Sunday, November 17, 2013

Always Be Thankful ~ Free Printable

My fireplace still has a picture from my daughter's American Girl themed birthday party {I will post about it soon!} above it, so I figured I better change it before Thanksgiving! So Happy {early} Thanksgiving!

This is a 18x24 sized print. I'm going to have it printed at Staples as an engineering print, frame it and hang it. I will post pictures once it's up!

Check back tomorrow for details on the fonts!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Super Easy Clutch

Since I was MIA last Christmas, I thought I would write up some tutorials of the gifts I made last year since there are only 42 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

I always make my sister-in-law's gifts {which I hope they like...hmm} and while I was wandering through Target, filling my cart with things I didn't need, I saw this placemat on sale for $4, and had a brilliant {work with me here} idea!

The placemat was kind of flimsy...uh, maybe because it was a placemat?? So the first thing I did was iron some interfacing to the backside and found a piece of thicker material to make a lining. I cut the lining fabric just a tad smaller than the placemat and serged around all four sides. I placed it on the back WRONG sides together and just sewed around all four sides to make it one piece.

Fold it in thirds, like you would a letter and sew from the "bottom" to the "middle" on both sides to create a pouch. Make sure your stitching is secure so it doesn't fall apart!

I added a beautiful button {LOVE!} to the top flap, but you could use any type of closure.

Ta-Da! Super easy, cost under $10 and only took about 30 minutes. I was so close to keeping it!

I made one for my other sister-in-law from a faux leather placemat that I found at Pier One on sale for $6 and used a magnetic snap on the inside and sewed a fake button on the outside. The placemat was so thick I was too scared to try a buttonhole.

I love how they turned out and I hope you try it! Send me a picture if you make one and I'll feature your awesomeness!

Monday, November 11, 2013


My brother is a huge Big Bang Theory fan, and when I saw the coupon for a free mug over at York Photo {use code GIVEMUG} I decided to make him a "Sheldon" quote mug for Christmas. I LOVE it! {Might possibly keep it, because I adore Sheldon!}.

I will post a picture of the mug when I get it, I cannot wait!!! Feel free to save it, pin it, use it, whatever, just let me know so I can share your awesomeness!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Geek Jewelry!

I just ordered Harry Potter 'Deathly Hallows' and Hunger Games 'Mockingjay' charms to make some jewelry to go with my Golden Snitch necklace! So excited! Let your geek flag fly, my friends!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Love This Pattern!

Recently the AMAZING Ashley from Lil' Blue Boo, started selling her Sienna Dress pattern. It is fantastic and TOTALLY worth the money. All of my daughter's friends got dresses for their birthdays this fall. They are adorable and one of a kind! The girls LOVED them {at least I hope so!}.


Friday, November 8, 2013

I Call Cool

WAAAAY back in 2004 I made these beautiful burlap place mats and a table runner. So I knew burlap was cool before burlap was cool! WIN!

I also take ownership of the peacock trend. I made this for Bella's Halloween costume back in 2007! {How cute was she?!?}

So pay attention y'all, I may start the next trend! {ha!}

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Count Your Blessings

I saw this over at Somewhat Simple and FELL IN LOVE! It is beautiful and would look great framed to keep out all year and remind us to be thankful everyday, not just on Thanksgiving. Head on over and get your free printable!

And be sure to check out the matching {and SUPER simple} free printable gratitude garland.