Friday, September 18, 2009

Cutest banner

I found a tutorial for this super cute BOO banner while visiting my sister-in-law's blog. Which has given me much inspiration in the short time it's been up. (She just started it). I encourage all of you to go and check out her crafting blog. She is very talented and creative.
Anyway, I thought I'd share this great tutorial with all of you. I'm definately going to be try this one out. I could always use Halloween decorations.
Here is the link to this awesome tutorial.

All good things must come to an end...


I think you guys aren't the only ones who likes my clippies. Abby likes them too. One day last week she wanted, not 1, not2, but all of these hair clippies in her hair.

Well, it's true. All good things must come to an end....
.......and this is no exception! First of all I'd like to thank ALL of you for coming over and seeing what I have here. Thank you all for participating and telling me your fun memories. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of them. I'd also like to thank my dear, sweet sister, Hannah who featured my giveaway on her blog. If you have not been to her blog I encourage you to go, she is very creative and very talented. I know that most of you found my blog through hers.
Before I announce the 2 winners, for those of you who didn't win, don't worry remember I promised a little something for you if you participated.
So now onto the winners......thanks to random.org....the winner for my followers section is......


Melanie Collette
Who said....My favorite halloween was when I dressed up as a table, with settings for 4. I had random people taking pictures of me and I loved getting all the attention. And, once home, I just sat down still in my costume and everyone ate halloween treats on me. I think I was 10...

And now for the comments section....
Kaylan McCord

Who said....My favorite Halloween memory is every year after trick-or-treating my brother and I would go to our rooms, sort our candy and trade and make deals so we could have our favorites.
Let's all give it up for Kaylan and Melanie!
All of your memories made me think of my own. I love this time of year, when the weather changes and gets cooler. One of my favorite memories was when I was in Clinton, Missouri.
I was serving a mission for the LDS church at the time. As I would walk down the streets of Clinton I remember the smell of the crisp autumn air and seeing all the oranges, reds, and browns. I would occationally pick up a huge maple leaf and press it in my scriptures. To this day I still have one or two leaves in my scriptures to always remember that time.

O.k. onto the little treat for all of you who didn't win.


If you go to my shop right now through Monday, the 21st
and buy one set of clippies, then you can have anything(of equal or lesser value)
for free....YES! I said FREE! But it's only until monday so hurry and get over there.
Just pick out which clippies you want and "add to cart"
then follow etsy's instructions,
then it will give you a chance to write a "NOTE TO SELLER",
this is when you write...
"Fall Giveaway"
then tell me what you would like for FREE.

Again, I would like to thank everyone who came over to my blog and participated. I look forward to getting to know all of you better as well. This was fun for me to do this little giveaway and I think I'll do another one soon. I also always have new projects in mind to try so stay tuned for more give aways and new ideas. I also am excited about how my blog list has grown with many great blogs with many great and inspirational ideas. Thank you all!

Melanie and Kaylan please email me and tell me where to send your gifts.
Just click on the side of my blog where it says "Shoot me an email".
And I will get those out to you as soon as I can.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Fall Give Away!

Giveaway Closed!



First of all I'd like to say "Welcome" to all of you that have come here for the first time today. I am really glad you stopped by. I hope you will find some inspiration and comfort here.

Now on to the reason all of you are here:

I'm celebrating the Fall season. It's one of my favorite seasons because it means the weather is getting cooler, which is good news for us here in Las Vegas, school started, and Halloween is coming.
My Fall clippies are finished and ready and IN the shop.


To celebrate I will be giving away Four sets of my new Fall Clippies for your little girl, or niece, or granddaughter, or whom ever you wish to give them to.


"So what do I need to do to get in on this totally awesome giveaway?" you ask.

Here are the rules:

I will be choosing a winner from two places on this blog:

1. The comments section (just leave me a comment telling me your favorite Fall/Halloween memory.)
2. The friends section (to become a friend just click on the "follow this blog" or " join this site" section on the side of the blog).

So, if you are both a friend AND a commenter you have TWO chances to WIN!

GIVEAWAY CLOSES:
Thursday, September 17th AT midnight PST
I will post the winners here on Friday Morning the 18th . There will also be a little treat for everyone who enters. So stay tuned to find out what that will be!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Adding some personality...

Does your little girls jeans have holes in them? Or are they so stained that she can't wear anymore? Well, if she's anything like my little girl than the answer to those questions is yes and yes. Here is a little tutorial of what you can do to put life back into those pair of pants and make them new again. Believe me your little girl will thank you.Step 1: Cut a piece of material double the length around the pant leg and cut the width double however long you want the ruffle to be. (I cut this one 4 in. so the ruffle would be 2 in.) Then, fold in half (wrong sides together) and press.
Then, stitch along raw edge but DON'T backstitch.Step 2: Pull on the bobbin thread to gather across the ruffle.Step 3: Stitch ends together, then trim seams.Step4: Pin ruffle to the pant leg, making sure that the gathers are even around the leg. Then stitch the ruffle to the leg. Step 5: Press the seam towards the ruffle. Repeat steps 1-5 for the other leg. Step 6: The fun part! Decorate the pants however you'd like. I had to hand stitch these flowers on because the legs were too skinny to fit on my machine.
My little girl loves these shorts and wears them every chance she gets.