my crafty adventures, and many other things and I feel like it’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve done in a while. I hope that my blog inspires you to be crafty as well so I’m giving away these two gift cards to two lucky dedicated followers!

Each of my followers will immediately get their name put in a bucket for the drawing. In order to get your name in there again you can do any of the following. Each thing that you do will earn you one extra name in the bucket. Please leave a comment below stating which items you did!

Like this post!

Tell me in the comment section what you’d like to do with your gift card if you win!

Share this post on your facebook, twitter, or email!

Thanks again for being such great followers and I can’t wait to see who wins!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Work In Progress Wednesday!

16 Nov

Welcome to Work In Progress Wednesday! Here is where I show off whatever I’m working on for the week and I also give other shops a chance to show off what they are working on. I’ve always been a big fan of getting to know the person behind the shop and I feel like this is a great way to give everyone a chance to see a little bit behind the scenes of the lives of some amazing shops!

This week I’ve been crocheting a candy cane scarf for a custom order! As soon as I got this order I was super excited about making it and I love it so much that I might just make one for myself!! When it’s all finished I’ll be adding on pockets to the ends as requested. I love pocket scarves! I’m always the kind of person who loses gloves so this is perfect for sticking your hands in to keep them warm or dropping your cell phone in so it’s easy to get to later!

My shop is: Daydreaming Gifts


Here are some other stores I think you might like:

“This is my newest design, GlowBall Greetings- “Peacock Holiday” .  GlowBall Greetings are a unique way to show someone how much you care about them. GlowBall Greetings are a cross between my personal electronic art and traditional greeting cards. This concept came out of creating the first prototype for someone I was in love with a few years back…so the concept came out of love. awwwwwww…

Still working out the bugs with the color choices, though. I wanted purple to be in it…but i might go back to the royal blue ribbon. I’m working on a 2nd version now. I’m also working on the photos as well. There is a peacock feather in there…but i didn’t get a good shot of it. It’s in the back!” 

Made by ElectronicGirl – Click on her link to see her shop!

“One of the many things I make are back packs, I found this really nice fall color Hawaiian print fabric and I am in the process of making one of my backpacks out of it. These back packs are great to have for going on a quick trip to the store, going to the gym, going taking some snacks and maybe a frisbee with you to the park. They are great to carry a few things you might need when you don’t want to carry a purse or a big backpack.”
(The fabric)
(What the finished product will look like.)
Made by ThisandThatCrafter – Click the link to see her shop!
“I am making this baby blanket as a Shower Gift and it has to be done by SATURDAY! I am already a week late as her shower was last week but my baby was running a fever so I schedule a make up lunch with her. Baby blankets are not my favorite item to make, but I do one ever so often.”

Made by sillygeesedesigns – Click the link to see her shop!

“I have been getting ready for a craft and toy show for this weekend. Usually when I go to shows I like to have my Jewelry trees for displays, and maybe sales to! So  I have three to make, I did one today and hopefully a few more tomorrow. Everything starts out like this….. just a bunch of wire and believe me you can’t take a GOOD picture of plain old wire. Then I twist the heck out of it, and it turns into a tree.”

Made by sweetnotion – Click the link to check out her shop!

“I am working on making these stockings for my family members as part of their Christmas gifts. I also have one for sale in my Etsy shop, Christi’s Crochet Corner. Give the gift for that special someone a unique touch with this crocheted masterpiece. Crocheted with Red Heart Supper Saver acrylic yarn this striped stocking measures 16″ long x 6″ wide. The cuff is crocheted with an embroidered holly motif. I can personalize this item with a name instead of the holly. Just let me know in the note to seller section at checkout and please allow an extra 2-3 days for me to make it.”

 Made by ChristiCrochetCorner – Click the link to see her shop!

As the Holiday’s approach, I decided to debut some of my paper-goods at a craft-show my bestie, Jennifer told me about. I really wanted to be a part of one after I helped her with her show a couple of weeks back. Because I am pulling back on my hours at work I will be able to have more time to actually pursue these, Cupcake Wrappers. I’m really hoping to perfect these and let people know about this new niche in Cupcake Fashion!

