25 February 2010

Fabric Flower Bib Necklace

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I just love these bib necklaces, don't you? I have priced them at stores and um yeah, no thanks. So I devised a tutorial on making these at home, they're easy. You can find this tutorial at my Etsy shop.
Of course the possibilities are endless when making these. I made this one using fabric flowers, but you can use buttons, rhinestones, beads, you name it.
So fun for Spring. Oh there I go again with the Spring thing.

22 February 2010

Is It Spring Yet?

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I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring. Don't get me wrong, I love the winter, but let's be honest it can be a little rough to go through. And it seems we had more than our usual snow and ice and drop dead cold temperatures this winter. Yes, I am looking forward to Spring. And I am trying to urge it along with this Spring Bouquet I made over the weekend. It's not fancy or anything. It is simple and sweet and I like, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
This all started because I had a request through my Etsy shop for some of my flowers on stems, which I hadn't done before. Well I couldn't just sit there, I had to devise a way to do it. Enter the Spring Bouquet. These stemmed cuties turned out perfectly. And I wrote the tutorial in pdf format to offer in my Etsy shop. You can find it here.
I would love any feedback at all on my newest creation. DISCLAIMER: I am not a flower arranger as you can plainly see.

20 February 2010

Crocheted Etsy Finds

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Back again for another weekly treat of beautiful Etsy finds, this time some  pretty sweet hand crocheted beauties. Take a look!

Granny Square Dish
Granny Square Dish from Speckless

Roses Flower Scarf, crocheted, 64 inches long
Roses Flower Scarf from Eclectica By Jan

Ruffle Maroon Scarf, The Ruffled Garnet
Ruffle Maroon Scarf from Megnificent Co

Crochet Doily, Rose Parade, with roses and carnations
Crochet Doily Rose Parade from Mishap

blue girls vintage button slippers
Blue Girls Vintage Button Slippers from The Recycled Pearl

Did I do good? Oh I think so, you must agree! These are sweet.

I will be back in 1 week with some more beautiful Etsy finds. If you'd like to have one of your items featured next week please be sure to email me or watch for my post on the Etsy forum under promotions. See you there!

19 February 2010

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13 February 2010

Making Half Squares, in other words...Triangles

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Many times a quilt pattern or other project calls for these half square triangles. And cutting and piecing them is sometimes an issue. The problem comes when dealing with the bias edge, it is stretchy and can easily get misshapen.
Here is a technique (I wish I was clever enough to have thought of it myself) that will give you very good results.
Cut your squares out of 2 different fabrics on the straight edge (parallel to the selvage edge). Layer 2 squares together, 1 of each fabric, with right sides facing.  Make edges match. Draw a line diagonally (on the bias).

Stitch 1/4" on either side of your drawn line. When making several triangles just add the next square in line so that you are stitching several in a single line and not stopping after each square. 

Then separate your squares and cut down each one on your drawn line. 

Then open your squares and press. Ta Da!

And so why am I blogging about making triangles? Well it is to show you my bias rolled petal two-toned rose of course!

12 February 2010

My Red Etsy Finds

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Wow, I have found some wonderful wonderful red treasures to feature here. You will agree that these gorgeous items are perfect for Valentine's Day or any day of the year. Take a look.

Children's Red Ear Flap Hat  - Hens and Chicks
Children's Red Ear Flap Hat-Hens and Chicks from woodsmoke woodworks

Daisy Girl Reusable Sandwich Bag
Daisy Girl Reusable Sandwich Bag from PraireWindDesigns

CLEARANCE - Watermelon - olive oil soap
Watermelon Olive Oil Soap from ParadiseBodyShop

Red Crochet Beanie with Two Bows
Red Crochet Beanie from 2kute

Sterling Silver Ultrasuede LOVE Circle Pendant Bracelet
Sterling Silver Ultrasuede LOVE Circle Pendant from CraftBoxArt

Bunny Love with Ballon
Bunny Love with Balloon from designlab443

The Other Little Chick Pincushion
The Other Little Chick Pincushion from Ayoka

Custom ceramic love birds with your initials
Custom Ceramic Love Birds from orlydesign

Thank you for looking at my fantastic red Etsy Finds.

06 February 2010

Cupcake Etsy Finds

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I've got a sweet tooth this week! I have found some yummy cupcakes to show you. This is my 3rd week of featuring neat stuff that I find on Etsy. I enjoy doing this, I've been seeing so many gorgeous things. Those Etsy people are truly talented.  Look and see what I mean.

Coffee and Cupcakes-Coasters with Storage Pouch (Set of 4)

Coffee and Cupcakes from CinnamonBreeze

HUGE ONE DOLLAR SALE Sweet Treats Cupcakes Tags-Qty 25

Sweet Treats Cupcakes from paperfantasy67124

Cupcake Buttons Two Holes Polymer Clay Hand Sculpted

Cupcake Buttons from ReduceReuseRepurpose

Plastic Canvas Birthday Gift Bag (Clearance)

Plastic Canvas Birthday Bag from lorkey1981

Chocolate Cupcake Chenille Security, Comfort, Lovey Baby Blanket

Chocolate Cupcake Lovey from TheRockinCupcake

Birthday Wishes Fabric Postcard

Birthday Wishes Fabric Postcard from FabricGreetings

3 CUPCAKES charms

Cupcake Charms from WellDoneAccessorize

Are these not the sweetest bunch of cupcakes? Please take a look at these beautiful Etsy shops and all their wonderful items!   Thanks for reading!


04 February 2010

itty bitty pretties

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Here are some little sweeties I have been working on to fill a custom order through my Etsy shop. These look good enough to eat. Come visit my shop and let me bake some up for you!
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