Thursday, October 21, 2010

I ♥ Your Blog!

I signed up for this cool swap on Swap-bot where you have 7 partners and you visit their blog, read it, choose what you like the best and then post about it on your own blog and of course link everyone to that person's blog. :) So here are the partners I had.. I did everyone I was supposed to send to, as well as receive from, because this is just a fun swap!

Here you go... Enjoy!!!

El Blog de Jex by Jessica (this swap's host)
She has a fun blog where she posts about swaps she signs up for and she links us to lots of sites with things that are cool or interesting or you just flat out have to have! :) She also has a cute pincushion tutorial similar to mine! Great minds think alike Jex!!! :)

Keeping up with the Joneses by Kimberly
Kimberly is a very sweet SAHM who posts about her life and some great giveaways (so we can try to win too)! She is a great painter and even posts pictures of her work. Her paintings are very beautiful and I bet you will love them as much as I do. :)

Hedgehog + Rabbit by Lindsay
Her blog has a lot of Etsy's Treasury where she is showcased! How exciting that must be.. to have your items on the front page! :) I love her cute brooches.. My favorite is a tie between the pomegranate and the acorn. They are both beautiful and she is quite talented!

HippoFairy by Jen
Jen shares about her life living in Los Angeles and all of the food and cool things she gets to experience living there. She also posts about swap-bot which is my new found love! :) I love her story of how she came up with her name HippoFairy. Check out her blog to find out why!

Amberingz by Amber
My heart goes out to this woman and I don't even know her! She tells about her life and how she makes it through regardless of any stuggle that tries to knock her down. She also posts things she has made and let me tell you.. she knows how to use some spray paint!! :) I never knew you could use spray paint for all of that! Now I need to make a trip to Lowe's!! :)

The Sweet Maple Life by Mary
Mary tells about her quest to become a full-fledged Canadian! How exciting is that? I think very! :) She also tells us about her through lots of cute questionnaires from various other blogs, some of which I already follow! She is also a digital scrapbooker.. something I have always wanted to look into!.. I think I should tell my best friend about that.. :)

Riechanster by Valerie
Valerie is a student architect who posts about her life and some of the swaps she signs up for. I love her Photograph Fridays and find them very inspiring! Her tutorials are cool.. especially when it involves food.. like the one she just did on Japanese Mochi.. I'm going to try that one day.. first I need to find that rice flour!!

Memories Through Quilting
Memories Through Quilting by Vicki
Vicki shows us pictures of her lovely quilts and quilted items she makes. I have never really thought about quilting before, but now I have a great blog to look to for inspiration and some great information on how to! :)

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Only in Cambodia by Nikki
Nikki shows us her day to day life in Cambodia. I wish I could live somewhere as exotic and amazing as Cambodia. Her pictures of life there are so intriguing and her stories make me want to read every post!

Sanity's Overrated by Amber
Amber lets us in on her life as a SAHM! We get to hear what she thinks and her views on things through pictures and links to some great sites. She even shows us her crafts and she also lets her kids craft with her! How sweet is that? :)

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Rachel's World by Rachel :)
Rachel tells us all about her life and her love for crafting. She shows us pics of the cute things she makes and of some quirky things like cats with weapons! How can you not love that? I like that she links back to tutorials she has found, so we can craft too!

Miss Muffcake by Kendy
Kendy shows us some great vegan recipes and product reviews of things she has personally tried out! She also posts some cool skull pics and links to some cute tutorials like these cute fabric flowers. So cute!

Kimmity Kim by Kim :)
Kim posts about her day to day life and lots and lots of Kawaii! I absolutely love her bright red hair and wish mine looked like that again.. long and red... Ahhh.. those were the days!! I love all of the Kawaii pictures she posts and again.. wish I had some of my own.. :)

CF Chai by Rachel
Rachel's blog is about her life and she has lots of nice quotes posted which are very inspiring! A lot of her blog is in another language and it makes me want to learn it so I know what she is posting! So interesting and quirky at the same time! Love it! ♥

Hopefully my blog will be as amazing as theirs are one day! ~Something to look forward to!~ Hope you liked everyone's blogs as much as I did. :)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Lock 'N Lock

