Sunday, January 14, 2018

Letter Board crafts

I posted the cutes mini letter board crafts on my Instagram feed and I wanted to share how I made them 
Look how cute

I had the embroidery hoops already and in case you don’t you can buy them online or pick them up at craft stores - I even find them at the thrift stores...
Below are the supplies you’ll need 
I found all the “corduroy” felt in all the colors at my Joanne’s fabric and Crafts - I purchased some in black online from Michaels - amazon didn’t have it and neither did oriental trading company...the letters I had from an actual letter board I bought off amazon but you could buy letters at both of the craft stores mentioned before. 

I squeezed the felt in between the hoops and tighten it. 
Then measure out your words or phrases then gently cut thru the felt where the back piece will lay in place.

This is what the back would look like..I added a little bit of fabric glue (I wouldn’t use hot glue because unless you can add it precisely the chance of you getting it all over the felt is HUGE) 

Then continue on and finish off your words 
I added ribbon to the tops and placed them sweetly on my living room mantle 

Here it is finished and looking fly 


Hope you try it!!! 

Happy Sunday
Happy Crafting 

XoT

Friday, January 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day Craft

Let me start by saying WOWzers the Valentine items Target had on sale before Christmas were Amaze-balls! 

I loaded up with goodies the minute I saw it out❣️

Slim pickings at this point but this is just a starting point for you - an idea using the stuff I got from Target but I’m pretty sure you could also find things similar at the dollar tree or 99. Cents store 

So grab some felt hearts - these came in super big sizes with the cute scallop edge...

All you need is felt hearts - in any size - and some ribbon 

The holes made the hearts easy to string 

Just thread the ribbon thru the holes, make sure they are close to the same area on each heart just to ensure they hang right 

I cut a length of ribbon to connect each set of hearts 
And made the ribbon long enough to be able to tie a bow 

Once all the hearts are strung just add some long pieces at each end and use those to hang from your mantel or even a book shelf 

Simple and only cost a dollar and 10 minutes worth of my time!!!

Another crafty girl idea!!!

Happy crafting ya’ll 

Target dollar Valentine’s DayvCraft

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Fun new scrapbooks

I had to share these new junky type journals/scrapbooks that I started making because they are so easy to make and they are super cute.

This first one was made for my families recent trip to Disneyland




I liked it so much and thought maybe someone else would too so I made this one





They are super easy to make and are not traditional so you can customize them however you like, add your own handwritten journaling and add any size photos that will fit your album

This is how you make one in case you want to try it yourself


You take papers for whatever your occasion or theme will be...cut them in various  sizes
Then stack them how you like 
Sew down the middle with a sewing machine
This also helps with the stability of the album 
With the coordinating stickers and journal cards you decorate the album either
before or after you add your photos... 

This would make a great gift to make for friends documenting a girls trip or for a birthday celebration. 

Let me know if you try it so I can come leave you some love 

Happy crafting
xoT

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year



Well Hello friends, 

I hope your holidays went remarkably well.
Our Christmas was awesome nice and quiet and just us 5. It was relaxing, which was a pleasant surprise. Our New Years Eve, was just as nice. We decided to stay home and made a fancy dinner and then we took a dip in the HOT HOT tub - then got cleaned up and rang in the new year out back with a bonfire and some silly noise makers. It was nice and safe and just us 5 again.

Fast forward to Monday morning Jan 1st and I was ready to take this year by storm. I have some plans in the work that I am hoping to share soon, something I am really excited about. 

You know how they say things happen for a reason, or things happen in good time? Well, I am a believer of that more so due to things that happened last year that really shook me to my core. Made me think that I need to take control of my life and make some changes. Good, positive changes. Things that will benefit my family. It is something I have wanted for many years now and things that happened last year helped turn my wishes into a reality and my family was all in. 

Up until January 1st, 2018, I had been making preparations in my head and here at home..small steps and well now with the new year I am in over drive - not really but it feels like it inside. 

