Easter Tote Bag – Tutorial

I've been researching for a cute inexpensive Easter basket for my boys, but couldn't find one that I absolutely love. Last year I got some plush baskets from Target. Boys got tired of carrying them around. I think it was quite bulky for my little guys. I figure this year we can use something light weight, reusable and easy to clean.I looked around for supplies I already have around the house and luckily I saved up some oil cloths from a previous project. I was worried about the condition. My oil cloth got super wrinkly and thought of going to the fabric store was just … [Read more...]

PSA Essentials Design: Christmas (Packaging)

Don't you love getting a nicely wrapped present from a dear friend. This year I am taking it to another level and giving my wrapping a nice twist. I decided to make my own Christmas Labels and draw string bags.Here's what you'll need:PSA Essentials "Treeo" Peel and Stick Stamp SetPSA Essentials Stamp ToolPSA Essentials Stamp SetterPSA Essentials Black Green & Pink Stamp Pad1-3/8 " Circle Puncher2" Scalloped Circle PuncherSpellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels 2Crystal Sticker Pearls - Natural Pearl - 3mmPink YarnRetro Fabric (from Fabric.com)Pre-punch all your … [Read more...]

A few simple Christmas projects

I made these adorable homemade Christmas tags. I love my new Silhouette SD blade. I can't believe I was able to cut a 100 lb. card stock paper. It's truly incredible. I love thick paper and I just can't bring my self to using a thin card card stock. I also dug up some old Christmas stamps from my craft room and fell in love with them again. I knew there was a reason why I got them in the first place. I mainly used yarn instead of ribbon to attach my tags.We also got in the spirit despite our hesitation of putting the tree up for the boys. This little Elf #1 enjoyed the … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Basket

Been really busy these past few months. I finally completed the baby shower gift basket for a dear friend. Everything was completely handmade except for a few of my favorite baby products. Crochet baby hat with a cute little white flower.Also, crochet a pink scarf for the bear. :)Made her a crochet baby blanket, hat, burp cloths, binky clips and a changing pad.Wrapped the basket with tulle instead of cellophane. :) This project took so long to finish but so worth it. … [Read more...]

PSA Essentials Design: Decorating for Home (Thanksgiving Theme)

I am really enjoying decorating for Thanksgiving. It's such a joyous occasion to share with your family and friends.I was out window shopping with my boys and found these gorgeous maple leaf doilies. Believe it or not they were a Dollar Store find. I knew exactly what to do when I saw them.Project #1: Fireplace Mantel DesignI used the PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Romance set and stamped "THANKS" on my pre-cut circle tags. I used my sewing machine to attach the stamped letters to my doilies. I used three to four sheets of maple leaf doily to create the 3-d leaf … [Read more...]