Thursday, February 24, 2011

Felt Flower Tutorial by Just Drink A Coke...

So I have been wanting to make these for a long time and finally found an easy tutorial on how to make them.  So easy!  Check them out at Just Drink A Coke.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Skirt and Shirt Idea...

I just sewed a simple A-lined skirt with a hidden elastic waist, and added satin ribbon and the heart shaped satin roses that I made the other day.

For her shirt I just sewed the heart rose in the middle and then hot glued the red heart jewel on top of it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heart Shaped Burnt Satin Rose Tutorial...

So I have never seen anyone make heart shaped burnt satin roses, but I'm sure they're out there somewhere. 
I folded some satin in half and cut three sizes of hearts for each clip.

Then it's easiest if you use a candle and slowly get the edges close to the flame without making it turn black but enough to make it curl up.
Then dab some hot glue in between each petal.

Then I covered some clippies with ribbon and I put felt in between to help the clippies from slipping out of my girls hair.
I loved how they turned out and they are perfect for Valentine's Day.  I made some more to attach to my girl'sValentine skirts and shirts.(Soon to come)
Perfect for little piggies :).

To see regular burnt satin roses click HERE.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fancy Nancy Party Idea...

My daughter was lucky enough to get invited to the cutest party I've ever seen.  My good friend Liz let me use these pictures.  The theme was a Fancy Nancy Party.  Fancy Nancy is a book series with the cutest stories about a girl who loves to play dress up, pretend, and use big words and they teach what all these "fancy" words mean.  When I dropped her off at this party I think my mouth was wide open.  It was a little girls dream and I wanted to be a little girl at that moment :).  Above are pictures from the entry when we walked in.

Seriously isn't this the cutest tea party?!  And I love how all the tea sets were real glass.  Made them feel like grown ups.
And of course, she had to have Fancy Nancy curtains.

Here is the cutest Fancy Nancy birthday girl.

I love the display of all the Fancy Nancy books.

I had to put one in here of my little Fancy Nancy :).

So fun they made bracelets, fairy wings,

painted each others nails, and did each other's make-up,

and made Fancy Crowns.

I was able to come a little early to pick up and my favorite was hearing Liz talking to them all in a Fancy Nancy English accent.  Then they all got their very own goblet of ice-cream sundaes.  As they were all getting picked up they had a fashion show in the front yard to music, so cute.

Such a fun and magical party!

Monday, February 7, 2011

More Valentine's Day Ideas...

How adorable are these candy heart rings?  Over at While He Was Napping she shares how she made these from shopping at the dollar store.  My girls would love these!
I love this Valentine's Day centerpiece and over at Ordy and Joon she shows you how to place a glass cup inside the vase so that you keep the candy  seperate from the flowers.
I've been loving these cupcake liner wreaths that I've seen all over the web and at Tatertots and Jello she has a tutorial on how to make them.  She also has linked below her tutorial a ton of other peoples wreaths that tried it out.  Very fun and cheap!
Over at The Adventures of the Christensen's she shares this fun and creative "I Love You" Betty Crocker Chex mix recipe.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Decorating Ideas...

I love this Be Mine display designed by The Diary of Dave's Wife.  She wrapped the heart with red yarn so cute.
I love these heart cut out chocolate chip cookies.  Why didn't I ever think to do that.  And you can use the cute printables if you go to WHIPERBERRY

I really love this colorful mantel that you can check out in detail at Starshine Chic.  The hanging heart is made out of cupcake wrappers.

For those of you who love to "modge podge" check out this valentine mailbox.  I just saw these mailbox's in the dollar section at Target.  Now I want to make some for my girls.  Check them out at Fabulessly Crafty.

And if I wasn't in such a hazy first trimester pregnancy fog, I would have made a cute Valentine banner this year.  I'm starting to come out of it, yay!  But I love this fun mantle and banner designed by