Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Basket Idea

 I can't believe Easter is next Sunday.  Although my girls are grown, I still  enjoy making them an Easter basket.  This year, I found these adorable baskets at and had them engraved with their initials.  I can  share Hannah's basket with you because she received hers early.  She won't be coming home for Easter. ( I will share the other two after Easter is over.)  I really like these baskets and I know the girls will put them to good use!

Hannah loves the specialty soap from West Point Soap Shoppe.  I also got her some "springy" colored  fingernail polish and a pair of cozy aloe infused socks.  The giant  orange towel is for sunbathing this summer and I plan to have her name monogrammed on it. 
Thanks for poppin' in.  I hope you have as much fun putting your Easter basket together as I did!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mug Rug Parade

Don't you just love it when you make something that really comes in handy?  Well... I have made a few mug rugs in the past and I use the one on my desk every work day.  I  place my phone,  snack and drink on it.  My favorite mug rug has blue polka dots and three strawberries on it.  My mother used to have strawberries in her kitchen and it reminds me so much of her.  I smile and think of her every time I see it.  Mug Rugs are a lot of fun to make.  It's like a tiny little quilt.  Have you ever tried to make one?  If not, you should! Youtube has tutorials so get started!   They are so fun and easy to make.  Here a few that I have put together over the past year or so.  Hope you enjoy!


Hope you enjoyed my little parade of Mug Rugs.  Come back soon!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pinwheel Wreath

Good afternoon Bloggin' friends!  It's such a beautiful day outside.  I have been doing a little "springin' up" around my house and realized I needed a spring wreath.  Since making the pinwheels for Hannah's birthday party -- I have been wanting to make some more.  They are just so springy to  me!  To make this wreath:  I used a styrofoam ring, wrapped it in pink and white ribbon,  and just poked the pinwheels in with pushpins.  I hot glued buttons on top  to hide the red pushpins I used.  ( I cut my paper squares 5 x 5 to make the pinwheels.)   Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by. 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sewn Polka Dot and Floral Scarves

Hello Bloggin' world!  I have been a little preoccupied with scarves lately.  As you know, I shared a scarf that I crocheted on a loom at our library Pinterest Night last week.  Well.. I enjoy the crocheting, but I also wanted to learn to sew a scarf too.  I found this great tutorial on youtube @ .  It was so easy to follow and I was able to sew me up 2 scarfs from some polka dot  and floral material I had on hand.  To be honest, the first one  did not turn out as well as I hoped.  I wanted it to be long enough to twist around twice. .. and it is -- if you wear it close to your neck.    SO --  the next time I added about ten more inches and cut it 70 inches long instead of 60.  I like that length better. 

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cards for the "Guys in my Life" 3rd Series

Happy Friday!  Today I am posting the last set of cards in my series  for the "Guys in my Life".  The first card is  "You're my prime time favorite".  It is  a retired stamp set from Stampin Up.  I learned the technique of using aluminum foil and running it through my embossing machine from our Stampin' Up Make 'n' Take Class with Robin and Kristi.    I love the way it turned out with the matching silver  brads for knobs.    The 2nd card is also a Stampin Up set.  I mean... What guy doesn't love a tractor?  I stamped the image in brown and used olive green paper.  Hope you have enjoyed this series and gained a little inspiration for your cards for guys.  Thanks for droppin' by!

See you soon!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cards for the "Guys in my Life" Series 2

Good morning friends.  Here is card #1 from the 2nd Series of the cards for the "Guys in my Life".  I bought this little stamp set from Hobby Lobby for $1.00 several years ago.  I  think it's so adorable.  It reminds me of a song from the Gaither Vocal Band called, "God loves to talk to little boys while they're fishing".  I thought this card would be great for some of my nephews. 

Close up of the little boy and his tackle box
Here is card number two of the 2nd series.  I did not use a stamp with this card.  The paper and cut out for this one  came from a book by Stampabilities.   I love the canoe tag. 

Thanks for visiting.  I have 2 more sets in this series.  Looking forward to sharing those with you soon.  Have a great day and come back soon!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cards for the "guys" in my life

Hello Bloggin' Friends!  Do you have a hard time making cards for guys?   I do!!!  Every time I start to make some -- I end up sticking some flower or girly embellishment on them.  I just can't help it!  So -- I made up my mind to put together some cards for "the guys" with absolutely NO girly touches.  I will be sharing them with you over the next few days.  Here is my first one.  I have to admit -- I got inspiration for this card from pinterest.  (can't remember where I saw it -- Sorry!).   I did not stamp it with any sentiment because I am not sure how I will use it.  It could be used as an encouragement , birthday, congratulations or just a hello card.   Hope you like it!   
I sewed a stitch on the brown card stock that resembles a football stitch.
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