Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday Spotlight: Ruffled Shirts

I have been thinking about ruffled shirts lately! I REALLY want to make one....or at least something I can wear that has ruffles! here are some fun ideas!

Make It and Love It

Adventures in Dressmaking

Tea Rose Home

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Tie Headband WINNER!

And the winner of the tie head band is...

Drum roll please........


Congratulations, we hope you enjoy it!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Felt Quiet Book

Since I had so much felt left over from making Jack's felt car booties, I decided to make him a little felt quiet book! You can pretty much adapt this idea with whatever things you have around your house.
Felt .29 per sheet
applique glue $3
Some things to embellish/add texture...
-buttons, shoe laces, sparkly glue, silk tie.

So here's what I did...
After sewing all the pages of felt together (I used 4 sheets- about 10"x5") I cut out some fun shapes from the felt and did an applique of each of them.  

Felt shoe with a shoelace that can be untied. 

My boy LOVES buttons so I had to add this page! 

 Felt airplane with glue sparkles for a night-time sky.

 Bad picture...but this is a tie that can be lifted up. Made from material from a silk tie.

 Felt truck with a lady bug button.

Felt guitar with red sparkle glue!
Then I left the back of the book, which is red, blank.
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Creativity Week at 733!

I am so excited to let everyone know about our very first guest posting opportunity!  Kim at 733 is having this awesome Creativity Week, and yours truly have been invited to guest post.  You should be seeing us tomorrow at 733, so please run over to check it out!

Kim has had some wonderful things to share this week, I know you'll love it.

And don't forget to be a part of our GIVEAWAY!!!  You know you want one of those gorgeous tie headbands that Nicholette has made, so don't miss out!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tie Headband GIVEAWAY!

To show our gratitude to our loyal followers, we would like to give one lucky follower one of these handmade tie headbands!

To enter to win:

-Become a follower of Craft Envy and leave a comment with your email address

 Get an additional entry for each of the following!...

- Get another person to follow Craft Envy (comment under this post telling us who you brought)
-Follow us on facebook
-Follow us on Twitter

The winner will be announced Friday morning! GOOD LUCK!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Newspaper covered frame - Awesome project!

Here is the crazy fun frame I made for my girls' bathroom.  Now all their hair bows are pretty and organized!  And this project was made out of an old frame and some newspaper.  Very cheap!  I love it!

What you'll need:

1. An old frame that you have around the house collecting dust... this was sitting in my garage for over a year!
2. About 60 newspaper rolls.  For instructions on those, follow this link.
3. Mod Podge
4. Ribbon of your choice (mine was on sale at Michael's for $1.00)
5. Water-based wood stain (I used Rosewood - $4.75 at Home Depot)
6. Staple gun
7. Brush and a sponge applicator

1. Start out by stapling the skinny end of your newspaper roll on to the back of your frame, then apply mod podge to the front of the frame and start wrapping your newspaper around it.  Once a roll ends, put some glue at the end of a new roll and insert it in the previous roll, so they become one, and you can keep wrapping it around the frame.

2. Keep wrapping all the way around the frame, adding glue to the frame as you go.  Staple the end of the newspaper to the back of the frame, trim off if you need.

3. Here is the frame completely wrapped in newspaper.  Let it dry for about 10 minutes.

4. Once it's dry, paint the front of your frame with your wood stain.  Let it dry for a couple of hours.

5. Once it's dry, apply a thick layer of mod podge to the entire frame to protect your paint and the newspaper as well.  Let it dry for another hour. (I hated waiting for it to dry!)

6. Now decide how you would like to place your ribbon and staple it to the back of your frame.  Trim off any edges that are too long.

7. There you have it! I made some flowers out of newspapers for embellishment, you can add whatever you like, or leave it plain, whatever works for you!  I just love how this turned out, and I hope you'll give it a try.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Spotlights! - Fabric Flowers!!!

We've been blog surfing a lot, preparing for some future projects we'd like to do, and we have found the most amazing fabric flower projects out there!  Here are some of our favorites:

These earrings are adorable!  I want to make a whole bunch of them! Check out this amazing tutorial at Secret Pie Shoppe

I love this accordion fabric flower from Summer at Sumo's Sweet Stuff.  You can do so many things with a cute flower like this!  Check out her tutorial!  I can't wait to make some.

mrspriss_flower hair clip tutorial_options
I can't tell you enough how much I LOVE these beautiful fabric flowers I found at Mrs Priss.  She made these into hair clips.  Aren't these just gorgeous?

Thanks for sharing your talent, ladies!  We loved it!  Please feel free to grab our featured button!

Next week we are looking for kids crafts!  Send us your ideas of fun crafts you've done with your little ones, we'd love to post them!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Layered Button Bracelet

This would make a great teen craft, (or an adult one if you're like me:).

What you will need: 
-assortment of buttons (I used 24), same size    $1.50 for like a billion/walmart
-Industrial strength thread, or some sort of jewelery string

 1. Cut 2 strings to about 15 inches and thread through a button like so...
 2. Each additional button should face the opposite direction as the previous button.
 3. Push the buttons together as you go.
 4. Your bracelet should look layered like this.
 5. When you finish, create a loop at one end to hook over the last button on the other end. (Or you could use any sort of jewelery latch to finish it off).
6. VOILA! It's kinda fun...I think I like it  :)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paper Bag Decoupaged Closet


Check out this closet my parents transformed into a bookshelf! The walls used to be white and they decoupaged them with torn up pieces of brown paper bags! Sorry the picture is so small, my dad sent it to me from his phone :)

I was featured on Life as Lori

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Business Card Holder

Those of you who have been keeping up with our posts know what this is made of....

I made each individual circle just like Vanessa made the newspaper rings!

You will need:
-11 newspaper rings (check Newspaper Rings tutorial), on hand
-acrylic paint (mine is in Espresso), $.87
-Mod Podge, $3.97
-Paint brush, on hand

 Just glue your newspaper rings together with Elmer's or Mod Podge exactly how I did in the picture. Paint and let it dry. Mod Podge a thick layer to create a clear coat.
You have a hand crafted business card holder!

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Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

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