Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thank you! 3 Awards in one week!

Holy Cow! We are so not worthy of getting 3 awards in one week! My Hubby is a little worried that this may go to my head! : ) We are so honored that you guys read our little blog but to give us an award on top of that is just AWESOME! Thanks so much!

Apple Seed Gifts gave us the Craftiest crafter award!

Super Stinky Boys gave us the Kreative Blog award!

Lit Bit of Us gave us the Beautiful Blogger award!

There are all sorts of rule associated with the awards and I am not going to follow them... (Looking to the sky to see if lighting will strike me down!)... But, what I really want is for you to check out these wonderful blogs!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunday Spotlight: SOYS Favorites!

I am love love loving the Show Off Your Stuff (SOYS) parties! It is so fun to see all the fun stuff that everyone is making! You guys are amazing and inspiring!

Here are my favorites for this week!

I am loving all the T-Shirt Rehabs this week

Kalleen at At Second Street made this cute dress from a $1 T-shirt!

Julie at Singing Three Little Birds made this scarf from a T-shirt!

I Want to Try That made a Rock Star T-shirt from my tutorial and it turned out GREAT!

Here are some other fun projects that I loved:

Learn how to make a potato bag at A Girl And A Glue Gun... these are great for making baked potatoes... and I LOVE baked potatoes!

A Few of My Favorite Things shows some easy tips on how to take Studio Photo Shoots at your house. This photo is BEAUTIFUL!

Learn how to make this magazine holder from a cereal box at My Frugal Life Style

Sassy Style made this beautiful word canvas!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 17!

Welcome to another Show Off Your Stuff Party! I am so excited that you are here!

This week I am showing off my No Sew Rock Start T-Shirt!

And I have completed the 2nd week of our Felt-House-along!

Now it is your turn!
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!

ps. I saw that some of your linked up to the Felt-House-along Mclinky... I moved them over to here for you! : )

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Felt House Along Week 2 {Cutting out the side and Side 1}

Welcome to Week 2 of the Felt-House-Along! It was so fun to see the plans that everyone is getting together for their felt houses! I am going to include a McLinky on the this post so you can show off where you are at this week too!

This week we are going to Cut out our sides and roof and work on one of the sides! Are you ready? Let's dot it! : )

1. Measure your table. My table is 32 inches square on the top and 28 inches tall.
2. Cut out your sides. Lay the felt out flat (folded in half - that way you can cut 2 sides out at once!). When you cut out your sides you want to add an inch to each side length. So the sides of my house are 33 X 29 inches. The roof is going to be 33 X 33 inches. I used my yard stick to mark off each side.
You need to cut out 4 sides and 1 roof. I did not have lining on the inside of my play house. You will need 4 more sides and another roof if you are going to do that... but I am not going to give directions on how to do the lining since I did not do that.

Now let start on decorating one of the sides! I am doing the front side with the door!

1. Mark off where your door is going to be. If you want to see my measurements for the door you can click on the picture to enlarge. Once you decide where and how big the door is cut it out of the side and use the piece you cut out as a pattren for the door.
2. Cut out all the shapes that you want on your side. I have a door, mail box with pole, and trim for this side

Here is how I made the mail box:
my mail box has 5 pieces: 2 front colored pieces (Yellow), one inside color (black), on rectangle pocket (black), and a brown pole.
Sew Velcro to one of the front pieces and the inside piece
Sew your two front pieces together with WRONG sides together. Your Velcro should be facing OUT.
Pin your pole in place on your side.
Top sew it on!
Now place the black piece with the Velcro side up on the side, pin and sew.
Now pin the pocket on and sew around 3 sides leaving the top open
Finally pin the top piece on with the Velcro side down (facing the black piece) and sew ONLY on the the bottom... now your mail box should open and hold mail!

Here is how I made the door:
cut out a circle and pin it to your door. Top sew around the door knob...
...leave an opening so that you can add stuffing for dimension, then top sew the opening closed
Now lets add the trim!
Pin your trim in place (My trim is 2.5 X 20 inches for these two side pieces) and top sew them on.

Sandwich the door between the tip and the side of the house (this top piece of trim is 4 X 20)

Pin the trim and door in place and top sew it on.

One side down... 3 more to go!

Here is how I did my lettering. I used Freezer Paper Stencils. I L-O-V-E Freezer Paper Stencils... I used them a lot. It is so easy and it looks so great! I knew I would not be able to cut out felt letters neatly. And I knew that I would not be able to sew them on neatly either. So the Freezer Paper Stencils was my solution to have NEAT letters.

1.Trace you word onto freezer paper (found at any grocery store or Target, Walmart, etc in the same aisle as the baggies). I like to print my words out in a font I like from my computer, but you can free hand it too.
2. Use an Exato knife to cut out the letters.
3. Iron the freezer paper (wax side down) to where you want you word to be. Make sure you iron is set to WOOL setting for felt (or it will melt... I know I melted some on my other felt house!) Make sure all your letters are stuck to the felt.
4. Dab your paint on over the letters. I use acrylic craft paint, and heat set it with my iron once it dries. You can also use fabric paint. I had to do 2 coats of paint for the felt.
5. Peel off the freezer paper (You can do this when the paint is dry or wet). Once the paint dries heat set it with your iron (set to WOOL).
There you have it BEAUTIFUL letters! :)

I am so excited to see how your houses are coming together! Be sure to come back and share with us what you have done! If you have any questions, just ask!

Monday, February 22, 2010

How To Make a {No Sew} Rock Star T-Shirt

Today I am going to show you how to take this plain T-Shirt and turn it into...
This ROCK STAR T-shirt!
Here is what you will need:
A T-shirt (I suggest getting it 1-2 sizes too big)
Your hands : )
Here is what you need to do:
1. Cut 1 inch strips down the side of your shirt

2. Cut the seam off of each strip
3. Tie a double knot with your strips
all the way up the side of the shirt!
Repeat on the other side!

Repeat on the sleeve and shoulder
4. cut off the neck and sleeve cuffs to finish the rock star look!

It was SO easy! It took me about 20 minutes to do it! I got my shirt on sale for $1!
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