Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lace Pillow

I have not been the most consistent when it has come to posting projects that I have done. Like always life is crazy busy which is why I am showing you how easy and fast this project is and why everyone should sew their own pillows!! My pillow form (which I bought for $4 at tjmax) measured 20 inches. I cut my fabric to 21 inches (square) for the front side and cut two pieces for the back, on which was 14 inches width and 21 inches length and the other about 15 in width and 21 in length. there were overlapped to create the flap for easy access to the back of the pillow. I then hemmed the edges that would be shown on the back opening. On the front piece I sewed on my lace (bought from hobby lobby). I sewed down the middle of the lace first, then each side. I then pinned right sides together and sewed all together at a 1/2 in seam allowance. Trimmed off any excess that was more than the 1/2 in (like some of the threads and lace bits) and trimmed the corners diagonally to make the corners stick out more. That is it. I cut and sewed two of these pillows in a little under 2 hours. Easy peasy. I want to make more pillows. Just different ones to have a little diversity. I hope you all go make some!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ung Drill Frame finished!!

Yay, so I am finally posting the frame. I dont have any other picture of it yet besides this one with the beautiful baby girl in it. I just painted it with the color AQUA. I love it. It pops out of the picture. :) Hope you like it too!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


A couple of weeks ago I took my boys up to Ikea! There I purchased some lovely blankets and this UNG Drill frame. I am excited to use it!! But hopefully this weekend I will get a chance to paint it!! What color you ask, come back and find out!! :D

Monday, August 8, 2011

More Bunting

So, I made some more bunting for my photography prop stash. I can't wait to use it. The colors are fun and flowery. It really is so easy to make.

Just go get the triangle template I gave you on the last bunting post,
1-cut your fabric
2-sew the right sides together
3- turn right side out
5-pin to the binding (make sure it is double fold binding)
6-sew a straight line on the binding and your done!

Here I just cut squares of burlap and then hot glued the lace to the burlap. Easy.

I would love to see pictures if any of you out there make some bunting. I have some more bunting that I want to make. So you will be seeing more posts on bunting. I just think it's so cute. You can make it for holidays to hang on your mantel, or for parties, or for anything else you want to use it for. Have fun bunting!! :D

Monday, August 1, 2011


Here is a post on some flowers that I made the other night. The first two pictures are cute little flowers for babies and toddlers. I first found these from Make It and Love It. She has made a template for the flowers and has pictures on how she made them. I made some for my cousins baby shower a while back. They are just so cute. I especially love the grey one. They are made out of felt and thread! I hot glued the elastic on. Easy!!

These next flowers I made just by using ribbon that I had. The ones below I had used a lace that I had found sitting right next to the double fold binding, and they were on sale. Love the orange and purple. All I did was cut a circle of white felt, and started from the outside and worked my way in hot gluing as I went. I would ruffle the lace as I went along. glued some pearls and whalaa!!
The rosette flowers you pretty much see everywhere! I added some of my left over lace, added a clip and some pearls. love these colors.

this is just velvet ribbon that I ruffled and glued as I twirled it.
I love the color grey and lace, so this was a favorite.
1- cut out 8 circles of the grey fabric and 8 of the lace.
2-fold the circle in half, then in half again.
3-I cut it to look like a heart so when you unfold it it looks like a flower with petals.
4-I then put one grey circle with one lace circle and folded them together
5-I then glued the corner of the folded flowers to the center of the felt circle and just repeated.
6-you will have 4 folded flowers that will make up the bottom layer.
7-I then did the same for the second row, but I started by putting the first folded flower over one of the seams, that way each folded flower that you put down covers a seam (it makes it more fluffy). Does that make sense? Then add the pearl and clip and you are good to go.
*just a little note after i have cut the folded circle to look like the heart and have unfolded and have added the lace to it I fold it back up so the petals don't match up which gives it the more "petally" (i know that is not a word, but i like it) flower look.
Well, I hope you go and make a lot of flowers for your girls. I wish I had girls to put these on, but I dont. So I made them to use on the babies and girls for my photography. Let me know if you like them, or if I confused you on the instructions (which I am pretty sure I did because I'm not the best at explaining things). Have a good night!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Little Boy Ties

Hello everyone. I swear I am trying to keep up on posting, but to tell you the honest truth I get busy and forget. Time passes and I realize how long it's been. Here is a good example. This should have been posted in April....

