Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Spotlight: SOYS # 59 Favorites!

AWESOME Show Off Your Stuff Party! We love to party with all of our bloggy friends!

Here are some of our favorites this week:

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Hey Sunshine Shoppe Review!

I like to introduce you to a cute Etsy shoppe called: Hey Sunshine Shoppe
It is full of the most adorable baby things! 

Here is what Sammy has to say about her shoppe:
Welcome to Hey Sunshine Shoppe! I love to have personality in everything I make, and I hope that you will see that in my items! Everything in the shoppe has been hand picked and designed by me for optimum cuteness! Take a look around and see if you can find that little something for your lamb that will help show off their own growing personality :)

Isn't she totally sweet!  I love it! 

Here is some of the cuteness in her shoppe:

Personalized Binky clips for boys and girls




I got to review some Binky clips for my daughter. 
They came personalized with her name and nickname.  I love anything personalized! 

My daughter gets into everything...I mean, is adventuresome. 
So, this clips needed to be able to stay put through her many adventures. 
I am happy to say that they work GREAT!  The clips are very strong and stay on very well! 
Trust me, my daughter put them to the test!
I love that I can match her outfits to them too! : )

Go on over and check out Hey Sunshine Shoppe!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 59

Hello and welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff Party! The place where we all get together and show off our stuff!

This week, I am showing off:

My quilt turned window valence

Be sure to also check out the easy toddler activity: Painting with water at my other blog: Mommy Tsunamis

Here are the rules:
1. Link up a post that you want to show off!
PICK ONE PLACE TO LINK UP YOUR POST: CRAFTS, DIY OR RECIPES... BUT PLEASE NOT MORE THAN ONE!!
Don't know where to put it... just pick on and go with it! : )

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

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

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


5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Window Valence from a Quilt


I found this really cute quilt at a consignment sale that I went to.  I was very exited about it, until I opened up the bag that it was in and found it had a rip on one of the appliques...And the bias strip  on the side was also ripped... they had folded it to hid the rips.  I was pretty mad about it... that sneaky seller! 

But I decided to make lemonade from lemons and made a valence from the quilt.

Here is what I used:
ripped/used quilt
2 yards fabric
sewing machine with basic sewing tools (thread, scissors...etc)

I used an old valence to get an idea of length.  I cut out the appliqued squares from the quilt (the ones that were not ripped) and also cut out 2 inch strips from my fabric to put in between the quilt squares.  (each square was about 12 inches tall an the total length of the valence was about 56 inches long)
I also cut out a large rectangle of my fabric for the backing and casing.  (that was about 20 inches by 56 inches)

I laid out all my squares and strips in the order that I wanted them. 

I sewed all my squares and strips together (right sides together) to make on long rectangle for the front of my valence.  I started at one end and worked my way down. 


I then sewed my front (Quilt squares) to the back fabric on the top side (front sides together). 
Now it looks like this: 
I hemmed the sides by double folding the sides and sewing the finished edge. 

Next, I sewed the back fabric to the front fabric on the bottom edge (right sides together)... to make a long tub.   

I turned it right side out.  The back fabric is larger then the quilt squares so there should be enough for a casing at the top. I ironed it. 

I then created my casing for the rod to go through.  I sewed a line through both layer of fabric.  

All done and ready to hang up! 

I am very happy with it!  

Linking to:
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Spotlight: SOYS #58 Favorites!

We also have such fun at our Show Off Your Stuff parties! Here are some of our favorites this week!


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pitcher and flowers update!

I did a quick and easy update to my pitcher and dried flowers! 

It was so easy and so fast!  Find the FULL tutorial over at the DIY Club!

The Show Off Your Stuff Party is still going on!  Scroll down or click here!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 58

Hello and welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff Party! The place were we all get together and SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!!

This week, we are showing off:

I also started a new mom blog with my sister and sister-in-law!

Here are the rules:
1. Link up a post that you want to show off!
PICK ONE PLACE TO LINK UP YOUR POST: CRAFTS, DIY OR RECIPES... BUT PLEASE NOT MORE THAN ONE!!
Don't know where to put it... just pick on and go with it! : )

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

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

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


5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)
Sewing and Crafts



DIY and Home Decor



Recipes


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