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Thursday, March 29, 2012

No Sew Easter Egg T shirt

I have always wanted to learn how to sew.  My husband even bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, but I haven't even had the time to get it out of the box.  So when I wanted to make my two youngest girls an Easter shirt, I knew it had to be a no sew project.  I thought that they made fabric glue, so a trip to Wal-Mart and I found some "Fabric Fusion" and got to work.
You guys know how I love to repurpose and recycle.  And so I got the remains of the lime green sweater that I made the St. Patrick's Day 3D Art and the Easter Rosette Frame with  and decided to make an Easter egg shirt.

 First, I traced the egg shape onto the sweater and cut out the egg.

 Next, I got the remains of some ribbon scraps that I used for our 4 year old's Princess Birthday Party and arranged them for the stripes on the egg.  I used the thin yellow one for the center and then put the same kind of ribbon at the top and bottom of the yellow one until I reached the top and bottom of the egg.

Next, I cut them at an angle to the shape of the egg on each side and used the fabric glue to glue each piece of ribbon on the egg.

Last, I used the fabric glue to attach the egg to the shirt centered on the chest of the shirt. 

 I used shirts that the girls already had, the white one is for my two year old and the pink one is for my 4 year old.  I will show you some pics of the girls with them on when I can get them to cooperate long enough to do so.  I don't know how well the fabric glue holds up.  They did dry kinda stiff.  I will let you know later how they hold up, but they sure are cute!!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mason Jar Easter Tree

I love vintage blue mason jars!  I had this large one that my husband's uncle gave us and wanted to display it with my Easter mantel.  I picked up a small pack of the hanging easter eggs at Dollar Tree for $1, tied the jute and ribbon around it and came up with this.  I will be posting my Easter mantel soon as well as Easter shirts I am working on for the girls.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Featured and I Won a Giveaway!

Boy, I had "Woo-Hoo!" day yesterday.  Danielle, from Blissful and Domestic contacted me to let me know that my Easter Bunting Frame was being featured on her   "{30 Spring Crafts and Treats}":   AWESOME!!!!


Show Danielle some love and visit her blog.  It is filled with super cute crafts and sewing projects.  Thanks so much Danielle!

After I got Danielle's email, I received an email from Mallory from Classy Clutter  telling me that I won their Ramsign addess sign giveaway.  Sweet!!
You should also visit Classy Clutter

Mallory and Savannah have so many cool DIY craft and furniture projects and they also host the Saturday Spotlight linky party.

What a great day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I was so thrilled when I checked my e-mail yesterday to find that Katie at Little Becky Homecky had passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to me.  That is just super sweet!

It is so encouraging to know that people notice your efforts.  I didn't realize when I started blogging that I would be getting to know so many wonderful people who share the same interests and hobbies that I do.  I thank each and every one of you who take the time to look at my blog and comment and pass on the love to me.  There are so many amazing blogs out there and I keep finding more and more every day that I love.  I am passing the award on to the following blogs:

1.  Stacey Embracing Change

2.  Crafty Kate

3.  Creation Corner

4.  The NY Melrose Family

5.  Two Sasters

6.  Just Simply Live

7.  Dotted Line Crafts

8.  Grateful Belly

9.  Pocket Full of Pink

10. It All Started With Paint

11. A Rosie Sweet Home

12. Love of Homes

13. Here Comes the Sun

14. Sew Sweet Cottage

15. Crafting the Night Away

Now I am suppose to share 7 random things about me as well.

1.  I am currently a fifth grade math teacher, but would love to be able to stay home and homeschool all four of my children.

2.  I am getting ready to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary.  (I got married at 19 years old.)

3.  I have been a Christian since I was 14 and traveled to different churches singing with my family for several years. 

4.  I was the captain of my high school cheerleading squad.

5.  I love reality TV.

6.  I have never even been inside of an airplane.

7.  I would have had as many children as Michelle Duggar if it had been in God's plan, but I am satisfied now with my 4 babies.  We're finished!

Now go on and visit all of these wonderful blogs and show them some love.  They deserve it!  Thanks again,  Little Becky Homecky   You rock!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Rosette Frame

I hope everyone's having a great week.  It has been another busy one here.  We are counting down to Spring Break here, one more week.  I think I can, I think I can….

So when I made the Easter Bunting Frame I didn’t want to waste the cute little chick at the bottom of the paper so I decided to make a frame for it to go in for more d├ęcor for the mantel. I didn’t have a white frame so I spray painted a black one white.  I used more of the sweater that I used from the St. Patrick's Day 3-D Art that I made to make a couple of the rolled rosettes to decorate the frame. After I cut the cute little chick out and put it in the frame, Voila!  Have a great weekend!
Time:  20 minutes
Cost:  $0

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Bunting Frame

Hello there!!
I purchased this frame at a yard sale last summer for a dollar.  I wondered what I could do with it, and decided to make an Easter pennant banner out of some scrapbook paper that I already had. I think it turned out kinda cute, for a dollar.

Check back for more Easter projects soon!

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