Two weeks ago we went to Texas, to my best friend Crystal's house warming party. While we wer there we went by my Great Aunt Donna's house. We talked for a bit while she showed us all of the new stuff she's gotten since I was last at her house (almost 10 years ago!!). One of the things she showed us was her
ORANGE Lock 'N Locks! They are super cute and she told me how amazing they were. When we were on our way back to Oklahoma, she texted me and asked what color I wanted! :D So my choices were clear, pink, light blue, purple and some other color I don't remember. So I asked Daniel blue or purple (just like I asked Crystal blue or purple on the pin cushion thing lol)!! A few days ago.. my (I mean our...) PURPLE Lock 'N Locks showed up at the door!! :D What a great surprise to get after a long drooling day at school.. lol..

Well here they are!! :)

(All of them out!)

(All of them tucked away!)

:) I think they are awesome! Hence the post lol!! :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I've been needing a pincushion forever now, but I've been too lazy to actually sew one. So this is a NO SEW pincushion! :)

Fabric (of your choice)
Mini Pail (OR anything you want to use that is sturdy.. i.e. mug, cardboard box, dish.. anything REALLY!!)

Scissors (or pinking shears)
Hot Glue Gun (cold might work too, mine does both!)
Rubber band (any size is fine, mine are tiny and plastic)
Large Fistful of Stuffing (I used Poly-fil from Hobby Lobby b/c it's cheap! Only $2.99 for a good size bag)

(Gather your supplies!)

(Cut your fabric about 3 to 4 times the size of your pail or whatever you chose to use)

(Ball up your stuffing really tight)

(Stuff your stuffing into the middle of the fabric you cut. Gather the sides of the fabric and pull it together tightly to form a ball)

(Make sure your stuffing is not poking out, shove it down in there with your finger or pen/pencil/marker)

(Wrap your rubber band around the excess fabric until you can not wrap it anymore and you have a firm stuffed ball)

(Take your hot or cold glue and coat the bottom half of the walls of your container with it and quickly stuff your fabric ball into it, the excess going in first of course)

(Push it down in there and make sure none of the excess fabric is poking out. If there is any of the excess sticking out.. push it down into the sides before the glue cools off)

(Now push apart the ball and the container and start gluing between them, not too close to the top though AND be careful NOT to burn your fingers!! Do this all the way around. Check for any excess glue on the sides and rub or peel it off)

(Now poke your sewing pins into the top and use!)

(Cute owl! :D)

I want to decorate the outside of mine, but I'm not sure if I want to use ribbon or stickers or what yet. The blue one is for Crystal! :) (Sorry I didn't take pictures while making hers!)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mod Podge: My Newest Obsession! :D

I just purchased my very FIRST bottle of Mod Podge! I can not wait to get to crafting. There are so many things I have been wanting and needing to do, but I did not have any Mod Podge. It's taken me quite some time to actually buy it, with it's $6.99 price tag at Hobby Lobby, I was skeptical at first. I also didn't know if I wanted glossy or matte, I'm personally a matte lover, all my photos are printed matte because they don't leave yucky fingerprints all over your photos, but for this.. I bought glossy. I guess in this case shiny is good right?? And on all the blogs I read all I ever see is glossy, so it MUST be the way.. right?? :) The first thing I want to use it for is to recover the ceiling fan in my office. Like this one at Bobbypins Boardwalk.

Here is a picture of what she did to hers. :)

I also want to make some of these
adorable clothes pins from Blue Cricket Design.

So cute!! Aren't they?? You could make them ANY way you want!!! :)

I have tons of things I want to make and recover with my new found love. What are some things you have done with your Mod Podge?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Umm.. this is my small stash of fabric. I actually can't find some of it.. which more than likely it's in a box somewhere!! But I'm not hunting through boxes right now looking for ANYTHING!
Sorry Crystal! :P






~Hearts & Zebra Print

~Zebra - It changes colors through the length


~Solid Purple, B&W Skulls, Solid White, Cupcakes!

~Fat Quarters

~Random (from a swap), Penguins, Butterflies

~Who loves satin?? Me!! :)

~Some vintage (from a swap), Seersucker, Linen (<3)

~Random (<3>

~Cupcakes, Plants, Sheer Flowers.. :)

~Sheer Flower (from above picture)

~MORE SATIN!! (I want to make a dress or nice top out of this one)

~More Fat Quarters