Friday, July 29, 2011

Thinking Bazaar...

Every November my church hosts a Grandma's Attic Bazaar .  
 All proceeds are used to support Missionaries.  It is a fun filled weekend with tons of handmade crafts, quilts, and of course a WONDERFUL BBQ meal that includes a  home-made cobbler (YUM!). 
 I have been creating for them for about 15 yrs.  I had to take the last 2 yrs off due to health reasons but I am SUPER excited to start my projects for this year. 
I was given a sample of a Tea Cup and was asked if I could make more of them

Well here they are...

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think...

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Magic of Oz...

As you may know, I design for my local scrapbook store. 
Well we finally had the "Magic of Oz" paper collection from Graphic 45 arrive on Thursday  
and I decided to create a 12x12 layout of my "Adorable" grandson Bryan
This is a picture of his 1st Halloween...he was 6 months and just as
"Cute as a Button"!
I added some stitching with my sewing machine and notice the cute little zipper on the top left corner...
"Sew Cute"!
I did TONS of fussy cutting but it was worth it!!
Have a Blessed Weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spools Galore...

Today I thought I would share this cute
Shabby Chic Bird Cage
I bought it a couple months ago at my local Antique Shop.  It had been sitting in my craft room and then on saturday I found another bag of wooden spools
(380 teeny tiny craft spools
 I placed them in the birdcage and...
 I LOVE how this looks. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yard Sale Find...

Check out this Vintage Typewriter!!!   I found this little baby at a yard sale...for $10.00!

Isn't it just the COOLEST thing?  I have been looking for one just like this for a while but was not willing to pay the price... glad I waited!  I have NO clue if it works, some of the keys get stuck because if you can see it has a LITTLE rust.  I will clean it up and if it works great and if it doesn't well....that's fine with me. 
I LOVE my typewriter!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I am so excited to share a recipe I came across at The Bee Hive Cottage .  I LOVE that I can make my own detergent!!  I have included pictures of the supplies I used because after reading the recipe I had to google some of the ingredients because I had no idea what they

Here is a picture of the container I use for my detergent...I found this at Restoration Hardware years ago and I LOVE how it looks sitting on my dryer. 

Okay so here is the link to the recipe:

now for pictures of the ingredients:

3 - 5 1/2 oz bars of Fels- Naptha laundry bar soap (.97 each)

I used my food processor to grate the soap but of course you can use a hand grater

you need a 4 lb. box of Borax

and a 4 lb box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

and last you will need 4 lbs of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (this is the one I used),  it is almost 5 lbs so I set aside about a lb for my next batch

now just mix it all together...

I just washed my bed sheets and they smell so CLEAN!!

cost is $15.36 = .10 per load!
16 lbs of detergent
this recipe makes:
150 full loads = 2 TBSP per load

I hope that you will give it a try...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flowers in Bloom...

We are celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday in August and I am in charge of the decorations.  I decided that my theme would be "Shades of Blue" since this is her favorite color.  My mother-in-law also loves her flower garden so I am creating flowers to use as center pieces on each of the guests tables. 

I ordered the new "Flower Shoppe" Cricut cartridge and it arrived today...

This is the Daisy and it is cut at 10"...

I then took it and scrunched it up...

then I rolled it up and used my glue gun to adhere it together...

now what I did was use the negative of the die cut to make a small rose...

you may be familiar with the MFT rolled flower dies, well this works the same way but what I like is that I can make them as small or as large as I need  

now I'm off to make flowers...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's the little things that make me smile...

 My friend Diane is just as EXCITED as I am about our NEW Vintage Camper Trailer ...
She picked up this stamp set for me to use in my SMASH book, and I think it's PERFECT!!!
(See the little trailer on the top corner...that's what ours looks like)

As a Thank You for Diane..    I created this little Shabby Card

Thank You SO much Diane!!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Great Find!

I enjoy visiting  a cute little Thrift Shop which supports our local animal shelter and sometimes I find the cutest things.  I found an entire bag  of wooden spools (195 to be exact) for $4.00... not sure what I will create with these cuties but I HAD to have them!  For now I think they look  cute in this glass jar I picked up at walmart.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Good Ole' Days!

Do you remember the Good Ole' Days?  I sure do...

My husband just bought a Vintage camper trailer and I am so excited to start the restoration process!
This camper is in fairly good shape...she just needs a little TLC.  I plan to journal each and every step of this process and I was so excited to find a Retro SMASH book  for our new addition. 

Our trailer should be home is a few days so...STAY TUNED!!!