Tuesday, June 16, 2015

So many new projects and my birthday!

Welcome back and welcome to any new followers/visitors!

So, I've been trying out so many new projects, I can't seem to find the time to post about them. I'm also currently working on something totally different than what I have ever made in the past. I will give you a sneak peek at the end of this post.

So June 8th was my birthday. Another year older, another year... wiser? :) I decided to take the day off from my full time job for the first time in a long time. I had a great day eating and shopping with my mom. She's recently moved to the same town that I live in so we get to see each other much more often than we use to.

On to my projects now. I found this pattern for crocheting chicken potholders and I have a friend who loves chickens. I thought it would be fun to make some of these potholders for her for her birthday which is very close to my birthday.

I shared the pattern for making the chickens to my Facebook page so I could find it easier when I went back to make them and ended up getting some orders for them. I made a few and sold them right away at our local Farmer's Market so I had to go back to Walmart and buy out the rest of the skeins they had in that color (5 total). Thank goodness Walmart has reasonable yarn prices.

Here is how mine turned out. I'm still working to perfect them. The beak never seems to turn out the way I want it to. 



So, putting the package together for my friend, I decided that the two chicken potholders wasn't enough to make the package worth sending so I was looking through some of my former Pinterest pins and found this pattern for flower coasters. I decided to do them in pink and blue. She let me know she received the package so I was able to release the post. Didn't want to ruin the surprise for her. Hope you like everything LG and happy birthday!


Well, that's all for today. I will be back soon with some more new projects. Oh, and here is that sneak peek I promised. This is for an order I received at my Farmer's Market. Hoping to have it done by this Saturday. I think I may be working too much in pink lately. ;)
Any guesses on what it is?


Thanks for stopping by and check back soon. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sock Monkey Coffee Cozies

Welcome back!

Finally another new post. I've been so busy trying to get things made to sell at our local farmer's market that I haven't had much time for anything else lately. Today I am sharing what I've been working on for the farmer's market lately. These sock monkey coffee cozies are always a big hit. People love them and I really enjoy making them. 

Here's the pattern that I use.

Check them out! Aren't they just adorable?









Well, I got to get back to making more of these little guys. Hoping they go like hotcakes again this year. Thanks for stopping by and stop back again soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crochet Gift Set

Hello everyone!

I'm changing my blog up a little bit. I'm expanding my blog from just posting about cards and scrapbooking to all things crafty. I will also be including my husband's projects as well. Lately, I've been doing a lot of crocheting so I'm going to start off by showing a crochet baby gift set that I made for a new arrival who is set to arrive today.

I made a crochet owl lovey, crochet baby booties and a crochet newborn hat. Patterns used were from Repeat Crafter Me's blog. Links to the patterns are below:

Owl lovey, baby booties, newborn hat

Here are my versions:

My first attempt at the owl lovey:


Newborn hat:


Newborn booties:


Not sure if you guessed it, but it's a girl! So, there you have it. I hope you like what I've shared with you today. I need to get this packaged up and sent off to them. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you stop back again soon!



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dishwasher Sign Project

Welcome to my blog. For my first project since starting over (and going to try to post more regularly), I will show you the dishwasher clean/dirty sign I decided to make. I've seen all over the internet how people make different kinds of signs to put on their dishwasher so their families know if the dishes are clean or dirty. I decided I needed one because my kids are constantly asking me if the dishes are clean or dirty.

I'm a Graphic Designer by trade, so I decided to make my own. In a design program I imported a pretty background, picked a shape template and using a font I liked, typed out the words clean and dirty, flipping the one word upside down and butting them up against each other. That way, if you can read the word clean, the dishes are clean. If you can read the word, dirty, the dishes are dirty.

I then printed it out on a color printer and I don't have a laminator yet so I took packing tape and covered both sides multiple times in packing tape. I then cut out around the shape of the sign. Tonight I finished the project by adding a sheet of magnet paper to the back and then cutting out around the shape again. Unfortunately, the front of my dishwasher must not be metal (because it didn't stick to it) so I put the sign on my fridge. Here it is....

 
 
So, what do you think? It's not too fancy, but it will serve it's purpose. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment if you like and stop again real soon.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Starting Over

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last posted. I really need to get back to this. I've been doing so much and I need to start sharing it all with everyone. I've just been so busy with work and my kids. It's just amazing how fast time flies! Anyway, this is just a test post to see if I can get this pin it widget for Pinterest to work and then I will be back soon with some actual posts. So, stop back soon. Thanks!





Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Favorite Dish Blog Hop



The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:


My Favorite Dish Blog Hop

Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Heather.  If not, please head on over to Jenny's blog so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)


Here's the hop line-up for today in case you get lost along the way.


