Friday, August 30, 2013

Felt & Flocked Fabric Pillow


The other day the kiddo's and I were at Hobby Lobby (imagine that!) and I don't even remember what we were looking for, but we ended up in the felt aisle.




I guess it's been a long time since I've bought felt and couldn't believe all the new and fun felt and fabric sheets that are available now.




You can't tell in the picture, but the pink felt is glittered.
The zebra print is flocked in black and the white looks like leather.

We bought 4 sheets of each.




I cut the sheets into 9" squares and sewed them together.

Make two of these patchwork pieces and then sew them right sides together, leaving a 4-5" opening for turning.




Then turn General Hospital on and start stuffing away.




And slip stitch your opening closed.




Jordyn was right, it does look perfect in her room.





Oh, and one more thing...



Thank you, Jordyn, for cleaning your room for us!

(I made a bracelet using the scraps that were left over from the pillow. It's Here if you missed it.)


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's a Party! #121


Hello party people! I'm so glad you're here!

I'm trying so hard to get in the mood for Fall and thinking I should start on some Fall projects, but good ol' Missouri weather has decided to go into full blown summer mode now. When it should be cooling down a little, it's been 100 degrees all week! 

It's kind of hard to think about leaves changing colors, pumpkins, etc., but I'm trying.

If you missed this morning's features, they're Here.

Now let's see what you all have been up to this past week.






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 next Wednesday.

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!

Hits of the Party!


Hey, hey, hey, it's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing.
It's party and feature day!

Before we start the party later today, let's take a look back at some of the fabulous features from last week's party.



S'mores Mini Donuts




Back to School Teacher Gift




Pom Pom Pen Tutorial




Distressed Gesso Mirror




IKEA Bookcase Hack



Thank you to everyone who linked up and I'll meet you back here later this afternoon to get this week's party started.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Felt & Fabric Sheet Bracelet


I thought about calling this a Faux Leather Bracelet or better yet, Cheapo Leather Bracelet.




It really gives the illusion of leather and unless someone comes up and rubs your wrist, they would never know that it's really made of...




regular ol' glitter felt and a fabric sheet.

Jordyn picked these out at Hobby Lobby one day because she hinted that a pillow made out of them would be perfect on her bed and match her room.

(The pillow post will be later this week. I need to take photo's.)




I took a couple of scraps that were left over and cut into narrow strips. 
They were about 6" long and a little smaller than 1/4" wide.




And added a crimp to each end.




Add your jump ring and latch and you've got yourself (or a little girl named Jordyn) a bracelet in about 5 minutes.




Sure wish she had been here to use as a wrist model.

And for the record, I've earned every one of those wrinkles you see in that "Grandma arm"!

Happy Monday!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Burlap Tote Bag


I recently started working on all the "half-baked" crochet projects that I've started and never finished and needed a new tote bag to cart it all around with me.




Guess what I made it out of. 
Go ahead, guess.




A burlap table runner!

What more could I ask for? 

Burlap, Sunflowers, 50% off, and already half sewn for me! Perfect.




I was so darn excited about my find that I forgot to take a lot of photo's while I was whipping it up.

I'll try to explain.

I had to cut a little off of the runner to get it to the size that I wanted. I used one finished end and had to put a hem on the top of the side that I cut off.

Then I folded it in half (right sides together)  and sewed up the two sides.

To make the flat bottom of the bag, after the sides were sewn, I cut out a 1 1/2" square in the bottom two corners.




Then you match the centers and stitch across.




So that it will stand flat and help stabilize the bottom, I took a piece of cardboard (the size of the bottom of the tote) and glued burlap to it and laid it in the bottom of the tote.

It just helps hold it a little better.




I like carrying bags on my shoulder, so my straps were 24".

To keep it rustic, I used jute with a bead on the end to tie it closed.







Who would of thought? A table runner!

Now I've got my eye out for Halloween runners to make the kiddo's their trick or treat bags.

Or how fun would these be to use for gift bags at Christmas?

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's a Party! #120


Welcome back to another exciting week of It's a Party!

I can't wait to see what you all have been up to this past week.

Here's a little of what I've been doing:




In case you missed this morning's features from last week's party, they're Here.





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 next Wednesday.

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!

Hits of the Party!


Happy Hump Day! 
(Every time I say that, I think of the that camel commercial and giggle.)

Before this week's party starts this afternoon, let's take another look at 5 of your most viewed from last week.


Ruffle Clutch Purse




Beach Theme Tablescape




Pencil Holder




Sparkle Bottles




Free Striped Digital Washi Tape



Thank you to everyone who linked up!

See you back here later today.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dish Cloth to Hot Pad


So this isn't going to win me the Nobel Peace Prize, but let me tell you, it sure is helping to keep the peace around this house.




You see, my husband thinks he can likes to cook and since he's been home this summer, he's cooking a lot.

I know, that's not a bad thing, but he makes a huge fat mess every time. 
And he sets hot things where they shouldn't be.
And he makes a mess.

So...




I went and bought a bunch of dish cloths. 
(Get it? Easy to wash.)




Then cut 8" or 9" squares out of them and the same with medium interfacing.




Sew all the way around and leave a small opening for turning.




Sew around the edge, catching the opening as you go.


Then make 5 or 6 more...




and scatter all over the kitchen.

Cook away, Greg!

When you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Sometimes it's the Simple Things...


that make me happy.




Like Mason jars.

No bells, no whistles.
Just 4 little Mason jars with jute and flowers.




When Hobby Lobby has their flowering bushes for half price, I usually pick one up to use for the individual flowers that are on it. It's so much cheaper to cut off stems that I want to use instead of buying each one separate. 




And while I was there, I picked up a bag of moss.




That's it. Put the moss in the jar to hold the stem, add a little jute around the top and I'm happy.




I do think in a couple of weeks (when it's not 90+ degrees), I'll add F-A-L-L vinyl letters to the outside of the jars like I did on these wine bottles a couple of years ago.




By the way, that's the kids' and Greg's candy dish sitting on the table.
That's right. It's all their candy. Not mine.




Except for that package sitting right on top.
Busted!!

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