Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIWW- Ruffles and boots

Hello again! Linking up with WIWW at the Pleated Poppy.

If you're in need of Christmas cards or tags, go handmade this year and get them now from my shop.

Dress- Gap via Goodwill; Boots- JCPenney

Remember when I wore this in the summer with sandals. I think this dress adapted great to fall with boots. If it stays colder like today's temps, I'll throw on a bright colored blazer.

Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY garland - Must Do Monday

Last year I began to notice so many pretty garlands floating around in blogland. I fell in love and, time permiting, I would have one for each season/ holiday. But notice I said- TIME PERMITTING. So far I've only made an Easter banner. My fall mantel sure could have used a garland. SO, garlands are still on my must do list.

Here are some that inspire me:

This one could be adapted to any season or theme, depending on the colors of fabrics you use.

Winner of Shabby Apple giveaway!

The winner of the Shabby Apple necklace is:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-11-28 13:10:24 UTC

Woo hoo! Congrats to Angie!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Feature- Ooh Baby Designs

Happy Friday! Are you heading out in the crowds or shopping online? Whichever it is, I hope you have fun and find great deals.

Today I'd like to introduce you to a shop that I personally own an item from- Ooh Baby Designs.  Ooh Baby Designs carries some of the cutest infinity scarves I've ever seen. I'm quite happy with mine. It's soft and comfy.

Here are some of my favorites in stock now:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sale is on!

My Black Friday Sale is going on now! Get your handmade Christmas cards, gift tags, and gifts now through Saturday at a discounted price. Visit Fireflies and Jellybeans Christmas Shoppes for an additional discount code.

Mini trees- yarn and glass pebbles

 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3, New King James Version (NKJV)

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for so many blessings, including you- my readers, followers, and visitors who comment and encourage me. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends.

Once the turkey and leftovers are put away, IT WILL BE ON. The full on Christmas shopping, decorating, wrapping and cooking. Am I the only one who waits until the end of November to make gifts and decorations?  I've tried out a couple of cone trees this week to use in my decorating.

I had two foam cones from the Dollar Tree (no longer there! ugh- I wanted more). I wrapped one with some yarn remnants I got at the Thrift Store ( same bag I made my wreath from). I added some sequins with pins randomly and topped it with a Dollar General store ornament. I took another cone and glued on blue glass pebbles from the Dollar Tree. I'll be doing another in green, as I plan to use blue and lime green, with a touch of red for my decorating colors this year.

Not bad for a $3.00 investment, huh?

I'll be linking here:


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIWW - Flower pin

Hello! Before you peak at my outfit, I hope you'll go over HERE and enter the Shabby Apple necklace giveaway. There's a coupon code in that post too so you can save on a beautiful new dress for the holidays. You could win the necklace to accessorize your attire.

One more thing, I'll be having a Black Friday Sale in my shop. Make sure you check it out. Sale starts 6:00 P.M. Thursday.

Now, here's an outfit I wore to church Sunday night of last week. I rarely wear flats like these and I've had a hard time finding a pair that actually fit me, but I got these with a cute bow detail at Payless last month. I made a felt flower and wore it on my belt. These flowers are so much fun.

Pants, tank- Old Navy; Cardigan- TJMaxx
shoes- Payless
belt- Target; flower pin- made by me

Thanks for stopping by. Linking up to WIWW.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall mantel

Soon I'll be dressing my mantel for Christmas, but before I do, I wanted to share my fall decor. I didn't spend a lot of time or money on this because it's only up for a few weeks between Halloween and Christmas, but I've enjoyed in nonetheless.

On one side I used my ribbon pumpkins and topiaries and pulled in some candles I normally use in other places of my home.

On the other side I used candles, vases, and books I already had. I used a bag of pinto beans for the filler in the candles and picked up a wire pumpkin arrangement from Big Lots clearance.

It's simple but suits me!

Thanks for stopping by. Enter my Shabby Apple necklace giveaway HERE.

I'll be linking up here:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shabby Apple necklace giveaway-CLOSED

It's time to get ready for the holidays. For some of us, that means parties, women's dresses, little girls dresses, and accessories, including vintage jewlery. I've got an exciting giveaway for you to help get ready from Shabby Apple- a Key to Wonderland necklace!

Isn't it beautiful? It'd make a great gift for someone or for yourself. 

Friday Feature- The Birds Papaya

Hello and Happy Friday again! Today I'd like to introduce you to a great little handmade jewelry shop- The Bird's Papaya.

You'll find beautiful pendant necklaces like these:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Felt flowers- Tried it Out Thursday

I had some fun this week playing around with felt flowers. Most of these flowers I have made before, but not with felt. I tried two variations of the pom pom. I made this one with the usual method of folding circles in quarters and gluing them around a circle.