What we are looking at here are the ties (I mean, you can go ahead and look at how cute those two boys are because, well they are so hard to not look at). :D I made these ties for their Easter outfits. I had found the wonderful tutorial from Make It and Love It!! I love, LOVE her site. She is so creative and always gives the best tutorials. For the ties you have to buy the tutorial, which I think is worth the money! Her tutorial could be followed by the most basic beginner. It has step by step pictures. I loved it, and everyone at church said how cute the ties were and when I told them that I had made them half of them did not believe me :D that made me feel great and I owe it all to Ashley from Make it and Love it!! So if you are looking to make your little guy or guys some ties head on over there!!!
I promise to post soon!!!
Kelli :D

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sir Isaac Newton....

Sir Isaac Newton said it right when he gave the 3rd law of Motion.
For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.... I finally watched Oprah's final show. I will miss her show because they are fun and entertaining AND Oprah has some really great words of advice that she shares. On her final show she shared Isaac Newton's 3rd law of motion and related it to how we should be. It's pretty much the golden rule-to do unto others as you would have others do unto you, and what you put out there you will get back whether it is good or bad.

So I made up some word art for you all. I just played around with different patterns and colors. Hope you like. To download just click on the picture, then click again to enlarge it then right click and save picture!! Let me know if you like!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I'm Back!!

Hello everyone! I am back. Sorry for the lack of posts. I have a project that I have been working on that has taken up my free time. It has been extremely frustrating, and I have taken a break from it for just a little bit, but when I finish it (and hopefully that will be soon) I will share it all you with guys. Until then I do have one little sewing project that I finished.

I'm sure you have all seen bunting floating around everywhere on the craft blogland. I think it is so cute for so many different occasions and my photography is one that I love to use it for. I had this fabric left over from ties I made my boys for Easter, so I decided to make bunting. I didn't use a tutorial, I just made my own triangle template in photoshop and went from there. It was super easy. I cut my fabric out in as many triangles as I could, put the right sides together and sewed with a 1/4in seam allowance. I then trimmed the fabric off and the corner, turned them all right side out and ironed them. YOU MUST iron them :). I then used the bias tape I bought and pinned it all then sewed it. I think both banners took me a total combined time of 3 hours. Not bad eh? Beats buying it online for $60.

Below are pictures of the banner. I decided to show you the adorable little baby boy that I used them on. He was a sweetheart!!

Here is the triangle template I made. click on the picture, then click again to enlarge it, then right click and save as, and you now have the template!! I hope you like, and make your own!! I am going to pick up some girly fabric and make some for girls!! Leave me some love if you like!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

For the LOVE of LIME

I love limes. the color is vibrant and the taste is fantastic. There are soooo many lovely uses for limes. I recently went in search online for a lime cookie recipe because I wanted to make something for the girls I visit teach. And I wanted it to have lime in it (because of St.Pattys day). I didnt know what would come up, but let me just say that what I found is delicious. Doesnt seeing these limes make you want to cut one up and squeeze the juice out? It does for me, and that is exactly what I did when I had the leftover limes from the recipe. I'm one of those who loves lime or lemon juice mixed straight with water. My boys even loved it!!
Anyways, onto the cookies. I found the recipe from I actually have never come across that site before, but am so glad I did. Tons of their recipes look amazing.

Anyways, here is the recipe. There is only one thing I changed. They had down only ONE TSP of lime juice and I did TWO TSP of lime juice. It was more by accident that it happened. I was squeezing a lime it just came out fast. I also added green food coloring to make them more St.Paticksy. Anyways, I hope you enjoy. You can click on the picture and then right click to save. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

St. Patricks Day Wreath

Can I say that I am so proud of myself for actually having a craft done on time. I put this up on my door today...not the day before St. Pattys Day :D I know you are all as proud of me as I am. For some reason I have been into wreaths lately. I dont know why, maybe because its an easy way to start the decorating. I guess it is something that my boys can't pull down or knock over.

Anyways, last year I was at Joanns and i saw these St. Patricks day "do-dads" (dont know what you want to call them) on sale for like .25 cents each. Niiice. Didnt know what I was going to do with them at the time but I thought I could use them on something. I had Green burlap in my stash and I knew I could use it to make a wreath. I'm sure many of you have seen those felt wreaths floating around all over the internet (or homes). You know the ones I'm talking about right? They usually use white felt, cut it in a circle and then pin it into the styrofoam wreath. Ya know, those ones? I sure do because I made one last year. So I figured I would put the same technique to use.

