Guest Blogging Info

Tired of the rush to finish all those Christmas projects? This is the place to challenge yourself to complete at least one project a month for an entire year. The color of the months are just suggestions; our goal is to just have fun, ease holiday stress, and create! Projects are due at the end of each month. Remember to share your creations with the rest of us with a link to your blog or photo sharing site in the comments.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Adorable Paddington Bear

This is the sweetest little bear pattern. Who wouldn't love a Paddington bear? The pattern is for the bear and all his attire. Provided here at the Yellowpinkandsparkly blog.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paper Treat Pouches

Sewn Paper Pouches

These sewn paper pouches are just perfect for stocking stuffers or even in place of a bow on a package. Sew easy to make, would even be cute with Cristmas scrapbook paper. Check out the link peppermintplum :0)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Nothing quite like a good body scrub. This is an easy brown sugar scrub, perfect for gifting. Christmas will be here before we know it, so happy I have gifts ready, made throuout the year. Here's the recipe at simplythesweetlife .

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Upcycled Tray

Upcycled Cabinet Door Tray

As I was searching for inspiration this month I ran across this easy project on the Peppermint plum blog. They have some fun projects there. you can link to this one at peppermintplum :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Clay Pendant

                     Purple Clay Pendant

Found this pretty clay pendant on pinterest. Lisa has a good tutorial on her Lisastorms. Think it's time to break out the paperclay?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Still Kickin

Just a quick note, I'm still here. Had been ill for a few months and seem to have lost my mojo or muse or whatever I had. I'm in the "thinking of crafts" mode and ready to start the "creating crafts" mode. in fact, I'm off the the dollar store as soon as I finish this quick post. Hope you are still creating. feel free to send me your projects. Thanks, alberta/tipi

Monday, August 6, 2012

Yellow Mason Jars

Yellow Mason Jars

These Yellow mason Jars are perfect in any color. The perfect place to use up that extra spray paint and old jars. Check out how Joy does it at her website and get to spraying some for a great Christmas gift.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Denim Stocking

Denim Christmas Stocking

This darling stocking would be so cute hanging from a mantle. How fun would a whole family of them be together? Break out the sewing machine  and check out the Lynn's tutorial over at Nebraskaviews :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Messenger bag

                           Messenger Bag

This messenger bag is from Aleah's blog no time to sew. Although you need to know how to sew to make this, there is a great tutorial to make it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Denim Journal

Denim Covered Journal/Notebook

I love this reused denim pocket. A great project for a teen or oldster. There are so many variations I can think of for this, most ( ok I confess, ALL) would include my obsession with buttons. There is a very complete tutorial to use at  Lifemadecreations. Happy crafting :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Unique Rug

Tablecloth into Rug

I have often seen linens on those clearance isles that would make beautiful rugs. Especially colorful tablecloths for the front porch. This is so inspirational and would make such a unique gift for someone on your naughty or nice list. There is a great tutorial at Hayestone for you to check out.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Swirls of Inspiration

Swirled Letter

This is an intriguing project, I love all the swirls and color. The site has a nice tutorial to show us how it's done. Check it out craftastical. I hope someone makes this and shared with us :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Easy Altoid Tins

Easy Altoid Tins

There are many ways to upcycle Altoid tins, this site shows what must be the easiest way to disguise what the tins are. They're the perfect size for gift cards or small gifts. they also make great business card holders. Take a peek at Sunny Days in Second Grade you'll be buying Altoids before you know it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gear Pendant

Gear Heart Pendant

Found these cute pendants over at Then She Made, cute and easy to make. I especially love those gears :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tin Stars

Tin Stars

Love these easy, and on the cheap to make tin stars found on the choose to thrive blog. Can't wait to make them in many colors and plain tin color.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Colored Pencil Jewelry

Here's a project I've been eager to try using
ordinary colored pencils.  I just love their 
vibrancy, and just think how many gifts you 
could make with one package of 
colored pencils!

I found this great tutorial over at
Design Mom's Blog HERE

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Easy Ornaments

We all probably made these at some time. Sometimes I just need a reminder of how fun some simple things can be. I have a couple of these ornaments that my sister made with my daughter when she was young. Some of my favorite things are my ornaments and the memories attached to each one.
There's a tutorial if you need one at  a yellow bicycle blog.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ornament Inspiration

Colorful Ornament

Katie over at Twinkly Spangle has a great tutorial on making this beautiful ornament. She says it's easy, I think once you start you'll have to make several. If you do........... put me on your Christmas list :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Yarn Bowl

Colorful Yarn Bowl

This unique yarn bowl by Elisabeth Andree, looks like such fun to make. It would definitely be a one-of-a-kind gift. Check it out at her blog.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Melted Beads

Melted Bead Fun

This unique rainbow heart was made with plastic beads and a toaster oven. Such a fun project as each creation will be a one of a kind surprise. here's the link for  Onecraftymama 's blog :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Still here

Just a quick note. I've been under the weather for a while now. Haven't been very creative and apologize for being absent from the blog. Don't give up, keep sending your projects and I will do my best to get them posted. Looking forward to seeing your creativeness and feeling like getting back into my craft cabinet soon. Thanks!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Clay Bracelets

                     Braided Clay Bracelets

I definatly need to try these. So simple , but also unusual. Lindsay has a great tutorial on her blog Delighted Momma.

Monday, April 16, 2012

March Revisited

I'm filling in for our Hostess as she recovers,
so I'm a bit late on posting this. Deb created
these altered clipboards for Marches Green 
inspiration and they definitely have inspired me 
to make a few as gifts!  You can check 
them out further at her blog HERE

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Candle Magic

Candle: How To

This is a great tutorial on how to transfer an image onto a plain candle. These would make wonderful gifts, consider your child's artwork on a special candle for grandparents !  Visit Agirlinparadise for thr instructions .

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Towel Reindeer


Angie at Bumble Bee Craft Den  has this adorable reindeer made out of a towel on her blog, how cute would these be in your bathroom or in a bathroom themed basket to give away.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Light Sabers

                               Light Sabers

Over at the Birthday Blog, Stacy has these easy to make Light Sabers. They're very easy and you'll be thinking , "why didn't I think of that." when you see what she makes them out of.

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