This one I made by scrunching my circles, as shown here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIWW- One scarf, two outfits

Happy Hump Day! Half way through this week! And it's time to link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy.

This scarf is from Old Navy and I've worn it with many combinations. I wore it on Sunday with a dress and Tuesday with a scarf. I love scarves!

For more photos of these outfits and more details, head over to Savvy Southern Style. And follow me there too, if you like. It's a lonely little place.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Favorite handmade holiday traditions

Welcome to the Etsygreeting Holiday blog hop! If you've arrived here by chance, and want to visit the whole hop, see the directions at the end.

 One of my favorite holiday traditions is to make homemade goodies and give them in repurposed decorated containers. I use my craft and scrapbook supplies to alter nut tins, gatorade containers, jars, you name it. Here's a nut tin I recently altered with paper, Mod Podge, and ribbon.

Oh Christmas tree- Must Do Monday

I know it's not Thanksgiving yet but I'm thinking of my Christmas decor. I want to make a version of the cone tree, but there are so many to choose from. Here are a few Im considering:


Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Feature- Dear Nicole

This week I'd like to introduce you to a cute shop ran by two friends, both named Nicole - Dear Nicole.

You'll find fabulous things there, like this rosette necklace

(They have these in other fabulous colors too!)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Embellished pumpkins and topiaries

I featured some pumpkin projects a while back on a Must Do Monday. I've wanted to do some of these since last year, but I'm so unwilling to pay the price for craft pumpkins, even the sale price. I got lucky during the spring and found some small ones at a yard sale. I thought I'd do a version for Halloween, but didn't get to it. So I've done some fall versions to replace the Halloween decor.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIWW- 99 cent dress

Yep, you read that right. I got this dress at Salvation Army thrift for 99 cents! It's made from a suede like material, so it's perfect for fall. See more photos of it and more of my outfits over at Savvy Southern Style.

Linking up with WIWW at The Pleated Poppy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Feeling fall

I packed up the Halloween decor last weekend (I never got around to posting and sharing it with you), and replaced it with some fall/Thanksgiving decor. Here's what's on my sofa table/ bookshelf. It's pretty much the same as last year, but this time I used the candles in the holders and placed the pumpkins on the other side, with one on a pedestal.

It's hard to photograph this area because there is a column that separates the living area from the dining area right in front of this table, but you get the idea.

Linking up here:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Etsygreetings Holiday Boutique sale

The etsygreetings team is having a holiday event from November 7- November 14, 2011. As a participating team member, I’m offering a 10% discount on all items from my shop. Just enter the code “Holiday10” during the checkout process. Take advantage of this deal to stock up on Christmas and Holiday cards:

Gift tags to add flair to those packages:

And even gifts:

Find other participating shops at the etsygreetings blog or by typing the tag “egholiday” in the search menu at Etsy.

Repurposing a sweater- Must Do Monday

I've seem some cool projects made from old sweaters. Here are some on my list of things to do.

Pillows for some cozy winter home decor.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Challenge cards

I worked on some Christmas cards this weekend (I know I'm behind schedule compared to die hard stampers). I always turn to challenges and sketches for inspiration so I played along with a few challenges.

Crazy4Challenges had a "wrap it up" challenge.  I made a gift card holder.

Papers: K&Co.; Bazzill cardstock
Image: MFT
Accents: Ribbon, acrylic rhinestones
Tools: Copics

My next card uses the sketch from Sketch Saturday and a digital image. I also used K&Co. papers for this one.

The third card I made uses the sketch at The Sweet Stop.

Papers: Making Memories
Accents: Ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart punch

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Feature- HKC Crafts

This week’s featured shop is HKC Crafts. You will find crochet flowers, hats, scarves, bags, dishcloths, bath items, fingerless gloves, hair accessories and patterns here. Here’s a little information about Michele, the owner and creator behind HKC Crafts.

“I am just a stay at home with 3 kids (2 with special needs) , and I love to crochet. It is a great stress reliever for me. I love sharing my creations with the rest of the world.”

Let’s take a look at some of my favorites.

Be sure to visit HKC Crafts on Facebook too!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall yarn wreath- Tried It Out Thursday

I've been bitten by the bug and had to make a yarn wreath like everyone else. This was very easy to do. I used a foam wreath form for mine and yarn that I got from the thrift store. I managed to get almost a full skein and a huge bag of odds and ends for $3.00. I have enough to make another wreath in another color.  Tutorials for the wreaths and flowers can be found in the links in this post.  I chose fall colors but since I have a fall wreath that I made last year and my storage space is running out, I'll be shipping this one to my mom.

The colors are a little off since I had to photograph this at night. The small flower to the bottom is more yellow/golden that it appears here.

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thanks to my recent new followers!

Linking here: