Friday, November 23, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Craft round up!

Here are some of the inspirations for this week.
IMG 2695 600x600 13 Days of Halloween  Doily Spiderweb Corbels
SOOOO much cuter than the typical store bought webs.
How To Make a Ruffled Burlap Tablecloth Tutorial, How to Sew a Ruffled Burlap Tablecloth Tutorial
Very classy. I'm hoping to make it for out patio table.
My daughter (even thought she is only 2) has her mind set on being Belle, but I'm sure I can find a way or an occasion to make her wear this since is so cute.



How to Preserve Fall Leaves
I never thought preserving fall leaves could be so easy.


 Table size Halloween fun, that can be done last minute.

 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sweet pumpkin seeds

Every year I make some spicy seasoned pumpkin seeds for my husband. But this year I wanted to make something the kids would eat as well.


So I decided to make it sweet! I had some popcorn seasoning that was kettle corn flavored, so I figured why not?
I ran out of pan spray, so I used vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the Cooking sheet. Then I dumped the already washed and dry seeds on the cooking sheet. I put a little more oil on top of the seeds and went nuts on the kettle corn seasoning. Put it on the oven at 350F and just waited for the seeds to turn brown.
I have to say, I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but its really good, I highly recommend.
What do you guys think? I would love hear if you try it, or f you put a different twist on it. So let me know.

Keeping it crafty,
Nessy

Friday, October 12, 2012

Craft Round-up!

Here are the things that inspired me this week.
Enjoy!
    Post image for How to Make a Tin Can Man  Egg cup made from a bent fork - with egg

Keeping it crafty,
Nessy

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crochet Head Band Tutorial- with video

Here is how to make these adorable crochet headbands.

If you are not the crafty kind, you can buy one. Contact me to custom order one. Hope you enjoy it. And if you have any question about it, just comment on it.

 
P.S.: The one thing I forgot to mention on the video is that, if you don't want the headband to be so wide, you can subtract 2 from the original chain of 13. So if you want it to have 4 instead on 5 spaces, chain 11 and do everything else the same. And you can also chain 9 for 3 spaces. I would not go any smaller, only because the flower would look too big in comparison.  
 
Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think.
 
Keeping it crafty,
Nessy

Crochet head band & Flower

I learned to make these and I can't stop! They are so super easy and fun to do. I made them for my daughter and niece to wear when we went pumpikin picking. Click here to see some pics of that day.
The best part of them is that the flowers go into buttons and you can change the flowers to match the outfit. Here is the pattern for it will. 
 
 Hope you like. Don't forget to follow.
 
Keeping it crafty,
Nessy


Pumpkin picking

Pumpkin picking with the family at Young's.
 
Keeping it crafty,
 
Nessy

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Weekly Clip Give Away

Here is the first Clip from our weekly October clip give away.
To enter, simply leave a comment sharing who you think will be wearing it, if you win. Maybe is your daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister or even yourself. I have one of this and love it, it is neutral and goes with everything and it is pretty but not too big.
And if there is a clip from the "Clip of the day" page you would like a chance to win, just comment on it and let me know that you would like to see it on the give away. The ones with the most votes will make it to the give away.       
 
Check back next Wednesday to find out who won and to enter for a chance to win next week's clip.
Good luck to all!
 
Keeping it crafty,
Nessy

Clip of the day


Monday, October 1, 2012

Pant Leg Clutch

This was a really fun and easy to do project. And soooo inexpensive.


My husband had a pair of pants he "outgrew". And I didn't want to waist them. So I had two different ideas- the first one is for a denim pocket rug. So whenever someone in our home outgrows, or rips a pair of jeans (I do that a lot, thanks to my thunder thighs).
But the second idea was to use the pant leg to make a clutch. I sewed some yellow scrap fabric I had laying around to line the inside of the leg.
Next, I folded it in half to be able to make pockets and I used some pink ribbon to decorate the edges. 
Lastly, I made a rolled fabric flower with leftover denim to decorate the out side. Here is the tutorial for the flower.
I will be making another one with a more detailed tutorial, since I have another leg on the pants.

 
What do you think of this project? Any ideas to make it better?
 
Keeping it crafty,
 
Nessy

Clip of the day! Yay!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Clip of the day

Only 6 days till our October weekly clip give away.

Growing Pumpkins

About 3 month ago, my 2 years old daughter and I went into our front yard and planted pumpkin seeds. And the seeds looked just like the ones we eat, so you can imagine how many times I had to take them out of her mouth.
Now, I did not do my home work and find out what I was doing before I planted them. Tho, to be honest, I wasn't sure that anything would even grow- I'm kind of know for having a brown thumb. So regardless silly me, I planted them in some very strategical spots, thinking that a little pumpkin would just sprout up where planted.
Little did I know that pumpkins vine, and in just a few weeks, my front yard looked like a jungle.
Despite my ignorance, and the mess on my front yard, the out coming was pretty awesome.
First I got some gorgeous yellow flowers.
And from the bottom of the flowers, I got adorable little mellon looking things.
      While they were green, they kept on growing and the flower fell off. I was really cool to see the all at diffrent stages.

And finally today I was able to harvest some of those pumpkin (someone told me that once they turned completely orange, they would go bad if they were not pull from the vine). 
 


I harvested 7 of them and there are 11 more still changing colors.
Any one else growing punpkins this year? Any tips or ideas on what to do different next year?
This is the first time I ever had something I've planted grow. So as much as I hope this helps some of you, I would also hope some of you you have some ideas on how to do this better next time.
 
Keeping it Crafty,
Nessy