Friday, November 18, 2011


So, I decided to make a tutu last night. Savannah is in LOVE with it! I decided I should sell them on Etsy. They are so pretty and fluffy. Check it out on my etsy site!

Tutu skirt :)

I can post a tutorial on how to make these skirts. I will post it later when I have more time to be on here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Celebrating 25 days of Christmas

I have some neat ideas for celebrating the 25 days of Christmas! I don't know about you but I love traditions! I think its fun to choose special things that you do together as a family. Traditions are those special times that you all enjoy being together. In these moments you cherish each others company. I'm always looking for new traditions to do with our family. I've made a list of things to do this Christmas season starting on December 1st. I will probably tweak the list several times but I wanted to share my list to inspire others to be creative too!

Christmas Activities
Dec 1 – Put up Christmas tree, decorate it!!
Dec 2 - Make our Christmas wish lists
Dec 3 - Go to the children's museum
Dec 4 - Make special Christmas tree ornament
Dec 5 - Roast marshmallows
Dec 6 - Read Mark 1:1-8, make homemade angels
Dec 7 – Make and decorate the gingerbread house
Dec 8 - Family Dinner date  (Thursday night kids eat free at Earthfare)
Dec 9 – Make our Christmas wish lists
Dec 10 – Family game night! (You could use any game and make it a Christmas time game. Anything really just be creative!!
Dec 11 - Go get hot chocolate at Starbucks
Dec 12 - Watch a Christmas movie
Dec 13 - Mail our Christmas cards
Dec 14 - Learn a Christmas song
Dec 15 - Go see lights @ BJU
Dec 16 - Make a Christmas craft
Dec 17 - Make & take Christmas cookies to shut-ins
Dec 18 - Go to a Christmas party!
Dec 19 - Drive around & look at Christmas lights
Dec 20 - Deliver home made cookies to friends & family
Dec 21 - Daddy/Glory date and Mommy/son date night! 
Dec 22 – Read the Story of Christ’s birth from Luke 2:1-20
Dec 23 – Do something special for someone (bring a meal, special home baked treat, whatever you think would be perfect!
Dec 24 – Read the night before Christmas

Friday, November 11, 2011

Re-Usable felt and burlap Christmas present bows!!

I LOVE these re-usable felt bows!! I made one like this red one here and I also made a burlap bow too! I LOVE burlap right now. I need to go back to the craft store and get some more!

I've posted the instructions below so you will know how many pieces you will need and how long you will need them. As you can see, the bows are just basically overlapped until you've used each bow. You may want to try laying them out before you commit to the hot glue!! I did this one night while watching a scary movie :) The burlap one is just as cute! I will post it soon. Have fun :)
I was thinking though, if I put one of my home made bows on a relative's present would it be tacky to ask for it back?! lol. I'm thinking it probably would be I guess if I make a bow, its part of your present to them! Just make sure you give it to someone who you know will appreciate it, right? ;)

  • felt
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
Cut strips from your felt. For the larger bow, use 3/4″ strips; for the smaller bow, 3/8″ strips.
Cut your strips into the following lengths: (3) 9″, (3) 8″, (2) 7″, (1) 3″. Or for the smaller bow: (3) 4″, (2) 3.5″, 1 (1.5″).
Twist your bows like the photo above one at time, gluing and setting them aside to dry while you do the rest. Be sure to use a fabric glue that will hold the felt. I bet you could even use hot glue in a pinch!
Once all of your loops are ready, begin piecing them together, largest to smallest, gluing them one on top of the other so that the loops are evenly spread.
Let dry and then attach to a package with glue or strong tape.
Variations: Use multiple colored loops in a single bow or an entirely different material altogether!

Kay, so I need to give props to this website. I got this felt bow idea from them.

Shabby Chic table!!

Okay, so I started this blog but forgot to post anything!! Haha, actually, the truth is I didn't have time to post anything and I've been busy with my youngin's. So, here I am about to start something that hopefully inpsires creativity in others. I love creativity. I don't get inspired everyday because I think I just forget to be open to being inspired. I get so caught up the day, but it really makes so excited to be inspired to create something or make something look pretty or more interesting. I will start with a small project I did not too long ago. We've had this table that I loved when it was given to us by our dear sister, my sis-in-law and her husband. Anyways, we've had it for a while and well, I just wanted to see it painted and shabby. So, I got out my paint and painted it black. Then, I got out my sand paper and scraped it all up. Here are the pics!
I will say this, I used a satin pain and a primer. The primer is NOT needed! All you need is a coat or maybe two and then let it dry. Once it's dry, get some sand paper and start scraping it up! This table needs more of a shabby look. But, hey, it was my first try! :)