Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's a Party! #43

It's that time again, my favorite day of the week! Let's get this party started!





Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links on Saturday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Pinterest Bucket List

Don't fall out of your chair, but I actually did my first project from my Pinterest Bucket List that I told you about last week! It was the American Girl Sleeping Bag that Melissa did at Love Bug Living. I was making it for Jordyn and I thought it should match her rag quilt I made her for Christmas.



I used Melissa's measurements, but made mine with flannel and batting, used ribbon to tie instead of elastic (I didn't have any and didn't want to make a trip to JoAnn's), and made a built in pillow.



I cut the pillow piece 6" x 5" and ironed in the short ends and one long end. Ignore the pencil marks. I must have marked that for something else to make and obviously, didn't use it.



I folded the inside fabric in half and pinned the pillow in the middle.



First I sewed the pillow on, leaving the top open. I stuffed it and then sewed it shut. Then just follow the rest of Melissa's tutorial.



It turned out perfect and Jordyn is going to love it!

A little someone, named Tierni, was here that day I made it and told me her Sleeping Beauty Barbie needed a sleeping bag, too. What's a grandma to do?



Whip up another one!

For Barbie, I cut my fabric 18" x 15" and the pillow part, 6" x 4".



It seemed big as I was making it, but it worked out great.



It rolls up so darn cute!



I don't want to say anything to Tierni (she's only 4), but doesn't Sleeping Beauty Barbie look a little spooky? What's up with her neck and right hand?


Okay, here's my Pinterest Bucket List project for this week.



Source: etsy.com via Terri on Pinterest


We're taking everybody to DisneyWorld in May and I want to make these for the kids to put their pins that they get on.

Remember, if you make any of the projects to e-mail me (tcwrenz@yahoo.com) with a link or picture so that I can show yours off, too!

See you later today for It's a Party!


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easiest Dollar Store craft...

EVER!!



With everything going south around here lately, I decided maybe we needed a little green luck!



I made a trip to the Dollar Store and picked up some garland and stuffed it into a liquor bottle from my stash.



I also grabbed shamrock ornaments and one of those table decorations. I took the concrete block out of the bottom of it and



stuffed it in the top of the bottle. Glue the ornaments to a cord or ribbon and that's it!



I sure hope those shamrocks help!


I'm sure you noticed my blog went all white yesterday. The Blog Designer who did my blog lost her server which meant I lost my design. She's back up now and hopefully it's permanently fixed! I hate being so helpless, but there was nothing I could do on my end. I think I'll e-mail her and find out if there's something I can do to store it. Anyway, I'm baaaack!


Have a lucky day!


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Monday, February 27, 2012

Huge Craft Fail! Thread Holder

Get ready, this is ugly!



I'm just trying to keep it real here, and that mess is for real. For now.



It started out good in my head. I found that drawer front somewhere and had it stuck away. I thought it would make a great thread holder for the wall, but wanted to distress it first.



Yeah, distressing does NOT work on cheapo laminate wood! Why I didn't stop right there and give up, I'll never know, but I kept on going.



I took out my frustration on it by hammering a million (maybe not quite that many) nails in it.



Added some jute and hung the ugly thing on the wall.



Don't worry, it won't stay that way, but I was sick of messing with it for now.



I'm thinking it needs polka dots.

Happy Monday!



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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Super Saturday!

Before I get to this week's features, I want to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to you for all your kind and comforting comments this week about the loss of our dog, Desi. You'll never know how much it meant to me that you were so caring and understanding.



Thank you, my friends.


Now, here are your Top 5 most viewed links from It's a Party!


My Junebug Dress


Kate, you did an amazing job and it's adorable!


DIY Kitchen Makeover


There's only one thing to say: Awesome!


Window Photo Display


We all know how much I love old windows! I've never thought about chalkboard paint on them, but I'm sure going to try it now! Kammy tells you how to make your own chalkboard paint so be sure and check it out.


Paper Punch Organization


What a cute transformation!


DIY Designer Band-Aids


Oh my gosh, do you know how much money I spend on SpongeBob and Dora band-aids? Not any more! Brilliant idea!


Thank you to all who linked up, I can't wait to see what you come up with next week! If you were featured, grab yourself a button from the sidebar.


Since last week was a blur, I've got a lot of catching up to do this weekend. Better get to it!

Have a great weekend!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Itty Bitty Charm Bracelets

When I've been out shopping lately, it seems every store I go into has little charm bracelets just made out of cord and a charm. They're all cute, but are anywhere from $6.00 to $10.00 a piece! Are you kidding me? Everybody, say it together, "We can make those"!



And you can! I bought the Hemp cord and charms at Hobby Lobby. The cord comes in a package with different colors. The hardest part was figuring out the slip knot so they are adjustable.



You start by adding your charm to the middle of the cord. Now it's time for the slip knots.




You'll find a much better explanation on Google somewhere, but I'll try (bad pictures and all).
You start with one end and cross it over the top.



Then you wrap it under and back over and into the circle you created.
Please don't judge those fingers, I'd been scraping wallpaper that day!



Pull it tight and do the same thing with the other end.



There you go, easy peasy!



Be warned though, it's hard to stop once you start!



My hand model had not been scraping wallpaper that day.



She was a little busy eating SpongeBob yogurt!


I'm linking to these parties this week.



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's a Party! #42

You all don't know how much I need this party. I haven't written a post about it yet, because I just can't, but I wanted to let you all know what we're going through. Our Desi, (one of our dogs that are 12 years old, but we still call them "our puppies") died Sunday. Someday I'll tell you all about it, but for now, just know that we are all grieving. It's funny, we let these little 4 legged "God's blessings" into our lives and they become part of the family. The one that Greg and I are worried about now is Gage (her brother) and doing everything we can to get him to act like his old self again! Please don't let anyone ever tell you that dogs don't know and grieve!


Now, let's party! I need you to link up and show me all your great stuff and get my mind off what's going on around here for a little bit.




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links on Saturday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Let's get this party started!

Pinterest Bucket List

You may remember one of my blogging resolutions was to actually start making something that I've pinned. Since it's the end of February, I better get started!

I think I've come up with a fun way to challenge myself to do this each week.

First let me show you what I'll be making.



Melissa from Love Bug Living made this adorable American Girl Doll (or any kind of doll) sleeping bag and I pinned it. Jordyn was looking at my pin boards one day and asked why I hadn't made it for her, yet. Yep, this better be my first project!

Here's the fun part! I'll be doing a different project each week and showing you mine the following week. If you ever want to play along and make your own version, I would love for you to! If you do, send me a picture and link to your blog or blog post link if you posted it and I'll share yours along with mine.

How fun would that be to see the different versions of the same idea?!

Happy Crafting!

See you later today for It's a Party!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I finally crocheted something!

I really did, look!



Now I know to all of you, this is no big deal, but to a person who was ready to throw the yarn and hook out the window, it's a pretty big deal!



You all know I started a crochet class for 3 weeks and this was the first week. I really screwed the outside of it up and it's supposed to be a coaster, but mine is for a really big glass!



Lesson 2: The Granny Square



I got bored last week and once I figured out the double crochet, I made the scarf. Too bad it's in the 50's around here now. By the way, Greg is still making fun of me!


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