Today we are all sharing something about our favorite dish in a creative way. I have lots of favorite dishes, but I love this one because it has candy bars in it and it is so good. I just made a recipe card to put my recipe on using some pretty bright card stock and some rub ons.


 Now, hop on over to see what Leah has created today.

Prize Alert:

Just leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop with a way to contact you and Jenny will notify you if you win. Here is the prize for this month. Good Luck!


Thanks for stopping by. Stop back again soon.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Monsters Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:


Little Monsters Blog Hop

Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Sharon.  If not, please head on over to Jenny's blog so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)


Here's the hop line-up for today in case you get lost along the way.


Today we are all creating a project that has something to do with monsters and incorporating action wobbles. Here is the project I have created. It's a Halloween card.


I put a monster die cut sticker on some glitter card stock and put the action wobble on the back of the glitter card stock. Here's a close up.......
 

And here's a quick video of the action part.......

video

 Now, hop on over to see what Heather has created today.

Prize Alert:

Just leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop with a way to contact you and Jenny will notify you if you win. The prize for this month is My Memories Suite Software.

Thanks for stopping by. Stop back again soon.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



The Twine It Up Blog Hop



Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Jenny.  If not, please head on over to her blog so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)


Here's the hop line-up for today. Make sure you didn't miss anyone.


Today we are all creating a project using Timeless Twine. I created a birthday card for a friend at work and tried to be as creative with the Twine as possible. I used Timeless Twine in Chocolate Chip. Here's my card:




    
Can you tell she likes mustaches? Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by today. Now, hop on over to see what Heather has created today.

Prize Alert:

There will be two winners this month. Just leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop with a way to contact you and Jenny will notify you if you win. Prizes for this month are:

10 yards total of a color of twine



and a 5 pack of Action Wobbles


Thanks for stopping by. Stop back again soon.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back To School Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



Back To School Blog Hop


Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Amber.  If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)


Here's the hop line-up for today. Make sure you didn't miss anyone.


So, as I've shared in past posts lately, I've been selling some of my crafts at my local farmer's market. Among other crafts, I do quite a bit of crocheting and knitting. I generally do most of my crocheting and knitting during the long winter months here in Minnesota.

My project that I am sharing with you today is the Sock Monkey Cozies that I have been crocheting lately. I think they have been turning out so cute and I get lots of great comments about them. What does this have to do with Back To School?

Well, my husband convinced me that I should give some of my Sock Monkey Cozies along with some tea or cocoa packets to my sons teachers when he starts back to school. We have to get him on his teachers good side right off the bat. :)  We don't start here in Minnesota until the day after Labor Day, but I have plenty of these cozies already made and ready to go.

    


 




Let me know what you think and thanks for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed our projects.

Prize Alert:



Note: To be entered for the prize follow these steps:

• Leave a comment on ALL stops in this hop!
• Like the Jaded Blossom Facebook page HERE, and leave a comment letting them know Jenny sent you!

BONUS ENTRY:

•Become a follower of the Jaded Blossom blog HERE.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Whatcha Been Doin' This Summer


The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



Whatcha Been Doing This Summer Blog Hop




Welcome back everyone. Our design team had a short break, but we are back. We are featuring what we have been doing this summer so far. Hopefully you just came from the super talented Amber. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)

Here's the hop line-up from today. Double check and make sure you didn't miss anyone.



Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Heather - http://www.paper-junkie.blogspot.com
Leah - http://www.leahscarddesigns.com/
Cheryl - http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Amber - http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/



Here's what I've been up to so far this summer. I've been crafting quite a bit and selling my crafts at my local farmer's market on Saturdays. My family and I took a trip and spent a week at a beautiful cabin on a lake. It was wonderful. My youngest son has been staying busy with Summer Junior Golf Lessons, hanging out with friends and going to the library.


I decided to make him a messenger style bag out of duct tape to carry his books in to and from the library. He loves anything in camouflage so I found some camo duct tape and some black duct tape and made him a bag.





Thanks for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed our projects.





Friday, June 8, 2012

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to me! :D


So, instead of posting a project today, I'm going to take my birthday off and just post some artwork my kids have drawn.


My second oldest son, Corey, who just graduated drew this picture of Synyster Gates from the band Avenged Sevenfold:



And he drew this picture of his girlfriend. The picture is kind of blurry because we used a cell phone camera to take the picture:


My third oldest son, Tyler, drew this picture although he was just messing around. He's a pretty good artist also:




So, anyway, I'm getting older and I think somewhat wiser. LOL! Thanks for stopping by again. Hope you stop back soon.