Tuesday, February 1, 2011

iCandy handmade

It's February 1st, which means it's the day my friend Jen and I launch our new craft blog, (iCandy handmade)
All of my creations and schemes will now show up there {instead of here} along with Jen's amazing refashions and designs. We're so excited!  
There is a giveaway starting today, so click here to check it out!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just a little reminder...

that Sugar Rush is this weekend!
It's a little Boutique that I will have some handmade pretties in {including a my new necklaces that are so yummy, ps, there are only 20 of those...so maybe come sooner than later}
We'll also be selling marshmallow shooters, aprons, and cupcake pincushions made by my mother-in-law and her amazing friend Loretta.
There will also be a cupcake competition with tons of vendors competing for prizes...I'm sure tasting is allowed. Umm, why wouldn't you come???
The festivities start Saturday, January 29th from 11-3 at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa.
Come check it out!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

ABC frame

I saw this pillow on Nie Nie's blog. I wanted to copy it, but I thought I had too many pillows going on...and really, this one turned out bigger than I would have wanted a pillow!
Here's what we did:
-cut out all the letters with my cricut at 5 1/2 inches using my favorite font: street sign
-filtered through both my pile of felt and my friend Lauren's pile of felt and picked only the best colors! (we only repeated a couple of times)
- pinned the cardstock letters onto our felt and cut, cut, cut
-arranged our letters onto a piece of plain white cotton fabric (1/2 yard)
-used wonder-under to attach the pieces onto the fabric temporarily
-stitched around the perimeter of each letter using mustard colored thread...just to show off how awful I am at sewing super straight.
-bought an ug frame from goodwill and sprayed in Sun Yellow...twice
-taped my monsterpiece around the cardboard piece that came with the ug frame
-hung it up for me to smile at every time I look in the kids' room!
{the letter part (with little white around it) is around 15" x 24", fyi}

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gift Certificates

are a really good idea for a last minute gift idea...Just saying.
Contact me if you'd like one!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mark Your Calendars!

I just signed up for Sugar Rush, a cupcake extravaganza that will be held at the Piecemakers in Costa Mesa on January 29th from 11-3. There will be a cupcake contest, and lots of vendors, like me! Check out their blog to see some of the vendors that will be there!
I'll be selling my headbands(all kinds...metal, cloth, recycled, handmade felted wool as well as the classic cotton, pins/broochs, pincushion cupcakes, marshmallow shooters, and maybe some hair-clippies and aprons.
I'd love to see you at the event!

Friday, November 19, 2010

PBKids CopyCat: {Pilgrim Hats}

I can't believe I got these done, hopefully in time to send them off! I got together with my friend Kristi today and constructed a bunch of Pilgrim hats. We had fun! I was in charge of figuring out the boy hats and she was in charge of the girl hats. I think they turned out cute! Here's the finished product of the boys: {ps, I think we're into the crazy-wacko-smile phase}

Pilgrims wrestled, did you know? Here're Max and McKay modeling their new hats:

Ivy's cute girlie pilgrim hat (minus the tie, I'll put those on tonight)

Here's your classic pilgrim couple:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Felt Mayflowers

I saw these little felt mayflowers in the PBkids catalogue and wanted to make them! I enjoy copying them! I made the pattern and whipped them out with my friend Brooke in Arizona. I still want to make one more, so anyone that wants to make one is welcome to come over and craft! so fun!

Thanksgiving is next week?!?