Sunday, January 30, 2011

Twitter...come follow me!

Set up my blog twitter account...need some friends...I am very lonely ;)


i'll follow you back i promise

Planning for Ben Henry's 1st Birthday: Gathering Ideas

etsy seller: papercircus
Etsy seller: bellababytoppings (no minnie bows though)

Etsy seller: pocketfullofglitter

Etsy seller: tgblack44
Just a little inspiration for the party, I may try to make a bunch of this myself. I think I may order the invites, but make the rest myself with my trusty silhouette! Any opinions, or other GREAT ideas, I am all EARS! Get it? LOL

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine Gifts for Kiddos in my Class

Found some cute-o cheap-o mail boxes that everyone is decorating lately and decided to join the bandwagon. Here goes:

Using my silhouette I typed in their names in a font I liked ( all of them were free I download all of my fonts were from
Then loaded my vinyl and let the silhoutte cut it out

Then I add my names to the sides. I decided to add a heart to the front as I thought the name was just to plain. Sorry dont have a pic of that. I love them. The kids will too I think.


Linking up to these parties:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Working on stuff.

I really really am...both of my boys have the flu, Eli's was confirmed as type B today by the Dr, oh joy! Blah...they are both asleep now so I am going to attemp my pom poms again. Lets hope it goes better this time.

Also, head on over to one of my favorite spots
and check out their Monday giveaway its awesome!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Epic Fail..

I tried, I really did. LOL I had all the ambition, but none of the craftiness. I tried to recreate 2 of my 3 inspiration projects the last 2 nights and BOTH of them FAILED. So yeah, I am not so warm and fuzzy lately. So I was doing really well the the t-shirt pom poms had one of them all wrapped, getting ready to cut, and then when I went to pull the string tight I pulled so tight that it popped, and ruined it BOOOO! So I needed to start all over, but it was to late and I had work the next day. So hopefully I can try again tomorrow. Then last night I tried to finger knit, well apparently I just cannot pull that off. I just cant. I tried and tried and tried. It was a HOT MESS! I should have taken pics of that. That would have been a funny tutorial. LOL I hope I have something good for you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A first for me!!

I participated in my very 1st linky party. I know I know its common practice for tons of bloggers but not me. I have never done it before and tonight I finally have. I feel very proud and happy that I had something to share. I shared my Valentines Day Ornaments, check them out if you havent.
And stop over at the Funky Polkadot Giraffe, adorable blog and there are some great crafts there as well.

Now off to work on my mardi gras pom poms. I am a s-----l----o----w crafter


Saturday, January 15, 2011

To Do's

Here are some projects from some of the FABULOUS blogs that I regularly follow that I am hoping ( fingers crossed) to do in the following month... Check out their blogs...they all gave me the inspiration to start my blog, they are really impressive.

 From Craftaholics Anoymous
How cute would this be in Mardi Gras colors?

From Gussy Sews

                                                              From The Crafting Chicks
                                Felt Flower Pillows-No Sew! Held together with only Hot Glue!

Hope these give you a little inspiration and please check out these ladies amazing blogs. Thanks ladies for letting me feature your projects!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Ornaments

I had some left over ornaments from Christmas that were beginning to get a little dull so I thought, hmmm what can I do with these and then I found some cute V-day napkins and got an idea and some Mod Podge :)

Here's what I came up with. I think they are pretty darn cute.

Here are my supplies-

Cut your napkins into strips, I cut mine into strips, then into shorter strips to make it easier to wrap the ornaments b/c mine were on the smaller side.

Take the little top do-dad off the top of the ornament so it will stand up to dry! Then Mod Podge your strips onto the ornaments, working out the bubbles as you go. I even cut out a few circles that were on my napkins pattern. then add another layer of Mod Podge to the top. Let dry.

Sorry, no pic of this step.Add your  ribbon of choice and hang where you like. I dont have a mantel, so mine are on my entertainment center.

Hope you like!

~ L

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a GLEE party!

This past weekend was my friend Rhonda's 40th b-day. We had a B-L-A-S-T! It was also the first time that I was totally in charge of the decor! I was so excited to use my silhouette! Here is what I made: a birthday banner, and 2 entry way signs. Here are the pics, and an awesome shot of the cake done by 2 of my friends as well.

Enjoy! This was so much fun!

I already have 2 more parties I am working on now not counting Ben Henry's in March, I *heart* this!

About me...

Me- My name is Lauren. I have been happily married to Brian for 6 years. We have 2 boys, Eli (3) and Ben Henry (9 months). I am a full time preschool special education teacher.
I recently became secretly obsessed with all things crafty. When my mother-in-law gave me a silhoutte machine for Christmas the obsession grew to an entire new level. I love to create crafty things. I hope this blog will be a place for me to keep all those things safe and also a place to share my craftiness with others.