Made by AndreaLFitts – Click the link to see her shop!

“This is a pillowcase order for a 1-year-old.  The dress is so itty bitty, it’s too cute!  It’s pretty easy too.  I first cut the arm holes and then hem up the top and bottom.  You put the two pieces of hemmed cloth together and sew down each side.  Thread the ribbon in and you’re done! :)”

Made by CoverUndertheMat – Click the link to see her shop!

“This is the beginning of a ‘Cuddle Buddy’, my stuffed animal mini blankets.  🙂   This one will be an ivory fleece hippo with a brown cotton flannel nose, foot pads, and bottom. These blankets are a perfect size for your little one to carry everywhere!”

(Finished Product)

Made by createdbylaurie – Click the link to see her shop!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing a little behind the scenes of these shops. If you have a favorite one please don’t hesitate to comment and tell us what you love!

Love Always,

J

Daily Life: Today’s Events!

30 May

Today I accomplished more than I have in weeks!! This getting back on track and seriously inspired is working!

I started my couponing and although I don’t plan on being an extreme couponer, I do plan on stealing some sweet deals. Instead of just cutting all the coupons I am sticking to the brands I love and what we keep stocked in the house already. No need to go to the extreme and buy things we really don’t plan on using or even like!! I organized them in a little container I had bought for study cards that I was no longer using! Check it out:

Then I did a little shopping 🙂

Serious embroidery possibilities 😀

Magnet canvas for my gift card project

Tracing paper for embroidery projects

Gray felt for a little elephant 😀

Zippers for my nook covers

Cute fabric for nook covers

And a sneak peak of the sailor inspired scarf!

Plus my handy-dandy notebook!

Next to come – embroidery project number one!!

Love Always,

J

Sunday Funday!

21 Nov

If all you have been thinking about is Christmas cards you are completely like me .. last year! This year I vowed to have all the Christmas cards and Thank You cards completed before December happened and YAY! It happened!! I wanted to keep the similar style but do something a little different and I think they turned out pretty well 🙂 I also dabbled with colored inks instead of black and although it was fun it didn’t really show up on the red and dark green cards. I think I’ll have to stick to white or pastel color paper when I use color inks.

I managed to finally clean E’s room!!! She outgrew her clothes and I was running out of space to keep them so her floor was covered in piles of and boxes of clothes for a while. It’s all nice and clean now!

Totally random but we got this from a friend of a friend for the baby shower and every day I admire it! I can’t wait until I get back to this level of creativity… the saying “You lose it if you don’t use it” really applies to me.

And last but not least!! My plans for tonight when E goes to bed 🙂 I got these two recipes from a free thing I got from www.freebies4mom.com (if you clicked on this last link in my last post it took you to a completely wrong website .. this one is the right one! Sorry!!) Anyways it came with like 8 different holiday dessert recipes and I got the stuff to make both of these. Super Excited!! I will let you know how they turn out tomorrow.

Well that’s all for today!

Hope you enjoyed.

Love Always,

J

Homemade Christmas Cards :)

9 Nov

I decided I better start these suckers now because it takes me a while to get these kinds of things done! I was inspired by a piece of art that was stippled while I was browsing around on wordpress. I haven’t stippled since freshman year of college and I probably should be doing it daily 😉 It is such a great stress reliever and takes your mind off of EVERYTHING.

I made E’s birthday invitations almost completely from scratch and I loved doing it so I planned on making Christmas cards too. Somehow it’s more fun for me knowing that I accomplished a lot more than just buying a card and signing my  name 😉

Take in mind that this is just the beginning. It only took me about ten – fifteen minutes to get this far because stippling is kind of time consuming but the rest was a piece of cake. Trying to find some good ideas to add a little Christmas theme design on the top right and hoping to take family photo’s to paste on the back? For some reason I am obsessed with pictures haha. If you couldn’t already tell I feel pictures are worth a million words.

So if I actually get these done before it’s time to send them out I might have to come up with something else to add .. like home-baked goodies!!??  YUMMM.

Haha.

Love Always,

J

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