Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oh what do you do in the school pick-up line?

My cutie patootie son started Kindergarten this year and I am getting my first taste of driving to and from school at least twice a day. I am that mom that gets to the pick-up line a wee bit early. If I am lucky, I am usually about the 4th car in line. :) The baby usually sleeps for the duration of the wait and her big sister watches movies and then usually ends up in the front with me. She swears she just wants to 'chill out' up there. :)

So during my 45 minute long wait, I've discovered how to utilize my time with a little guilty indulgence. I have a cute bag loaded with my craft for the day. What's in it this week? Oh let's see....ribbon, lots of ribbon, hair clips, scissors, thread, a lighter, Fabri-Tac (my fave), satin fabric, beads, and pieces of felt.
(My current crafting bag - It's the baby's Trick-or-Treat bag but too cute to just use for one night!)
(and yes...that is a rosette on there)

I started off the school year making hair bows for the girls but then stumbled across this from Make it and Love it! Ashley is so sweet and much to my dismay, I recently discovered that she moved to the city I just moved from! We were just miles away for a few months and I didn't even know it! She is so talented and those rosettes are darling. They are my new crafting obsession! So my assembly line production ends up on these babies:

Since I've made a few gazillion of them myself, I've found a few tricks that help the amateur like me to ensure that they turn out as beautiful as Ashley's. Oh, that post is a great idea for another pick-up line project! Did I just start a theme here? I would love to see what you do for your pick-up line projects! Link them up here:


Monday, September 13, 2010

Amazing story

I recently heard about this sweet girl's battle against cancer.

Her story is moving. The support from her family and friends is edifying. I knew I had to help.

Visit here to enter the silent auction to win one of these babies.....

Thanks for your help Keeping Kolby!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Phew...I feel like my life has been a whirlwind lately! I have three cuties at home and they do a superb job of keeping my life more than busy! This summer it dawned on me that the much dreaded day of my oldest baby going to school was just around the corner! I put all of my hobbies on ice and savored every moment I could with my family. And oh did we have fun!

Now I am an official school mom with carpool lines, PTA meetings, room mom meetings, and homework! It is unreal how time flies!

Among all the craziness this summer, I was able to come up with a few fun ideas! I am super excited to share them all! I hope to be a much more regular blogger in between all the new fun chaos but hope you'll understand if I am MIA for spurts here and there. :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July!

Our giveaway this week is being hosted by Tip Junkie and their fabulous Christmas in July promotion! Head on over there to enter to win some seriously fabulous items! I hear they have some adorable party gear for little ones. :)


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Designs AND Another Giveaway! (closed)

I really had a lot of fun coming up with some new designs this week! After emailing last week's winners, who by the way are so super sweet, I came up with our two newest hats. Now wouldn't it be fun to have one of these cuties show up in your mailbox?

And you can! Enter this weeks giveaway by leaving a comment and a second time by subscribing to our blog. Don't forget to let me know if you want a dainty or dapper hat! Giveaway ends next Thursday. Spread the news!

Congratulations to our winners: Natalie Jane and wwillows6!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birthday Stylista GIVEAWAY! (closed)

Did you know that the first day of Summer was just a few days ago? Really? I swear the sweltering heat and suffocating humidity in the South has felt like Summer for almost a month now. But when it was so fresh and springy and cool outside, I decided to introduce some freshness Dainty's party hat line. All of the vivid colors outside inspired my creativity and I envisioned some beautiful party hats for little boys and girls!

Instead of whipping up a few mock hats to show off on my site, I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway! Each week I'll be giving away 2 FREE party hats in one of my new designs - one for a boy and one for a girl! So go ahead and leave up to 5 comments. And if you give me a shout out on your blog, that's good for another 10 entries! Don't forget to mention if you need a dapper or dainty hat. Spread the word, I have a ton of party hats to give away!

My help was enlisted to create an adorable hat for the author of the amazing blog, Fabulous Fun Finds! I drool over everything featured on this site and was super honored to be able to create Kenley's perfect party hat! If you haven't checked out her site, do it now. You'll be hooked.

TJ and Amy is our dainty hat winner!
Meredith is our dapper hat winner!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Classy Drapes - 4 simple steps!

I found this chic fabric and couldn't wait to use it in my bedroom! I only got two yards and then when I got home had serious regrets for not buying more as I poured over pictures of different drapes that I would love to have. I finally got over my frustration and decided to just make it work with what I had. And you know what? I absolutely love them!
Here are the steps for making these simple, elegant, and inexpensive drapes!

I used exactly 1 yard of each fabric per window. Choose two coordinating fabrics. Iron them and place them on top of each other, right sides together.

I lucked out and didn't have to trim my fabrics at all. I wanted my drapes to overlap the edges of the window by roughly 2 inches on each side and I left 1/2" seam allowance. It worked out perfectly!

Pin the fabrics together along the sides and bottom. Leave the top open.

Flip the curtain right side out and iron. I ironed especially well along
the edges because I didn't want to top stitch.

Fold the top edge of the fabric down about 1/2". As you can see, my fabrics weren't exactly the same size. I will be folding the fabric down again so the raw area will be covered. You'll see....

Fold the top edge down about about 1 to 1 1/2", depending on the size of your rod. Sew along the bottom edge to make the rod casing.
Guess what?
You are done!
Hang up your curtains and use ribbons to tie them up. I used 2 ribbons, 1 yard in length per ribbon for each window. Don't forget to finish the ends of your ribbon. I loved the satin fabric backing that I used almost as much as my floral pattern so I flipped the fabric up a bit when I tied them back so you could see a little more of the accenting fabric.
Be creative and enjoy!
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