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Jul 31, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop

I just love swapping and on the great people I've met and wonderful projects I have gotten from all over the world. I'm currently in a swap over at 2peas that is Lollipop Flowers, based on the recent Prima style that everyone loves.

Making these embellishment are much more rewarding in my opinion, as you can make them to match whatever project your working on.

I've used the Prima design, but replaced the paper with fabric. By cutting 3 circles, 3 sizes it makes for a really full and fun flower. I use alternating fabrics/colors and each layer is 2 of that size to make them nice and thick.

I begin by sewing each pair approximately 1/4inch from the edge around the circle. I do this for the large and medium circles. Then I stack those and top with the smallest set of circles and sew thru all 3 sets in a small X in the middle to hold them all together.

After I'm done, I wash them in my washing machine and run then thru the dryer to fray the edges, allowing them to look really full.

You can also add buttons or other embellishments to the centers after the washing and drying.

Hope you like them...I see many layouts and cards with these fun flowers in my future!!!

**If you have not had the opportunity to start the blog hop from the beginning, please be sure to go to this site, so you don't miss any of the AWESOME goodies we have for you all.**

Next on the BLOG HOP is Charlotte Dixon!!!

Jul 29, 2009

Queen of Hearts

I finished my Disney art dolls today! Can't wait to see all the little dolls I get in return. This was a time consuming project since each and every piece was hand formed - one at a time! I expect the rewards will be well worth it, as the group of ladies I am swapping with these are all 1st class gals!

Jul 28, 2009

That's MY girl

My oldest daughter, Katie has been trying out different styles of weaving and braiding. Making bracelets and other jewelry and charms. these hemp bracelets are her newest project and I love how they've turned out. The lil charms she is weaving in have turned out super cute! I think I may list a couple in my etsy store for her.

Jul 27, 2009

Manic Monday

Well, another weekend has come and gone. I have some fun projects I'm wrapping up this week. Disney art dolls are at the top of my list. I'm doing the Queen of hearts...8 of them. I'm more than half done and will post the finish product later today. Here is what they looked like last night....

Jul 22, 2009

Dotee Dolls

Wrapping up my last doll, a Fairy dotee spot I am angeling for our swap. I finished all the lil details and thought I'd post some pictures before I mail them on in a few days!

Jul 21, 2009

special order

After a couple weeks of looking for the perfect fabric. I finished making my girls their own coin purses like I made for a recent swap. It was important to find fabric that matched something they loved or kinda fit their personality. They both are very happy with their new items!Penguins for Katie
Rocker style for Ivy!!

Jul 19, 2009

Cool Mini Album

I can't take credit for this AWESOME idea. I got the idea/inspiration from Jhopkins. I've been working on my own for a short while. I recently joined an online group of scrappers on 2peas who are all working on loosing weight. I thought it would be fun to use this project for that album. I love how it turned out so far. I still need a charm for the outside and to decorate the front...but so far so good!

Jul 18, 2009

Hard Decision

After much thought, my daughter, has decided to not continue with Colorguard for the 2009-2010 school year, in effort to pursue other things. I think there are great things ahead for her!

Inchie fun

This week I finished up my most recent swap...INCHIES! A one square inch of some type of art, they can be used on cards, as embellishments on scrapbooking pages or tags...very versatile lil babies. My scrapbooking group does a swap with them every quarter.
I did stars and glitter stripes, a Tim Holtz eclectic style stamp with watercolor background and some clear dimensional glossy accents and rainbow squares (Roy G. Biv) topped with dictionary punched flowers and jewel centers. These were alot of fun.

Jul 11, 2009

Party Girl

Tonight was my sister-n-law's birthday party. We had a house full of people and a great time. I made her a card. I am often guilty of buying cards because I wait to the last minute...but not this year!

I made 2 cards because a friend from water aerobic has a birthday this week also and I thought I'd at least make her a card. She's an older gal, but oh so sweet and I don't think she has much family around.

I used Cosmo Crickets "Girl Friday" line for both cards and the inspiration was from a card a gal at My Next Thirty Years made.

Jul 10, 2009


That is how I'd describe our summer thus far. Seems there is never a dull moment and I have been a bad blogger.

I recently finished my pages for the cupcake 6x6 layout swap group. I made a new type cupcake embellishment for them using polymer clay. They turned out good and were pretty easy to make.

Jul 1, 2009

Cupcake LUV

I'm hosting a swap on two peas and trying to get all my items completed early. These are twinchies for the "anything goes" category. They were made using Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday line. I never get tired of glitter, so of course I added some on the cherry! I may go back and add a bow or something to the middle one...I just haven't decided what yet!

Take the Challenge on!

I'm joining the challenge and it all starts today...check out Tony's blog.

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