Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Twilight Party Ideas

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Are there any Twilight fans out there?!

I recently had a Twilight party to get in the mood for the new relase of Eclipse. 

Here are some ideas to make your Twilight party fun!

Bottle labels:

Get the free download for the bottle labels here.

Cupcake Toppers:

Get the free download for the cupcake toppers here.

Vampire Bites Cookies:

Get the recipe here.

Edward and Jacob Sugar Cookies:

(these are simple heart shaped sugar cookies w/an "E" or "J" piped on with frosting)

Treat Bag Labels:
 (I put red vines and twizzler bites inside my bags)

Get the free download for the treat bag labels here.

Framed Book Quotes 
(from the first three books)

Get the free download for the book quotes here (for Twilight movies), here (for New Moon), and here (for Eclipse).

I had all of the above printed at Kinkos.  There is so much ink used, you will actually save money by not using your own printer.  It was very easy to upload the above files to the Kinko's site and then choose the store I wanted to pick it up at!

Linking up at:
Life in the Pitts
Shabby Chic Cottage
Fireflies and Jelly Beans

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

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Wow!  I had 138 comments for the Vintage Pearl giveaway!  

The lucky winner is................

Kelly Nordfelt!

Send me an e-mail Kelly so I can get you your gift certificate!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ruffled American Flag Shirt Tutorial

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I'm getting ready for the 4th of July! Are you?

I made the cutest little ruffled-y shirt, and wanted to share the tutorial with you!

Supplies needed:

Plain t-shirt
Blue Star Fabric
Red Fabric
Fabric Stabilizer
Red and White Ribbon
Glue Gun

Steps to a Fabulously Ruffled shirt!
(this is for a child's 5T shirt.  Adjust measurements as necessary)
  • Cut a 4x4 in square of blue star fabric
  • Cut a 10x7 in piece of red fabric and a 10x7 in piece of fabric stabilizer
  •  Position the stabilizer inside the t-shirt, under where the red fabric will be.  Pin in place.

  • Satin stitch all four sides of your red fabric
  • Pin the blue star fabric in place, and satin stitch all four sides.  Should look like this:

  • Next, cut your red and white ribbon.
  • For the "short" section of the flag on top, I cut my ribbon to 14 inches.  For the long section on the bottom, I cut them to 24 inches.
  • To "ruffle" your ribbon, set the stitch length on your sewing machine to the longest stitch possible (you want a big stitch, not little tiny ones)
  • Do a single stitch right down the middle of your ribbon.
  • Pull the thread on one end of your ribbon to "ruffle" it.  Like so:
  • Using a glue gun, glue your ruffles in place, gluing under the ends so they don't fray.

Voila! A very patriotic and pretty shirt! 

Close up of the ruffles.  I love them!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Upcoming CSN review

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I have done a giveaway with CSN stores in the past, and they have some fabulous products!

My experience with them has been very positive; I have bought several pieces of furniture from them, and love the quality!

They have vanities.......

  Virtu Natalia Single 48" Bathroom Vanity in Antique Cherry - LS-1029


Hillsdale Wilshire Rubbed Black Baker's Cabinet - 4509-854

Home accents.........

and SO much more.  

I will be reviewing a product for them soon; stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

FABulous Giveaway

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Who doesn't love a GIVEAWAY?!  

One of our great sponsors, The Vintage Pearl, is offering a $50 gift certificate to their online store. 

They have the BEST jewelry!  It is seriously beautiful, and so unique.  They also now have a blog.  Check it out here.

Here's how to WIN!

1. Become a follower, and leave a comment telling me you are now a follower. (leave a comment if you are already a fabulous follower!)

2.  Go to The Vintage Pearl's store, and tell me how you would spend your $50 (leave a comment)

3.  Blog about this giveaway, and leave a comment with the blog info

4.  Facebook about this giveaway, and leave a comment with the link

5.  Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment with the link

That's 5 ways you could win! 
(Winner will be chosen by

Good luck!!

Giveaway ends Tuesday, June 22nd.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saving a {kids} Couch

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I've been looking for a kid's size couch on craigslist for months.  I wanted an actual couch (at a good price!).  Not one of those all foam cheap things. 
Every day for the past few months I've done a quick search on craigslist, and found zilch.  Then, one day, I finally found it!!

Here it is!

I was so pumped.  It has a great, super sturdy frame.

It is the perfect size for my two little munchkins.  They like to do flips off of it.  Sigh.  I try to teach them to be well behaved :)

Annnnd, it folds out.  It's almost like a twin size bed.  Perfect for a sleep over in a few years?

It just needed a little rescuing.  It was a little stained, and the fabric was not the right color for Miss J's room.

Using a staple gun, and some hot is the seat after it's finished. is the rest of the couch!

 (I made the little lime green polka dot pillows)

Here's what it looks like folded out:

Miss J enjoying her new sofa:





A close up of the fabrics I used:

This was such a fun project! It was my first "real" upholstery project.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Miss J seems to like it at least!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Boy Chair Makeover

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We have had this chair for a few years. I have never been that crazy about it....

 The fabric is funky, and it's a little to....character-y for me.  Is that a word?

So, a makeover was in order!

First, I cut apart the old cover, and used it as a pattern.

I decided to go with a nautical blue and cream stripe, with polka dots for the seat.  

Here is the chair, waiting for it's new cover:

Here it is after I finished sewing the cover:

Lovin' the polka dots:

Here's my little guy enjoying his "boy chair"!