Monday, November 30, 2009

Guest blogging on [ReDeemed]

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I am going to be a guest blogger on [ReDeemed]. Noel is hosting a 12 days of Christmas series that you wont want to miss! I am on day 9 (Dec 9th) so mark your calenders! Click the button to find out all about it!

How to make Felt Cookies

I made these felt cookies for one of my sweet nieces for Christmas. I will show you how... it is fun and easy!

Here is what you will need:
Felt (cream, light brown, dark brown, pink and red)
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)

1.) Cut your felt. Cut the cookie shapes (the great thing about most cookies is that they are not perfectly round!) You need 2 pieces for the cookie. The frosting is just a waving blob - you only need one piece for that. and the chocolate chips are just little rectangles.

2.) Hand sew on the chips and the frosting to one side of your cookie.

3.) Place cookie pieces RIGHT sides together and sew around the edge leaving a 1-2 inch opening to turn right-side-out and stuff.

4.) Flip your cookie right-side-out and stuff and top sew the opening closed.

You could also hand sew around the edge if you prefer that! I used a blanket stitch...I learned how to make the blanket stitch from YouTube. I just typed in "blanket stitch" in to the search line and got a ton of videos... you can learn anything on the Internet!

Serve them up on a cookie sheet!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

5 Homemade Christmas Tags

Now that Thanksgiving is done... it is time to really focus on Christmas!

Here are 5 cute and easy Christmas tags, sure to add that special touch to any gift!

Tag #1
Card stock (2X3 rectangles)

1.) glue your buttons to your card stock.
2.) Write "to" and "from"

Card Stock (or paper) scrapes and 4X4 squares
double sided tape (or other adhesive)
1.) Out of your scraps, cut out tree shapes. (I made 3 for each tag)

2.) Ink the sides of the trees and the sides of the tags
3.) Attach your trees to the tag and write "To" and "From"

Tag #3
Card stock (3X4 rectangles)
Silk leaves (I cut mine off of a dollar store bunch of flowers)
Hole punch
Hot Glue (not pictures)
1.) Gently fold 2 of your corners together (but do not press down the fold)
2.) Cut off part of the corner.
3.) Open it up and you now have a tag shape. Punch a hole at the top.
4.) Put a dime size dab of hot glue on one of the corners of your tag.
5.) Place 2 leaves in the glue
6.) Place a button over the top.

7.) Attach your twine and write "To" and "From"

Tag #4:
2 Coordinating Card stocks (Larger Rectangle - 3X4 Smaller rectangle- 2.5 X 3.5)
Double sided tape
Sewing machine (with thread)
1.) attach your smaller rectangle on top of the larger rectangle with just a little strip of adhesive in the middle. (you only need enough to hold in place for a little bit... we will be attaching it another way)

2.) Now walk to your sewing machine and set your stitch to zig zag and line up your tag so that the zig-zag stitch will sew on the paper. It is just like sewing on fabric... only the paper is a bit more stiff. You will want to use an older needle... sewing on paper is harder on your needles.
Try to sew right on the edge of the smaller rectangle.

3.) Sew on all four sides. This is how the paper is really attached.
4.) Add some more decorative zig zag stitches to the tag.

5.) Write "To" and "From".

Tag # 5
Paper (2X4 rectangles)
Ink (not pictured)
Hot Glue (not pictured)
Silk flowers
1.) Go to the dollar store and buy some Christmas silk flowers for $1. Bring them home and take some of the flowers (It's OK because they only cost a $1!) and then take apart the flower. You want to only use the silk part of the flower. You can toss or find some other way to use the plastic pieces.
2.) Fold your paper in half too make a square.
3.) Ink on both sides of the paper (front and back)
I inked with green...

and then with brown on top.

4.) Hot glue your flower with a button on the top of it.
5.) Open up the little card and write "To" and "From"
There you have it... 5 little tags!

Which one is your favorite?

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and Show Off Your Stuff Party #5!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone, who is celebrating, has a great time and lots of turkey!

Things I am thankful for (in no particular order):

My Hubby - he is a great man who loves me very much!

My Son- he bring me such joy EVERY day!

My Family- their love and support have made me who I am today!

My Savior and Heavenly Father- who knows what is best for me and loves me!

My Blog - a place where I can be creative!

My Followers - "you like me! You really like me!"

Your Comments - they are like candy! I love them and eat them up!!


In case you have some time between eating turkey and pie, we are still having our party!

Here are a few favorite linkers from last week:

Craftaholics Anonymous made this BEAUTIFUL white burlap Christmas Wreath.

Testing 1 2 3 made this ADORABLE advent calender.

Here are the rules:

1. Link up any post (old or new) to show off your stuff! It can be anything that you want to show off!
It could be pictures, a post about your fun family vacations, a craft tutorial you made, a craft you made from a tutorial, a rehab, redecorating a room in your house... and on and on!

2. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!

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