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}