Friday, December 16, 2011

Winners of the giveaway ...

So I used that random number generator and got ...

Bethany said...
Teal Silk Satin Singed Edge Flower Hair ClipGray/Silver Silk Satin Singed Edge Flower Hair ClipBrown Silk Satin Singed Edge Flower on Hair ClipI love all of them, but those are my favorites!Thanks!


Krystina said...
Red, pink and teal are my favorites! Thanks for the chance, these are lovely!

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!! I'll be e-mailing you for your addresses so we can get these shipped to you ASAP! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway This Week!

Giveaway now closed - thank you to all who entered! And if you are interested, check out my etsy store! THANK YOU!!! :)Welcome to this week's Sew Mama Sew giveaway! I make a HUGE selection (16 colors to be exact) of handmade, singed edge silk satin flowers that I sell in my etsy store.I'll be giving away three flowers (on hair clips, so you can add them to your own headband, or tuck them above a ponytail, on your own bobby pins, etc. - it's all about getting a good deal!!!) ... and since I think it's not fair to only have one person win, I'll give away to TWO people! Here's the link to the store to check out the color options even better!All I ask is that you comment with which three you would want personally (it'll make it easier to get your package ready for you when you win!). The giveaway is open until Friday night at midnight (MST). And I'm sorry, but I can only ship these within the USA.And if you're interested in buying your own ... I sell the hair clips for $4 regularly, but with the coupon code SewMama20, you can get 20% off! So that's only $3.20 each ... great deal!!! Also check out the other bulk ordering options for an even greater discount! :) I also host giveaways on my facebook page, go here to like it! :)

To join in on the other giveaways ... go to Sew Mama Sew to see the other goodies up for grabs this week! And I have three tutorials almost finished & ready to add, but they will show up below this posting since it's supposed to stay up for a week! Good luck everyone! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Photoshop ...

So I've been working hard on our family Christmas card, Christmas gift tags and a fun little Christmas piece of subway art for a spot next to our front door. I found that Costco had the best price around $20 for 75 card, including the envelopes! I used a fantastic idea I saw on snapfish for the card and then typed a quick synopsis of our family events around the outside of the card (which I took off for the posting on-line) ... I think this is my FAVORITE card I've made so far! I can't wait to see everything printed up ... unfortunately the closest Costco is in Denver ... so now I have to be patient & hope it doesn't snow on Saturday so we can go still! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Jax's Christmas Blanket

I've been working hard to finish at least one project a day ... I'm tired, but it's great to know the fun things the kids will get for Christmas! I want to make each child their own Christmas Nativity blanket (here's version #1, #2, and #3) ... and I also picked up two extra flannel versions of the panel by accident when I ordered them on e-bay. Since Jax is still in a toddler crib, I made a quick one for his bed, using up all scraps for the batting, backing and front too. Now I just need to make one for Lizzie's crib too ...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Girls' Christmas Tree

It took a lot of "girl craft nights", but we've finally finished up the ornaments for the tree! I'd like to do more with it (like a felt ball garland), but right now I'm out of time to finish a LOT of other projects for Christmas gifts, so this is going to have to be it for now ... except for the tree skirt which I'll post tomorrow. :) Because that thing has been an insane amount of time for a such a small circle that goes under a tree, that NO ONE will see ...She painted each bird house, and then cut & mod podged on the scrapbook paper. I helped with some measurements & hot glued clothespins onto the bottom of each house to help hang them up with. The star was actually green before for a previous project, but we just covered it in TONS of pink paint & I think it looks pretty on top of the tree ... it doesn't feel complete, but I guess we'll leave some of those other projects for next year. :) She was pretty excited about it all though!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ruffled Table Runner

So I saw this picture & idea via pinterest. And it was *LOVE*. Only, the burlap warnings of never get this wet or it will stink scared me off. Then I saw some yummy linen like colored fabric at Jo-Ann's and I was able to get this table runner out of it (and also used the remaining fabric for some of my pillow forms)! For $9.47 I was able to get three projects out of the fabric, and I have to say I LOVE the look this adds to the room. Of course having to place & clean the table three times a day can be annoying (so the kids who *always* spill something each meal don't ruin it). But so far, it's a GREAT addition to the room! :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Black Ruffle Pillows & a Giveaway!

I saw a similar set of pillows on Dear Lillie and absolutely loved them! I actually used a red pillowcase (picked up a set of sheets -queen- on cleanance for only a few bucks last year for the trim, and the fabric was on sale last weekend for $1.99 a yard at Jo-Ann's. They are going to go on some white chairs I picked up for $2.50 (for the set!). I'm planning on re-covering them as soon as I find some cheap upholstery fabric, but they are a nice anchor for the entertainment center. But for now they seem like a nice splash of christmas-y color ... Pillows #5 & #6 done and now I have absolutely no idea what I want to do for the rest ... ALSO ... remember those little flowers? Well, I have the facebook page up & running and since I had my first big sale this week, I thought I would celebrate with another giveaway this weekend! Go here to check it out if you'd like to win some flowers! :)

I'm linking up to these parties: Freckled Laundry

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boys Room - Jax's Pillow -

So I saw this pillow and LOVED it. And since Jax was the only boy still without a pillow for his bed, I used a $1 pillow form from the thrift store (obviously pre-hot washed and sterilized). I love the way it came out, and he was pretty excited to have it on his bed too! Pillow #4 done!

(Pillowcase blogged here, jean blanket blogged here)