Things happened to fall into place in my life...which as life would have it, so did things in all 5 of our lives...timing is right for new things and new places and new people. 

I need to take control of my excitement and reign it in. I need to be cautious and smart and take my time and all that is new to me. I am very anxious, very high strung, and very very very Highly IMPATIENT!!!! I know to speed thru this would make it easy for mistakes to be made and for things to not be handled in the most proficient and correct manner. 

So this year I will make changes to my own person, along with that comes my ONE LITTLE WORD.
Which will also help restrain my excitement

ACCOMPLISH

is the word I have chosen - because to accomplish one thing or more if possible a day towards my goal is all I need to get done and still keep to a timely manner and the ease of that will release the stress I put on myself which in turn would make me anxious. 
See its a win-win situation.

Here's hoping you pick the perfect WORD for your year and that you accomplish your own goals with the least amount of stress possible.

Happy New Year and thanks for joining the ride with me for the past few years. But as they say the best is yet to come. So, stay tuned.







Thursday, December 14, 2017

Crafty Girl ideas for Planners

Hey there - have you gotten on the PLANNER rage - it’s basically a new creative way to keep a calendar and not the wall hanging kind. 

I personally have 3 or 5 going at one time. One to jot my crap in and serve as a reminder, one to decorate and share on social media, and one that is an actual wall calendar type for the family to see and a few others for back up (wink wink) 

Be warned it is so addicting and here see so so so many cool supplies in stores and even more online. I girl could go broke buying all the variations of goodies to add to your planner!!! 

The next couple of posts I will be sharing some super cheap but super cute planner supplies that won’t break the bank and if you get super good you can make some, package them and give hem to your fellow planner friends. 

Let’s get started - I spent 2 dollars on these supplies from the dollar tree and some gifted extra large paper clips plus I used felt I had on hand and my glue gun.


It’s pretty simple really just take off the rosette from the paper hanger and remove the pop dot and add some glue 



Then add a small cut out of felt to cover up the ugly! 

 Finish off the other rosettes the same way and you can even add some smaller clips to make more of a variation and really could these be any cuter? 

 And in case your wondering how they look in a planner - they look fabulous!!! 


Wouldn’t these make a fun gift or even a hostess gift at your next craft party. Let me know if you try it out!

Happy crafting 
xoT

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi again, I took a much needed break from crafting after my last show of the season.
Birthdays in our house....

This year we told our girls (14 & 16) that they could choose money or gifts for their birthday. My youngest daughter chose money and wanted to go to Melrose in Hollywood to do some shopping. My oldest daughter decided she wanted presents. She also asked for something fancy as a centerpiece for her party table. 

I had been seeing some fun ideas on line and the one that caught my eye was customizing clear christmas ornaments with paint. So my next obstacle was finding a tree - small enough and cute enough to put in the center of her table.

I found a small white tree at the 99 cent store and then started to look for clear ornaments - they had plenty of the big 4 inch ornies at the dollar tree and some smaller ones at michaels and while that probably would have looked ok - I wanted something smaller and low and behold on a recent trip to Walmart I found the cutest tiny embellished ornaments - they were embossed with silver accents.

Here are the ingredients for the cutest little ornie you ever will make

The cool thing about this idea is that you can customize these ornies to any color scheme or for any celebration

First step - is to squeeze some  acrylic paint into the ornie - then swirl the ornament around to move the paint...



 then pour the extra into a small cup..let it drain upside down on a plate

and continue on with the other colors 
p.s. the paint bottles were 50 cents at Walmart also


and look how pretty when they are done...I think the silver accents really make them look vintage and more fun.


while the lighting is not to good--- here is the finished ornaments on the tree


and another up close shot of the tree...I added some super soft and squishy little characters that my daughter loves to collect.


another shot in a bit better light

oh and in case you were wondering if she liked it 


She LOVED it!

Share if you make some ornaments similar to these..

Happy Crafting
xoT