Saturday, January 29, 2011

Because the Sticker Chart Isn't Working

(photo from the NieNie Dialogues)

I found this fun approach to doing chores at the NieNie Dialogues. Read about it here and tell me what you think? It seems like a fun way to motivate kids to do their chores....but at our house the question would arise Whose chore is it to pick up the chore balls? {they would undoubtedly be scattered througout the house in no time}. I still like the idea.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Obsession: Pre-Ruffled Fabric

In the event that I ever use my sewing machine for something more than a dining room table centerpiece, it would be to make cute ruffle skirts, dresses, pillows, etc with this fabric. Here is a tutorial from Make it and Love it using this fabric and a t-shirt to make a a twirly little girl dress.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

One More Way to Make a Fabric Flower

I admit to cannibalizing old clothes to make a myriad of fabric flowers for various projects. And now I can cut up my sweaters too! Check out the how-to at 320 Sycamore.

Ribbon Organization

Check out this simple way to store craft supplies from Smashed Peas and Carrots.

I must adopt this process for organizing my ribbon and trim stash, because my one-giant-tangled-ball system isn't work out as well as I would like.

Part of the reason I have procrastinated organizing the ribbon is that all of the storage systems take a significant amount of time to create. I love this because it's so simple. I could do it while watching Nate Berkus...oh who am I kidding, I could do it while watching Wonder Pets.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The People Have Spoken

I love to see what the editors of People Style Watch find at JC Penney. I love the navy stripes- oh and the red lips! Maybe 2011 will be the year I pull-off red lipstick without being offered a job to work for the circus? One can hope!

A Little Etsy Love: Mooza Designs

While perusing Etsy (one of my favorite places to buy hand-made items online) I stumbled upon these wall letters from Mooza Designs. They are hand-made acrylic-based letters with pretty Japanese paper- so fun!

I LOVE the house numbers too! Very unique!

Super Cool Super Hero Bed

You are looking at the coolest DIY super hero bed from I am Momma Hear Me Roar
You know you want do go down that slide!

Sensible shoes

I love pretty shoes but generally speaking, pretty shoes are not comfortable shoes. And like it or not, a girl needs a pair of sensible shoes. What do you think of these Crocs? They are not a brand that is necessarily synonymous with style, but these red shoes are calling to me. I think I could rock these for running around, mad dashes to the grocery store, etc.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Impressed by Impressions

Have you seen Ty Pennington's fabric line called Impressions? It is available at Very fun and what can I make with it?

Finally: Digital silhouettes!

I have been meaning to make silhouettes of my kids but wanted to do it digitally rather than the old-fashined way ( I am lousy with scissors). So I was happy to find this quick tutorial from Keeping Life Creative on how to turn a photo into a digital silhouette using Photoshop.

The Only Thing Better Than New Shoes...

The only thing better than new shoes is tiny new shoes.

The term "eye candy" is thrown around a bit too loosely in my opinion, but positively everything on the Joyfolie site is worthy of the phrase. I'll take the whole store, please!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Link Parties

These are my favorite link parties where I share my projects:

Sumo's Sweet Stuff


Domestically Speaking

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Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Savvy Southern Style


Transformation Thursday

A Crafty Soiree


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
The Girl Creative

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For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars




Sister Sister Sunday

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake...On Pretty Stands

Because a girl can never have too many cake stands, you should make some of these in a myriad of happy colors. It is definitely on my to-do list. Visit this blog for the how-to.

Socially Concious with Sparkle

Are there any cooler shoes on the planet than TOMS shoes? {Kudos to my ultra-hip mom, who introduced me to them when they were brand new}. Have you heard about their movement? For every pair of shoes sold, a pair is given to a child in need. And with the Pink Glitter Classics Tiny TOMS, one can spread goodwill and glitter! So cute. I know a certain girlie who could rock these!

Have Your Cake

I think I would throw a party just for a reason to make these darling cupcake wrappers (the bird wrapper is my favorite). The template is available from one of my favorite sites; Two Peas in a Bucket and can be used on any digital cutting machine. With all of the pretty patterned paper in this world and this template, the party possibilities are endless! Just be sure to invite me!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Simple V-Day Paper Craft

I love this paper craft from the Idea Room. So pretty! I want to try my hand at something similar. Click here to read her tutorial.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

One Has to start somewhere...

Welcome to my new blog: a collective of design, craft, and shopping ideas! I hope you like it!