Monday, October 31, 2011

T-shirt projects- Must do Monday




Old t-shirts or cheap Dollar Store shirts make easy, inexpensive projects. Here are three projects using t-shirts on my must do list!








Have a great Halloween. We're busy preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse at our house tonight!

(Edited) Check these other great t-shirt projects:

t-shirt bracelet

t-shirt scarves

t-shirt dress





Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Feature- Maddie Mae Lane

Today I'm excited to feature a super cute shop- Maddie Mae Lane.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin cookies- Tried it out Thursday


I tried out this recipe for pumpkin cookies. Yummy! I made a batch with butterscotch chips and one with chocolate chips. Both were very good. I ran out of baking powder, so I made the second batch with self-rising flour and omited the baking powder, soda, and salt. There is always a way to tweek a recipe.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Skull Fountain


My hubby is also a creative type. Unlike my projects, which are usually just to look pretty, his projects involve some type of working mechanism. This year he made a skull fountain to add to our Halloween decor.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Zombies shirt

I made myself a fun little shirt using my Silhouette SD and the heat transfer material. This is my first heat transfer project and I had a little trouble getting it to adhere. I had to go back with the iron a second time after I put the shirt on and attempted to wear it because the transfer was peeling up, so if you've got any tips for me, please share.

Button jewelry- Must Do Moday

There are several button jewelry projects out there that I'd like to do. Since it's getting time to think of Christmas, I thought I'd highlight a few. They would make great gifts:



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hear no, see no , speak no evil

We've finally gotten the majority of the Halloween projects and decorations up. The hubby will tinker with his things in the yard daily until Halloween, but I'm done inside the house. All that's left is to share with you in case you need some last minute ideas.

Here is my dining room centerpiece for this year, inspired by a project at Michael's. I already had items on hand, so I didn't have to go to Michael's this time to make it.


Here's the whole table. I used the same mats and napkin rings from last year. I've got a piece of creepy cloth from the Dollar Tree under the tray for a table runner.



This is a quick and easy project, most of which you can get from the Dollar Tree or Dollar store. Throw some moss on the tray and a few bugs and spiders to add to the effect.

Linking here:




Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Feature- Mine for the Making


How cute and fun are those floral rings? They are from this week's featured shop, Mine for the Making. Mine for the Making {shop} is a mommy owned shop with lovely handmade jewelry and hair accessories for ladies of all ages. A colorful shop with a modern vintage appeal; full of accessories that include cabochon, filigree, fabric, lace, felt, and girly bling. You can also find fun tutorials, recipes, crafts, fashion, and DIY projects over at Mine for the Making {blog}.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Low fat chewy fruit and oatmeal bars

For this week's Tried It Out Thursday I'm sharing my take on Quaker's low fat chewy fruit and oatmeal bars.


I tried this recipe Saturday and the hubby and I really liked them. I tweaked the ingredients a little. I didn't have all purpose flour. I used 1 cup self-rising and 1/2 cup whole wheat. I left out the salt. For my dried fruit I used Sun Maid raisins and Tropical Trio- dried pineapple, papaya, and mango. I'll definitely be making these again.


I'm sharing this at:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Where did my WWIW go?

Wondering why I'm not playing along with WIWW here anymore? I started a style blog over at Savvy Southern Style. I decided I liked to devote a day's post to each outfit and blab as much as I wanted about each one. It seemed to get a little long to put a week into one post because I like to talk "details" sometimes. Please hop over and visit my style blog if fashion and creating outfits interest you. And I'd be flattered if you followed me.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Must Do Monday- Yarn wreath

The craze over yarn wreaths with felt flowers has caught on with me and I've decided I must make one. Here are a few that inspire me:








Great tutorial for the flowers here:


This one's a little different, but still uses yarn



And hey, it takes yarn to make sweaters, so this one fits too.  


Have a great week! And to all my newest followers, welcome and thanks. I hope you continue to find inspiration here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Feature- My Computer is My Canvas

Happy Friday again! This week I'd love to introduce to you My Computer is My Canvas and the very creative owner behind the shop, Colette. She sells digital designs and printables. These are so much fun.

Want to try subway art? She's made it easy and included some bonus items.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween ghost globes- Tried It Out Thursday

A few weeks ago I posted some Halloween projects that repurpose bottles, jars, and jugs. I mentioned I was turning some jars into these.  I finished them up this week. Here they are inside, unlit.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

20 days til Halloween

Oh my! Only 20 days left until Halloween and so much left to do! Need some help getting your treat bags in order? I have a selection of toppers and tags in my etsy shop. And  now until Friday Oct. 14, 2011, you can save 20% off any purchase with the code spooky.







Monday, October 10, 2011

Must Do Monday- Pumpkin recipes

I don't know about you but the slightest hint of fall and Halloween has me craving anything with pumpkin! Here are some recipes on my list to try:












Hungry for a pumpkin treat yet?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Feature - Ruffles 'N Such

It's Friday! Today I'm featuring a cute etsy shop that sells accesories, Ruffles 'N Such. You can find all sorts of accesories from jewelry to scarves.

This rosette trio necklace is one of my favorite items.


And I love ruffles and scarves, so this is on my list too.



Want something for your hair?

Check out this rosette trio headband.


This shop is run by the lovely and sweet Jill, who blogs over at Made It On Monday.  This is a fabulous blog with lots of info, including lots of stuff on sewing. Oh, I do wish I had her skill level! Jill makes some great tops!

From now until October 13, 2011, Jill is offering a 15% discount with the code SCRAPS15.  The code is good at Ruffles 'N Such and at Jilly Bean's Babies, her other shop filled with stuff for babies.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Subway Art - Tried it out Thursday


I'm so excited to share my Halloween subway art with you.  I finished this up earlier this week. This is my first try at subway art and I am hooked! Even my hubby likes this and is impressed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More fabric wrapped bangles

I pulled some strips of fabric out of my stash and wrapped up a few more bangles. (You can see the first one here.)  I love these rich colors for fall/winter.
I tied the strips on the maroon colored one using the technique referenced here by Sunshine Mama.



Note: The fabric takes up some of the space inside, so if you're not careful you could end up with a bracelet that's too small for your arm depending on the width of the bangle you start with and the thickness of the fabric.

I'll be sharing these here:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Must Do Monday - Repurposing jars, jugs, and bottles into Halloween crafts

You don't have to spend much to have Halloween decor. Turn old bottles, jars, and milk jugs into cute and/or spooky decor! Here are some great ideas:

Vinegar bottles transformed:



Turn jars into monster jars



I'm turning some old jars into these:




Have a great week!