Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Don't blink because then you may totally miss a whole month!  Seriously, where did November go? I can't get over how quickly it came and went!  Anyways, I thought I would share 2 shirts I made with/and for my kids for Thanksgiving.

This shirt my son made using his hand.  I painted his palm with brown fabric paint and then painted each finger a different color.  He haphazardly placed his had on his shirt....I love 2 year olds!  So I had to add a title at the top to offset the craziness, even though he smacked his hand down quicker then I could say "WAIT.... for Momma to help!" I love it though...probably even more!

This project was really fun to do.  We made these turkey shirts several times!  We made them with our play group friends and we also made them with our family on Thanksgiving! We couldn't get enough of them!  My nieces really got into it and even made turkey tracks up the arm sleeves!  They are very creative!


Here's the shirt I made for my daughter and God daughter.  It was super fun to make! Just cut your ribbon to the size you like. Mine were around 4".  I folded them in half and ran them through the sewing machine.  I then took some brown fabric very soft, and ironed on Heat n bond.  Then I drew the turkey shape onto the Heat n Bond and cut it out.  I ironed the turkey body onto the ribbon and then sewed around the turkey body using a zigzag stitch.  This helped to secure the ribbons.  I then sewed 2 black eyes on using black beads.  Yellow tulle for the beak and red felt for the gobbler.  I also stitched the ribbons down under the flap so they stayed against the shirt.  It was a really fun project!

Hope everyone had a Great November! 
December here we come!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Pop

Welcome to Jaihart  and the “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop!  If you've come from visiting Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly you're in the right place! Did you see Celeste's cute turkey card she did recently? Oh so cute, if you didn't go back and check it out. Anyways, If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to and start at the beginning. Today’s hop is all about Thanksgiving decorations – for your home and table.

I love the idea of decorating pop bottles...or do you call them soda bottles?  I'm from Northern Indiana and we call it pop! So I decided to make these turkey styled pop bottle covers. I just used an xxl circle punch from fiskars along with the xxl scallop punch from fiskars to punch out the circle and scallop.  Then I used the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge for the turkey head ( I actually cut off his body and just used his head) and stamped "Celebrate" in black.  It was a simple project but added a holiday feel to my Jones pop bottle. By the way, I love Jones Pop! It's so tasty and delicious.  I love all the colors too! They are quite festive! So then, of course you need a matching straw.  I was thinking you could write each child's name on the straw to double it as a place card. One piece of advice if you're going to make the straw....get extra long straws!  The straw I used was not long enough to reach the bottom!

I thought I'd share another cute little decoration I saw on either or Family Fun Magazine. com  they start to run together.  I loved this idea so much I just had to make it!  What a cute place card for the kid's table, right? So fun!

I literally, just took a brown paper bag and shaped it to my liking and then added a white paper bag around the bottom and fringed the end of the white. So easy and fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  YES, I do have Blog Candy!  You do not have to be a follower to win, you can of course be a follower if you wish or you can follow me by email. It's up to you.  In order to win though, I would like for you to answer one question.....What do you call a fizzy drink.....pop or soda?

Now head on over to Debbie at Workin Scrappin Mom of 4  to see what she's cooked up for you! Debbie just recently did a cartridge spotlight and showcased Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge.  If you need a sportsy idea, check out her ideas! I love her usage of embossing on her projects!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm entering these into
Fantabulous Cricut - Red, Brown, Orange
                                    Patches of Pink- Link up Party
                                    The Playdate Cafe-Color Challenge
                                    Frosted Designs-Die Cuts
                                    I Heart Naptime-Link Party
                                    Be Different Act Normal-Show and Tell

Monday, November 14, 2011


It's over... finished, done, whatever you may say...The craft fair I participated in was this past Saturday and boy do I love craft fairs!  It's a lot of work and time consuming, which is why I have been M.I.A.  I've been getting some emails from people "Where are you? Are you ok?". So, Yes, I'm ok...I did get the flu, but mostly,  I was consumed with getting ready for the craft fair... but I  loved every minute of it!  Here's my booth:

The show went very well!  I even had my 6 month old daughter with me.  She was a saint!  She was so happy and smiley. All the customers loved her!  I think she sold a lot of items for me actually. She modeled the headbands for me:) Here she is napping.

FYI...This Saturday, November 19th, I will be participating in a Blog Hop for Cooking with Cricut.  Join in the fun!  We will have Thanksgiving decorating ideas for you!  I'm excited for my project! Hope you can come!

Enjoy your day,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cookie Purse

This week at Cooking with Cricut (CWC) our challenge was to use a clock since Sunday is when we change our clocks back an hour ( I always remember by saying "Fall back in the Fall") or we could use a cookie since Wednesday, November 2nd is National Cookie Monster Day.....there are some new holidays I've learned since I joined this design team!  So, I decided to make a cookie purse!  This is basically a treat bag, but it looks like a purse.  Here it is:

Imagine More Cards
Felt Flower I made
Black Cardstock
Cellophane bag
White Cardstock


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