Sunday, November 28, 2010

Silhouette Giveaways

Oh I want one of these so BAD!!!!!!

You can win one at:

Be Different Act Normal

Colie's Kitchen

Crazy Coupon Mommy

Decor Chick

Moms Reviews 4 You

Shanty2Chic

TomKat Studios

The Idea Room

So, don't enter so I can win :) or give it to me if you do. Whahahaha!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TEST


Hi there!!


I'm Jen from Tatertots'>http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/">Tatertots & Jello!

Thanks Kyla for letting me stop by and join the party!!




I'd love to share a little project I'm a little obsessed with right now --


Rolled Flower Brooches!





These are addicting to make!




Here's what you need:
Fabric {either three different coordinating fabrics or one}
Liquid Stitch
Felt
Gorilla Glue or a Glue Gun
A Fastener

Here's what you do:





  • Make the flowers. Cut a length of fabric 1/2" wide and the length depends on how big you want the flower to be. 18 inches makes about a 2 inch flower.




  • put a little Liquid Stitch in the middle of the end of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half and roll it up a few times -- very tightly.





  • Put another dab of Liquid Stitch next to the roll and fold it over. Keep folding and wrapping as you go around the outside of the rolled material. Add a dab of Liquid stitch every 1/2 turn or so.

  • When you get to the end of the material, fold about 1/2 inch under the back of the material, adding a bunch of Liquid Stitch underneath. Let dry.

  • Make as many flowers as you want for your brooch.





  • Once you have all of your flowers made, secure the flowers to the felt using either hot glue or Gorilla Glue. Let dry. Cut a few strips of material about 1/3 inch wide and attach those under the rolled flowers.







  • Cut around the flowers.







  • Add some hot glue or Gorilla Glue to the back of the felt. Then put the fastener on top and let dry.











And you are done! Now you have a colorful brooch you can wear on a purse, a winter coat or sweater!! Or, you could attach them to a headband or hair clip for a fun hair accessory. It's my latest obsession -- I can't stop making them!!





Would you like to win these two brooches??





Here's what you can do --





  • Leave a comment on this post.





And, if you want to win the purse and another two brooches, come over to my
Tatertots'>http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1213113756#%21/pages/tatertots-jello/111515425564140?ref=ts">Tatertots & Jello Facebook page --
I'm giving them away in my {birthday giveaway}!!










Thanks for letting me come by!!


XOXO







Friday, August 06, 2010

I'm Dreaming . . .


of how my life would be so much more awesome if I owned a serger.
I sew a lot of clothes and costumes for my kids and my nieces
and nephews and I can only imagine how much more quickly
projects would get done if I had one of these awesome machines.
No more tiny rolled hems and endless pinning.
I could gather with ease.
It would be totally fabulous!
No more driving 20 miles to my mother-in-law's
to have her help me use her serger so I can finish a project in a timely manner.
It would be utterly fabulous.
Fabulous.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

PPB Giveaway

I love me some PPB!
There is a giveaway over at The Fashionable Housewife.
Come check it out!