Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Magnetic Tin Advent Calendar

Christmas is in sight and coming at us fast.
I have seen tonz of fun advent calendars out there and wanted to try my hand at a new kind this year. Actually I am giving this one as a gift so I wanted to package it all cute too.
I started with 25 little tins that have see through windows on the lid and come in a clear little bucket.
Next ,I had planned on finding cute vintage Christmas pictures to put in the little windows but ended up just printing off some pretty numbers because I didn't have my number stamps at home. I made them a bit smaller than the lid so I could sandwich them between the window and clear contact paper...making them all sealed up and protected. (also you get a sneak peek of the next days goodies)
I used the paper inside the bucket they came in as a template and quickly cut out some Christmas paper to make the gift self storing and cuter.
Then I stuck a STRONG magnet in the center of each tin before I filled them all with some of my favorite Holiday treats.
I could have stopped right there but thought it would be fun to include a strip of paper inside each one that lists one activity or idea for you (or someone your giving it to) to do that day.
Some of the things I thought of were:
- Build a giant fort & have a tasty snack!
- Make a Christmas craft for your teachers at school.
- Christmas dance party! Listen to Christmas music & dance away...
- Curl up under a warm blanket & read a Christmas book.
- Hot cocoa & games night!
- Nail painting party! Paint your nails Christmas colors or paint someone else’s for them.
- Go for a drive to see our neighbors Christmas lights
-Christmas coloring & craft night!
All done! I packed them all in and they are ready to go.
I figure you can stick them on any magnetic surface, like a fridge, in any shape you want. But here is a tree:
and in rows:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hallowen craftiness

It's been so long since I've had something creative to share. I have been smooch'n my wee babe!
But I do have a few Halloween items to show. First, my mom made these adorable Witch Treat Jars and my kids got to give them to their teachers on Friday.
Super cute.
Next, I have a little window in our toy room that I like to switch out the curtain on depending on the holiday. I got some extra fabric from a lady I know and I decided to make a ghost curtain.

Kinda plain, kinda boring so after a few days I decided to revamp it.

I turned it into a skirt for my daughter. And since Halloween was on a Sunday this year I decided to make another..

Added a little spooky fun to their outfits for church.


I love this Holiday.

Friday, September 10, 2010


. Let's go SHOPPING!!

I'm giving away a $25.00 shopping credit to My Baby Clothes Boutique over HERE!

Monday, September 6, 2010

happiness first aid kit

A week or so ago my kids had 3 friends having birthdays during the same weekend. So with only 2 days, not enough time to sew something, and a "need to be held at all times" baby I had to get creative!
I took a look around my house and tried to pull something out of thin air..... or my cupboards.
I had tab top cans..
scrapbook paper....
tape, scissors...
and candy.
Thus was born- The Happiness First Aid Kit!Inside each can is candy, with either little trinkets, jewelry, a little paint kit, or bath fizz balls. (You can find my tab top tutorial HERE.)
I also had my kids choose some sweet things they would say to the Birthday Person if they were sad to help cheer them up. Then they wrote their little messages down and I placed one in each can so when the can is opened that is the first thing they see.

Each can has a "Open Me If...." scenario on the front and on the back is a cute little word.

They are all placed into a Kit and are to be opened as needed!
Fun, inexpensive,different and sure to put a smile on a sad little face.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fang Dangles Giveaway!

I LOVE these Monster Tooth Fairy Pillow Pockets so much I had to give one away. HERE.

I am also gonna have to try my hand at making them too. But for now, come on over and win one.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fabric Dollhouse GIVEAWAY!!

I LOVE these fabric Dollhouse's and I am giving one away right now on my other blog.

To enter,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fisher Kids $50.00 giveaway

I Love Fisher Kids products. Just so you know, right now they have a $50.00 giveaway going on. I WANT TO WIN!!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Naartjie inspired Crap to Craft!

We are slowly sifting through clothes and making piles for a future Garage Sale. I came upon this shirt which is a size 14. Our oldest is 7, so it would be a LONG time before this shirt would have fit.... but I love me some owls and couldn't bring myself to toss it out.
Being the huge fan of Naartjie kids clothes that I am, I took a closer look at this shirt and figured I could save it, mix it up and turn it into a comfy Fall dress and leggings for my 3 year old.

I started with the leggings, I cut the thermal fabric sleeves off of the shirt and sewed them onto a pair of size 4 panties.

For the dress, I turned the shirt inside-out and took everything in about an inch and a half. Neck (on both sides), sleeves (I also pleated these), and sides. And for more of a fitted look I put a pleat in the back of the dress also. Dress-Finished!!

All in all this project took about 45 minutes.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010


Fun Newborn Package Giveaway over in my shop.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

FHE Wheel's

Aren't these AWESOME!! There Family Home Evening Wheel's!!
Want to win one for your family?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picture Presenter review and Giveaway!!

Are you sick of Giveaways Yet??
I have a good one if you are a:
Primary Chorister
School Teacher
Homeschool Teacher
Music Teacher
It's for one of these
Go HERE to enter.
P.S. I have a good Crap to Craft project that I am working on, coming soon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I'm hosting a giveaway for $40.00 to spend at Cap Creations!
Click HERE to enter.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Teacher Gift

My daughters last day of first grade is today! Last night I was racking my brain trying to think of something fun I could make for her teacher for the last day. We LOVE her teacher, she is amazing. This is what I decided on.
I remember seeing one like this awhile back and loved it. In fact I think I might do one for all my kids to go on the wall in my toy room.
All you need is:
An 8x10 shadow box, cardstalk paper, a box of crayons, elmers glue and a sharp knife.
I could have printed off her teachers name onto the paper but decided to use up my letter stickers. You could also print the big initial in light colored ink out on the paper as a guideline but I just drew and cut out the letter F on another paper and traced it lightly onto the cardstalk.
It's pretty self explanatory and is done in no time. A fun teachers gift that will stand out among all the teachers mugs she is probably going to get.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What has been keeping me so busy?

This little man!
Now that he is here I hope to be back to sewing and all my other projects that got put on hold. We'll see.... it is pretty tempting to just sit and look at him all day! :)
Scroll down for a fun tutorial!

Doorway puppet theater- Tutorial

I am finally getting around to posting the tutorial for the Doorway Puppet Theater I made a few months ago. It really is pretty simple and can be changed easily to fit the child it is going to.
*So to start you will need a large piece of fabric or a curtain that's at least half an inch wider than your door frame, and cut out an opening for the "stage" (for mine I measured about 18 by 16 inches). And I just used up some old fabric.
*Next, to make the stage's "curtains," I grabbed a contrasting fabric that I had on hand and cut out a square that's slightly larger than the opening. Snip that square in half, then pin both pieces to the back of the opening at the top.
*The one I saw had these super cute triangles so I decided to do the same but it is optional. I cut triangles from all of the fabric scraps and also added a few more fabrics and pinned them to the front of the opening at the top.
* Pin two 12-inch ribbon "tiebacks" to each side of the opening's front.
* Next frame the stage- and then I sewed the curtains, triangles, and tiebacks in place — by stitching a thick ribbon around the opening.
* Sew a loop of ribbon onto the curtain's top corners, then hang from nails (I used tac nails) on the door frame. If you don't want to use nails I think it would also be cute if you made it a tab top and put a shower curtain rod, or the smaller ones that go in closets, through the tabs.
And your done!! A fun gift idea for little to no cost!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I can't stop... these giveaways are too much fun!!
Do you want to enter to win all of this from Seventh Generation:
Then come on over to HERE and enter!