Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lunch box Giveaway

Here is a totally awesome giveaway!  Go here to find out more about these awesome lunch boxes and how to enter to win.  Also look at the next post to enter to win a $35 gift certificate to CSN stores!

Friday, August 27, 2010

An Amazing Makeover and a CSN Giveaway

Giveaway Closed!
Do you have kids?  Do you have cloth covered dining chairs?  Are those chairs dirty and just plain gross?  Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then you understand me.  Well, I do have kids, cloth covered chairs, and YES they are gross.(or should I say were) I decided it was time for a makeover.  O.k. so maybe this makeover was WAY past due.  After finally finding the fabric that I liked (and it being on sale 50% off.)  I bought it and now we have beautiful chairs again....well, at least until my kids ruin them or we can afford new ones like these or these, which ever come first.  Hopefully the last one comes first.  I love getting new furniture! 

Now onto this awesome giveaway,  I'm sure many of you have heard of CSN Stores, but for those of you that have not.
These are some of my favorites so far.
It is an online store that has everything you can think of, including the furniture that I linked to above.  Well, CSN Stores are giving away a $35 gift certificate for anything in their store. If you would like to enter than here are the rules of my giveaway...
For 1 entry visit their store and browse around, 
then come back and tell me in a comment what you 
would spend your gift certificate on, if you won.
Don't forget to include your email. 
For entry #2 follow my blog and let me know you follow me in another comment.
For entry #3 share this giveaway on your blog and link it back to this one. Then come back 
and tell me in another comment that you've done it. 
This giveaway will end on Wed. Sept. 1 at 11:59p.m. pst.
and I will tell who won on Thurs.  Sept. 2. 
That's it!  Good luck!
There may be international shipping charges in the case of Canadian addresses.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Silhouette giveaway

There is another Silhouette  giveaway.  I've tried to win one about 3 or 4 times, but no luck.  I'm gonna keep trying 'til I get one.  These things are awesome!   
So go now and check it out! 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wilton giveaway

There is another awesome giveaway from Wilton, but go to this blog to find out how to enter.   

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another great giveaway!

An AWESOME puzzle/chalkboard.  I totally looks like so much fun!  If you want it then go here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Giveaway at Easy

There is an adorable giveaway over at Easy.
So head on over there now and enter.  You won't regret it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Old to New 2

For  those of you who didn't see my first "old to new" project you can go here to see it if you wish.  Today,  I'm going to show you what I did for my next "old to new" project.
 I turned these cute, but old shoes with missing buttons......
 ......into these. 
 The first thing I did was removed the rest of the buttons off the shoes,  stuffed them with newspaper......


 ....roughed them up a little with some sand paper.  So that the paint would stick to the shoes.
 Then I spray painted the shoes and let them dry for an hour or so.
 Then I sewed on the buttons; I threaded the buttons with elastic, then sewed the ends of the elastic to the shoes.
 When I got to this point I thought, "Hey, they look pretty darn cute just like this."
and my daughter liked them too.
But I went ahead and put some bling on them with E-6000 glue anyway.
Then when I showed my daughter the finished product, she hurried and took the bling off.
Apparently, she liked the plain buttons more than the bling.   Good thing the glue didn't dry all the way or we'd never get them off.  Anyway, I figured, "Hey, their her shoes, she can have them how she wants them." 
 Personally I like both ways.
What do you think?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to school ideas


I've decided that with school starting in just a couple of weeks, I would focus on doing things for my kiddos to get them ready for school.  So come back often to see what I come up with.
Today, is "Summertime Clippy's".  I call them that because I sell these particular ones in my etsy shop, but decided to share how I made them with all of you because they're so fast and easy and if you're anything like me you'd want a couple to go with every outfit of your little girls new school clothes.  Am I right?  O.k. so here it is...

Make your own "Summertime Clippy's"
These are pretty simple and don't take a lot of time.
This is what you're going to need...
Scraps of fabric
A square of felt
2 Snap clips
glue (of your choice)

Step 1:  Cut 2 pieces from your fabric and felt 
2 1/2 in. x 1 1/2in.  Note:  If you want to embroider or sew anything on the clippy, now's your time do to it.  However, I'm going to put a butterfly on it with glue later.
Step 2:  Cut a slit in the felt 1/2 inch from the edge.  I know the photo says 1/4 inch, but it's really a 1/2 inch.
Step 3:  Put the fabric and felt pieces together like so, and stitch around the rectangle as close to the edge as you can.  Then, trim around the edges to clean it up a little.

Step 4:  Slip your clip in, glue it and you're done unless....



You want to adorn them.  I put this butterfly on it....


I just cut out the butterfly from the fabric and the felt, sewed around it, trimmed it and voila a cute little butterfly.  Then glued it to one of the clips and there ya go.  Cute little clippy's for your little girl or you.  I wear them. 

Now go have fun with it and make some to match every  outfit.  
Tune in tomorrow to see an "Old to New" project.