Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baby Blanket with some Sparkle

I wanted to share with everyone a baby blanket that I recently completed.  This blanket was knit for my cousin's new daughter, and, at her request, NO PINK.  This is her second daughter, and she wanted to know which "special momentos" from childhood belonged to which daughter and everything from her firstborn was pink.

This blanket was actually quite quick to knit as it was knit holding two strands of yarn together.  I used a sparkly white and sparkly lavender.  It really turned out quite beautiful.  If you look closely in the picture below, you can see some of the shimmer in the blanket.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to be back to papercrafting soon.  I am in the process of setting up the "storage room" with my crafting supplies so that I won't have to share the dining room table anymore.  Woo hoo!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

British Fascinator

It's the most, wonderful time of the year!  That's right...school report time.  It seems like the last month of school is packed with one project after another. 

My daughter recently had an International Fair project.  They each had a different country, had to do a report, make a display, present it to the class, and then present again during an open house for the parents.  During this "showcase", they could earn extra credit on their project for bringing food from their selected country and by dressing up in traditional clothes.

My daughter had England as her country, and as luck would have it, England has been "on display" because of the royal wedding.  Fascinators (hairpieces rather than the traditional hats) have been making a comeback in England, so she had to have one.  Mom to the rescue!

Almost all of my supplies were purchased in the wedding department at Hobby Lobby.  The green flowery/feathery center was actually a hairpiece/pin that I attached to a headband.  The crystals were already on wires and the ribbon was looped around.  It was all put together with a hot-glue gun in less than an hour.

Other than her saying that the feathers and ribbons tickled her, she adored it and asked for more in different colors.  That's a pretty big complement coming from a "tween" (in fact several of her friends asked if we could make some more).

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Only 5 Days Left...

...to get Close To My Heart's You & Me scrapbooking kit. 

This is an amazing kit.  It can be used to create two beautiful two-page layouts!  It can be purchased for $34.95 or with a $50 minimum order it is yours for only $15.

This kit contains:
  • 1 - My Acrylix You & Me Stamp Set
  • 1 - 12" x 12"  Colonial White Cardstock
  • 6 - 12" x 12" B&T Duos Papers (cardstock-weight)
  • 1 - 6" x 9" You & Me Irresistibles Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
  • 1 Yard - Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
  • 1 Package - Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
  • 1 - Instruction Guide
You can see more about this awesome kit by viewing the video below.

You can purchase this kit through your CTMH sales consultant through May 31.  If you don't have a consultant, I would be happy to help you out.  You can contact me by e-mail or can shop directly by clicking the "Shop With Me" link in the right column.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Penny Pincher Tip

I received this in my Taste of Home e-mail newsletter today & thought I'd share.  There are some wonderful tips I'd never thought of.  Good thing other people think outside the box.

25 Ways to Use Coffee Filters
 Wonderfully cheap, readily available in a couple of sizes, these little paper gems can be used in a variety of ways:

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave to prevent splatter.
2. Clean windows, mirrors, chrome…they are lint-free and leave glass sparkling.
3. Protect good china by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
4. Filter broken cork from a wine bottle. If the cork breaks when opening the bottle, pour the wine through a filter.
5. Protect cast iron skillet. Place a coffee filter or two in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
—Beema, Hints and Tips Forum
See the rest of the list»


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