Friday, December 25, 2009

Crib bumper

This project started out as fabric from a garage sale, then I transformed it into the cutest darn crib bumper for my new soon to be niece. I seriously covet this project for my own. I LOVE this fabric and have envisioned what a nursery would look like with it in it. I made it different than other bumpers I have made in the past and love it so much more as individual sections instead of one long strip. And I had so much fun with the colorful ribbons on the ends that tie it to the crib.

Sadly I only have about 3 pictures of it before I shoved it under the tree for my sister in law. I'll have to put up pic's of it in her nursery if I get some.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowman poop treats

I made these for my kids to take to their class at school. If you cant see I attached a pack of hot chocolate to the backs of all of the marshmallows.

They say; " You've been bad so here's the scoop, all you get is Snowman poop!"

They were a huge hit because what little kid doesn't want a bag of snowman poop!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Pull Tab Cans Tutorial

I had seen cans like this all over the internet and thought they would make a great gift for my kids to give to their teachers.
This is what you need:
~A soup can that has a tab top. At first I bought another brand and realized the bottom of the can didn't have the right kind of lip. Campbell's soup's do!
~Cute Christmas paper and paper cutter
~Glue gun
~Ribbon, ric rac, ect for decoration
~Your choice of candy to fill the can.
~Filler for the very bottom, I used tissue paper.Start with your soup can.Empty or eat soup. Peel off label turn can up side down and open the BOTTOM of can with a can opener leaving about a half inch still connected. See picture above. Wash can well and dry..don't cut yourself!Decorate! Measure out paper to fit around the can and cut. Use glue gun, at various points, to glue paper to the can. I found it easier to lay the can on it's side and roll the paper on. Add ribbon and extras to your liking.Fill can with candy. I did mine in layers.Once you have about an inch left of space in the can stop putting candy in. Fill the last inch with a filler so that when you glue the lid shut you don't melt the candy.Using the glue gun hold the lid in its original position under the lip and lay a thick layer of glue all the way around the lid.I held the lid in place for a second to make sure it didn't pop back up above the lip.I didn't like the look of all the glue so I cut circles out and glued them on top so you couldn't see the glue mess.Tie a tag to the tab top and let the glue harden and Wala, you have a super cute gift to give to any teacher, bus driver, or mail man.

Friday, December 11, 2009

try, try, try

I have been trying my hand at baby booties for an upcoming shower I'm going to.
I don't know why I don't just wait till morning to take pictures they are always terrible at night but I wanted to finally post one of the projects I have been working on lately.

I love how they turned out! I want to make 10 more, I'll post pictures of those as they evolve.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gearing up for GIVEAWAY!!

Who wants another GIVEAWAY???

So as promised, I am starting to get ready for our next giveaway over at The Dress-up Drawer! An end of Winter giveaway that will be taking place at the end of January!

And this time I am making it personal. I want to make this giveaway all about YOU, my followers!! I want your input on the items that you want to win, things you Love. It's a Dress-up Drawer Followers party!!

So start sending me ideas, Etsy shops and blogs that you have seen and love their items, I'll do all the contacting to see if they are in. Feel free to submit your own blog or shop.

The faster I get the requests, the faster I can get everything organized! So, remember...this is YOUR want it, I'll make it happen!!

Please leave a comment or send me an e-mail @ JloMamaJama (at) aol (dot) com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas tradition book!

I have been sewing for weeks and have some knots in my back that are going to require a masseuse. Yikes!
Anyway, so I am taking a break from that and going to post about some fun Christmas gift and craft ideas that don't involve a needle and thread.
First up, Family Christmas tradition books.
I posted about these here on my personal family blog last year, and thought I would share.A few years ago one of my best friends called me up and said she was putting together a book of traditions for Christmas. She had a large number of people submit their favorite family Holiday traditions along with their families favorite Christmas movies, recipes, crafts, stories and songs.
She took all of the information and turned it into a fantastic book. There is a page or two for every day and each day has a scripture, a story, a song, a craft and a treat idea/recipe. This pic is from the 2nd day where we learned about the nativity and made a marshmallow baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes (taffy). My kids thought this book was just the coolest thing last year and we made sure not to miss a single day. This is the last day where we put on our family tradition of the nativity with all the grand kids and grandpa reading it from the scriptures.
The best part is that in the back there is a whole section of kids games and a list of movies and several pockets full of everyones favorite Christmas music!!

This would be a pretty inexpensive gift and would definitely be a part of the Christmas memories for years to come!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blog Swap!

Well, it has been a while since I've been a'bloggin'. But thought I would get back on the horse today with a BLOG SWAP!!

Meet my friend Tiffany!!!

Hi Hobby Enthusiasts!

I am so excited to be swappin with Jaime today, she is one of my most favoritest people on the planet! We live in the same town, we craft together and our kids all play together.

I am so lucky! :)

My name is Tiffany Hewlett, and I blog over here...

I am married to this super hot guy right here...

And I am a mom to these ridiculously cute kids right here...

I really like to take pictures, and you can see some of my work here....

But here is a peek of some of the photos I have taken lately....
I also like to do crafty things like...

I also like to cook...and bake...especially cupcakes....

Some other things about me...

  • I homeschool my kids

  • I love Peanut Butter M&M's

  • I love hanging out with my husband

  • I like to draw, paint and do any other form of art

  • I talk to my mom at least once every other day, about...?

  • I am doing online school and getting my Associates in Web Design

  • I love to organize anything and everything, a place for everything...

  • I'm new to twitter, and I'd love it if you followed me and tweeted hello!

  • I love to dance with my kids, kiss Chad in the rain and watch mildly and some wildly inappropriate sitcoms some musical, some not...

  • I generally share way too much information :)

Somethings you will find over at my blog...

And finally a BIG old giveaway starting on November 30!

There are a lot of really awesome, creative, making the world cuter kind of people already participating with some adorable things to win!

If you or someone you know wants to give something cute away, sorry, I am not accepting children or live animals :), then contact me and we will get you in!

It's going to be super fun, with lots of fun stuff to win, so come by and grab a button to remind yourself!

Thanks Jaime, see you tomorrow?

Thanks Tiff, and I will be back soon with some great Christmas gift ideas I've got!!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Whether you are LDS or not, these are beautiful and profound words about creativity!

Monday, November 9, 2009

long time no blog

Wow, it has been a busy month. I have cape orders coming out of my ears :)
I will be posting what I have been up to soon, I promise, but first I wanted to give a shout out to my little sister who just started her new Swag Blog. She has got some AMAZING swag lined up to giveaway and she kicked it off with a bang.
Go give her some Leelou love!

Leelou Swag

Saturday, October 17, 2009

More felt clippies

I made these at a girls craft night a few days ago, they are so fun to make...I want more!