March 31, 2012

Sweet Saturday Link Party V.32

YES! It's Saturday and I can't wait to start my crafts and fabric flowers. I will also have a house full of fifth graders for my sons birthday party, so say a little prayer for me K? They will be munching on Wing Stop and playing video games, nothing to exciting, but that's how Kaleb rolls, hes a simple kid. 
I have a stack of fabric waiting to be made into these lovely hair clips:
How dangerous would I be if I actually had a daughter? Ha!
I hope you have a great weekend friends, let's get to the link up!



Welcome to Sweet Saturday
a link party where you get to share your latest projects! Feel free to share any recipes, crafts or DIY goodness.

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Origami Butterflies

Lime Raspberry Cheesecake

DIY Painted Bottles

DIY Wooden Frames


If you were featured feel free to grab a button from the button link.
Congrats!


Here are the details:
*Please link up your crafty, yummy or DIY post, not your blog address*It would be great if you could include the button from the sidebar or link back to gingerbread* Comment on other friends' post, comments are sweet!Every week I will highlight a few projects from the previous week, so you can check back next week to see if you were featured!

Thank you so much for sharing your artsy goodness, I love seeing your creative projects!
Thank you so much!
Ok, let's see what you have to share!
april
xoxo





March 30, 2012

10 Awesome Easter Crafts

Are your kids on spring break? My kids have TWO weeks off! If you are looking for Easter crafts I have compiled a list of 10 super sweet and swoon-worthy activities. 

Easter Silhouettes

Yarn Wrapped Balloon Eggs

Hand print Easter Brooch

Easter Peep Bunting


Make a birds nest from plastic eggs.

Origami Easter Basket

Paint Chip Easter Egg

Easter Egg Lunch

Easter Topiary

Burlap Bunnies

Super cute right? I hope you are having a great week!
Happy Crafting.
april
xoxo

March 29, 2012

11-Year Old's Birthday Wish - CHECK

Oh my broken heart, this boy turned eleven yesterday! For reals I can't even believe it. Every year I become more and more aware of how fast Kaleb is growing up. Conversations about cartoon shows and toys he wants me to buy him have been replaced with questions about his first job, car and when he can have a facebook page. Sigh. I am fast approaching a new season of life, and I seem to be so desperately dragging my feet.
Kaleb's request for his birthday was a new pair of shoes, which coincidentally are owned by a college friend of my husband. So we sent a few emails asking if Kaleb could have a tour of some sort and crossed our fingers. We were met with an awesome invitation to come by and tour the design office. It was truly a dream come true for Kaleb. He got to see the designs for 2013, the process of how shoes are designed, processed and made, and even came home with three pairs of shoes! Our prayer was definitely answered, and Kaleb had a dream come true.
We headed to L.A. for our visit.
Kaleb and Rich.
Me and my handsome prince.
SHOES!
Trying on shoes.


The swag.

Little brother piggy back ride.


Birthday wishes.
My momma heart is so full.
I'm going to enjoy this time, because it's going by SO fast.
april
xoxo

March 25, 2012

A First

This past weekend was my first craft fair! I have to say that it was soo much fun. I shared a space with a sweet friend you can check out HERE. We laughed, sold goodies and met some really nice people. It felt great to conquer my fear and put myself {and my handmade goodies} out for other people to see. I learned a ridiculous amount and came up with a few great ideas for future hair pieces. Just being around other people who share my love for handmade was a great breath of fresh air. I was with my peoples. Ha! 
Here are a few snapshots from the day.
I hope you had a lovely weekend friends! What did you do? Did it involve the Hunger Games? I went with the hubs today {because he read the books before I did} and we both loved it! I will forever swoon for Peeta!
Team PEETA!
april
xoxo


March 20, 2012

Riding The Wave

I am feeling so great. I took a small collection of my hair accessories to MOPS this morning and sold 10! TEN! It was such a great feeling to see my fabric flowers going to sweet homes. They are my little labors of love. I have spent countless late nights sewing, cutting fabric and making fabric buttons only wondering if people will love them as much as I do.
Today has filled my heart so much.
To those of you who purchased one or three hair clips, thank you for your sweet comments and suggestions. I truly appreciate them. I am working on more designs, a StoreEnvy shop and a new blog design by my talented brother in law. So many great things are happening!
I'm just sit back and ride the wave.
Swoon.
april
xoxo

March 18, 2012

Baby Face

Are you in need of a smile? Here are a few snapshots I took of my sweet baby niece Alanah today. She is the perfect age, you know still a baby, but old enough to sit on your hip while you walk around? I heart carrying kids on my hip, when my oldest son Kaleb was to heavy for me to carry I was so sad, and we are almost at that point with Dylan, insert sad face.
I was excited to have Alanah try on a few new headbands I had finished. With no girls in my house I'm sometimes a little unsure about the sizing of my fabric flowers, but nonetheless they were perfect. I have it down pat now, perfect for infants, toddlers and adults. Swoon.

I'm getting closer to being ready for a craft fair this next weekend. I have half of the fabric flowers made. I'm hoping to post them in my new Storenvy shop this week and link that to Gingerbread. So many things to do! I will offer flower clips, headbands and pins as well as matching button earrings! I can't wait to show you!
St. Patricks Day was uneventful, we made Irish nachos and went to bed early. Party animals I know! What did you do? Catch any leprechauns?
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!
April
xoxo

March 16, 2012

Sweet Saturday Link Party V.31


Welcome to Sweet Saturday
a link party where you get to share your latest projects! Feel free to share any recipes, crafts or DIY goodness.

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No Knit Spring Cowl

Free Owl Pillow Pattern

Plush Felt Cappuccino Tutorial

How To Dye Clothing {Tutorial}

If you were featured feel free to grab a button from the button link.
Congrats!


Here are the details:
*Please link up your crafty, yummy or DIY post, not your blog address*It would be great if you could include the button from the sidebar or link back to gingerbread* Comment on other friends' post, comments are sweet!Every week I will highlight a few projects from the previous week, so you can check back next week to see if you were featured!

Thank you so much for sharing your artsy goodness, I love seeing your creative projects!
Thank you so much!
Ok, let's see what you have to share!
april
xoxo



March 13, 2012

DIY >> Chalkboard Clips

In my attempt to prepare myself for my first craft fair {enter big jitters}, I having been working like a dog to sew fabric flowers, spray paint vintage frames and organize all other necessary items. I was thinking about how I could price my items in a creative way. I thought these small chalkboards would be sweet. I'm going to clip one of these mini chalkboards to a basket filled with colorful flowers. Swoon! Although you could use them for anything!
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You will need:
* wooden clips
* hot glue gun
* small wooden pieces {these were from the craft store}
* chalkboard paint
* paint brush
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Give your wooden pieces  two coats of paint front and back.
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After the paint has dried hot glue a wooden clip to your new mini chalkboard. Viola! You are done!
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I hope you are having a splendid Tuesday. My youngest and I are sick, cuddling together on the couch, watching Alvin and the Chipmunks for what seems like the bazillionth time.  We may or may not be ordering a pizza tonight. Good times.
Linked up HERE.
april
xoxo