Saturday, November 13, 2010

Craft This Update and Name Banner Sale!


From now until November 26th I will be offering name banners for the very special price of $5/letter with flat rate shipping of $5.00. They are available in custom colours. Please message me at to set up your order today.

For those of you following "Craft This!", it will be returning in the New Year. Due to time constraints during the holiday, we have decided to forgo the challenges until the New Year, but we are very excited about starting up again then - hope to see you all joining us in January!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


All orders made from the shop before Friday, October 22nd, 2010 will receive free shipping (will ship from NY state).

Watch for my table decoration and a couple more pairs of mittens in the shop later today!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Craft This! October 4, 2010

This week's Craft This! topic was housewares. I had a really hard time coming up with something to do, because I wasn't sure what kind of "household" thing I could make. I had already finished my curtains, didn't feel the placemat love, and didn't have fabric that I wanted to make napkins out of. When I woke up Sunday I was thinking about the Fall Festival that we were going to attend later that day, and inspiration hit.

I present this Autumn themed table decoration. It is 18x15" and will be listed in the shop later this week.


Jess over at Pecan Sandies has been busy at work in her daughter's bedroom sewing up curtains and finishing up some other small projects. She'll be blogging all about it later, and I will add one of her pictures then!

This week's theme is manly. Can't wait to see what you all come up with next!

Add your housewares project to the linky below!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Craft This! Weekly - September 27

The inspiration word for this week's Craft This! Weekly challenge was Halloween.

The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of Halloween was how cute my kids are going to look when they dress up in their costumes and go trick or treating.... I wondered how I could up the cuteness factor EVEN MORE, and decided to craft some cute trick or treat bags for them. The larger jack o' lantern bag is for my daughter, and the spider bag is for my son (although my daughter insists that they are actually both for her.




Jessica at Pecan Sandies blew me away with another of her beautiful costumes. This time she made a princess gown

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This week's inspiration word is housewares! Have fun and make a household item!

Please enter your addition to last week's "Halloween" theme below

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Craft This! Weekly - September 20, 2010

The inspiration word for this week's Craft This! Weekly challenge was organize. What room in my home couldn't benefit from a little organization? The answer is that I could use a LOT of inspiration to organize my entire home. Since this is "Craft This! Weekly", I got inspired by organize, and spent some quality time organizing my craft supplies and project lists.

I know... there are RULES. You're supposed to make something inspired by the chosen word. That being said, one of the most key things about Craft This! Weekly is that it is meant to encourage people to take the inspiration from the word and go out and do something - sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't, but at the end of the week, you've done something new.

So I broke the rules, I followed my inspiration, and my crafting spaces are better for it, I think.

I freecycled a bag of knitting needles and a lot of yarn, filled a bag full of scraps to stuff toys with, and bagged up "project bags" and boxes filled with specific materials for projects. Keeping everything all together should make it easy to just go for it when inspiration hits, right?

Some of the things on the agenda in the next little while:

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A knitted owl vest that needs only a collar put on it.

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Bags of projects. Knitted vegetables and knitted Sheldon the turtle for stocking stuffers, socks for a special someone, and more!

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Two of my larger project boxes. A knitted fishy blanket and my goal of donating 1,000 preemie items.

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A basket of yarn waiting to be turned into nice warm mittens for the shop.

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A very small peek at the very special quilting project that I have on the go right now.

Jessica at Pecan Sandies followed the rules and made great storage cubes. Read all about it here.

This week's inspiration word is Halloween! Let's see what spooky crafts you come up with!

Please enter your addition to last week's "organize" theme below.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Craft This! Weekly - September 13, 2010

The theme for this week's Craft This! Weekly was "eco-friendly". I decided to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, and to work on a holiday product, and a new product for the shop.

I made reusable, reversible bag for packaging holiday gifts.




Made from incredibly cute holiday fabrics, this bag is totally reversible, wonderfully eco-friendly, and is easily tied with a bow to make it fit gifts of various sizes. I will be listing bags and sets of bags in the shop within the next couple of weeks.

Jessica from Pecan Sandies made reusable sandwich containers for her partner. Check out her blog post here.

This week's theme is "organize".

Add your eco-friendly project here:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Craft This! Weekly September 6, 2010

Craft This! Weekly has moved to a new day of the week. Expect a blog post with results and the next week's theme every Monday from this point on.

Between the weather being uncooperative for photos, and the fact that I should be starting taking some classes for school this week, and the untimely loss of the bias tape that I bought to finish this project, I don't have pictures of my entry for this week.

It's a baby quilt in a Classic Pooh motif, and I promise to upload pictures of it as soon as I have it finished (it's at the top of my To Do pile), just waiting for me to find the bias tape.

Jess at Pecan Sandies made the cutest little doll mei tai for her adorable daughter.

This week's theme is "eco-friendly". I can't wait to see all of the eco-friendly projects that you come up with.

Add your "baby" themed project to the Craft This! linky below.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tiny Dancer Room Makeover

We finally were able to finish Tiny Dancer's new bedroom on Wednesday. It didn't get done this weekend because my husband ended up taking another shift at work. We did get it all finished now (minus her name banner), though.


Butterflies on her closet door, and a framed print that her G.G. (Great Grandma) picked up in Manitoba for her from the International Peace Garden. It has a teddy bear wearing an American shirt and another wearing a Canadian shirt, very appropriate!


This hamper we found at The Christmas Tree Store in Buffalo, NY. It's so perfect. The sparkly flowers that are at the top of her grass in these pictures are also from there, I believe. Her shelf houses a bookshelf painted by her Meema and some of her favourite books. On top of the shelf there is a basket that was decoupaged by G.G. for me several years ago.


Her green clock was a Walmart special and in this picture you can see a little bit of her bedding, another of her sparkly flowers, and part of the "braces board" that I made so that when she is wearing her braces she does not damage the newly painted walls.


A picture of her new bed. I made the cover for the bedrail so that it was prettier. The ladybug sitting on the bed is from Ikea, and isn't that bedding the sweetest? Tiny Dancer's Meema found it online and knew she just had to have it!


These rainbow curtains are made from flannel and the backs of them are actually a new table cloth that I scored from a garage sale while I was still attending highschool. That was 8 years ago and I still hadn't found a use for the tablecloth. The blinds are bamboo. The moon reading light is from Ikea.


I got the idea for rain gutter bookshelves from several blogs online, but I believe it all started at Raising Olives. The ended up being the perfect addition to her room. The little doll in the corner likes to sit on the bookshelf, and the chair is actually inflatable and was part of her Rose Petal Cottage that no longer fits into her room!


A better picture of the rain gutter bookselves, and you can see a little bit of her rug in this picture.


The perfect place for a little girl to store her bows and hang her purses and backpack. The Tiny Dancer loves purses and so I wanted her to have a place where she could store them and still have access to them. What a pretty way this was!

I hope that you enjoyed looking at the pictures from our room makeover, we had a lot of fun doing it. Next up is the baby's Pirate Room.