Monday, March 31, 2014

New in the Etsy Shop


I've been trying to work on getting photo's edited and items added to my Etsy Shop.




Besides a lot of other Keep Calm Necklaces, I added a couple of Play Ball to celebrate the start of baseball season.




Mickey Mouse is by far the most popular item, so I did a little variation using ball chains instead of the leather cord.




I love making these clutches, so of course, I added the latest ones.


You can go Here to see these items and more.

I hope to have a few tote bags and purses added this week. Although, it's supposed to be in the 70's here  and I may have a tough time staying inside on the computer!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Candle Lantern


Remember the Candle Lantern that Brandon & Christina gave me for Christmas and I decorated it for Valentine's Day (Here)?

It needed an update.




Hello, Spring!




I changed the vinyl on the front of the glass and candle and added the balloon holders that I found at the Dollar Store. 




It's sitting on the mantel and I love the way it looks at night. The candle is on a timer so I don't even have to turn it on every day. Best invention ever!




The bunnies were my Mom's and I'm thinking they were from Home Interiors.

The little remote on the other side has nothing to do with anything. Why don't I notice things like that until the pictures are all taken?

Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's a Party! #151


Welcome to the party!




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 started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

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!


It's Feature Day!

Thank you to everyone who joined It's a Party last week. I love looking at all the inspiration that's linked up every week!

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



Gilded Mason Jars


I've been wanting to do this for so long. This is just the inspiration that I needed to get started!



Sunshine Trifle


I am soooo in the mood for this!!



DIY Geometric Art


There's not one thing about this that I don't love!



Funny Bunny


Oh my gosh, how cute are they?!



Homemade Mac-n-Cheese


She had me at cheese and Ritz Crackers. Yum!


Have an awesome day and I'll meet you back here later this afternoon for this week's party.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Crocheted Chevron Scarf


I had kind of hoped that the coat and scarves would be packed away by now, but unfortunately, they're not, yet.




If I'm going to have to still wear a scarf in April, I wanted it to be happy colors like pink & gray.




There are a lot of chevron patterns out there. I found and used This one, but used two colors instead of just one. Surprisingly, it was a fun and easy pattern to do and went together fast. I need to make a couple more and stick them away for Christmas.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Blast from the past: Easter Bunny Shutter


Even though it's supposed to snow here today, I'm still going to spend the day decorating for Easter and Spring. 

One of the first things to come out of hiding and displayed is my Easter Bunny Shutter.




I made him 3 years ago and he still makes me happy.


You can go Here to see the full post.

Have a marvelous Monday!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Zip-It Purse


A purse like this was on Group Deals awhile back and I deleted the e-mail it was in. When I delete something like this, it's a guarantee that I won't stop thinking about it and want it.

So I made it myself.




They're going to be perfect for this summer to take to ball games, amusement parks, etc.

I'm sorry I don't have a pattern for you, I just started in and winged it one afternoon.

I hope to have a real tutorial for you soon if you're interested.


Here's what little explanation that I do have:




I did this one first and for the zippers, I put them in the front like you would do for the inside of a purse.




I sewed in the loops for the removable strap.




For this yellow and gray one, I did the zippers a little different (even though they both look the same when finished).




Instead of starting with one full front piece, I cut it into 3 equal parts and then added the zippers to connect them.




I thought this way was easier and I think it lays a little nicer.




That will give you an idea of how big those front zip pockets are.




The rest of the bag is just your basic purse pattern.




Keeping it real here, when I was ironing the purse after it was all finished and I was so darn proud of myself, I accidentally caught my nylon strap under the iron and it melted. 
Are you kidding me?!!! How can anybody be so stupid?!




I thought about just pitching it and starting over, but since this purse was for me, I added another small piece of the webbing over the top and sewed it on.

I know it's there, but I really don't think anyone else will notice it. The black hides it real well.




The funny (?) thing is, I ruined the strap that I sewed into the purse, not the one that was detachable. I don't mess around when I screw things up!





Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's a Party! #150


Welcome to the party!

Today is the last day of winter, so before we start this party, let's all get up for a minute and do the happy dance. Tomorrow is Spring! We made it!!

Okay, now let's party!




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 started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

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!


I love this part of the week when I can feature a few of you that linked up to last week's party. Remember, I started a Pinterest board for the features each week. You can follow along Here.



Repurposed Chest of Drawers


What a great idea! If you missed it, you have got to check out the rest of Penny's greenhouse. Beautiful!



Fabric Flower Belt


Love those flowers! 



Entry Way Makeover


Hello awesomeness!



Lava Cake Dessert


One word. Yum!



Sweet Pepper Appetizers


So simple, but sounds so delicious!


Thank you to everyone who joined It's a Party last week! 

I'll see you back here later today for this week's party.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


On the one day a year when we're all a little Irish, let's celebrate with some St. Paddy's Day fun.

Grab a green beer, belly up to your computer, and enjoy!



























Have a fun day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Reuben Crescent Bake


If you're not going to have Corned Beef & Cabbage on St. Patrick's Day this year, how about trying the next best thing?





I found this recipe on best healthy recipe's in the world and because Reuben Sandwiches are one of our favorite things, I had to try it.

It was absolutely delicious and we all loved it!
The crescent rolls were the perfect touch.


Have an awesome weekend!