I cut circles out of the burlap and pinned them into the styrofoam. Then I took extra little scraps of the burlap and hot glued them around the back edges just to hide the white styrofoam. I also added just some white craft foam to the back of the wreath just so little foam pieces wouldnt fall all over the place. Isnt it pretty? I think so. :)

A couple of things I would have done differently...
1} I would have put hot glue on the edge pieces when I pinned them in. The pieces that are in the middle are tucked in nice and tight, but the edge pieces were not wanting to stay in as well. So hot glue them in the first time around.
2} next I would have traced the styrofoam wreath first for the back foam piece. You see I had pinned all the burlap pieces in first. So it was more difficult to trace it.
AND I still mmight add one more thing. We shall see....
Next up,
Today the UPS man brought me a wonderful package. I happily signed for it and could not wait to open it up. I knew what was coming, i tore off the tape, popped the plastic bubble wrap for my boys (which they loved and were in awe of) and looked down to see my new beautiful Canon camera. Its the Canon 7D. I still have higher hopes but this is great for now. I was going to get the Canon 5D Mark II BUT I heard that the Mark III is coming out at the end of this year so I thought to myself, "why buy the markII only to have the markIII come out 6 months after" so I bought the 7D for now and am waiting paitenly until the end of this year/ beginning of next to purchase the Mark III. That will be an even better delivery. Until then, here is my new camera...

Beautiful isnt he....yes I said he ;)

Oh, by the way I want to see how many people I can get to follow this blog. So if you like what you see go ahead and follow me. I dare you, no I double dog dare you!!

Kelli :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rosette Heart Framed

I figured I had one day left in February so I was still ok to post this. I know I said it was going to happen a lot sooner, but ya know how life goes sometimes. My boys are on a streak of what I like to call "the never ending sickness". How I cant wait for winter to be over and spring and summer to arrive!

Here is my inspiration for this project. I feel so bad that I cant tell you where I found this picture. I had saved it to my "to do" list before I started this blog, so I cant remember where I took it from. If this is your picture OR if you know where it came from speak up and I will give the proper credit to whom it goes to. :D I had the extra paper rosettes from the wreath i did so I put them to good use. I had a brown 12x12 frame lying around so I painted it "ivory" using the krylon spray paint. Then I hot glued the burlap to the cardboard that was behind the matte in the frame.
I then layed out the rosettes in the heartform then picked them up one by one and glued them on. the heart shape changed a little bit as i kept gluing but it still looked good. I put it all back together, and put it on an easle.... TADA!
easy peasy. Love it. I got it done on Valentines Day. Haha, talk about just in time. I still have it up. I figured since its still february its ok to have up :)

Let me know what ya think.
Kelli :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

I made this recipe the day my boys had their baby blessing. EVERYBODY, and I mean everybody said it was the best baby blessing food they had ever had. This recipe rocks! I picked it up from a site I dont really remember. Sorry. But it was about 3 years ago. Anyways, its delish. Serve it with chips, cheese, tomatos and lettuce. This has become a favorite in my family. I hope you enjoy as well. I linked this up to the wonderful blog All Things Thrifty. Check out the other yummy recipes linked from others. I have saved some allready. :)

I dont have a close up, all I have are the crockpots. :D

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines Day Wreath

Lately I have been on a wreath making kick. The minute I came across this one from
"I'm A Yarner" (she has a great tutorial which is the link I gave you up above) I knew I was going to make it. I packe up my boys and headed out to the craft store to pick up the supplies I would need. I will say this did take some time... ok ALOT of time. But it is so worth it. My sister said she would pay me to make her one. I'm still debating if I want to or not :). Anyways, I think you all should make one!! I'm not sure what kind of styrofoam wreath she used but I got a thicker looking one (not the smooth skinnier ones). Those rosettes do take a while, but it gives you something to do while watching tv. I had some leftover rosettes so I put them to use on another project which I am almost finished with. I just need to spraypaint the frame then I will show you all. But I dont think I will have it posted for vday. It will just have to wait to be displayed until next year. *Oh, quick little side note, I did make some smaller rosettes to fill the holes, bit there were some that were so tiny, so I just got red tissue paper and stuffed it in. Works like a charm and saved me time and frustration*

Today I went to the craft store yet again and bought these 2 lovely fabrics. A nice dark grey and a lovely blue pattern. I will be working on them this weekend, so you will just have to wait and see what I will be doing!

I hope you all enjoy your Saturday and Sunday. I know I will! A baby shower and some good crafting fun. I will be using my sewing machine that I got for Christmas for the first time :)!