Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tea for Tuesday - Crochet Tea Cozy Tutorial

Today we're learning how to decrease for crochet, and start a really cute flower basket-type tea cozy...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Study Day

Mommy Study Time - DO NOT DISTURB (unless you are bringing me chocolate)

Taking a break today and will be back tomorrow - see you again soon.

Feel free to look around while you're here - check out some of the recipes and tutorials!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Great Classes at Ozark Folk Center

If you live in Arkansas, or are willing/able to travel, the Ozark Folk Center is offering some amazing classes in Feburary.  You can check out their schedule HERE.  This is a great way to get your craft on and learn some new awesome skills!


Snow Photos

Beautiful photos taken from the Suburban Prairie Home on January 20th - thought I'd share...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Free eBook Offer

Remember the other day when I told you about FaveCrafts?  One of their wonderful sites is AllFreeChristmasCrafts.  I know, I only put my Christmas trees away last weekend, but here's a portion of the email I received from them today:
We are so excited to share with you the brand new eBook from Krylon®, How To Create 14 Sparkly Craft Projects Using Krylon Glitter Blast™. This eBook contains 14 craft ideas featuring spray paint that glitters, shimmers, and shines. Add some sparkle to your home d├ęcor and holiday decorations with the projects featured in this eBook. Download and print this collection of shimmery crafts and keep a copy on hand for the next time you want to make a project that really shines. 
One of the projects was sparkly eggs, and we all know Easter is right around the corner.  There are other projects in this ebook that may interest you, and did I mention - IT'S FREE!

Check it out!

One Yard Wednesday - Ruffled Apron

A cute little apron - perfect for hosting a Super Bowl party!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January Craftivism Challenge and Sew-Along - Part 3

We can't leave the boys out, now can we?

Big Milestone

I know you are all waiting anxiously for part 3 of our January Craftivism Challenge today, but I wanted to take a moment and thank you all so much for visiting.

As of yesterday, we've had 6,000 pageviews all time, and over 3,000 over the last 30 days).  This morning we added our 43rd country (welcome, Singapore!).  This little blog is being read by people on 6 continents (still looking for that scientist in Antarctica).

I hope you all know how blessed I feel to have you here, and how grateful I am for all of you.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One Yard Wednesday - Anthro Knock-Off Bag

A bit of a stretch today - we're using up some bigger pieces of fabric today, but you will LOVE why!  We're going to put your mad new crocheting skills to work to give you a designer-inspired bag.  AWESOME!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One Yard Wednesday - A Ray of Sunshine

A cute little bag in bright sunny yellow - to cheer the drear, and haul the keys.  And the cell phone.  And the wallet. Or maybe your lunch?  For only a yard of fabric.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Truffles Recipe

In honor Elvis Presley, chocolate and peanut butter for his birthday...

When you go gluten free, you understand that you will be losing many foods that you've grown to love.  Most people say breads and pasta.  You don't realize, though, some of your other favorites that will disappear, too.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Special Day and A Special Challenge

I hope you all are having fun starting the first of our January Craftivism Challenges.  I have another one for you...

January Craftivism Challenge and Sew-Along - Part 1

In the spirit of cleaning up and cleaning out, we have two projects this month:  The APQ Million Pillowcase Challenge, and Little Dresses for Africa.  Both are simple enough for beginners, so if one of your goals for 2012 was to learn to sew, these are perfect for you.  Both can also be made with fabrics from your stash or repurposed items.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Opportunity to Save $$ on Craft and Sewing Supplies

If you are a teacher or homeschooler, this weekend is a great chance to save some extra $$$ on sewing and crafting supplies.  JoAnn Fabrics is having their Teacher Appreciation Days on Saturday and Sunday.  Sign up for your card, and save 20% off your entire purchase.

Remember your new mantra:  On Sale and With a Coupon.  Here's a guaranteed coupon every time you visit.  Just show your card and get 15% off your entire purchase every single day.  Save even more on Teacher Appreciation Days.

Oh, and the real bonus - Michael's also accepts your teacher discount card.  Save 15% there, too.

Use this for purchasing supplies for our Craftivism Challenge coming up tomorrow!

Another Way to Choose Fabrics

Let's go back to art class - it was one of my favorite classes in school!


Today is Bean Day!  In honor of this auspicious occasion, here is our family's favorite bean recipe!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to Buy Fabrics That Coordinate with Each Other

Maybe you are new to sewing and quilting, or it's one of your New Year's goals to learn.  I'd like to show you a little trick I learned a long time ago that will help you when you go to buy fabrics.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Homemade Christmas

Today I'm linking up to
You'll recognize my projects, but take a look at what some of the other have done!  Have fun, and be sure to leave comments (aka "blog love").

One Yard Wednesday - Wall Art for Princess

The Embroidery Hoop as frame/wall art craze is running rampant all over the internet!  Here's how to make your own...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spiced Sliced Apples

I found this wonderful recipe two weeks ago while doing my "morning internet thing" and I thought it would be perfect for our Tea for Tuesday theme for National Hot Tea Month.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all!

Taking today and tomorrow off for the holiday, but I'll be back on Tuesday.  Some upcoming highlights for January:

  • Two craftivism challenges
  • National Hot Tea month
  • Chocolate Cake Day
  • More Princess Makes It Mondays
Wishing you and yours a blessed, healthy, happy 2012 - see you Tuesday!