Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Sack Pillow

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Here is a cute little project to get you in the Valentine's spirit.

I whipped up this love sack pillow while the kiddos were getting ready for school this morning.  There's nothing like waiting for Valentines day to arrive before you start decorating.

This was super simple.  I had a strip of fabric leftover from when I made some pillows back in November that I used for this.  I cut a heart out of 12 by 12 scrapbook paper to make a stencil.  Then I used craft paint to stencil the heart on.  I did do that part last night so it could dry.  This morning when I got up, I just folded the strip off fabric in half and sewed up the sides.  I had an old feather pillow insert lying around so I stuffed that in there and tied the top with a piece of ribbon.  I didn't even finish the edges on the top of the pillow, I think it looks more like a sack that way.

Happy Heart Day!

Valentines Wreath

I went to a girls' craft day at my friend Megan's house a couple of weeks ago and we made super cute wreaths out of cottonwood branches.  We have been having such crazy, warm weather here.  The cottonwood trees already have buds on them and its only the begining of February.  It sure made for some cute wreaths.

We also learned how to make flowers out of felt and some awesome feathers out of string.  Here is a tutorial I found via pinterest that shows how to make the feathers.


I wanted my wreath to have a Valentines flair to it so I made a heart banner out of felt.  This was such a fun project.  I can't wait until our next craft day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scrappy Thank You Tag

I dove into my scrapbook stash and came up with this cute little tag.  This tag was attached to a fruit basket for our young womens girls' camp leader.  Our theme was "By their fruits you shall know them".

I cut some flowers out of felt and some out of scrapbook paper.  Then I added some buttons tied with bakers twine.  I am in love with bakers twine, it comes in so many fun colors.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013



Fall is my very favorite time of the year. We have been enjoying such beautiful fall weather that I don't want to end. The leaves are turning into red, orange and yellow and swirling up and down the street. The sun is shining and there is just a little bit of chill in the air. It couldn't be more perfect.
It is also crafting season for us.  Time to get ready for our annual Christmas craft boutique.  We have been up to our elbows in sawdust and paint, but it is all starting to come together.  I just wish I had room in my home to keep half of the crafts we have made.
I am feeling very blessed, as I always do at this time of the year.  My family is a huge blessing to me and I cherish the time I am able to spend with them.  I realize that my most wonderful blessings are the people in my life and the love that we share. 


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Girls' Camp Crafts

Natalie and I just returned from girls' camp and we had a blast!  Now that I have caught up on some much needed sleep, I wanted to post the crafts that we made at camp. 

I was asked to be in charge of the crafts and I had so many ideas running through my head.  We narrowed it down to three ideas.  We didn't get to make all three but I will be showing them all since I made a sample of each one.  The young women keep asking me about the third project so we will be doing it for a mutual night.

For the first craft each girl received one of these cute lunch bags that contained a 4X4 wood block and a picture of the Snowflake, Arizona temple.  My brother was generous enough to provide me with a picture of the temple with this years' theme.

This project was very simple.  The girls just had to paint and sand the block, then cut the picture into a 4X4 square.  (I ordered 4X6 prints)  They modge podged the picture onto the block then tied a scrap of fabric around it.  I brought a big bag of scrap fabric and several colors of paint.  It was fun to see how creative the girls were.

For the next project they received a cup with a chain and a pendant in it.


I brought some scrap paper from all of my scrapbooky projects.  They cut a square of scrapbook paper for the background, then added a monogram and other small embellishments such as rhinestones and small brads. I also brought some old magazines with me and some of the girls cut out letters or words or images from the magazines to put into their necklaces.  We used a glue stick to glue the paper down temporarily so it wouldn't float up when we put the diamond glaze in.  Then we covered the scrapbook paper with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze and let it dry for about 30 min.  The Diamond Glaze dries hard with a glossy finish.  The girls used their cups that we gave them to put the pendant in while it was drying.

The girls loved this project and I noticed many of them wore their necklaces to church the next Sunday.

The last project (the one that we didn't have time for) was a metal chalk board and magnets.  Our Bishop happens to own a heating and cooling business so we got sheet metal scraps for FREE!


Randy drilled holes in the metal to thread ribbon through for hanging.  I primed the sheet metal, painted it with chalkboard paint and threaded the ribbon through the holes.   The magnets are made with fabric flowers.  The girls are so excited for this one and they keep asking me when we are going to do it.

I think the girls really enjoyed all of the projects.  They kept telling me thanks.  They are so sweet.  We had a great time and everyone got along so well.

Camp was a blast!  I can't wait until next year!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fall Decor

Holy Cow! Almost 2 years since my last post.

I just wanted to share some of my fall decor. I know it's a little late since Thanksgiving is tomorrow and its almost time to take down the fall decorations and start on decorating for Christmas.

I am mostly posting this for my benefit so I will remember what I used next year. I hope you enjoy.

A cute be grateful sign that I made.  I know the chevron is not quite even but I still love it.

Bunting made from fabric circles and doilies.

Hydrangeas are my favorite.  I had these flowers and a wreath form sitting in the pantry.  I just had to buy some brown ribbon to go with it.

My cute pumpkins from a couple of years ago.  I just tied some lace around them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Altered Christmas Books

I made some cute Christmas books for the boutique.  I love the paper on this one.


This is my absolute favorite.  The deer ornament came from the dollar store.

Loving the polka dot ribbon on this one!

I have lots more crafts to show.  Tomorrow is setup for the boutique, hopefully I will find time to post the pictures.  Yee haw!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shadow box/Memory board

Two of my favorite projects so far for the boutique.

 The big beautiful black one:

The pretty little green one that I so want to keep for my girls' room:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Boutique Season

We are getting ready for a big boutique that runs the week before Thanksgiving.  Our house is a wreck but we are sure having fun.

The state of the living room

Kitchen table.

At least I have some cute pumpkins to show for it. I got this idea from another blog.  I can't remember which one at the moment.  

All other projects are at the midway point, waiting to be painted.  Hopefully this week will see the rest of the projects finished.